It has been a busy week in Primary with the violin concert, Penguin Pete dress rehearsal and performance and preparations for Brilliant Britannica. There has been time for lots of lovely learning in class too.
While it was a couple of weeks ago now, Year 2 had a visit from Szilvi at Capsul Farm who discussed sustainability as part of their Antarctica topic learning this term. Szivli sent some lovely feedback this week, showing that once again our children are shining stars who do us proud: It was very motivating to see all these intelligent and enthusiastic kids; they gave me a lot of energy and motivation.Well done, Year 2!
Primary is still buzzing after receiving a visit from Mikulas last Friday, Please see the gallery for pictures of when he visited Y3 Stour!
Year 5 French MFL group have been learning about Paris this week. Here is what they said: ”We have learned about famous landmarks, tourist places, food and culture in France as well as in Paris. We had so much fun doing this!” Please see the gallery for a picture.
Miss Kiss organised a Santa football match this week for Year 5 and 6: they all had a lot of fun! The Yellow team was the winner (6 goals) but the Purple team played their heart out and scored 3 goals. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Miss Kiss for organising the match!
Y5 Teme had some helpful elves who helped during break time to decorate their classroom. Please see the gallery for pictures.
Year 6 have been presenting their solutions to convert data into percentages and degrees in order to create a Pie Chart. They have also been writing non-chronological reports about their role as peer mediators.
The Year 4 Hungarian as an Additional Language groups have been busy making crafts for Brilliant Britannica, learning very important words like pillecukor - marshmallow and perec - pretzels!
The Year 5 Hungarian as an Additional Language group has memorised and acted out some dialogues fantastically. They were using proper conjugation in the singular form. Well done! Please see the gallery for a picture of a role play.
The student leaders in Primary have really impressed me this term. They have taken responsibility and brought enthusiasm, support and lovely ideas to Primary. I am very proud of our House Captains, Student Councillors and also our Eco Warriors and First responders. I have been particularly impressed with the younger students in particular who have been organised, enthusiastic and shown great maturity beyond their years. We are lucky to have such a wonderful group of students in our school.
Some Play Leaders have also begun to lead games on the playground and have been entertaining the younger children. Please see the gallery for pictures.
Primary ‘Food Raising’ Drive
One of our student councillors, Sara from 6 Trent, wanted to give something back in this festive season and came up with a lovely idea for how to support those in a less fortunate position than our own children. Sara has contacted a kindergarten for homeless children (Wesley óvoda) and agreed to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the institution over the Christmas period. She created posters, announced in assembly and would very much appreciate your support.
Please send in your children with a non-perishable food item to drop in the donation box outside the Primary Office (opposite the Finance Office) before the end of term.
If you could take part, I know it would make a big difference to the children, and would make a kind-hearted Year 6 councillor very happy and proud too. Thank you to Sara for suggesting and promoting this initiative!
Reporting and Assessment Parent Workshop
Next week on Wednesday at 8.30 in the auditorium, there will be a Reporting and Assessment parent workshop. This workshop is useful for new parents or parents who did not attend last year in order to help you understand the information in reports and how we assess, track and support your children in school.
To sign up, please complete this 30 second survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G3RQDHC
KS1 Christmas Concert
On Wednesday, weeks of singing, rehearsals and a build-up of excitement finally reached its climax in the Penguin Pete KS1 Winter Concert performance! Having performed for the Primary children the day before, the performance to parents was undoubtedly a highlight of the year. The children made their teachers very proud and it was wonderful to see the weeks of preparation result in such a successful (and very cute) show.
A huge thank you to parents who came to support and enjoy, and also to the KS1 teachers, teaching assistants and Mr Balint, our resident lights specialist! A special thank you must go to Miss Wolland for organising, inspiring and suffering the insufferable side effect of spontaneously bursting into Penguin Pete songs over the last few weeks. Thank you all for an amazing experience for our smallest children!
Christmas Sing-along Assembly: 20th December
Next week during assembly, the whole of Primary will be having a very Merry Christmas sing-along, run by Ms Bilski. It looks set to be a Christmas treat before Brilliant Britannica starts later in the day.
As always, parents are most welcome in assembly and this one will be a treat, so come along if you can!
Everyone will be in their best Christmas attire, so dig out your tinsel, red or green clothes or even your wonderful Christmas jumpers and socks if you have them! It is non-uniform for all.
The Parent Portal is a great way of finding out information and is growing all the time with suggestions from parents. The Class Representatives asked for information on registering a parent portal account and may also be able to help if you are having difficulties in your first log in. As always, I would be happy to help anyone who asks too.
We now have last week’s EAL workshop saved to the portal. The workshop, ran by Mr Balint and Miss Pal, gave an overview of how EAL is taught in Primary. You can find it at the below pathway:
School Information – Documents and Files – Events and Workshops – Workshops – EAL – EAL Parent Workshop
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.
This week, Y3 Stour entertained us with the Festival of Lights, putting on a wonderful show and sharing some great information.
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!
Stars of the Week
Eco Warrior Award: Year 4 joint award!
Concerns & 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
LKS2 Coordinator - Justyna Bilski: email@example.com
UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families,
Head of Primary