Welcome to this week's news!


Friday, 18th January, 2019       


This morning I visited year 5 where they asked me questions about my migration story. Reflecting on my journey I was reminded that so often we set out on a path and end up taking an unexpected route or arriving at an unplanned destination. In 1995 I arrived in London expecting to stay for two years, and I am still here today.

Uncertainty has been a recurring theme in British politics of late. In reality, none of us knows what the future brings on a personal, national or global level. Perhaps the only thing that is certain is that things will change. At Dwight we place great emphasis on providing students... Read more...




Superheroes in The Lodge

This week in The Lodge we have started our new Unit of Inquiry, People who help us. It has been a week full of learning through play using many different techniques! The children are really loving being Superheroes again this week and we have been investigating... Read more...


D1 Play Tonight!

An interactive experimental version of the Melodrama Murder in the Red Barn will be performed tonight, Friday, 18th January at 6.30pm on Polstead Village Green (Jubilee Hall). All welcome and refreshments from 6.00pm in the Ye Old Village Taverne (H1).

IBPYP Exhibition: Volunteers Needed

Preparations are already well underway for the Year 6 IBPYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) Exhibition. This is the culmination of the students' experiences working over a number of years within the PYP and is, in fact, a summative... Read more...


ISA Football Competition

On Thursday, our year 5 and 6 boys football team went to the Independent Schools Association (ISA) boys football competition. With schools from all across the UK, the team were put in a group of 8 other schools to play their matches... Read more...


Sleep and your Health

Yesterday Ariana and I (Mira) delivered an interactive assembly on the importance of getting enough sleep, especially for us as Upper School students. We emphasised how it is vital that we sleep 8-10 hours each night, by talking about the severe... Read more...

Food, Glorious Food!

Throughout the week we have been inviting parents in to eat with us at lunchtime. We appreciate that not all parents could attend and those that did gave us feedback about the food choices here at the Lower School... Read more...


Lower School Curriculum Overviews

We would like to share all of the Year Group Curriculum Overviews that detail some of the content of the learning that is taking place across the year groups this term. For Kindergarten and Reception please go here, and for year 1-6 please go here. There is a lot of exciting learning to come!

IB Continuum Meeting

On Thursday, we held an IB Continuum meeting for our parents to help build your understanding of how the three programmes (IBPYP, IBMYP and IBDP), build on each other, the processes involved in each of the projects and to give you the opportunity to collaborate with other parents and make connections. If you could not attend, the presentation can be downloaded here. Please let the relevant coordinator know if you have any questions. 

Quick Links

Lower School Reminders

Early Years Activity Morning

We will have our Early Years Activity Morning on Saturday, 26th January from 10.30am-12pm in The Lodge. Please let your friends and family know and they can register their interest to attend here.


Upcoming Trips

  • Year 1 visit St. Albans as part of their Unit on Lives, Changing Over Time, on Monday, 21st January.
  • Year 2 visit Borough Market as part of their Unit on Choices for Wellbeing on Tuesday, 22nd January.

  • Year 3 visit the Upper School to learn about Science and Electricity on Wednesday, 23rd January.

  • Year 6 visit the Upper School as part of their transition to Secondary Education on Thursday, 24th January. We want to try and get them used to going to the Upper School and so we have asked that the parents drop their child off at the Upper School in the morning and pick them up from the Upper School. The only exception to this is if they are in a Lower School Club in which case we will escort them back to Lower School to be picked up from there. This will be followed by our MYP Evening.


Bake Sales

During the academic year, we host bake sales after school. We are about to start that process again and our first one will be held on Friday, 25th January by our Kindergarten and Reception children. Please remember we are a nut-free school.


Upper School Reminders

M2 Art Trip

On Tuesday 22nd January the whole of M2 will be on a trip from 9.00am - 3.00pm as they are visiting the National Gallery to study Medieval and Renaissance art.


Shanghai Music Trip Meeting

There will be a meeting about the Shanghai music trip on Wednesday, 23rd January from 6.30pm in Jubilee Hall.


M3 Vaccinations

Students in M3 will be having their booster vaccination of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) and Meningitis (ACWY) on Tuesday, 22nd January. Consent forms will have been sent home with your son/daughter.

Whole School Reminders

Ski Trip Meeting

On Monday, 21st January there is a Ski Trip meeting for all attending families from 4.30pm in Jubilee Hall. Please bring any queries or questions you may have to the meeting.


Whole School Upcoming Events

Monday - 21 January 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday - 24 January 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lower School

Upcoming Events

Monday - 21 January 2019
All day
Tuesday - 22 January 2019
All day
Thursday - 31 January 2019
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Upper School

Upcoming Events

Tuesday - January 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday - January 23, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday - January 24, 2019
All day