Friday, 24th March 2017


Lower School Newsletter


Learning in the Lower School


It has been another interesting and exciting week in the Lower School.


Residential Trips 
Year 5 and Year 4 have really enjoyed their Residential Trips this week. A school should equip students with life skills and, having spent some time with the Year 5 students this week, I think this is most certainly happening. Year 5 have spent the last 3 days on a residential trip at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. Here they made their beds, made their lunches, cleaned the breakfast table, washed cups, got ready for bed and learnt about streams, rivers, animals, habitats, food chains and the water cycle. Year 4 also had their residential trip to Moat Mount this week and they, too, enjoyed becoming more independent by setting up the table for lunch, tidying their rooms (eventually) and looking after their belongings. They did some orienteering, problem-solving, team games and they became more independent.

Many thanks to all the children for making the trips such a success and to the staff who worked very hard to ensure that it was.




Last week I forgot to mention a runner who represented the school. His name is Asahi, he performed very well for our Cross Country team. Well done again to all the students that represented the Dwight Lower School last week.


Kazuki Superstar!

Kazuki is in Year 6.  He got a medal this week. He took part in the Maths Challenge and out of 64,000 children he was placed in the top 1000. We are really pleased for him and proud of his achievements. He loves maths and this medal reflects his hard work and perseverance. 


Year 6 Transition and IBMYP Workshop and Activity Evening

It was fantastic to see so many families at our Year 6 Transition and IBMYP Workshop and Activity Evening last night. The parents found it a very valuable evening that gave them a much clearer understanding of the MYP programme and its benefits. You can find some of the resources that Mr. Atkinson shared with us on the MYP section of our website here.


The footballers received their trophy last week

It was exciting to be a part of the celebrations this week with the footballers who won the Under 8 Football Team inter-school five-a-side tournament at the Power League on Thursday afternoon. Here is a picture of them celebrating with their hard-earned trophy.


Dwight Scientists 

Our Dwight Scientists visited the Kindergarten and Reception class this week. They spoke to our youngest children about Science. They spoke about asking good scientific questions and carrying out experiments. Here is a picture of them carrying out an experiment.


Lower School celebrate Red Nose Day

Our assembly today was led by the Year 6 Student Council members and the Year 6 Prefects. They presented a slide show about Red Nose Day. They shared what Red Nose Day is, what it does and how the money collected help children and adults across the world. They showed a video of a boy called Hassan who via Red Nose Day collections had started to attend a new school in Seirra Leone.  We are now considered a Red Nose Day Super School and we all wore red today.



  • Please be aware that parking on the zig zag lines outside of school is illegal. Some people are still doing this and we are wary that it could result in a fine at best or an accident at worst.
  • If you visit the school after 9.00am or before 3.20pm you must register at the front office. Other times of the day are considered pick-up/drop-off times and do not require you to register.
  • If you arrive late at school, please take your child to the office to register, we will then ensure he/she gets to their class. You can also email the school at

The Week Ahead

  • Dwight Lower School International Fun Run and Breakfast takes place on Friday, 31st March. Please click here if you can help to support the event.
  • Development Tuesday will take place on Tuesday, 28th March. Please note that school will finish early on that day at 2.30pm.
  • School closes for three weeks on Friday, 31st March.

Updates and Key dates for 2017


  1. Next term starts on 24th April.
  2. Clubs will start in Term 3 on Tuesday, 2nd May.
  3. Our New York Exchange starts on 6th May when we welcome Dwight New York students to our school.

Arts Depot Concert

Tickets are now available for the Lower and Upper School Concert at the Arts Depot in June. Click here to book your seats!



Super Question and Language of the Week

Last week our Super Question was What national day is celebrated in Northern Ireland and Ireland on March 17th? -  Aadi said it was St Patrick's Day of course. This week we asked Which country has just celebrated a New Year? 

Have a great weekend and don't forget the clocks go forward !

Matt Parkin
Lower School Principal

Dwight Parent Association Events


Quiz Night This Saturday!

Date: Saturday, 25th March, 7-10pm

Meet: Jubilee Hall, Upper School, 6 Friern Barnet Lane, N11 3LX

Our Quiz Night takes place this Saturday, 25th March. Parents, staff and friends are welcome to attend! At £15pp including dinner and a lot of laughs, it's good value for a night out. You can book a ticket here, or buy your tickets at the door.

April Out and About event – Petersham Nursery and Ham House

Date: Thursday, 27th April
Meet: 9am West Finchley Tube station or 9:45am Waterloo Rail Station ticket area
We will take a Southwest Train out to Richmond.
Cost: £10.80 House entrance + your train and lunch costs

This will be a BIG day out in SW London! Starting with a visit to Petersham Nursery for a browse and lunch and then we head over to tour Ham House – a grand, 17th century Stuart House!

Please let Michele – know if you are interested in joining or for more information.




Saturday - 1 April 2017
All day
Sunday - 2 April 2017
All day
Monday - 3 April 2017
All day

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6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

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