Friday, 18th November 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

Ace Time
What a great day we witnessed on Wednesday! It was our annual Maths Day when students split into groups and tried out a variety of maths puzzles in a variety of settings - this year we included learning engagements in: 2D shapes, number, measuring, capacity, tesselations, time, volume, 3D shapes, weight and patterns. Well done to everyone and particularly to Ms. Dunaway for organising it.

The Dwight Radio Logo Competition closed last Friday. Judging took place on Monday and Mrs Hornshaw, Mrs Rehman and I were hugely impressed with the quality of entrants.After a very difficult time judging, we agreed that our joint winners were Joao in Y5 and Rione in Y6 - special runners-up mention goes to to Ethan Y4, Sofia Y3, Elina Y4, Harel Y5 - all others entries get 2 points each.

Well done to the boys in the Football team who played last Friday. Ben, the football captain, has written a great report of the matches played so far that we will be sharing towards the end off the season.

Finally, thanks to everyone for participating in the Children In Need event today.  It was great to see so many children involved and it is always nice to know that they are helping disadvantaged children throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Last week we collected money for the poppy appeal and we raised £57.25.



Our swim team took part in the Inter-Schools Swimming Competition on Thursday. Very well done to Milla, Joshua H, Saranya, Alex B, Antoni, Theo, Eliza, Alexandra H, Alex J, Marika , Ben, Joshua M, Joshua S, Ines S, Tamar, Rione Miya, Sterre and Alice. We competed very well, in front of a large audience and we got a top 5 finish - Well done to everyone concerned.

Recycling in Year 2

It was really nice to meet the Year 2 class on Thursday who wanted to interview me about my recycling habits. They collated the information about recycling, they documented the answers on their clipboards, and this also linked this in with their Maths work on surveys. They were all very pleasant, very polite and very inquisitive.

A FREE Taste Tastic Week in the Lower School

With the dark cold mornings now here, how would you love a week of not having to get up and make a packed-lunch for your son or daughter?


Holyroyd Howe would like to invite all children in the Lower School to enjoy their Food, Glorious Food, for a week, for FREE from 28th November - 2nd December! This will be a fantastic opportunity for children that are currently having home lunch to be risk-takers and try out new foods. It will also give parents time to have an extra cup of coffee in the morning, without the worry of what to pack for lunch for a whole week!


If your child currently has school lunch, do not worry, you are not going to miss out on the free lunch for a week, one week will be deducted from your Term 2 lunch fees. Look out for more details coming soon.


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.


  • School Times: Lower School gates open at 8.20am and close at 4pm. We do open earlier for bus children and paying Breakfast Club members. If you would like your child to join Breakfast Club please contact Mrs. McCullough in the Office.
  • We also stay open later than 4.00pm.This is for after school activities and DASH club (Formerly known as Homework Club). No child or families should be on the playground after this time.
  • As the nights close in and get colder we wish to remind you that children need to have the appropriate warm clothing and coats. If possible they should wear something reflective if they are walking in the dark.
  • The final reminder is again about parking - please ensure you do not park on the zig-zag yellow lines. It is illegal and could result in a fine or points on your driving licence.

Upcoming Trips and Special Days

  • Our Year 6 SRE talk to Year 6 parents takes place on Weds morning from 8.45-10am in the Eco Classroom.
  • Our IBPYP Parent Workshop, open to everyone, takes place on Thursday evening 6.30-8pm at Woodside Hall, please click here to register.
  • Year 3 have their trip to the Art gallery as part of their reflection skills on Wednesday.
  • Year 5 Assembly where they will be sharing their learning about "persuading"  takes place on Friday at 9am.

Super Question and Language of the Week

The Super Question was correctly answered by Auva in Year 6, who answered that Mr Hollande is the president of France. She gets a sparky for being knowledgeable.

This week the Super Question is Who is Buster the Boxer?


Tuesday - 22 November 2016
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday - 23 November 2016
All day
Wednesday - 23 November 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dwight School London

6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

+44 208 8920 0600