It has been a busy week in Primary with Maths Week, the Flea Market, the Year 4 Egyptian Exhibition, Rasmuc students observing in lessons and the Meet SLT parent meeting. There has been plenty of time for lovely learning in class too
Y3 Stour children played "Match Mine" activity - in groups they had to match countries to currencies.
It was a great way to link geography and mathematical skills and it also emphasised that learning at an international school is a great opportunity because we can find out important facts about each other's country.
Year 6 have been experiencing the ‘beautiful struggle’ of true learning with their work on Tangrams. Please see the gallery for pictures and enjoy their expressions of sheer concentration, exasperation and exhilaration!
Maths week has been a huge success with children completing junk modelling, naming the 3D shapes and using scaled plans to prepare for their work. They have been creating tangrams and solving shape problems throughout Primary.
Children also created Maths Hats to wear in assembly and participated in the Flea Market, which was lots of fun!
It has been a huge success and a massive thanks must go to Mr Kyle for all of his hard work, organisation and thought that went into planning the wonderful Maths Week.
The Flea Market on Thursday was a huge success, with children having an opportunity to ‘refresh’ the toys, books and clothes they don’t use any more by donating them and then buying some ‘new’ ones!
The children also had some special maths problem cards which they needed to answer before each purchase, which really helps for them to practise solving problems involving money (our school target this year) and puts these problems into a real life context.
The money raised from the event will go towards buying materials for our community art project later this year.
Year 4 Egyptian Exhibition
On Tuesday, Year 4 showed off their learning for parents with a fantastic Egyptian exhibition! It was a lovely showcase of the projects they have been doing and the children spoke very knowledgeably and with enthusiasm about their projects, Well done, Year 4!
This week, we were visited by students from ELTE and Apor Vilmos Catholic University who observed in lessons to find out about teaching methods, environment and learning in Britannica. ELTE have asked to return with more students to learn about what we do later this term.
It is so important for us to develop and nurture the next generation of teachers and to help instil the level of enthusiasm our teachers exhibit. Our teachers also benefit from explicitly discussing our pedagogy and justifying our approach when answering questions and explaining to the students. It was a very positive experience for all involved and, as expected, the feedback regarding our lovely students involved high praise indeed!
Non-Uniform Day Monday
Year 5 Thames and the Student Council were concerned by the wildfires currently afflicting vast areas in Australia. They told their teachers that they would like to do something to help the animals who have lost their homes and need care. Student Council, led by Andrea Egerszegi, suggested a non-uniform day to raise funds to help.
We thought that, as Monday is Australia Day, it would be a good time to have a non-uniform day. Everyone who wants to help should come wearing green and yellow (Australia’s national colours) and bring 200HUF to support the WWF.
In response to some parents asking for recommendations for tutoring services, I have collected some and added to the Parent Portal under the ‘Services’ section. Please find the document at the following pathway:
School Information – Documents and Files – Services – Tutoring Information
As always, if you find any information on the Parent Portal missing or unclear, do either let me or your Class Representative know so we can continually improve what we communicate and do.
This week’s assembly was The Maths Week assembly, run by Mr Kyle. Children were also sporting their Maths Hats and looking fabulous!
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
Eco Warrior award: Year 1 Avon
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: 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 incredible Christmas holiday with your families! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Head of Primary