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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.


Welcome and please see my Parents' Presentation (click this link)

Class Teacher: Mrs Orasanu




  • Please hear your child reading at home for at least 10-15 minutes a day and record this on the post-it notes provided. These post-its will then be added to your child's reading diary, which will be kept in school, by a member of staff.  It is important that your child brings their post-it in every day as we encourage them to talk to us about the reading they do at home as well as in class. Your child must have completed the book and have their post-it signed with a note informing staff of completion, in order for their book to be changed. It is important to check your child’s understanding of what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done through discussing the book with your child and through questioning them about specific aspects.



  • Each week, as a part of their home learning, children will be expected to learn a set of spellings which they will be quizzed on throughout the week. These spellings are based on the Year Five and Six National Curriculum Spelling List. Children should be encouraged to look for and learn spelling patterns in these words and other words.



  • Our PE lessons are on Tuesday. Children are expected to come to school on this day in full PE kits, which have their names on. Please ensure that your child has the correct indoor and outdoor kit, as the weather gets colder and wetter children will need to be dressed appropriately as they will be in their kits all day. Earrings must be taken out before PE lessons.


Home Learning

  • The Home Learning for your child to complete each week. Due to the current circumstances children will not be completing work in books. Instead, the majority of Home Learning will take place online (where possible).  If there is written work, your child will not be able to bring it into school. Instead, it can be send electronically to the class teacher via our class email. Abacus tasks will be allocated each Thursday with a week time for completion. Please ask for a paper copy if you cannot access it at times. Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize are carry on providing lessons covering the National Curriculum.