It has been a busy week in Primary with a Hungarian information afternoon, a Meet SLT parent meeting, a competitive football match and preparations for the CIS accreditation visit next week. There was plenty of time for lots of lovely learning in class too.
In their art lesson, Y3 Tamar were making African masks inspired from the story of the Awongalema Tree.
Y5 Thames have been exploring the Tudor dynasty rise to power. Children chose to research the relatively recent finding of King Richard III's skeleton in the Uk and produce a PowerPoint presentation in their ICT lesson.
The children in Y2 Mersey class have been focusing on length this week in Maths. Please see the gallery for some of the children working collaboratively to order playdough superworms after reading their book Superworm by Julia Donaldson.
In their topic lessons, Y3 Stour is studying Cultures and they searched for information about each country represented in their class. They started with the beautiful country of India. Some children chose to build the Taj Mahal and some children chose to learn a Bollywood dance choreography. They had such a good time!
This week Year 2 have been focusing on measuring length with the help of Superworm! The children have been enjoying lots of activities based around the book, including rolling and measuring their own worms using rulers and tape measures. There have been some great discussions about meters, centimeters and millimeters.
This week Y1 Avon were so fast at finding friends of 5 that they have moved on to finding friends of 10 using numicon, counters, and other manipulatives.
Y5 Teme have been looking into 2D shapes in Maths, creating our own and investigating their properties.
Please see the gallery for pictures.
International Day Volunteers
On Friday 18th October, we will be holding our annual International Day Celebrations. There will be more information regarding the performances and activities that we have planned for the day to follow.
It is lovely to have parents involved to prepare food for our children to taste from all the countries we have represented at Britannica. To help you link up with your countrymen to start planning if you would like to be involved, please click this link and we will help you link up.
Football Match against BBIS
Britannica Year 5/6 football team competed in their first football game on 17th September. They played against a very strong BBIS school team who had previously trained together 4 sessions prior. A well fought performance, with excellent effort and team spirit, saw Britannica win 4-1 with an amazing display shown. Through fantastic listening skills and understanding, the team brilliantly took on-board Mr Turnbull's tactics and team set up carrying them out perfectly. A phenomenal achievement from the children and a huge congratulations to them. Our next fixture is 24th September where we take on another strong team.
Goals: Lehel 3, Indiana 1.
Player of the match: Giulia
Hungarian Reading Challenge
This week the Hungarian teachers launched the Könyvkukac - Bookworm Hungarian reading challenge. Every term, a Hungarian reading book is recommended for each age group. Students who read the book and fill out an online quiz about it will get a certificate at the end. Those who participate in all three rounds throughout the school year will receive a golden certificate and a little gift in June. Get ready to read in Hungarian!
Books for this term:
Years 1-2: Alma utca 22. by Adrienn Vadadi
Years 3-6: Rumini by Judit Berg
Years 6-9: Egri csillagok by Géza Gárdonyi or Találj ki! by András Dániel et al.
Please ask your Hungarian teachers for more details.
Class Representatives 2019/20
There are still 3 classes who do not yet have a Class Representative assigned. Avon, Taw and Teme need your help, so please do get in touch if you can give some time. How much you get involved is up to you, and sharing the role is also helpful to busy mums and dads!
If your class has a rep, then they will be in touch shortly to introduce themselves (if they haven’t already)!
Thank you to everyone who has been registering and logging on to explore the Parent Portal this week. Thank you also to those of you who have been asking for help – I am always happy to assist because I know that this area will be helpful to you!
I hope you managed to find and download the updated Parent Handbook, developed with our Class Representatives from last year. It is packed with useful information and is a useful reference guide should you have any questions.
There are also some useful timetable documents on the Portal. You can find the Assembly Rota and Assessment Calendar following this pathway:
School Information – Document and Files – Timetables – Assembly Rota 2019-20
School Information – Document and Files – Timetables – Assessment Calendar Term 1 2019
As always, if you find any information missing or unclear, do either let me or your class representative know so we can continually improve what we communicate and do.
Fun Run: Budapest Marathon
As in previous years, Britannica will be participating in the Budapest Marathon family fun run: the Erste Maratonka 2.3km race on 28th September 2019.
After your registration, please bring and give the registration fee (1000ft) to your child’s teach or teaching assistant. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Kiss at email@example.com
This is a reminder that swipe cards are needed to enter the building. If you forget your swipe card, you will need to come through reception and show your ID before entering. Children in uniform are, of course, allowed access even without a card!
If you have lost your card, you can request a new one using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This makes our school a safer, more secure place but your patience and feedback will be appreciated while we all settle into the routines.
Parents in Assembly
This is a reminder that parents are always welcome to assemblies and we do love seeing you each week.
We have been making great efforts to improve our children’s behaviour for learning in transitions and have been creating a more calm and respectful learning environment as children move around the school.
When a speaker is on the stage, it is polite and respectful to listen, especially when the speaker is nervous speaking in front of such a large group! This applies to teachers as well and not just children presenters!
We do ask that parents respect this quiet and do not chat during assembly or sit on their phones. If you need to talk to friends, take a phone call or check emails, we ask that you leave the auditorium for these things. We are all models of behaviour for our children and we work together to model the respectful behaviours we want to see in our children.
Last week, the House Captains were announced by our House Coordinator, Miss Pal. It was a delightfully difficult task to choose the Captain and Vice Captain, given the high quality of the applications. Please find the house leaders, Captains and Vice captains below:
This week, assembly was with 4 Taw on World Peace. We also had our first presentation from House Captains.
Many congratulations to all of our stars of the week - you can find their pictures and reasons for receiving them in the display in reception.
Congratulations also for those children who appeared in the Merit Book – please feel free to flick through the golden pages; the book is stored outside the Primary Office and parents are encouraged to take a look – it does make your children proud!
Star 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: https://britannicaschool.hu/staff
The Key Stage Coordinators are also very lovely and willing to help. You can contact them here:
KS1 Coordinator - Rosie Wolland: email@example.com
LKS2 Coordinator - Justyna Bilski: firstname.lastname@example.org
UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips: email@example.com
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families,
Head of Primary