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Miss Houghton - Year 3 


Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

Hello, I am Miss Houghton and I am extremely excited and proud to be  the class teacher in Kingfisher Class. We are very lucky to have Miss Kenny supporting us with our learning throughout the week.

Kingfisher class have a very cool 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, always try our best and have fun learning.

In Spring term we have been looking at time in Maths, developing the structure of our sentences in English and have become network engineers in ICT! Everyone is very excited because this term we are making our very own Roman catapults in our design and technology lessons. In Geography we are focusing on the United Kingdom.

Daily Routine

Year Three's 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 8:45 and close at 8:55

9:00 am: Registration. During this time the children practice class spellings and handwriting or complete a thinking task

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 

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Mental Maths

2:30 pm: PE/Foundation subjects

3:30 pm: Home time 

 Healthy Living - Run a Mile a Day

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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 2016/2017

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 homeowrk sheet is given out every Friday, the children should work on the spelling pattern at home 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 (outdoors) and Tuesday (indoors), unless we have Luton Town Football then our outdoor lesson will be on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has warm clothing to wear outside including trainers or plimsolls as we use the field all year round. 

Kingfisher are going to be doing Luton Town Football after Spring half term.

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 tracksuit top, trainers or plimsolls and a separate pair of socks.

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 practiced daily alongside their class times tables. Children are expected to be reading frequently throughout the week at home to an adult. Learning logs are sent home each Friday with a task to be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday.

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 when they have finished reading it and are ready for the next book. When you have read with your child please sign their reading record or add comments about their reading. 

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