Friday, 16th December November 2016

Lower School Newsletter

Learning in the Lower School

Ace Time

We had a lovely Winter Wonderland Fair last Saturday. We ate lots of gorgeous food, marvelled at the home made decorations, saw Santa, played football, took part in art and craft activities, bought some lovely jewellery, got excited by the range of books, toys and DVDs and we even had a health check up! It was a great day capped off with a raffle. The main prize, a hamper, was won by the Hood family. Many thanks to the many people who helped to ensure it was such a success, many parents, staff and children gave up their time and used their talents to make the day so memorable. Early indicators show that we raised well over £1700 which will be split across the Parent Association and the Lower School's chosen charities North London Hospice and War Child. To view photos, please click here.


On Tuesday our younger students shared with us the loveliest show to get us into the festive mood. It was called Snowman at Sunset and it featured narrating, singing and dancing (The children even made a snowman). Thanks to the EYFS Team, The Lower Primary Team and the Music Team for their coordination and organisation. It was lovely, you can view some photos from the performance here.


Mr. Van den Bosch and the Dwight Scientists have launched a competition to design a logo for the Dwight Scientists. The logo needs to be on A4 paper and it needs to reflect three key learner profiles: knowledgeable, inquirer and communicator. To learn more about the Dwight Scientists, please click here.


We are very excited to share with you our second radio programme. Both students and staff have been involved in recording and editing the Autumn Dwight Radio Programme.


A special thanks to the student Digital Leaders in Year 5 and 6 who gave up some of their lunchtimes to host the radio programmes and to support others in recording their learning.


To listen to the program go to the Dwight Radio page on the school website. The radio programme will play at 10.00am, 2.40pm and 6.00pm every day.


Clubs Registration opened on Wednesday, 14th December this week, and will close on 9th January, 2017. They are available on the website here. All clubs start on the week beginning 16th January and finish week ending 17th March, lasting 8 weeks in total.


Staff and Student Goodbyes

As an international school, at the end of the term we sometimes have a few children leaving us. This term we are saying goodbye to children joining new schools in Spain, Japan, and beyond. Good luck to them and we look forward to hearing all about their new adventures when they have settled

We are also sad to say goodbye to Mrs Milena Psaras. Milena has been with us for 10 years working with our youngest children and has always being available with a helping hand and a smile when required. She has helped children to play together, learn together, try out new things and to be inquiry-minded. We all will miss her and wish her well .

Updates for next year!

  1. On Friday, 16th December it is our Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. We finish at noon and and there is no Homework club.
  2. We are excited about our Virtual Reality (VR) Day on Wednesday, 11th January. All children aged 5 and up will be taking part. We will be one of the first schools in the UK to try it - click here to view a video of a VR class going on a Google Expedition.
  3. Year 4 Trip to the British Library on Thursday, 12th January
  4. Year 6 Trip to the Houses of Parliament on Thursday, 12th January
  5. Year 6 Visit to Upper School on Wednesday, 18th January

Updates and Key dates for 2017

  1. Young Voices Concert (involving children from Upper and Lower School) 20th January.
  2. Mid Year Reports sent out in the week ending 10th February.
  3. Ace Time takes place on 9th and 10th February.
  4. Year 5 have their 3 day & 2 night Residential in Suffolk from 22-24th March - more details to follow.
  5. Year 4 have their 2 day & 1 night Residential in Greater London from 23-24th March - more details to follow.
  6.  International Fun Run and Breakfast takes place on Friday, 31st March.

Super Question and Language of the Week

Super Question was correctly answered by Milla in Year 4, who knew it was that Planet Earth was more popular than the X Factor for children.
The Languages of the week were Russian and Ukrainian - we were helped by Igor in Year 6.

Finally on behalf of the School may I wish you Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - We return back to school on Monday, 9th January. Here is a lovely video made by our EYFS Team and starring the EYFS children to make you smile over the festive period.
Matt ParkinLower School Principal


Saturday - 17 December 2016
All day
Sunday - 18 December 2016
All day
Monday - 19 December 2016
All day

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