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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.

We have had another busy week in year 2.  Here is a summary of what we have been up too!


The children have been creating an explanation text about the flying machines they have created.  I have been very impressed by their effort in their writing.  The children have been adding expanded noun phrases to their writing to make their writing as descriptive as possible.  They have been able to give clear explanations of how their machine works, so any pilot will be able to use it and start their exploring adventure.

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In maths, the children have been consolidating their learning of numbers from 1-100.  It is important that we understand the value of numbers, so we can compare whether they are greater than or less than other numbers.  We used our friend the crocodile to help us! 

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We then investigated what happens when we add 10 more to any 2-digit number.  Year 2 have realised that the tens number increased, and the ones number stays the same! The children are becoming much better at explaining their knowledge.  When the children show that they can explain themselves in maths it shows they are developing a mastery approach.


We have been learning to compare the United Kingdom and Australia by exploring their climates.  The children watched different weather reports and discussed how they were different.  Year 2 used their learning to create their own weather report with their learning partners.  They were fantastic!  

Classroom Worship

During our classroom worship this week, we all gathered in our beautiful prayer garden.  This was where the children learnt how to say the Rosary.  In October, we reflect on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.  This week our focus was on the Annunciation.  As we said our Hail Mary Prayer, the children thought about how Mary would have felt when she was told she would be the mother of Jesus Christ.  Please do see our photos in the gallery. 

Your child is welcome to bring in their Rosary Beads to school to share and say their prayers.