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Year 3: Mrs McGowan - Socrates Class

Welcome to Socrates Class.

Welcome to Socrates Class, which is made up of 30 fantastic children, venturing into Juniors for the first time.  Our class teacher is Mrs McGowan and we have two teaching assistants who share the job of supporting us on our journey: Ms Rawson and Mrs Henson.  Mrs Henson also teaches us once  a fortnight when Mrs McGowan is working away on our next stage of learning, during her Planning, Preparation and Assessment (P.P.A.) time.


Please feel free to browse through this class webpage to find lots of useful information

and updates on all the adventures we encounter. 

Important Dates


Spring 1


  • Monday 9th January - First day back to school
  • Friday 27th January - Interim reports out to parents
  • Thursday 9th February - Expert Groups 2:00 till 3:00pm
  • Friday 17th February - End of Spring Term 1


Spring 2


  • Monday 27th February - Inset Day
  • Tuesday 28th February - Back to school
  • Tuesday 28th February - Expert Groups 2:00 till 3:00pm
  • Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day (come in PJs or a costume of your favourite character)
  • Thursday 16th March - Science Day
  • Monday 20th March - Expert Group afternoon
  • Tuesday 28th March - PARENT'S EVENING
  • Wednesday to Friday 29th to 31st March - Lower Junior Concert performances at various times
  • Friday 31st April - End of Spring Term 2


Summer 1


  • Monday 17th April  - Back to school
  • Thursday 27th April - Socrates Class Assembly
  • Friday 26th May - End of Summer Term 1


Summer 2

  • Monday 7th June - Return to school
  • W/C 19th June - Celebration Week and National Sports Week
  • Friday 23rd June - Inset Day
  • Friday 7th July - Picnic lunch day and Sports Day
  • Monday 10th July - Dovedale's Got Talent
  • Tuesday 11th July - Class swap morning to their new Year 4 classrooms
  • Wednesday 12th July - Meet the Teacher Drop in after school
  • Friday 14th July - Reports sent home
  • Wednesday 19th July - Drop in after school regarding the reports
  • Thursday 20th July - End of year celebration assembly
  • Friday 21st July - Last Day of Year 3!  Wow! We made it in style!

PE Days

  • Our PE Days for Summer 2 are Tuesday (Outdoor) and Friday (Indoor).


On PE days, children should wear their school PE kit which includes a plain red t-shirt with or without the school logo, a plain black zip-up jacket and plain black joggers/shorts.

Please select a flower above to find out more about what is happening in each term.  These pages will provide useful information on the subjects being covered, knowledge organisers to support learning, class blogs and details on which pupils achieved Star of the Week.



Each Friday one of the following activities will be set online:

  • MyMaths
  • TTRockstars Battle


In addition to the online activities, children will be required to:

  • Read (3 times to an adult and get their school diary signed by them to be awarded a merit)
  • Spellings
  • Learning and practising times tables


Your child may find bbc bitesize useful in supporting their grammar knowledge for the homework.



Spelling lists of 10 words will be given out each week for children to stick in their school diaries.  Each list will consist of words that follow a set spelling rule and should be learned by the following week. Learning the rule can help to break down the words in order to make them easier to spell. One way to practise is using the Spelling Shed account which will have the same spellings as in the diary.