Cross Country

Just a quick note for those attending tomorrow’s after-school cross country event at Albrighton Primary School.


I (Mr Harley) will be attending the event to organise where/when children will be racing. The first race each week will start at 4:30pm and will be Y3 girls and then Y3 boys and so on.


The event organisers have asked all schools to ask parents not to stand or run anywhere on the course and that course marshals will be there to help with this.


Just to clarify, there are three events and the final event at Idsall school is on 21st September and not October as stated on the return slip.

Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon – Class 4

Tomorrow, Class 4 children will need to come into school in their P.E. kits. Boys are best wearing swimming shorts and P.E. top. Girls can bring a swimming costume – which they can get changed into at lunchtime and then wear under their P.E. kit.


All will need to bring spare clothes to change into at the end of the day. These need to be something which is quick and easy to get changed into.


A large plastic bag would also be useful for transporting wet clothes back home at the end of the day. A towel will also be useful. Hopefully, if the weather is warm enough for the clothes being worn to dry, there will be no need to actually change at the end of the day.

World Book Day – Activities

Here are some activities you can do to celebrate your favourites books and stories:

  • Dress up as your favourite book character
  • Have a go at our quiz (see link below)
  • Take a look at the World Book Day website:
  • Share a story with a member of your family

Send in pictures or videos to the class email addresses, we would love to see them!

WBD – Quiz


It’s World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day, a day when children (and adults) all over the world celebrate books and reading. (I’ll let you into a secret….I believe everyday is World Book Day!)

I’ve been doing some research about reading….

Did you know?

  • If you read for 20 minutes a day you will have read 1,800,000 words in one year!
  • You will learn between 4,000 and 12,000 words in one year just by reading!
  • Regular reading improves brain connectivity, reduces stress, aids sleep, helps increase self confidence and reduces feelings of loneliness.
  • Reading can take you all over the world….in your imagination!
  • Regular reading improves your concentration and helps your understanding of different cultures and customs.

You don’t just have to read books. You can read ANYTHING – Leaflets, newspapers, magazines, cereal packets, comics, labels on jars/tins, road signs, cookery books, poems, jokes, instructions, labels on the supermarket shelves, bottles of bubble bath, anything with words!!

You can also read ANYWHERE – at bedtime, in the bath, listen to stories in the car, read in the garden, read on the beach, read in the car, read in a tractor, read up a tree…..

So, today (and everyday) enjoy a story. Listen to a story or read to yourself. How does it make you feel?


Larry – The Axolotl

Thank you for all of those that joined our live session with Larry. Don’t worry if you didn’t/couldn’t; there will likely be another opportunity to do the same thing at another time. For that didn’t, here is Larry, the axolotl:


You all had some fantastic questions and lots of them! I wasn’t planning on it taking as long as it did – but, in between trying to catch worms, positioning the camera in the right place, school’s internet connection not being great and answering all of your questions, it took up quite a lot of time.


If we do have another live session with Larry (which I’m sure we will – if enough of you want another), it is likely to be a lot shorter! We should hopefully be able to get everyone who wants to join into the sessions too. Given a lot of you have now experienced using Teams, it will also mean that things should run slightly smoother for next time as we can learn from what worked well and how we could change things to makes the session even more efficient (for example, how best to use the chat feature appropriately to ask questions…).


Between now and then, I will try and figure out some of the answers to some of the questions which I wasn’t completely sure about the answers, and you could think of any other questions you might have about him.


I hope, for those that did join, you enjoyed it – and I hope you have a good weekend!

(Larry is currently “sleeping” off all those worms he’s eaten)

Class 3 and 4: Parent Workshop Q&A Remote Learning

Good morning Class 3 and 4 parents. Yesterday I sent a post out to let you know that we have set up a virtual workshop for parents on Monday at 2pm (Class 3) and Tuesday at 2pm (Class 4) to help answer any questions you might have about how to help your child with remote learning.  I also asked for questions to be sent in ahead if at all possible so that we can prepare and answer thoroughly.  So far we have had 1 question – so they could be very short workshops!

Please do send questions in – your child might even have some – and for the workshops, we are more than happy for children to be there as long as the appropriate guidance on using Microsoft Teams is followed.