It has been a busy week in Primary with learning walks for Maths, as student council meeting and the introduction of the friendship bench monitors. There has also been lots of time for lovely learning in classes too.

Important Dates

April 2Year 2 Boat Trip
April 5Music Assembly
April 8Book Week
April 12Book Character Dress Up Day
April 15School Photographs
April 15Year 6 Transition Trip
April 16Last day of Term 2
May 4Spring Fayre
May 6Sports Day

Class News

Year 2 tested their homemade Titanics, with varied results! Please see the gallery for pictures.

Year 3 Stour students practised their poetry reciting and performing skills using expression and set the right tone for their performance in English lesson. They learned verses from the poem called The Sound Collector by Roger McGough. It was a really great way to boost their confidence.

Parent Portal

Thank you to those of you who have been exploring the Parent Portal! The most popular files that have been downloaded from the Portal are the class timetables, assembly and assessment calendars and the overview of trips.

Also available are policies such as Anti-Bullying, the Positive Behaviour Policy, the Calculations Policy and a full list of mathematical vocabulary.

To access these useful documents, click on the School Information tab and select Documents and Files.

Please do take the time to explore the Parent Portal ask for help from me if you are having trouble registering your account.

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.

Book Character Dress Up Day

Please note that the book character Dress Up day will be on Friday 12th April. I look forward to seeing lots of literary costumes in our assembly on the day. Parents are most welcome to attend the parade and assembly if they wish.

Lost and Found: Uniform Swap

The lost and found boxes are overflowing to bursting with unlabelled uniforms and other items. Please take the time to come and look through and retrieve anything that belongs to you. It is also useful to label all items with your child’s name to make it easier to reunite the lost items with their owners!

On Monday, April 29, all uniforms that have been left in the Lost and Found will be cleaned and inventoried for the Uniform Swap during the Spring Fayre. If you think an item of your child's uniform might be in the Lost and Found, please check before April 29!

Summer Uniform

Please note that there will be summer uniform from Monday 9th April as the weather is warming up. Please see the website for details on ordering uniforms.


Alexey from Year 5 Thames is something of a Rubrik Cube star! He came second in the of 2x2x2 cube event in his last two competitions, namely "Serbian Open 2019" which took place in Belgrade and "Ponikva Open 2019" which was held in Ponikva, Slovenia. Alexey's personal record in solving 2x2x2 cube is 1.89 sec which was also set this Year in "Austrian Open 2019". Alexey is currently getting ready for his next competition which will take place in Budapest this weekend. Good luck, Alexey!


Following Mr McGarry’s appeal in last week’s newsletter, please could you respond to the email from our admission team indicating your intentions for next academic year? It helps us with planning ahead for 2019/20 and so your support would be appreciated.


This week, was 4 Taw class with a chocolate themed assembly. We also did some one-minute meditation and discussed the upcoming Book Week activities.

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 AxeSahasra
1 AvonBence
2 MedwayEdward
2 MerseyNatasha
3 TamarOfir
3 StourLevente
4 TeesKevin
4 Taw4 Taw and Miss Kiss
5 TemeLi
5 ThamesBence
6 TrentAlice
6 TyneSzofia
EALRuben Y3 Tamar
PEAndre Y2 Medway
HungarianEva Y1 Axe
DramaIgnacio 6 Tyne
MusicNikolaz 2 Medway

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 weekend with your families.

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary