It has been a busy week in Primary with a Phonics Parent workshop, a Class Representative Meeting, a Year 3 trip and photographs for new students. There has been plenty of time for lovely learning in class too.

Class News

Y5 Teme put up their planets for our science topic on space. Please see the gallery for pictures.

In Topic Y3 Stour are learning about Vikings and they looked at Viking long houses. In their art lesson, the children started their Viking house project and used clay to build the walls. They will use straw for the roof! Please see the gallery for pictures.

Year 2 went on a field trip to Csopa - Scientific Palace of Wonders as part of their science topic of Magnets. Please see the gallery for pictures.

Phonics Workshop for Parents

The Phonic workshop on Tuesday was a huge success and well-attended by parents. Thank you to everyone who attended, asked questions or requested further information. I hope this workshop was useful to you and has armed you with some ideas to help early readers and EAL learners at home. Many thanks to Miss Wolland for running the workshop!

Reading Workshop for Parents

Are you curious about how we teach reading at Britannica? Would you like to be armed with more questions and activities to support your child’s reading comprehension and development at home? Are you worried you are not covering all the reading skills in your at-home reading? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please sign up for the Guided Reading Parent Workshop on Tuesday 11th February at 8.30 in the auditorium by clicking here.

Many thanks to Miss Lorna and Mr Phillips for running this workshop!

Australia Day Non-Uniform

The money for the non-uniform day has been counted and we can confirm that we have raised 59.025HUF to support the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia! Thank you very much to student council, 5 Thames and to everyone who took part in the event, donating 200HUF to help. It makes me very proud that our children wanted to make a difference and they surely have, thank you!

Art Competition

At assembly last week, the children were invited to join a competition to draw/paint a teacher of their choice on paper no larger than A4 size. The entries wil be judged by Mr Muter, the Year 6 and Secondary art teacher, and will be divided into KS1, LKS2 and UKS2. The deadline is Tuesday 18th February (just before half term). Children can pass entries to the Primary office and the winners will receive a small prize. All are welcome to enter!

Class Representative Meeting

Many thanks to the Class Representatives who attended the meeting this week. We discussed the Parent Portal, Parent Handbook, Workshops, handwriting, hand-washing, ECAs, the weather and other items too. The minutes will be sent to class representatives shortly who will feedback to their classes.

Thank you to the reps and also to the parents who raised issues to be discussed, it is very much appreciated!

Parent Portal

It is helpful for parents who could not attend our workshops to review what was discussed in the session. Parents who did attend may also like to review the slides. Please find the Phonics Parent Workshop materials at the following pathway:

School Information – Documents and Files – Events and Workshops – Workshops - Phonics

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.

Assembly

This week’s assembly was the Safer Internet assembly, preparing for the day next week. This was led by Mr Garrow, our IT and Computing Coordinator.

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 Feb 7

Eco Warrior award: Year 3 Tamar

Eco warrior logo

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: r.wolland@britannicaschool.hu

LKS2 Coordinator - Justyna Bilski: j.bilski@britannicaschool.hu

UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips: r.phillips@britannicaschool.hu

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary