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Roecroft Lower School


Mrs Dunne - Year 3


Welcome to Falcon Class!

Hello, I am Mrs Dunne and I am extremely proud to be  the class teacher in Falcon Class. We are very lucky to have Mrs Senior supporting us with our learning throughout the week.

Falcon 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 Falcon 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 Geography we are going to be learning about the UK and the structure of the earth. In Science we will be learning about light.


Daily Routine

Year Threes are let in through the double doors at the front of the school, next to the main office. Falcon class will leave from Nightingale class doors at the end of the day.

The school day starts at 8:55am and ends at 3:30pm. 

Morning break is at 10:50 am. In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack to have at break time this could be fruit, vegetables, rice cakes or a small sandwich.  Milk is available for children to drink at break time if paid for by the parents or carers.  Contact the office for more information on this.

 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 Overview 2020-21

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 every day. A spelling homework 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 and Friday. Please ensure your child has warm clothing to wear outside including trainers as we use the field all year round. 

Indoor PE kit (Friday): A white round necked t shirt, black shorts, socks and trainers

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

All long hair should be tied back for PE lessons and earrings should be removed unless within the first six weeks the child should cover the earrings with micropore tape.


Children’s spellings should be practised daily alongside using DoodleMaths, DoodleEnglish and Times Tables Rock Star. Children are expected to be reading frequently throughout the week at home to an adult. 

Reading and Library Books

Falcon classes library session is on a Tuesday. Children will change their library book each week which is kept in school in their tray. Throughout the week children are given numerous opportunities to read these books. 

In Year 3 children can change their reading book on a Tuesday 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 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.