Cyprus Class Year 3

SPRING 1 2023

Cyprus class have been hard at work since returning to our Milford School site and we have been enjoying our new classroom. The Spring term is always brilliant for progress and you can see this in the children’s work.


In English, we have written impending disaster stories and focused on using ominous adjectives and verbs to describe a disaster that is about to happen. This was linked with our topic about Pompeii. Following on from this, the children wrote newspapers to describe the disaster that included Mount Vesuvius.


In Maths, the children have been learning about arrays, multiplication and division and have participated in practical lessons to help deepen their understanding. Their speed of recall in their times tables is really improving!


This half term in science, we have been looking into magnetism and forces. We completed a big, whole class experiment about friction in which we rolled a toy car down a ramp and recorded the effects of landing materials. We found that the grass had the most friction.


Music and French lessons this half term have been focused on the instruments of the orchestra. We have learnt about the characters in Peter and the Wolf and can name more than ten instruments in French.


We have been enjoying our learning in Cyprus class this half term and we are all settled in to being in Year 3. Our English and Maths work is improving in quantity and quality and you can really see that in our exercise books. In English, we wrote our own story in the style of Fantastic Mr Fox and loved changing the character’s names. We then wrote this up for our writing wall and we’re all incredibly proud of our work. In Maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract from different three digit numbers. We use concrete resources to really help us understand the numbers we are using.


In science we have been learning all about light. We researched how the sun can be good for us, but also how it can be bad for eyes/skin so we need to protect it. We also completed a great experiment that tested how the direction of the light source could change the size and length of the shadow.


Music has been great this half term. We learnt how to sing and perform the song ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley. We used glockenspiels to play the music and sang the lyrics on top of it. We’re looking forward to continuing our glockenspiel lessons into the Autumn term.


It has been fascinating learning about the world around us in Geography. We have been taught all about the different times zones on Earth and also the different countries and cities that make up the United Kingdom. To think that we are at school while other children, on the other side of the world, are still asleep is crazy!


Everyone in Cyprus class is really looking forward to the second half of our Autumn term and the lead up to Christmas.



English – In English we have been learning the story of Fantastic Mr Fox. We have created our own story based on the events in the book and have really enjoyed writing about our own character, Resilient Mr. Rabbit.


Maths – In Maths we have been learning all about place value. We are starting to add and subtract within 1000 and we have learnt how to present our work in our books. We love completing our times tables booklets in class and have almost mastered our 10s and 5s now.


Science – In Science we have been learning about light. We have learnt about which items are sources of light, which objects are reflective and how light enters our eyes. We designed a new hat to keep the sun’s rays out of our eyes.

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