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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.

Bella Italia!

This half term we have been focussing on Italy! We had an Italian day at the start of our topic where we made flags, tasted some Italian food and made some bruschetta. Over the half term we have learnt lots about Italy, including where it is, what countries border it as well as the cities and famous landmarks that make it famous. We started off the half term by creating our own Italian Sonnets, learning about their structure and rhyming patterns. We also focussed on the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in the city of Pompeii. The children made their own newspaper reports about the eruption as well as making circle books about the different types of volcano. We had lots of fun learning about volcanoes and have been keeping a close eye on the eruptions that have been happening in Hawaii recently to support our learning. This topic has allowed the children to learn lots about Italy and as a result they made their own holiday brochures about three of their favourite cities in Italy. As a part of our topic we looked at the Mona Lisa, by Da Vinci and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. We had a go at drawing upside down and found it very hard! Leonardo Da Vinci inspired us to create our own Mona Lisa pictures with a little bit of a twist! We decided to change her location to Mt Vesuvius! In the final week of school we designed our own pizzas, and of course made them using fresh ingredients! They were yummy

At the end of the half term we had our fantastic class assembly where the children showed off their amazing work and talents! Thank you for coming along and support your children.

Please find this half term's home learning menu below.