Friday, 2nd December November 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

Ace Time

Year 3 shared their learning with us on Friday morning. They looked at conflict resolution. This is an important part of their learning. They use the S.A.L.T. method which stands for Stop Ask Listen Talk. It is a great strategy and the students demonstrated it very well. The Year 3 classes have also learnt about place value and what numerals represent when they are in certain places. To conclude they shared some creative shape poems. It was a great assembly and it was finished off by a short message from our Digital Leaders team about E- Safety- Well done everyone!

Our Book Fair took place last week. As a school we get a percentage of each book that is sold that can then be used to buy more books for the Lower School library. Mrs. Mastoridis has been very good at promoting this event and she has told me that we raised approx £775 to spend in our library. Our plan is to buy a selection of books that support some of the Units of Inquiry. We also wish to purchase more international books and more higher level reading books. Thanks again to everyone involved in the Book Fair, our next one is in 2017!

Dwight Radio put together a radio jingle this week to promote the Lower School Winter Fair - click here to listen to it.

On Friday we hosted a Decorating club also in preparation for the Lower School Winter Fair. For those of you new to the school. The Winter Fair is an annual event that this year will take place on Saturday, 10th December - Jake and Rebecca in Year 6 wrote the following about the Fair:
Once again we are having a Winter Fair. There will be lots of activities to look forward to and to take part in. Year 6 have been preparing by making amazing decorations and centrepieces for your Christmas tables. We also have a variety of other decorative products for those that celebrate other winter festivals. There will be activities such as barbecue, bouncy castle, international food store, raffle prizes, hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies, name the bear, lucky dip, arts and crafts, five-a-side football, books and toys, carols, stocking fillers, and even a Santa's grotto (Santa will be visiting). It will be such fun. We hope you will come!

Food Glorious Food

This week we tried our Food Glorious Food Initiative also known as Tastetastic!. It was nice to see some children risk-taking and trying out new foods. Throughout the week there was a selection of foods such as curries, sausages, fish beef as well as a large selection of healthy fruits and salads.


Updates and Reminders

  1. Our Winter Fair is on 10th December and our Non-Uniform day for donation to the Fair will be on on 9th December

  2. 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.

  3. School closes early at 2.30 on Tuesday 13th of December for Development Tuesday 
  4. A reminder that we break up at noon on Friday, 16th December

Community Choir
Our next choir session will be on Tuesday, 6th December at 5.15pm in Jubilee Hall. We look forward to seeing you there! For more details, please click here.

Upcoming Trips and Special Days

  • Year 6 are being visited by the First Aid Team on Monday, 5th December. They will learn how to be First Aiders.
  • Year 2 are being visited by the Barnet Recycling Team on Tuesday, 6th December. They will learn more about how to recycle reduce and reuse.
  • The Dwight Footballers have a scheduled match against Highgate on Friday, 9th December.

Super Question and Language of the Week

The Super Question was correctly answered by Haruki in Year 3. He gets a Sparky for being knowledgeable. He knew the next storm scheduled for the UK will be called Storm Barbara!
Our Language of the week for next week is going to be Russian. Our Super Question next week is What is celebrated in Scotland on November 30th?


Friday - 9 December 2016
All day
Friday - 9 December 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - 10 December 2016
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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