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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 I am pleased to be able to show you the children's finished Adventure Stories.  They are amazing, and I am so proud of how hard they worked to complete them.  In the gallery you will see their final published pieces!  They are officially Adventure Story Authors!

We have started a new English topic this week.  We are designing our own flying machines to explore the world.  Our work is based on the story — The Pilot and the Little Prince.

The children received a letter asking for help from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to help design a suitable flying machine!  Everyone has been keen to help.  The children will learn how to create an explanation text.  They will then explain to the reader how it works.  The children's ideas have been very creative and fun to see their imaginations run wild.  

In maths this week the children have been exploring 2D shapes.  They have been able to identify and explain their features.  They have completed investigations to see which shapes tessellate and fit together perfectly.  They have even noticed where they have seen this in their outdoor and living environment.

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For our topic work this week, the children have been learning about popular Australian landmarks.  The children used a variety of resources to learn some new facts about:


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  • The Sydney Opera House
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Uluru

The children then created a Sunset Cityscape of The Sydney Opera House using chalks.  They then drew and cut around the shape of the building to create a silhouette effect.  Please see the gallery.  They are fantastic!


Year 2 have also helped to tidy up our garden outside the classroom.  They have all planted some bulbs before the frost starts!  Keep your eyes peeled for any signs of growing in the spring.

Complete Spring Flowering Bulb Collection