Friday, 1st July 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School


This week the Year 6 children presented their Exhibition work as they conclude their time as part of the IBPYP .


The main  focus points of the IBPYP Exhibition is for our students to engage in an in-depth collaborative inquiry. It gives them the opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning.


The Year 6s have worked very hard in their teams and have developed their skills throughout the term as they have prepared for this event. The Central Idea that inspired their inquiries was: Throughout history people have explored, journeyed and settled all over the world.


The Exhibition that took place on Thursday evening was open to all visitors. One of our guests for the Exhibition was Dr. Lucy Cooker, who is PGCEi (international) Course Leader at University of Nottingham.   Dr. Cooker is interested in many facets of the IB Programmes and visits IB Schools through the world.  While she was here she interviewed staff children and parents.


To view more photos from the event, please click here.

New Teacher in the Lower School

Last week I informed you of  staff who were either leaving or joining Dwight Lower School. This week I want to introduce you to Miss Mills who is our new PE teacher. Miss Mills visited us on Tuesday and spoke at length to Mr Cusack about our PE program and our children. She will be joining us in September and sent us this message:


Hi I'm Ashlea Mills, an IBPYP and IBMYP PE teacher from Australia. I previously held the position of Junior School PE and Sport Coordinator and SnowSports Coordinator for four years at an IB PYP school in Melbourne. After relocating to London,I'm currently a PE Teacher, Year 6 Form Leader and Head of House at an all-girls independent school in central London. I love  netball and have  a passion for the integration of technology in PE.

Super Question and Language of the Week

This week the Super Question was about the EU referendum. Brexit was the correct answer given by Shion in Year 5. Next week the final Super Question of the year is: Which are the last 4 teams in the European Football Championships 2016? ( It doesn't include England!)

Our Language of the Week was Vietnamese and this week we have learnt how to use some sign language. 


Next year's classes are listed below. The Lower School is likely to have between 20 to 40 new students join us and they, too, will be given places across the Lower School in September. We have had an excellent year this year and want to continue to build upon our excellent reputation, to reflect on what we do and to support and enhance children's learning within the IBPYP.
On Monday, 4th July the students will be given the opportunity to visit their new classrooms with their new teacher. This is known as a Transition Day. Year 6 meanwhile will be visiting Upper school in preparation for life as an Upper School/Secondary School student.

Year 6 and Leavers Assembly
There will be a Year 6 and Leavers Assembly on Friday, 8th July at 9am. Parents are welcome to attend.


Monday - 4 July 2016
All day
Tuesday - 5 July 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 6 July 2016
All day

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