Welcome to secondary news!
Good morning to you all for the final time before the half-term break. With the weather seemingly set fair for the next few days at least, we are all looking forward to the holidays.
This week began with a very interesting engaging assembly from our own famous Scientist called Fleming, as Mr Fleming delved in to the delights of the Periodic Table, as we celebrate its 150th birthday.
Did you know? The most recent additions to the Periodic Table have been Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson, numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118. These are all man-made. Nihonium is one of two ways to say "Japan" in Japanese. Nihonium is the first modern element that was discovered in an Asian country.
New elements are being developed through particle accelerators. They are being produced rather than discovered. These new elements are the result of chemists and physicists working together. Fascinating stuff!
I would like to echo Mr McGarry’s comments with regards to International Day. It was a huge success and great fun was had by all. It really does remind us all of the incredible diversity and wonderful community present at Britannica.
Year 7 Parents Meeting and Secondary Parents Afternoon
In a busy week for Mr Sprawson, not only did he oversee the flag parade with such military discipline but also organised our first year 7 parent- tutor meetings. We hope parents found them useful and that it provided a useful opportunity to discuss how your children have settled and made the transition in to secondary life.
On the first Thursday after half term, 7th November, we have our first parents’ afternoon from 2:40 – 6:00 pm. Your children will have been filling in booking sheets to make appointments with teachers this week. If you have not already done so, please let them know roughly the times you are available to come into school, they can then make appointments with teachers. My strong advice is select those teachers and subjects where you really want to check on progress, don’t try and see everyone, Reports for Years 7-9 will be out at the end of term and for 10-13 in January.
That’s it from me!
Have a great weekend and a gorgeous half term!
Concerns and Queries
KS3 Coordinator – Years 7-8 Peter Sprawson firstname.lastname@example.org
KS4 Coordinator – Years 9-11 Laura Peters email@example.com
Please continue to contact your child’s form teacher in the first instance. You can find all email addresses under the teacher’s picture on the school website:
I am happy to meet with you if you have any major concerns, or even if you’d just like a chat about school in general! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Week will be
Greg Barker Head of Secondary