Thursday,  29th  March  2018

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

During the week we celebrated three events that involved all of the students in the Lower School.

On Wednesday we invited parents to join us as we shared some of our scientific learning in our Science Fair. We enjoyed hearing from Guilherme in Year 1 discussing the impact of friction on his cars, Arthur in Year 5 discussing paper towel absorption, Freya in Year 6 explaining her pulley system and Sofia in Year 4 reminding us to challenge ourselves and aim for STEM jobs! Each class shared their learning, some worked alone, some worked in pairs and others in threes. The fair reflected their hard work, creativity and science mindsets. Mr. Carpenter visited from the Upper School and remarked upon the scientific knowledge, enthusiasm and detailed experimental processes that the Lower School students demonstrated. I want to particularly thank Miss Larragy whose idea it was to run the Science Fair and who inspired us all to explore scientific ideas.

Thursday it was our annual Fun Run followed by an International Breakfast. This is one of my favourite days of the year. It is a great way for our community to get together, to exert energy and to keep fit. Many people joined us , we had guests from the Upper School, parents joined us, many raced us and many parents then stayed for the best bit ... the international breakfast! Lots of foods were on display from America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The students, staff and parents really enjoyed eating with us after their runs - many thanks to everyone who took time to prepare foods ready for us - can we do this every week?!

And finally on Thursday we hosted our dance festival in the afternoon - Each class enjoyed sharing their dances. This year we made the event into a House competition and even the staff had a dance!


Super Question and Language of the Week


Last week our Super Question was : Who won the boat race? Theo in Year 5 told us that it was Cambridge University and he got a Sparky for being so knowledgeable.


Finally may I wish you a happy and healthy break - we look forward to seeing you again on Monday, 16th April. Our Term 3 Clubs will start on 23rd April and if you want to join an after school club please click here - the clubs sign-up opens on Tuesday, 3rd April at midday and close at midday on Thursday, 12th April.


Kind regards


Matt Parkin

Lower School Principal


Reminders and Key Dates


  • We have had several outbreaks of head lice recently. We respectfully ask all parents to check their child's hair and take action if required. The Dwight Parents Association and several other parents have agreed to pass on top tips about how to deal with head lice and prevent it reoccurring. We will be asking for long hair to be tied up as this will further help combat outbreaks.

Term 3

  • School starts Monday, 16th April 
  • Tuesday, 17th April Year 1 and 3 go to Kew Gardens
  • Wednesday 18th  April the duck eggs arrive in Kindergarten and Reception!
  • Friday, 20th April Year 6 and M1 go to the British Museum

Dwight Parent Association Events.

April Out and About – Ocean Liners: Speed and Style @ The V&A

Join The Dwight Out and About Club (which is open to all parents at Dwight!) as we experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world's greatest ocean liners including the Titanic, the Queen Mary, and the Canberra, and find out how these impressive vessels helped shape the modern world!


Date: Friday 27th April, 2018

Meet: 9am West Finchley station or 10:00am at the main ticketing entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum  – Cromwell Road SW7 2RL

Cost: £18 


***You will need to pre-purchase your own ticket via the link below.  Book for: Friday, 27th April -  10:15am entrance time. ons/ocean-liners-speed-style


Please let Michele know when you book your ticket and plan to join -


Tuesday - 17 April 2018
All day
Friday - 20 April 2018
All day
Monday - 23 April 2018
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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