Friday, 31st March 2017

Lower School Newsletter


Learning in the Lower School


It has been another exciting week in the Lower School!


Delightful Dancing!

Throughout this half term the children from Year 1 to Year 6  have completed a section in their PE curriculum that focuses on dance, movement and creativity. On Wednesday, all the groups (and the staff) shared their dance moves during an assembly. This year we made it competitive by adding House points for the best House dance in each year group and the overall winner were the Discoverers.


The students had a great time performing in front of a large audience. We have shared some of the pictures above. There was an eclectic selection of themes for the dances ranging from animals through to conflict. There was also an eclectic mix of music ranging from old film songs through to the modern music of today. To view more photos, please click here.



Red Nose Day

Thanks to all the children that took part in Red Nose Day last week. The Lower School  raised £127.50 for this worthy cause - well done!

Auva Superstar

Year 6 student Auva, unfortunately missed out on her Talent Show slot due to a clash of dates. On Tuesday, she shared her talents at our assembly. She is a pianist and she played Tears of Joy, Canon in D, Fantasy in D minor, and Love StoryWe are pleased that she got the opportunity to perform as we were very impressed with her talents. She has been playing the piano for over 5 years and she is proof that with commitment, perseverance and dedication you can succeed.


Year 6 Prefect Clubs - Clubs Next Term

Every year we give Year 6 Prefects and Year 6 Student Councillors the opportunity to run a Prefect Club. Each group has to apply with an overview of their sessions and the resources they would need. The Prefect Clubs take place at lunch and last for three weeks.

I am pleased to see that we launched three Prefect Clubs this week. We have a T-shirt Decorating Club, an Indoor Games Club and a Cake Decorating Club. I hope it is a good experience for the students that lead the clubs as well as for those that joined.


Congratulations to Ines S, Josh, Jake, Rebecca, Iria, Yasmina, Ella, Rony, and Shira for organising resourcing and being brave enough to run Prefect Clubs.


On the subject of Clubs our official Term 3 ones open online at 4.00pm today, Friday, 31st March and they close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, 18th April. They will run from May 2nd until June 30th (for 8 weeks) We again have a large selection of clubs for a range of ages. Please click here to select a club for your child.


Fun Run and International Breakfast

We had a fabulous turn out this morning for our Fun Run and International Breakfast. The younger students did laps of the playground with their parents whilst the older students ran around Swan Lane Park. We then all got to enjoy food from around the world at our International Breakfast. So far we have raised £575 from the sponsorship money - Well done everyone. To view more photos, please click here.



  •  The school gates open at 8.20am. Only children who are on buses or who have formally registered for Breakfast Club are allowed in before 8.20am.
  • 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

  • School closes for three weeks on Friday, 31st March. There are no classes but some offices including the Admissions Office and Finance Office are open for families with any queries. The Lower School Office will closed for part of the Holiday.
  • We return on Monday, 24th April for the new Summer Term.
  • Please use the following links to subscribe for bussing, lunches, and peripetetic music lessons.
  • Maths Challenge Day is on Thursday, 27th April.
  • Earth Day will be celebrated in the Lower School during the first week back.

Updates and Key dates for Term 3 2017

  1. Clubs will start in Term 3 on Tuesday, 2nd May.
  2. Our New York Exchange starts on 6th May when we welcome Dwight New York students to our school.
  3. Arts Depot Show is on 30th June ( see below).
  4. Sports Day is on 5th July.

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 Which country has just celebrated a New Year? The answer was Iran - and Rayaan in Year 5 gave the correct answer. This week I asked the students to see who could be the first to find the new twelve sided, 1 pound coin launched on Tuesday. Miya managed to find one and bring it in here is her picture!

Have a happy and a safe break , we look forward to seeing you again in April.

Matt Parkin
Lower School Principal


Dwight Parent Association Events

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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