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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.

Welcome to Year 2's class page. Here you will find all of the information you need to keep up to date with our learning. If there is anything else that you need, please do not hesitate to see me at the end of the school day. 

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PE

Our PE lessons are on Monday with Mr McCarthy and on Thursday with Miss Stevens. 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. 

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.

We will change the children's reading books once a week and they will also have access to the school library each week, where they can change their library book each week. 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home once a week and be tested the following week. 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.

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.