St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Our vision is to ensure children grow and develop through the love and teaching of Christ,
becoming responsible citizens able to make a positive contribution in society.

Clairmont Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9BE


This half of the term, Year 3 have been authors. We have been learning all about orangutans through a story that also gives factual information. We have used this book as a modelled support to create our own version of the story, adding in all of the fun facts we have learned. We are very excited as once the books are completed, we plan to share these with our target age range: 6-7 year-olds (AKA Year 2). Watch this space for some finished books ready to be published!

Year 3 have been working hard in place value for mathematics. We have learned to do part-whole models, bar models, greater than, less than and equal to signs, along with writing STEM sentences to show our reasonning skills. Our times table focus this half of the term is our 3s. We are working hard at becoming fluent in our 3 times table. 

Year 3 have been busy in science. We have been learning what food the body needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As part of this investigation, Year 3 had a visitor: Emily. Emily is a vegan and she came in to show Year 3 how she maintains a healthy, balanced diet. We looked at how Emily gets her protien from nuts, soya, tofu and dairy free alternative milks. We got to sample some of Emily's diet. We tried tofu, vegan cheese, vegan meatballs, vegan fish fingers, oat milk, chocolate soya milk and macaroons. It was very interesting to find out what we liked and disliked. The tofu was not very popular but the chocolate milk, which was warmed up, was very popular. Below are some photos from the day.