This week in Primary there has been much celebration and collaboration!

Collaboration is one of our key values within our Mission and Vision at Britannica and this week has seen plenty more opportunities for children, staff and parents to come together as we celebrate the children’s learning.

We began the week with much excitement as we discovered that Britannica had finished 8th out of 91 schools in the Mangahigh Maths competition. A special well done to both Year 5 classes who topped our leader-board in school. The children have all received a special Mangahigh certificate to acknowledge their determination and achievements.

On Tuesday afternoon, Y4-6 parents found out more about our exciting upcoming residential to Nanbeihu at the end of March. A copy of the presentation and more information about the trip has now been sent to parents.

On Wednesday the long-awaited World Leader Exhibition run by Year 4 was open for visitors. It was a fantastic way for the students to share their learning with parents, teachers and other students from the Britannica community. From taste-testing bagels with Jan Sobieski, looking intro microscopes with Rita Levi Motalcini, bandaging with Florence Nightingale, playing board games with Neil Armstrong to building circuits with Thomas Eddison, it was all going on!

Year 6 also had the opportunity on Wednesday to watch some performances from Year 9, who had been inspired by Brecht to deliver informative drama scenes about topics such as discrimination and bullying.

We have also continued to prepare for the Winter Concerts and it was a delight to watch the Key Stage One performances yesterday. The children did extremely well to perform twice in one day with such enthusiasm and beautiful voices. Well done!

This morning Years 4 – 6 students have also had the opportunity to participate in some funfair games designed and created by Year 8 to demonstrate probability.

It has been an incredibly busy week and I wish students and staff a restful weekend before our final week of this term.

Ms Mustoe
Head of Primary