Primary News

Important Dates

18th June

Reports Parent workshop

18th June

Class parties

19th June

Y6 Production dress Rehearsal

19th June

Year 3 Inventions Fayre

20th June

Y6 Production

21st June

Britannica’s Got Talent

21st June

Reports out to Parents

24th June


26th June


26th June

Last day of Term 3

It has been a busy week in Primary with Step Up Day, the swimming competition and Year 6 production rehearsals ongoing.There’s still been lots of time for lovely learning in class too.

Class News The new Year 4 had fun making bookmarks and mini-school bags in which they will put targets for the year ahead in September. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Year 3 Stour have been practising for performance in their English lesson. Children read and highlighted their parts in a script, and used expression and gesture in the rehearsal. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Step Up Day

Step Up Day was a huge success with lots of smiling and happy children experiencing their new classes. The sun was shining on the new Pirate’s Cove (after a month of rain in May!) and the children enjoyed exploring the mural and new pirate ship. There was a buzz of activities in each classroom, and some excellent activities were taking place which ensured that the teachers can get to know their new children ready for August. I really enjoyed peeping in, and in some cases, taking part in the activities (such as Ms Bilski and Ms Bogi’s Hardest Quiz in the World!).

Thank you to the wonderful children for making the new arrivals feel welcome and excited to make new friends. Thank you also to the teachers for the lovely activities and care, and to the parents for their support and, with our youngest children in Year 1, for joining in with the festivities in Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

We are very excited for the new year at Britannica and look forward to working with your lovely children from August!

Swimming Competition

The swimming pool was abuzz with excitement after school on Wednesday and Thursday when the 3rd Swimming House Competition Final took place.The fastest swimmers from KS2 (top 4 girls and boys from each yeargroup) competed. They had the chance to compete in 2 different styles in Y3-4 and 3 in Y5-6 in 1 length. The best 3 swimmers were awarded with medals in each year group and in each event. Despite their considerable excitement, the kids have achieved great results. The last event was the best one, the relay race, where the Y3 and Y4 classes swam against each other as a team which was repeated in the Y5 and Y6 classes.

All in all, it was an excellent challenge for the best swimmers in the school to show their talent and a great experience for all of those who took part. The standard was high and the young swimmers all did themselves proud. Congratulations again to all finalists for their wonderful participation and thank you for the parents for their support and the cheering!

Many thanks as well for Ms. Saci, Mr. Markolt and Mr. Eggleston for their support and to Ms Kovacs for her organisation of the event.











Y4 TAW relay

Giulia, Jan,

Linda, Peter,

Blanka, Bence,


Nia, Mirko,


Y6 TRENT relay




Man Ni,




Y4 TEES relay

Linda, Peter,

Giulia, Andreas,

Anna, Lehel,


Y5 TEME relay

Nelli, Borisz,

Ksenia, Leo,






Y3 TAMAR relay



Man Ni,


Nazanin, Lehel,

Alessandra, Jan,

Giulia, Frank

Robyn, Misi,

Nelli, Ignacio,

Melodie, Borisz

Y6 TYNE relay


‘You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.’

Zig Ziglar

Story Book, from Peter Jones

My name is Peter Jones, an Australian-Hungarian who has been living in Hungary for 18 years. My 7-year-old son, along with the story of Josef, have inspired me to write abook which is for kids and parents alike. I believe it has a deep meaning which might be understood differently for different ages.

The story of Mira and the magnetic heart is about a young girl who lives in a magical future. Everyone else gets a special microchip in their body at birth but the doctors can not install one into Mira. While each child follows and listens to what the microchip tells them to do, Mira has to learn to follow her own heart. When people realise that she does not have a microchip in her body, Mira gets scared and she runs away to start a new life. After having enough of running away, Mira stops escaping and faces herself. She teaches others how to listen to their hearts and not their microchips anymore.

The book has been sponsored by Britannica and is available for sale during the icecream socialtodayand also at the start of the Reports and Assessment parent workshop on Tuesday 18th June.

Reports and Assessment Parent Workshop

If you would like to express your interest in attending the Reports and Assessment workshop, please click this link. You also have the opportunity to pose questions you would like answered in the session.

The session will be Tuesday 18th June in the auditorium after drop off.

Year 6 Production

Don’t forget that all parents (but especially Year 6 families!) are welcome to attend the Year 6 production on Thursday 20th June at 4pm in the auditorium. We hope to see you there!

Class Representatives 2019/20

If you are interested in being a Class Representative next year, please email me to express your interest. Having discussed with our parent group this week, we would like to secure these by Meet the Teacher in September so that we can start the year already set with our group. I hope many of you offer to be involved in school life next year as it has been wonderful to work with such a dedicated and caring group this year and they have really made an impact. Thank you class reps!


This week, assembly was the ever-popularmusic assembly led by the lovely Mr Ian and Mrs McGarry.We also did some one-minute meditation with Miss Lawsonand congratulated our Stars of the Week.

A special Star of the Bus was presented by Miki from Y3 Stour and was received by Camille in Y1 Avon. Miki wanted to encourage excellent behaviour on the buses and has some secret bus spies who will be seeking out good behaviour! Miki also received a Star certificate for being an excellent problem solver.

Sanvi and Silvi from Year 6 also presented winners of the art competition with certificates. Pleases see the Primary corridor for examples of their work.

Many congratulations to all 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


2 Medway


6 Trent


2 Mersey


6 Tyne

Y6 Tyne

3 Tamar



Noel Y3 Tamar

3 Stour



4 Tees

Man Ni


Alicja Y6 Tynes

4 Taw



Vittorio Y5 Teme


Mihaela Y4 Tees


Y5 French Class

Concerns and Queries

This is a reminder to parents that if you have any concerns or worries, pleasecontact 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