Friday,11th March 2016
Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

Our Reception students have been learning about spring. They went on a school trip on Monday and whilst they were on the trip they did some detective work. Their task was to start looking for signs of spring in Grovelands Park. They were very inquisitive and they found some crocuses and daffodils. They think that spring is here, and we all hope they are right!

Year 4 students have been enjoying their first residential trip at Moat Mount. They have been learning about map reading, nature, team building, conquering assault courses, and archery. Throughout the two days they have been learning to be more independent, extending their risk-taking and working well collaboratively in different teams. Mrs. Brooks and Mr. van den Bosch were very impressed with the students' behaviour and their willingness to try out new things.

Year 6 are starting preparations for their trip to Dwight New York. Our students and their New York colleagues in Grade 5 are starting to link up electronically via Skype and Edmodo. The excitement is beginning to build up as they look forward to meeting one another in May.

Congratulations to Haruki Y2, Angad Y4, Ayane Y4, Raoul Y6, Eliza Y3, Noy Y3 Joshua Y5 and Shira in Y5. They have become our Dwight Scientists. They have been chosen by Mr. van den Bosch and the school leadership team to promote Science in the school and contribute towards our Science week in late April.

Last week we enjoyed celebrating Book Week. We want to congratulate the competition winners Ellis and Alex in Y2 who won the Match the Teacher to the Book competition. Koutarou Y3, Yuki Y2, and Shira Y5 won the 3 book based Inter-House competitions.

Congratulations to Will in Y6 who represented his London baseball team in Barcelona last weekend and he pitched a no hitter!

Please note that the final day of Clubs for this term is today Friday, 11th March. The only club that will continue into next week is Performance Club that will take place in Mrs. Duggan/Mrs. Hornshaw’s room on Monday, 14th March. Our electronic letter for next term’s Clubs will be sent out on Tuesday, 15th at midday. The clubs for Term 3 include: Design Technology, French Club, Coding, Speech and Debate, Football and even a Comedy Improvisation Club, which is bound to make you smile!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Our Year 3 to Year 6 performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will take place on Wednesday, 23rd March.  The show is free to view; however, we will need to limit seats to two per family. The show will start at 6.30pm and should be completed by 8.00pm. The students are now starting to rehearse more together in preparation for the show. We hope to see you there.

Super Question and Language of the Week

Super Question
Our super question was What is the full name of the author of the Harry Potter series of books? Her name is Joanne Rowling- for her books she became JK Rowling with the K meaning Kathleen – both Sam in Y3 and Lisako got the answer correct.

Next week the Super Question is to find out What new Olympic sport involving eagles, will take place during the Summer Olympics in Rio 2016?

Language of the Week
Next week our language of the week will be Korean.

Important Dates for this Term

  • Years 3-6 Performance - 6.30pm Wednesday, 23rd March
  • Last full day of this half-term is Thursday, 24th March
More details about these events will follow shortly.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 16th March
12.30pm Year 6 Student Presentation on Screentime

7.00pm Parent Presentation on Screentime in Jubilee Hall, 6 Friern Barnet Lane - All Welcome

Year 3 Science Museum Trip

Kindergarten & Reception Willows Farm Trip

Year 5 Depart to Flatford Mill



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