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Friday, 30th September, 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

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We were entertained and informed by Year 6 during their assembly last Friday. They reminisced about their time in France, sharing what they learnt and remembering some funny moments too. They are a courageous group and I have been very impressed with their positive attitude and their behaviour as role models for the rest of the Lower School.

 
After School Clubs took place again this week - I spent a bit of time with Asahi working on his passing skills as part of Mr. William's popular Football Club on Monday. This may be a good opportunity to remind you that we do run an After School Club / sometimes called Homework Club is always available to students in Year 1 to Year 6 we have recently re-named it as DASH club which stands for Dwight After School and Homework Club.

 

 Year 4 presented some of their work in the assembly this morning focusing on their well organised Nations Day that featured foods from all over the world (I particularly liked Bruno's Spanish tortilla). Also focusing on their poetry work that contained haiku's and witty limericks.

 

Learning is not something reserved for our children. On Thursday we hosted our first Parent Workshop based on Phonics; how it is taught and how parents can support their child's development in this area. The workshop was specifically for parents with younger children and it was nice to see that over 20 parents attended. Click here to view the presentation. Please look out for more Parent Workshops next term.

 

Responsibilities in Year 6

Last week we announced that the school had voted for the Head Boy, Jake Hawkes and Head Girl, Rebecca Pattni. This week we are pleased to announce that we have 6 students to congratulate who have been chosen to be House captains for the year, they are: 
Discoverers: Tamar and Jasim

Explorers: Shion and Iria
Inventors: Alexander and Yasmina

Our Digital Captains have also been chosen for the academic year. We are pleased to announce that Federico  and Saihaj will be leading our ICT gurus throughout this academic year.  There are still more roles that will be filled over the coming weeks including Prefects, Eco Rangers and Student Council members.

Transitioning

This week both Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed their visits to the Upper School as part of their transition preparation. They took part in Art, Design, Science, Maths and Drama lessons on Wednesday and English, French, Mandarin, and Individuals and Societies on Thursday. Alexandra in Year 5 described the day as great! I think many of our students particularly enjoyed the technology lesson when they worked together as a production line to create a fleet of model planes. Giving our students the opportunity to see what the Upper School is like is a very important part of our curriculum. Throughout the rest of the year they will be spending additional time at the Upper School, and there will be information sharing sessions for parents scheduled throughout the year. The first being the Upper School Open House on Thursday, 13th October at 10.00am. To register, please click here.

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Upcoming Trips

Year 2 will be visiting Borough Market next week as part of their work on healthy food. They will be exploring foods from various cultures. Their trip takes place on Wednesday, 5th October. Please ensure your child is wearing sensible footwear, a coat and brings a small back-pack for their lunch. If you child usually has school lunch, a packed lunch will be provided.

 

On Tuesday, 4th of October, Year 4 will be swimming as per usual. This time they will be joined by some Year 3 students. This is because we are starting to put together our swimming team ready for the Primary School Swimming Championships taking place at Barnet Copthall on 17th November. Year 3 and Year 4 will trial this week and Year 5 and Year 6 the week after. Miss Mills is excited about our team's chances this year.

Super Question of the Week

Well done to Shion in Year 6 who answered our Super Question correctly that the next Olympics/ Paralympics will take place in Pyengcheong, South Korea. Next week the Super Question is about Independence day celebrations - Which European country celebrated it's independence on October 1st?

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday - 5 October 2016
All day
 
Friday - 7 October 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Tuesday - 11 October 2016
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 

Dwight School London

6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

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