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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.


It was lovely to welcome the children back after our half-term break.  The child, once again came back enthusiastically and showed they were ready to learn.

This week we have been learning about shape poetry in English.  We used our theme of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to create some poems using alliteration.  We thought about the characters from the story to form our poem.  The children are using resources around the classroom to expand and build upon their vocabulary to make their writing more exciting!

In mathematics, the children have been continuing their learning about time and measurement.  We have been using a ruler to measure classroom objects in centimetres.  

Time is always tricky business, but the children has risen to the challenge!  Keep practising at home using both digital and analogue clocks.  







In our topic work this week, we were exploring natural collage.  It was very nice visiting Vixen Forest in our school grounds to make a natural collage.  The children used leaves, grass, petals, sticks, bark and feathers.  The children's designs were inspired by healthy fruits.  They drew the outline of the fruits first, then used natural materials and tissue paper to form their art work.


In R.E this week, we have been exploring the religion - Sikhism.  The children have really enjoyed looking at different artefacts that Sikh people wear.  Year 2 have thought very carefully about the differences between both our religions and are able to determine the differences and similarities between Sikhism and Christianity.  The children found it very interesting learning about a child's naming ceremony and how the children come to get their name.  Boys have the word 'Singh' in their name which means lion.  Every girl has 'Kaur' in their name which means princess.  Every Sikh is treated equally.  

​​​​​​Wow! What another super busy week of learning.  Well done Year 2.  Have a restful weekend.  I will see you on Monday. :) 

Mrs Ingram