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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 had a super busy time.  We started our week by working as scientists.  The children were asked to work scientifically to create a bridge using a range of materials that would be able to carry a toy car.  Their job was to find out what made a strong bridge and what kind of structure would be the most successful.  To work scientifically the children:

asked simple questions;

observed closely and suggest answers to questions;

used simple equipment and carry out the tests. 

I saw the class using great problem-solving skills and good teamwork.  The children considered what they change or do differently next time.  It was lots of fun!




This week in English, the children have been learning how to write recounts.  To explore this topic the children have been learning to ask good questions to gather information.  They became news reporters for the BBC to ask eyewitnesses' of their accounts of the events that took place during the Great Fire of London. Here are videos their news reports!

In maths, we have been continuing to develop our place value knowledge.  We recapped on how to order 2-digit numbers.  We used the < and > signs to show our understanding of this.  The children then learnt to locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid.  At the end of the week we learnt to round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10.

Have a lovely weekend Year 2.  I can't wait for next week because it is Aspirations Week.  Remember you can dress up on Wednesday in your favourite job role!

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