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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 term, we will be learning about the Romans and Italy. During this topic, we will learn how the Romans grew their empire and what the consequences of taking over other countries were. We will be looking into the relationship between the Roman governors and Britain, as well one special Celtic leader – Queen Boudicca. We will also learn about every day Roman life by exploring artefacts, maps, books and research.

Please click on the 'Home Learning' tab to find the menu of activities to be completed at home. The activities suggested below will last for this half-term. 

During this topic our Caritas theme will be Love of others. Through this we will explore ways in which we can build on our happiness and share it with others through our Catholic faith.

Also, please take a look at our 'Learning we are proud of'.


The areas which we will be covering are as such:

Revising place value and number facts in addition and subtraction 

  • Using place value of 3 digit numbers to position a number on a number line and round to the nearest 10 or 100.

  • Use knowledge of place value to add and subtract 3 digit numbers using the focus on money.

  • Understanding change as subtraction. 

Multiplication and division: 

  • Multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 3 and 4 times tables


  • Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on digital and analogue clocks 

  • Begin to measure time in terms start and end times.

  • Begin to solve word problems involving time 


  • Understanding fractions and fractions of numbers.  



This half term we will have the opportunity to continue to build on our descriptive writing skills to write our own free verse poems using our topic for inspiration. The children will continue to build on using a variety of descriptive writing techniques such as alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia and personification. We will continue to use these descriptive skills as we move onto a new genre of story writing through exploring fables. Our hook book this half-term is Aesop Fables; in this we will explore common fables and why might these have been taught to others. The children will have the opportunity to write their own fable; this will help them develop in the skill of writing by considering their audience and what message do they wish to give. 


Our next topic is Journeys. In this topic we will explore the Liturgical year of the church and why certain feast days are celebrated. The children will reflect on what it is like to celebrate feast days or important events in the Churches calender with the churches family and why it is important to always remember these special days. Our next focus will be Listening and Sharing; within this topic the class will explore the importance of the Eucharist and how it is celebrated during Mass. This will develop a deeper understanding of the children faith as they prepare for their first Holy Communion.