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St Mary's Walk, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9RR

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

Year 3 - La Paz and Rio de Janeiro classes


Hello year 3 children and families.

Below you will find all the information about what we're learning and some key dates for your diary on the newsletter. The newsletter will be updated termly. The newsletter can be found by  following the links at the bottom of this page.

Pictures of the activities that we have done this term can be found below, we hope you enjoy sharing our terms successes!

Home learning will be given out at the end of every term. The children who successfully complete each challenge will be awarded prizes for completing the work at home.


In term 4, we welcome Miss Thomas back to Year3 and and Rio class. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Ellway for all of his support over the last two terms!


Mr Halligan- La Paz

Miss Thomas- Rio


In term 5, we will be having PE led by Future Stars. PE will now be on Mondays and on Fridays


Year 3 have their PE on a Monday 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 wish to contact the class teacher in regards to your child's learning or for non-urgent information sharing, please do so on the class email addresses:

La Paz class - Mr Nigel Halligan                              lapaz@shirehampton-jun.bristol.sch.uk  

Rio de Janeiro class - Miss Thomas                         rio@shirehampton-jun.bristol.sch.uk 

We will check these email addresses weekly during term time and will respond to all emails that are sent.

For urgent matters either see the class teacher at the end of the school day or contact the school office.

Mr Halligan and Miss Thomas.

Year 3 Newsletters

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

Term 1 Newsletter

Term 2 Newsletter

Term 3 Newsletter 

Term 4 Newsletter 

Term 5 Newsletter

Term 6 Newsletter



Term 5 highlights


What a royally brilliant term we have had once again. We have worked hard in all areas. In maths, we have been learning all about time and measure. In English, we started reading about Varjak Paw and we wrote some super stories! A real highlight was the opening of our library and the visit of The Queen! We are so proud of all of the children with how they represented the school. Their flags were amazing! We held an assembly celebrating our love of reading and those who played TT Rockstars were able to soak their teachers. We finished the term off with an impressive talent show- what an impressive cohort we have! Well done for all the hard work this term year 3! Thank you to all the parents who are continually supporting the home learning. The standard is always so high!