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Year 3 - La Paz and Rio de Janeiro classes


Hello year 3 children and families.

On this page, you'll find links to what we are doing in our classes, our termly newsletters and PE days.

Your teachers and support staff

If you would like to find out a little more about your teachers and support staff within your classrooms, please look at the links below.

La Paz



Year 3 have their PE on Tuesday and Friday. Children should come into school wearing their PE kit to ensure they can get maximum time within their PE lessons.

For PE, children should wear shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms that are plain and dark in colour - dark blue, black or grey. They should not have large logos on. Every child is given one coloured PE t-shirt when they start the school; subsequent PE t-shirts need to be purchased. The colour of the t-shirt represents the colour of the House every child is placed in: Cheng Ho (green), Estervanico (yellow), Sir Francis Drake (blue) and Louise Boyd (red). 

Trainers are needed as footwear for PE and must also be a dark colour.


If you need to contact your class teacher, please use the e-mail addresses below.

La Paz class - Mr Nigel Halligan                      

Rio de Janeiro class - Miss Zara Topham                           


Mr Halligan and Miss Topham


Year 3 Newsletters

Please click on the link below to see our year group newsletters.


Year 3 Term 2 Newsletter 

Year 3 Welcome Newsletter


Daily Class Life


Rainbow Day

As part of our Rainbow Day, we celebrated our heroes. We wrote thank you letters to key workers, created lanyards with our heroes and blew bubbles. A great day was had by all!


In RE, we having been learning about Hinduism. As part of our lessons, we learnt about belonging, the rites of passage (Upanayana and Ritu Kala Samskara) and Diwali. The highlights were making Diwali lamps and decorating biscuits with Hindu patterms.

The Stone Age

In our topic, we have been looking at the Stone Age. The children have shown a great excitement about the subject. We've created our own cave paintings, held a protest to save Stonehenge and, along with our science topic- rocks, excavated some fossils.


Team Work

In Year 3, we have been learning how to work collaboratively. Our task was to build the highest tower out of paper and magazines. All the children worked well together and ironed our any conflicts that arose during the task. The end results were fantastic. Congratulations to our winning team!

Team Work 

Our New Class Pets

Stanley and Dexter have brought into school some of their stick insects from home. As a present to the class, we can look after them for the near future. We would like to say a massive thank you to Dexter and Stanley's family for bringing them in and helping us get set up!