Friday, 11th November 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

Ace Time

On Wednesday it was our French Day. We covered topics such as The Tour de France,  The artiste Matisse and The Eiffel Tower. We ate croissants and pain au chocolat at break with coq au vin (sans vin!) for lunch. The students attended a puppet show, in French of course! We also had a specialist French story-teller called Fanny who read different French stories to each of the year groups. It was a lovely day - Merci beaucoup to all and particularly Mme. Bamberger and Mrs. Sutton for their help, organisation and encouragement. To view more photos from the day, please click here.


Year 6 have shared their human body process models with us all this week. they are displayed in the main corridor. It is great to see them demonstrate their learning in such a variety of different ways

Year 1 and 2 had a great trip to the Wallace collection, Elliot in Year 2 informed me that he really liked the horse armour.


Learning is an on going lifelong activity, and with that in mind we wanted to remind you of the following:

Access to Britannica School - Online Edition

Dwight School London is subscribed to Britannica School which is a fantastic resource available to students from within school as well as at home and can be accessed on any device!

Britannica School supports the core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science and History and will enable your child to access thousands of articles, videos, images and games in all subject areas for free. Most importantly, you can be confident that the material is from a trusted, unbiased, and reliable source – all within a safe and age-appropriate online learning environment.

To access Britannica from home simply use the following URL and ID Number:

Student login ID's are in the following format:
DS + student surname

Ex: DSMarquez

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or other online resources provided by the school contact

Updates and Reminders

  1. Our Lower School Book Fair will be taking place in the week beginning November 21st - Book purchases will take place in the Hall on Tuesday, 22nd, Wednesday, 23rd and Thursday, 24th.
  2. Our Parent Association Winter Fair will take place on Saturday, 10th December from 11am-2pm.
  3. Our Non uniform day for donation to the Fair will be on on 9th December

  4. Our Lower Primary Performance involving children from Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be taking place on Tuesday, 13th December. It is called The Snowman at Sunset and rehearsals have started.

  5. A reminder that we break up at noon on Friday, 16th December.

Upcoming Trips and Special Days

Maths Day

Next week there is a Maths Day on Wednesday - we will be asking children to work in groups around the school, to wear their house colours and to complete an exciting array of Maths tasks.


Children in Need

Next week we will be celebrating Children in Need Day  along with many other schools in the UK. Children in Need is a British Charity that supports children in the UK and abroad. - We will be asking children to give a donation and to dress up in spots for a Spotacular Day.


Swimming Competition

Next week our Swimmers represent the school at the Annual Barnet Inter Schools swimming competition. Over 25 schools usually take part.  Good Luck to all our swimmers on Thursday.


Kindergarten and Reception Trip

Kindergarten and Reception will be visiting a Forest School at Highgate on Monday afternoon next week . This is an invaluable part of their studies as it helps children develop their self-esteem and confidence through hands-on learning experiences.

Super Question and Language of the Week

´╗┐Rose in Year 5 identified that French was very obviously going to be the language of the week this week - merci beaucoup Rose.

The Super Question was answered by Sara in Year 6, who answered that 446 would be the age of Guy Fawkes if he were still alive today.

In line with French Day we have set the following Super Question for Monday. We have asked who is the current President of France?


Thursday - 17 November 2016
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday - 23 November 2016
All day
Friday - 9 December 2016
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Dwight School London

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