Welcome to Primary News!

It has been a busy week in Primary with a visit from some Swedish teachers, rehearsals for international day, a Year 3 trip, Parents’ Afternoon and CAT4 testing in Year 3. There has been time for lots of lovely learning in class too.

Important Dates

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

Class News

This week in Year 1 they were reading the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. After reading the story they decided to go on a scavenger hunt outside to look for signs of Autumn! Look at all of the wonderful things they found (in the gallery) showing them that Autumn is upon us!

Year 5 Thames' have been working on Tudor Dynasty "Self "Portraits in their Art lesson. Please see the gallery for their portraits!

Year 5 have been working on finding square and cubed numbers. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Please see the gallery for pictures of the Year 3 trip to the zoo. They had a wonderful time!

Y6 Tyne enjoyed involving our Swedish Erasmus teacher guests in their English lesson! Please see the gallery.

Year 2 Performance Poetry

As part of their performance poetry last week, Year 2 little monkeys snuck into Mrs Moreton’s office and took a bar of chocolate from her desk!

Luckily, the chocolate was planted by the Year 2 teachers and there was some lovely work and discussion afterwards about their cunning sneakiness! Please see the gallery for pictures.

International Day Volunteers

On Friday 18th October, we will have performances to celebrate international day at 8.50 for Years 1,2,3 and 9.40 for Years 4,5,6. Parents are most welcome to attend in the auditorium. Owlek will also be making an appearance!

Afterwards for children only there will be food in the gym for our children and international day activities in class.

School finishes early at 14.30 with late pick running until 4pm.

Parents’ Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who attended Parents’ Afternoon this week. I hope that it was useful for you and that you got lots of lovely information about how your children have settled and their progress so far. It was wonderful to see so many of you in attendance!

Swedish Teacher Visit

This week, we were visited by some teachers from Sweden who came to view some lessons and find out about our international approaches. It was a mutually beneficial visit with the opportunity to discuss learning and approaches and we enjoyed hosting them! Many thanks to all the teachers who welcomed our visitors into their lessons.

Parent Portal

Thank you to everyone who has been registering and logging on to explore the Parent Portal. I hope that you are finding some useful resources stored there.

If your children are young or new to English, they will be learning phonics. Please take a look at some phonics resources with sound mats for each of the phases and website links for how you can help at home at the below pathway.

School Information – Document and Files – Curriculum – English - Phonics

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.

Parent Etiquette

You can find details of the parent etiquette and expectations to help us maintain a safe and respectful environment on the parent portal. You can find it at the following pathway:

School Information – Document and Files – Policies – Parent Etiquette

Lockdown Drill

This week, we had a whole-school lockdown drill where we practised safely locking down in the classrooms or other areas. Younger children were told that they were hiding from Mr McGarry and were delighted that he could not find them! In fact, it was very successful and Mr McGarrry couldn’t find anyone in the school – well done, everyone!

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.

Class Representative Meeting

Thank you to our Class Representatives for attending our first meeting this academic year to discuss communication and other matters. It is so useful for us to hear your feedback to continually improve the experience for our children and families.

Please ask your Class Rep for a summary of what was discussed.


This week, assembly was 6 Trent assembly with some entertaining facts about animals.

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