Friday, 29th January 2015
Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

This week we have promoted the initiative of Coding throughout the Lower School. We opened our assembly on Monday with coding to answer the Super Question put together by Rebecca in Year 5. We also introduced a robot on wheels that was programmed using coding so that its steering was controlled by an iPad. Throughout the week all of the children in the Lower School have been learning more about coding and how to input algorithms into computers.

Year 5 completed their WOW lessons yesterday and Year 4 started theirs last week. Year 5 have been taking part in martial arts activities developing their discipline, skills, independence and physical fitness. Year 4 are learning magic tricks helping their performance skills and perseverance.  Last week I saw an amazing levitating stick trick and this week I hope they are working on making some of the coughs and colds disappear!

Dwight School London Year 4 Students Trip to Golden Hinde

Year 4 enjoyed their trip to the Golden Hinde as part of their Unit of Inquiry about Explorers. They were informed that it was bad luck for women to be on boats so they aptly named our female staff Bob, Dave and Reg!

Our footballers played against Gower School on Wednesday. On a very muddy pitch the Year 3 & 4 team won 8:1 with four goals scored by Noah in Year 4. Our Year 5 & 6 team fought hard but eventually lost 4:0 to a very good Gower School team. Very well done to all concerned.

Dwight School London Students at the Olympic Park Pool

Well done to Sterre and Ben in Year 4 who did themselves proud representing the school and the London North Independant Schools in the National swimming championships at the Olympic Park pool.  They gave their best against tough opposition and enjoyed the experience of swimming in an Internationally-renowned Olympic venue.

Super Question and Language of the Week

Super Question
Our Super Question was Which world-famous author would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year?  Areg revealed that it was Roald Dahl. Our Question for this week is Which supersonic flight took place 40 years ago this week?

Language of the Week
Our Language of the Week was Spanish; the school helper was native Spanish speaker Ivan in Year 6 who helped us to say buenos dias. Next week we move out of Europe and into Asia and our Language of the Week is going to be Mandarin.

More News

In Lower School Clubs this week I spent some time in the Table Tennis club run by Mr. Cusack. The students in his club are really keen players and have learnt a range of good forehand and backhand shots. I visited the Choir Club where the students were singing songs from the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is good preparation for our play on 23rd March. I also spent some time at the EAL club run by Mr. Miles where there was lots of fun and learning as the students played a card game to help them with their English language development.

Fun Run and International Breakfast
Our annual Fun Run and International Breakfast is due to take place on Friday, 12th February. This is a lovely community event that often involves over 100 participants going for a gentle run together and then having a breakfast. Please make a note in your diaries and come along if you can; we would love to see you there.


  1. Please note that the zig-zag lines outside the school are not to be used for parking. Barnet Council have instructed us to remind parents of this.
  2. Please be reminded that it is really important that if there any changes to end of school routines that the office is informed as soon as possible, this includes club days.
  3. All IBPYP portfolios should be returned to school no later than Monday.

Important Dates for this Term

  • Mid-Year School Reports sent home - 11th February
  • Fun Run and International Breakfast - **Now changed to 12th February
  • World Book Day -  3rd March
  • Upper Primary Show Performance - 6.30pm Wednesday, 23rd March
More details about these events will follow shortly.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 8th February
Year 6 visit from TFL

Thursday, 11th February
Lower School reports sent home

Friday, 12th February
8.40-9.40am International Breakfast and Fun Run
9.30-10.30am Kindergarden & Reception stay and play
10.00am Year 5 Parent Meeting ref our residential trip to Flatford Mill

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