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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

Dear Parents / Carers,  

Good morning! We hope you all had a lovely weekend.  

This week, we are celebrating World Book Day! We have planned lots of fun celebrations throughout the week so keep your eyes peeled for things to join in with! World Book Day itself is on the 4th March and we would love it if you dressed up as your favourite book character (as you usually would) and sent a picture to your class teacher.  

Today, we have a couple of activities launching for the week: 

  • Great British Book Off - the tasks can be found here and I know our judges are very excited to see all of your entries! Make sure you get your entries to your teachers by the closing dates!  

  • We are also running a Masked Reader competition! We have masked some of our staff reading and you have to guess who is who! There will be a new reader uploaded to the school website each day under 'Our learning' then 'Reading'. All readers will be unmasked on Friday 5th March, so make sure you have a look and see if your guesses were right!  

  • Finally, we are launching an extreme reading competition- more information about World Book Day and our celebrations can be found here.  

You will also be receiving a £1 Book Token digitally to spend on one of the £1 books from this year- you can have a sneak peek at the books here

As usual, your child is invited to take part in a small group learning session this week. A separate email will be sent with the dates and times of the groups and a link to the meeting will be sent to you on the morning of your child’s meeting, which can also be accessed via the class Teams Notebook. Please note that the day and time have changed for Florence and Milan groups this week.  

This week’s class assembly will take place on Wednesday at 2pm. A link will be sent to you on the day. As today is Monday, you can join our Gospel assembly by logging into the Parents Secure Area of the school website.  

All children are invited to contribute to our school display for returning on 8th March by drawing one thing they have loved/enjoyed about this Remote Learning at home time. The drawing does not have to be big and does not have to be about the learning, for example, it could be that they have enjoyed going out for walks. Please can pictures can be sent to the class email by Wednesday 3rd March. 

Here are the activities for today: 




Today’s activities can be found here. Please note that this lesson includes scenes from the film Aladdin which is PG-rated and therefore we recommend parental supervision or permission from a trusted source.  
Direct link: To plan a setting description (Oak National Academy) 

Guided Reading  

Today’s activities can be found here 


Today’s activities can be found here. 


Today’s activities can be found here

Wellbeing - learn 

On CBBC @ 10am, learn some useful French words and phrases with Celebrity Supply Teacher and Radio 1 DJ Vick Hope (available afterwards via the red button or bbc iplayer).  

Special Offer 

This week’s handwriting activities can be found here

This week’s Science activities can be found here

Today’s spelling activities can be found here

Your child can complete their work directly into their Notebook on Teams or you can take photos and upload to either their notebook on Teams or send to us via the class email.

House points will be given to children for each piece of work received. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email if you have any questions or queries. 

Kind regards,  

Mrs Church and Mrs Stewart.