Hungarian Poetry Competition

The Hungarian Poetry Competition is a popular annual event for both native speakers and foreign-language learners in Hungarian. The standard is always high, students of all ages and even teachers take part, and it always promises to be an entertaining event.

This year was no exception and I would like to congratulate all participants for performing. It certainly made the job of the judges difficult!

A huge thank you to the Hungarian Department: Bori Dinnyes, Lili Bede, Csilla Sajgo and Fanni Halmy. This event takes time and effort to organise but is very much enjoyed and appreciated.

Our Hungarian Department had this to say:

Thursday was a special day not just because Mikulás visited our school, but also because we saw amazing performances at the annual Hungarian Poetry Competition. Well done for all the enthusiastic participants for their hard work! Special thanks to our parents for catering, our lovely staff members for their performances and for our wonderful judges: Ms Bogi, Ms Barbara Belyó,

Open Day

On Wednesday, we welcomed prospective parents for the next academic year to take a look around at Britannica. Key Stage Coordinators introduced our lovely school and then Year 6 volunteers showed around the families.

Reading Parent Workshop

On Tuesday, Mr Hudspith ran a well-attended and highly useful workshop for parents on reading. He covered how reading is taught at Britannica and gave some useful tips on how to support your child’s reading journey at home.

Many thanks to Mr Hudspith for running this workshop. Thank you too for the parents who attended this meeting. Our children learn best when we work in partnership; we hope you found this workshop useful and that you have a better understanding of how reading is taught at Britannica.

Play Equipment

Primary have some new play equipment for use at playtimes. Thank you to Student Council for introducing this in assembly and to Ms Eva Kiss for her work with organising this.


This week’s assembly was Year 3 Stour’s Christmas-themed St Mikulas performance. We also did some one-minute meditation with Miss Lawson as a whole school and Student Council introduced the new play equipment for playtimes.

Many congratulations to all of our Stars of the Week and children who appeared in the merit book. Check out the Britannica Facebook page for photos of assembly.

Star of the Week

1 Axe


6 Trent


1 Avon


6 Tyne

Nanami fukamachi—Jones

2 Medway



Mai Y5 Thames

2 Mersey



Tsubasa Y6 Tyne

3 Tamar



Oliver Y3 Stour

3 Stour



Michal Y3 Tamar

4 Tees



Elizaveta Y4 Taw

4 Taw



Sanvi Y6 Trent

5 Teme


5 Thames


Concerns and Queries

This is a reminder to parents that if you have any concerns or worries, please contact your child’s teacher. You can find all email addresses under the teacher’s picture on the school website.

The Key Stage Coordinators can also help:,, and of course, I would be happy to help too at

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families.

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary