It has been a busy week in Primary with a Handwriting Workshop, Year 6 trips and Farsang fun on Friday. There has been plenty of time for lovely learning in class too.

Class News

This week in English Y4 Tees have been learning about carnivals in English, writing explanation texts, reading and analysing carnival-esque texts collaboratively. The children loved Captain Underpants! They have also been solving fractions word problems using Smarties.

5 Thames have been showing off their planet projects. Check the gallery for pictures!

Handwriting Workshop for Parents

The handwriting workshop for parents was well attended and discussed why we have change the scheme, introduced what this looks like and how to help at home. I hope this workshop was useful for parents. All resources can be found saved to the Parent Portal.

Art Competition

The deadline for the art competition was Tuesday and the winners will be announced in assembly on the 6th March. You can see them displayed outside the artroom by the auditorium.

There were some wonderful entries ranging from incredibly cute, wonderfully creative to amazingly similar to their subject! Thank you and well done to everyone who took part!

Fond Farewell and Happy Introduction

We wished Ms Bilski all the best this week as she embarks on her exciting journey into motherhood and a move back to Canada. She will be sorely missed by Y4 Taw children and parents, her Year 4 and Lower Key Stage 2 team, her colleagues across Primary and Secondary and the wider Britannica family. After 10 years at Britannica, she has been an integral part of Primary and we thank her for all her hard work and care. All the best, Justyna!

Taking the reins in Y4 Taw is Miss Natassja Dodd who has been working alongside Ms Bilski this week. Miss Dodd is from Flintshire in the UK and this is her first international position, although she has been working in schools in North Wales. She is very excited to be joining the team and has already settled in beautifully.

Lower Key Stage 2 Coordinator

As Ms Bilski is leaving us on her maternity leave, Miss Fox will be stepping into the role of acting Key Stage Coordinator. Many thanks to Miss Fox for joining the Primary Leadership Team!

Road Crossing

Please talk to your children about crossing roads safely, especially if they are in UKS2 and make their own way to school. It is so important to look both ways and use the crossings, waiting for the pedestrian green light. We all want to keep our children safe!

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 Handwriting Parent Workshop materials at the following pathway:

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

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 Hungarian Department’s Farsang parade with some amazing moves and incredible costumes.

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!

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 are also very lovely and willing to help. You can contact them here:

KS1 Coordinator - Rosie Wolland:

LKS2 Coordinator – Rebekah Fox:

UKS2 Coordinator - Ryan Phillips:

I hope you all have a wonderful ski break holiday with your families!

Marie Moreton

Head of Primary