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Miss Houghton - Year 3 


Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

I am Miss Houghton and I am extremely proud to be  the class teacher in Kingfisher Class. Throughout the week, we are very lucky to have Miss Leng supporting us with our learning. Kingfisher class have a wonderful classroom on the first floor, we even have our own balcony which we sometimes sit on to do our work when the weather is nice. In Kingfisher class we work together as a team, always try our hardest and look after each other.

We have lots to look forward to in Autumn term: 

In History we are looking at the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children are really looking forward to our Stone Age day and finding out lots about how people lived and hunted.

In Art we are learning how in The Stone Age people used to do paintings in caves. We are then creating our own cave paintings. 

In Science, we are learning about light and shadows. We will be finding out why light is so important, what darkness really is and how shadows are made! 


Daily Routine

Year Threes are let in through the double doors at the front of the school, next to the main office. This is also where children leave from at the end of the day.

Doors open at 8:45am and close at 8:55am 

9:00 am: Registration. During this time the children complete their weekly mental maths sheet.

9:10 am: Phonics and Spellings

9:30 am: Daily Mile

9:45 am: English

10:50 am: Break and snack time

11:05 am: Mathematics

12:05 pm: PE/Foundation subjects

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Time 

2:05pm: Afternoon register and

Spelling/Handwriting practice

2:30 pm: PE/Foundation subjects

3:30 pm: Home time 

 Healthy Living - Run a Mile a Day

Click here for further information.

Roecroft is one of the first schools in Central Bedfordshire to adopt this fantastic initiative.

Year 3 and 4 complete a daily mile when the weather conditions are suitable for us to use the field.


Click on the link below for the Year 3 curriculum overview for the year.

Year 3 Curriculum 2018/19

Phonics and Spelling Programme

In Key Stage 2 we continue with the Read Write Inc. phonics and spelling programme. Once the phonics programme has been completed children move onto the spelling programme. Children are placed in groups according to which spelling patterns they need to work on. The spelling patterns studied are those in the National Curriculum. Spelling lessons take place everyday between 9:10am and 9:30am. A spelling homework sheet is given out every Friday, the children should work on the spelling pattern at home daily alongside the learning that takes place in each day in school. The spelling test will take place every Friday. Children's results will be sent home the following week.

Mental Maths Programme

In Key Stage 2 we are currently running a mental maths programme alongside our daily Maths whole class teaching. Children are grouped based on their current stage of learning in the Mathematics curriculum. Children work on a range of mental maths problems each day, with a whole class mental maths session taking place each Friday. The programme is designed to consolidate core learning in all areas of Maths.


Our PE lessons are going to be on a Monday (indoors) and Wednesday (outdoors). Please ensure your child has warm clothing to wear outside including trainers as we use the field all year round. 

Indoor PE kit: A white round necked t shirt, black shorts

Outdoor PE kit: A white round necked t shirt, black jogging bottoms, a warm black tracksuit top, trainers and a separate pair of socks (if wearing tights).

All long hair should be tied back for PE lessons and earrings should be removed or covered with micropore tape.


Children’s spellings should be practised daily alongside children using Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rockstar.

Children are expected to be reading frequently throughout the week at home to an adult. 

Reading and Library Books

Kingfisher classes  library session is on a Thursday. If children return their library book they are able to choose a new library book each week.

In Year 3 children can change their reading book on a Monday or Thursday when they have finished reading it and are ready for the next book. Off-Scheme Readers can change their reading book on any day. 

When your child is ready to change their book please ensure you have signed their reading record and say they have finished their book.