It has been a busy week in Primary with a parent workshop for PSHCE and preparation for the next round of ECAs! There has also been lots of time for lovely learning in classes too.

Class News

Yoga Bugs is a popular lunchtime ECA with Mrs Egerszegi. Please see the gallery below for pictures of children enjoying Yoga.

The first pen licences from Mrs Kmetty in Year 5 Teme go to Andreas and Sunny, they were quite excited!

Year 1 had two boxes of artefacts arrive from the British museum in London for them to explore as part of their 'digging deep' topic!

Year 4 have been testing the different melting points of different flavours of chocolate. We used boiling water and tin foil boats to time how long it took to melt and then recorded and made graphs. Please see the gallery for pictures.

PSHCE Workshop

On Wednesday, Miss Tonge and Miss Lawson ran a parent workshop to explain what PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship & Economic Education) lessons are and describe the curriculum taught at Britannica. Many thanks to the parents who attended the workshop and to Miss Tonge and Miss Lawson for running it. I hope that it has given parents a better understanding of our school approach to promoting happy, healthy and well-rounded children. These workshop sessions are so useful in establishing links, understanding and communication between home and school which is essential for our children’s progress and well-being.

Digital Safety Day

Next week, Primary will be participating in the Safer Internet day. Your child will participate in activities which help to raise awareness of a range of issues, including sharing information online, recognising unreliable information sources and sharing images. The theme of digital safety runs through all of our IT and Computing topics, but this is an important issue which also deserves its own focus since it is vital for keeping our children safe and happy in the age of the internet and social media.

Since your child will be learning this at school, they may have questions or it might be a good opportunity for a conversation at home too. Parents are able to download a pack here which has a range of conversation starters and activities, both online and offline, for your child and as a family.

Farsang

Please note that the much-anticipated Farsang Carneval will take place on Friday 15th February. For ‘old’ parents, you will know what this entails, but for ‘new’ parents, it is worth noting that this is a dress up day. Traditionally, this involves making your own surprising and funny costume.

More details are in the Farsang poster in this newsletter.

Flea Market

Also on Friday 15th February, there will be a flea market in Primary (please also see poster). This is an opporutnity to clear out toys, books or even clothes which are not used any more. Simply bring them into school and there will be a sale of all donated items on the morning of the 15th.

Items will be priced at around 200 HUF each and will raise money for our community project: Project Pirate Mural. This is to add a flourish to the investment already planned by Orbital to develop the KS1 Pirate Cove.

The Mural team are already making preparations and are very excited for the new project to follow Project Mural from last year. More details will follow!

Assembly

This week, Miss Narloch and her trusty group of House Captains led the Digital Safety assembly to launch our Digital Safety Day next week. We also did some one-minute meditation.

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.

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Gallery: Photos of the week

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: http://www.britannicaschool.hu/Primary-Staff

The Key Stage Coordinators can also help: h.corrighan@britannicaschool.hu, J.bilski@britannicaschool.hu, n.gorecka@britannicaschool.hu and of course, I would be happy to help too at m.moreton@britannicaschool.hu.

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

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary