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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 week in English we have been continuing to learn about writing and following instructions.  The children received a letter from Mr Willy Wonka this week.  The poor Oompa Loompa's have been getting toothache! The children were set a challenge to create a healthy snack that Willy Wonka could create in his factory.

The children have amazed me with their creativity and the exciting vocabulary that they have used to describe their recipes.  We will continue this next week when you can expect to see examples of the children's published work.

In maths, we have been adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers beyond 100.  The children really embraced this challenge and were able to build on their prior knowledge to support their new learning.  Their positive attitude to learning continues to impress me every day.

For our topic, Food for Fitness we have been exploring where chocolate comes from and learning about the history of it.  The children created timelines of significant historical events dating back to 400BC.  We found that cacao beans were used by the Aztecs dating back to the year 1500AD.  They used cacao for trade and cacao seeds as a form of money.  The children found out many other new facts about chocolate for example: that the first chocolate house in 1657 was opened in London. Cacao was very expensive and in France, chocolate could only be drunk by royalty!  

In ICT, the children have been continuing to develop their understanding of Internet safety.  We have been exploring what appropriate keywords are and what to use when looking for information on search engines.  We discussed what to do if we are worried about the content we find.  The children have demonstrated their awareness of assessing danger and who to report their concerns too at home and at school.

Well done Year 2 for another amazing week of learning

Mrs Ingram