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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.

PE

Our PE lessons are on Wednesday with Miss Purssord and on Friday with Mrs Wisniewska. Children are expected to have their PE kits in school at all times. Please ensure that children have an inside and outside kit as the weather is getting colder and that all items are named. 

Reading

Please try to hear your children read daily and record it in their reading record book. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events.

It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day as we are encouraging them to talk to us about the reading they do at home. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult. Children's books will be changed at least once a week. 

Spellings

They are based on spelling patterns that we have investigated in class and a selection of common exception words. The children should be encouraged to look at the way the pattern fits into the word to help them remember it.

Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session. It is also very helpful if you can encourage your child to apply the spellings in context by writing a few sentences using these words and, of course, using new or unfamiliar words in conversation.

Each week I will send home 10 spellings that we have been learning in class and a small test will take place on Mondays - this will include 2 randomly selected words from the common exception words (in the homelearning books) 

Snacks

Here at St Luke's we encourage all students to make healthy choices, and promote healthy learning and education. As such, students are provided a free healthy school snack every day for play time. Students may bring in their own snacks, so long as it is a healthy substitute (e.g fruit, vegetables, fruit-based granola bars etc.) This also means that fizzy drinks or sugary juices are not permitted. Only water should be brought to school in your child’s bottle.

 

Our Home Learning activities for this half term reflect our topic and can be found below.