Our Learning Journey – Together Again

It is wonderful to see all the children coming into school ready to learn! Our first full week together has gone smoothly with lots of new routines and establishing the new normal for Dulwich Wood. So far, we have had a virtual Singing Assembly, a socially distanced Sorting Ceremony and a chance to sing our school song. Our staggered lunchtimes are working well, and the children are all enjoying the new chill out areas including the Friendship benches (thank you Friends of Dulwich Wood!).

From next week we will be resuming clubs – Emu Club and some extracurricular music clubs will be available.

Thank you for the incredible support that we are receiving from the school community, we are so impressed with how well all the children and parents have adapted to all the changes.


Next Week’s Dinner Menu

Dulwich Wood Dinner Menu | from 14 September
Dulwich Wood Dinner Menu | from 14 September

Just to confirm we that we have a pork free menu. During lockdown ham sandwiches were a very popular option with our families, and we did offer ham sandwiches or cheese sandwiches last Friday. Now that we have resumed our hot meals there will not be any pork products on the menu.

Water Bottles: Please remember to bring back your water bottle every Monday.


Wrap Around Care

The Emu After School Club staff are looking forward to welcoming your children back starting on Monday 14th September.

Bubble Groups

Early Years Bubble (Nursery & Reception)– based in the Reception Area- pick-up Reception gate

KS1 Bubble (Year 1 & Year 2) – based in the Upper Hall – pick-up Main gate on Bowen Drive

KS2 Bubble (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) – based in the Lower Hall – pick-up main gate on Bowen Drive


Your child will be offered a cold snack and a drink around 4pm or 4:35pm if they have attended an extracurricular club (they will be going by the dietary requirements stated on their admissions form).


All Emu Club Sessions are £10. Due to the cost of specialist music teachers and the Emu Club staff required to provide this service we are unable to make a discount if children also attend an extracurricular club.

Pick Up

All families registered for next week will receive a text with the phone number to ring when you arrive at your allocated gate to collect your child. A member of staff will bring your child to the gate. Please note that if you have children in the Early Years Bubble and a KS1/KS2 Bubble you must collect them from the allocated gates. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but as I am sure you understand we have to comply with public health guidelines and the school’s risk assessment.


You can book 7 days in advance using Schools Buddy. Please contact the office if you need any further assistance. (office@dulwichwood.com or telephone 020 8670 5470).

Extracurricular Clubs

Starting from next week (14th September)

Book via Schools Buddy

We hope to introduce more extra-curricular clubs later this term

This payment will be in addition to the Emu Club payment

Club Year Groups Day & Cost
Ukulele Club Year 4 & Year 5 Tuesday – £3.50 weekly
African Drumming Year 3 Tuesday – £3.50 weekly
Key Board Club Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Thursday – £3.50 weekly
Friday – £3.50 weekly


Home Learning

Please continue to read daily with your child, it’s one of the most beneficial things that you can do to support your child’s learning. We won’t be sending home any formal home learning this half term. We would like children to be happy and settle back into the school routine. We will be sending home reading books over the coming weeks. More information to follow.


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Thank you to all the parents who have made the drop off and pick times so efficient. If you are unable to maintain a 2m distance from others at the gate then a face covering would be appropriate. Please can I also remind you to promptly move away from the area once you have collected your child.


Who do I contact if I have a concern or question?

If you have a query about your child’s learning, please contact the Senior Leader responsible for that year group.

Year 1 – Miss Castle, Assistant Head (gcastle@dulwichwood.com)

Year 2 & Year 6 – Miss Davies, Assistant Head (hdavies@dulwichwood.com)

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 – Mrs Jary, Deputy Head (hjary@dulwichwood.com)

If you have a query about Schools Buddy or uniform please contact the office. (office@dulwichwood.com)