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7th October

Y3 CAT4 test week

7th October

Visit from Swedish Teachers

8th October

Year 3 Trip

10th October

Parents’ Afternoon

11th October

Cookie Friday

18th October

International day

21st October

Half Term

4th November

School resumes

11th November

Anti-bullying week

14th November

Parent workshop: Calculations and Mental Maths

11th December

KS1 Winter Concert

18th December

Winter reports out to parents

20th December

Brilliant Britannica Christmas Fayre

School ends 14.30

10th January

Spring Term begins

It has been a busy week in Primary with Poetry Week, a Year 6 trip, Photographs and No Pens Day. There has been time for lots of lovely learning in class too.

Class News

Year 5 have been writing and performing poetry in their drama lessons and have even contributed to the Poetree in the library! See the gallery for photographs.

In Spanish, Year 6 played a Snakes & Ladders game around the topic of family for No Pens Day. After the game, they did a role play speaking in pairs. In Year 5, they have been learning numbers up to 100, so they played bingo and some board games around numbers. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Y3 Stour played a game for No Pens Day: Meeting the Angle Family. They measured angles on their table top with their angle-eater monster. It was noisy but great fun! There was lots of valuable discussion about acute, obtuse and right angles.

In Year 4, they were using their communication skills to rotate around various maths games and brain activities, working in a group or within a pair to find equivalent fractions, test their memory and matching skills, count HUF and £ money and more! They also matched Scientific terms for our organs with the correct pictures and discussed the parts of our digestive system. Year 4 also participated in an exciting geographical skills hunt: Tees and Taw were engaged in a hunt as MI6 agents, searching for clues to mysterious locations. They had to use atlases and Google maps to find the secret operative locations! See the gallery for pictures.

Y5 Teme have been performing Macbeth’s witches poem…double, double, toil and trouble! See the gallery for pictures.

Year 1 students have been busy preparing masks for their Hungarian song for International Day, and they had to understand all instructions in Hungarian! Please see the gallery for pictures.

Y3 Tamar have had fun finding obtuse, acute and right angles in Maths.

Poetry Week

This week in Primary celebrated Poetry Week with in-class poetry, performance and a celebration assembly on Friday. We also had a popular ‘No Pens Day’ where we participated in vital speaking and listening activities all day, without doing any written work!

Children (and staff) had a poem in their pocket which they were asked to produce spontaneously!

Many thanks to Mrs Robertson for organising our Poetry week activities!

International Day Volunteers

On Friday 18th October, we will be holding our annual International Day Celebrations. You will have received a letter from Mr McGarry about this event this week.

It is lovely to have parents involved to prepare food for our children to taste from all the countries we have represented at Britannica. This is a last call to parent 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.

Parents’ Afternoon

Parents’ Afternoon will run from 1pm on Thursday 10th October and you received a letter last week with details of what this event entails and a sign-up from your child’s class teacher went out on Friday.

This week, specialist teacher paper sign-ups went up on the reception notice board. Parents can add names to this if you would like an appointment to see a specialist teacher.

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

Parent Portal

Thank you to everyone who has been registering and logging on to explore the Parent Portal. I am can see more names added to our user group which is lovely to see.

Nurse Anna and our medical department get lots of questions about applying for a Taj card for our international families. In our Service section on the portal, there is a helpful guide and order form to help your children access the state medical insurance.

You can find the Taj Card Order form (with English translation), guidance for documentation with the Hungarian Health insurance Card document and District addresses of where to apply by following this pathways:

School Information – Document and Files – Service – Taj Card Order Form

School Information – Document and Files – Service – Hungarian Health insurance Card

School Information – Document and Files – Service – District Addresses

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

Many congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fun Run or any of the other running events last weekend! It was wonderful to see so many families there at this community event so thank you to everyone who got involved, plus to Eva Kiss for her organisation and promotion!

Fire Drill

This week, we had a whole-school fire drill where we practised evacuating the building quickly with our new security gate system. Everyone was calm, orderly and, most importantly, quick at exiting the building and gathering on the top yard. We do these drills twice annually (or more, if necessary) to ensure that our children are safe and know what to do in an emergency.

The reason for our relatively late fire drill is that we needed to ensure the gate system was up and running to test that they work as they are supposed to in this situation: to open and remain open

Next week, we will be having a Lockdown drill although please be assured that we will be sensitive and reassuring to our younger children.

Class Representative Meeting

Next week, our Class Representatives will have our first meeting on Tuesday 8th October. We will meet to discuss start of year procedures and communication, along with some other matters.

Please do speak to your Class representative if you have suggestions, feedback or there is something you would like for us to discuss.


This week, assembly was a celebration of Poetry Week with a performance from each class.

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: r.wolland@britannicaschool.hu

LKS2 Coordinator - Justyna Bilski: j.bilski@britannicaschool.hu

UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips: r.phillips@britannicaschool.hu

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

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary