Message from Mrs. Marie Moreton

Primary News

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday! I hope you all had a wonderful break with your families, whether you stayed in Budapest or travelled far. We are excited to start a new term and to host our first Britannica Skate this evening. There has also been some exciting topic launches and learning in class.

Class News

This week in Art, Year 4 have been creating rainforest scenes inspired by the paintings of the French artist, Henri Rousseau.


A big community welcome must go to our newest teachers, Mrs Yvette Kmetty and Ms Jade Archer in Year 5, along with the new students starting in Years 1,2,3,4 and 6. You will be notified in the weekly communication if a new child has started in your child’s class so that you can help welcome the families into our Britannica community.

For Year 5 Parents, a special informal ‘Meet the Teacher is planned for Wednesday 16th January in the canteen from 15.45 so they can meet Miss Archer and Mrs Kmetty in person. We hope to see many of you there! Tea and coffee will be provided.

Library Gift

Ms Bogi is a ‘dark horse’ and has been working on a book, alongside her role as TA and Drama teacher at Britannica. Recently, her first book has been published which she then gifted to the library. The book is now available for loan. I hope that you enjoy it, and join me in congratulating Ms Bogi on her achievement. Thank you to Ms Bogi for the library gift!

Britannica Christmas Charity Appeal

Before Christmas, Vera Meerstadt and Agnes Kulscar led the Christmas Shoebox Appeal to collect gifts for disadvantaged families at the Red Cross mother/child Centre in Budapest.

On the Friday before Christmas, all shoe-box gifts were hand-delivered by some little elves: Mate, Bence, Artur & Bruno. The children were delighted with all the presents they received and the mothers were also very grateful.

Thank you to the Britannica community for giving so generously – you definitely succeeded in bringing some magic into these families’ lives.

Special thanks must go to Vera Meerstadt and Agnes Kulscar for all of their organisation and enthusiasm for this Christmas appeal.

Thank you also to Zita Havasi, Zita’s friend Marta Neumann, the Barath-Szemeredy family and Eva Kiss for joining in the festivities.

None of this would have been possible without our community’s warm-hearted support and admirable generosity so thank you very much!


The children have delighted in the snow this week and have enjoyed their playtimes! Please ensure your children are dressed for the cold weather with warm outer clothing and boots. Ski pants are ideal as it ensures your children are still warm and dry when they return to the school building.

For younger children, it is helpful if they practice dressing independently without mum or dad’s support to help them get ready quickly so they can get outside to enjoy their playtime!

Britannica Skate

I look forward to seeing many of you at our first community skating event at Heroes Square skating rink this evening!


This week, Year 6 Trent kicked off the new year with an assembly on sustainability. We also did some one-minute meditation with Miss Lawson as a whole school.

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


5 Teme


1 Avon


5 Thames

All of Year 5 Thames

2 Medway


6 Trent

All of 6 Trent

2 Mersey


6 Tyne


3 Tamar



Sofiya Y1 Axe

3 Stour



Alfarouq 1 Avon

4 Tees



Csilla Y6 Tyne

4 Taw



Melodie Y6 Tyne


Leo Y6 Trent

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