Friday, 23rd June 2017

Lower School Newsletter


Learning in the Lower School

Assembly Success
This week we have had three assemblies. On Monday, the Year 6 students completed their Exhibition by presenting their work in an assembly to the M1 students from the Upper School. On Wednesday, the youngest children in the school, gave a lovely assembly that included songs, stories, dance moves videos and lots of laughter. They helped us learn about saving water and sharing.  They were excellent and really enjoyed showing off their skills to one of our largest assembly audiences ever! You can view their fun video about saving water here. On Friday, Year 3 shared their learning about the environment, poetry and persuasive writing. They too demonstrated higher levels of learning and a desire to do things well. 

Art Attack !

Last Tuesday Mrs. Boughton launched our Art competitions, called Rock Around. The objective is to get the children to paint a rock that reflects them. The stimulus for this idea came from this website. Following the Art theme our student's work from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 was  displayed in the Art Room and art work from the Lodge was displayed in the classrooms and there were lots of fantastic puppets by Year 1 displayed along the stair case.  

Next Thursday 29th June we have invited an external artist to join us. She is an expert in wicker, and we are hoping to produce some wicker based items by next Thursday.

Charity Work

As you know the Lower School currently chooses two charities to support each year. Last year we supported an International Charity: WWF and a local charity: The North London Hospice. On Wednesday the Head boy and Head girl presented a cheque to our neighbours at The North London Hospice for £1082.77. 


This was raised through numerous school events, donations and the school shop. They were very pleased with the cheque and they wanted us to remind our community that the North London Hospice are organising a Bubble run on the 2nd July and a Street party on the 16th July. Please check their website for details.

Summer Fair Reminder
On Friday we had a Non-Uniform Day. We collected many interesting and exciting donations that will be on sale tomorrow including - emoji key rings, scooters, books, CDs, DVD games, Furbies, robots, jigsaws, used uniform etc.


Summer Fair Dog Show

We are excited to announce that this year we will be holding a dog show at the Summer Fair. The show will start at 11.30am and will include the following categories:


  • Best female
  • Best male
  • Best mixed breed
  • Best pedigree
  • Waggiest tail
  • Best in show


Entry into each category will cost £1 and the overall winning dog will get to take home a lovely dog hamper! Money raised will go towards Friends of the RSPCA Southridge.

Holiday Camp and Science Camp Updates

Due to maintenance work taking place over the Summer break we have had to curtail the amount of Holiday Club slots available. We will be readvertising shortly as there will be now a Holiday Club for children aged 3-6 years on August 14-18 and August 21-25 only. Here is a link if you wish to sign up.  We have had to cancel the Science Camp completely. Here is a link to their website if you wish to go on any of their camps that are hosted at various venues around London



Come and join the fun at the Dwight Community Choir, the social singing event for parents & staff at Dwight Jubilee Hall.

Upcoming rehearsal date: June 27th, always from 5 - 6.30pm at the Jubilee Campus, 6 Friern Barnet Lane, N11 3LX. Text or ring for details: 07941 078674

Arts Depot

We have started our rehearsals for the Arts depot Performance taking place on Friday June 30th. Tickets are still available for the event that will feature all of the children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 as well as the students from the Upper School. It should be a great occasion and we hope to see you there.


  • Safety:  It is particularly important to remind parents to be safe when dropping off their children in the morning. Please ensure that you park in a safe place and that you are aware of other drivers, neighbours, and pedestrians in the area.
  • Holidays: If you are spending some time away from school with your child, you do need to ask permission, and can do so by emailing Mr Parkin.
  • Late for school: 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

  • Our Summer Fair is on Saturday, 24th June. 
  • We are joined by 6 students in the Lower School who are here for work experience over the next two weeks. We wish them well.
  • Art Attack : Wicker Day is on Thursday, 29th June - all classes are involved.
  • EYFS Cake Sale on Friday, 30th June after school.
  • Arts Depot Show is on Friday 30th June.

Key dates for Term 3

  1. Our Lower School Sports Day is on Wednesday, 5th July from 9.00am - 2.30pm
  2. Our Prizegiving Day is on Monday, 10th July at 9.00am
  3. Tuesday, 11th July is Development Tuesday and the last day of the academic year; school will close at 2.30pm on that day. 

Super Question and Language of the Week

This week our Super Question is Which country won the ICC Champions Trophy? 


Have a good weekend, hope to see you at the Summer Fair.

Matt Parkin
Lower School Principal


Dwight Parent Association News and Events

Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair is approaching quickly. It takes place on the school sports field on Dale Green Road from 11.00am until 2.00pm on Saturday, 24th June. It is run by the school community and led by the DPA (Dwight Parents Association.)

It is a time when we come together as a school community. We look forward to seeing many of you there.


June Out and About event – A re-scheduled tour of Chislehurst Caves in Kent (due to Storm Doris cancelling the last!)
Chislehurst Caves is a 35 km long series of intersecting tunnels used for chalk and flint mining from the 13–19th centuries.

Date: Thursday, 29th June
Meet: West Finchley tube station 9.00am – or Charing Cross rail station ticketing area at 9.45am – We will take the 10:06 Southeastern Train from Charing Cross to Chislehurst (30 min ride)
We will plan to take the 11.00am caves tour.
Cost: £6 to enter the caves and approx £12 for train ticket

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


Wednesday - 5 July 2017
All day
Thursday - 6 July 2017
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday - 11 July 2017
All day

Dwight School London

6, Friern Barnet Lane. N11 3LX

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