Primary News

Important Dates

2nd April

Year 2 Boat Trip

5th April

Music Assembly

8th April

Book Week

12th April

Book Character Dress Up Day

15th April

Year 6 Transition Trip

16th April

Last day of Term 2

4th May

Spring Fayre

6th May

Sports Day

It has been a busy week in Primary with a Class representative Meeting, Parents’ Afternoon and work on the Pirate’s Cove underway. There has also been lots of time for lovely learning in classes too.

Class News

Upper KS2 are learning about Ancient Greek in drama lessons. Lower KS2 have taken a role as an ancient god and acted out different scenes. Upper KS2 students have been presenting their Ancient Greek projects.

Year 3 Stour children using scaled measuring cylinders to explore capacity and volume in maths lesson.

Year 4 have been painting invertebrates using watercolours this week (linked to the Science topic)

Parents’ Afternoon

Thank you to all the parents who came to discuss your child’s learning with the teachers for Parents’ Afternoon on Thursday. This is a great opportunity for a check-in regarding your child’s progress and for the opportunity to ask questions. If you require a more extended discussion, I would recommend booking an appointment with your child’s class teacher separately.

Parent Portal

Please do take the time to explore the Parent Portal and all it has to offer for download and also explore the features such as the links, calendar, attendance and so forth.

The Class Representatives suggested that parents explore the downloads area where you can find lots of useful resources such as questions to ask when reading at home, reading activities, handwriting support, phonics links and help mats, end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths…and so much more!

Click on the School Information tab and select Documents and Files. You will find lots of resources for download to help you understand the curriculum and expectations, and ideas of how to help at home.

If you have further suggestions on what information you would like us to share, do let me know!

You can find the parent portal link on the school website homepage.

Sad Farewell and Happy Reunion

It is with sadness that I announce that Mrs Csilla Csombor will be leaving Britannica to pursue adventures elsewhere at the end of March. Csilla has been an excellent member of staff and will be sorely missed by 2 Medway and all of our community.

I am sure you join me in wishing Csilla all the best in her future endeavours. We will miss her!

Some of you will remember Mrs Andrea Komornik as a previous TA at Britannica. She will be re-joining Britannica as the new Year 2 Medway teaching assistant and is excited to return to working with children and to be at Britannica again! Andrea is an experienced teaching assistant and an excellent addition to the team. We are happy to welcome her back!

Class Representative Meeting

Thank you to the Class Representatives for meeting with me on Tuesday to give feedback about the Parent Portal, developing the Home-School Agreement and developing the Parent Handbook.

As ever, if you have any feedback or areas you would like to discuss, please let your Class Rep know in preparation for our next meeting which will be in April.

Late Pick Up

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the parent survey for Late Pick Up charges next year. As I wrote in previous weeks’ newsletters, we are exploring developments in the Late Pick Up service which includes a minimal charge for using this service after school and clubs. To help us with planning, I would like to make one last plea that you take approximately 1 minute to take this survey. Thank you for your support.


This week, was the 2 Medway with a Titanic and ‘Where the Wild things Are’ themed assembly. We also did some one-minute meditation and discussed developments in Student Council.

Ines and Alicja from year 5 also presented on environmental issues, which they planned and prepared for in their own time. It is such an important issue and it is wonderful that we have such globally and environmentally-minded children in our community, well done Ines and Ala!

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

All of Year 2 Medway

6 Trent


2 Mersey


6 Tyne


3 Tamar



Peti Y1 Axe

3 Stour



Hanna Y3 Stour

4 Tees



Pavel Y1 Avon

4 Taw



Dalija Y3 Tamar


Kohana Y2 Mersey

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:

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 long weekend with your families.

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary