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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 we have been very busy yet again.  Here are some of the highlights...

English

In English, we have started a new unit which will teach the children how to write a non-chronological report.  The children were introduced to a new book called Guess Who's Coming for Dinner?'  

They met two characters called Glenda and Horace.  The children used excellent inference skills to figure out that the mysterious Mr A Hunter was in fact a wolf!  Glenda and Horace were in danger because they knew nothing about wolves.   We wanted to put together a report to teach them about these carnivorous animals, so they would know how to recognise a wolf if they saw one and know how to avoid one. 

The children impressed me very much with their ability to research a topic.  They used fact sheets; the computers; and books to gather as much information as they could.  They worked in groups to create a class non-chronological report about wolves including their habitat, appearance and diet.

Maths 

In maths this week, the children became familiar with recording temperatures using a thermometer.  The children were able to compare the differences between temperatures in different countries.  Later on in the week Year 2 were introduced to 3-digit numbers.  They used their knowledge of place value to compare these numbers and order them.  They will continue this learning when they start Year 3.

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The children had lots of fun creating exercise routines for their learning partners.  Some exercises included star jumps, burpees, wall sit-ups and push-ups.  They carried out simple tests to work out which exercise made them use the most energy.  The children were able to plan and record their data successfully.