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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

This half term we will study Australia. We will compare Australia to the UK, looking at the similarities and differences between cultures, weather, food, habitats and lifestyles.

If you have any books, information or relevant objects, children are most welcome to bring these in to support our learning.

Find below a link to our HomeLearning activities. These have also been stuck into your HomeLearning books. 


We started our topic by packing our cases ready for the things to come down under. We made our own passports, collected our boarding passes and boarded the flight to Australia. Miss Stevens was our pilot, taking us on a virtual take off in an aeroplane. We heard the engines of the 'plane begin to roar and we were soon above the clouds on our way to Australia. What an amazing start to our topic. 

We learnt all about the different climates and habitats on the largest island continent and decided where we would prefer to live. We found out about the huge monitor lizzard that lives in the deserts - the Perentie. We made our own 'shoebox habitats' and included all of the features that the perentie needs to live (see the photographs below of some of our habitats).

At the end of term, we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Easter bunny. Click onthe album to see photographs from his visit.