Friday 20th November 2020

Our Learning Journey – Welcome to Our World

Our learning this week…

Reception – We had a very special start to the week as Miss Rowe, Emu and Fifi came to sort the children into their houses which was really exciting! In literacy, we have been reading the story ‘I am Henry Finch’. The children have enjoyed exploring what it means to listen to our thoughts and how we can help our ‘flock’ overcome difficult times. In maths we have continued to explore number with a focus on counting accurately and comparing two sets of objects to find out whether they have more, fewer or the same (equal) number of objects.

Year 1 – We have been resourcing and planning our designs for free-standing models of London landmarks. In literacy we have continued our book  ‘Stanley’s Stick’ and retold the story in our own words as well as self-editing. In maths we have been focusing again on place value and in particular empty box problems.

Year 2 – What fantastic poets we’ve been this week! We started by learning some techniques for reciting and performing poetry, which we then applied when recording our poem, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Take a look on Tapestry if you would like to see it! Also, to help both characters, in science, we’ve been looking at, and exploring the properties of materials, so that we can find a suitable one for their boat. In geography, we’ve started planning our journey by looking into the different countries that form the UK as well as their respective flags, and also getting our passports ready to go. Maths this week has been about exploring 2D shapes and their properties, which we’ve been doing really well.

Year 3 – In science we have been learning about nutrition. We examined food packaging with a food label decoder and looked at how much sugar, fat and salt different foods contained. We were all shocked when we compared the different cereals and keen to take home our label decoders! We are coming to the end of the ‘Tin Forest’ and the children have produced some beautiful, descriptive writing describing the forest. We are very much looking forward to our visit to the woods next Wednesday!

Year 4/5 – we have been learning about an ancient Mexican civilisation, the Mayans.  We have been exploring what deities they worshipped and what they symbolised.  We have also created some of our own deities and explained why they may have been worshipped.  In science we have been creating our own classification keys using what we know about the different types of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants.

Year 6 – We have continued reading our class text ‘King Kong‘. We explored the impact of the author’s use of language and used musical instruments to create our own sound scape to create atmosphere as we read the text. In geography we have been honing in on Morocco exploring the country’s physical and human features, and in art we made Moroccan plates!

Star Pupils of the Week

This week the Class Teachers have chosen these Star Pupils and we celebrated their learning in our Zoom Assembly this morning.

Reception A Godson & Chiagozie
Reception B  Tia & Astrid
Year 1A Juno & Archie
Year 1B Dilan & Mehaf
Year 2A Sonny & Kerem
Year 2B Yaseen & Mathis
Year 3A Makeda & Brooke
Year 3B Greta L & Greta H
Year 4/5A Shanell & Jeannie
Year 4/5B Shanice & Maria
Year 4/5C Kyode & Princess 
Year 6A Ryan & Michaela
Year 6B Felwa & Pariya

Green Acorn Awards – 75 points! 

Year 1A: Alexis, Archie, Amber, Harrison, Israel, Jiuliana, Kyron, Macy-Jae, Sebastian, Asya, Bea, Elshaday, Hector, Indigo, Juno, Sofia, Wren, Mikel, Arlen, Carlota, Eira, Harry, Ilara, Kate, Kelly, Kiyana, Luna, Princess

Year 2A: Leayah, Nathan T, Victor, Keremico, Midyd, Sapphire

Year 2B: Amber, Ezekiel, Marialey, Zafirah, Lydia, Margot D, Margot R, Mylah, Gabriel, Kelechi, Mia, Ohemaa, Precious, Rudy, Yaseen

Year 4/5A:  Alexander, Myelle, Mirza, Wendy, Holly, Jeannie, Nana, Rocco, Seren, Valentina

Year 4/5C: Aysha, Azra, Leah-Rose, Ronnie-Lou, Destiny, Jake

Year 6A: Omari, Rania, Alba, Eliza

Year 6B: Jakub, Hector, Majeedah


Learning Reviews

School will be closed on Monday 30th November.  Make your booking via Schools Buddy (contact the office if you need help booking your appointment)


School Photos – Wednesday 2nd December

A photographer will be coming to school on Wednesday 2nd December to take individual photos of all the children. The photos can make great Christmas presents (see the website). Due to the current bubble groups we won’t be taking sibling photos at this time.

Calendar Dates

Flu Immunisation – Tuesday 24th November

Learning Reviews via Zoom (School Closed) Monday 30th November

School Photos – Wednesday 2nd December 

FODW Winter Reindeer Walk – Saturday 5th December 

Christmas Jumper Day/ Christmas Lunch Friday 11th December

Last Day of Autumn Term (School Closed in the afternoon) – Friday 18th December

First Day of Spring Term – Tuesday 5th January 2021

Kingswood Estate Black History Month Celebrations

Friends of Dulwich Wood Events 


BBC Children in Need – Together We Can: We raised a whopping £330 for Children in Need last Friday.  Well done to everyone for the incredible effort. Did you see us on the BBC? Watch our video again here!

Odd Socks Day – Anti-Bullying Week: We all wore odd socks today to celebrate what makes us all unique.  Remember the message: If the kids are united we’ll never be divided.

#OddSocksDay    #AntiBullyingWeek    #UnitedAgainstBullying

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

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

Reception – Miss Greenaway, Deputy Head (

Year 1 – Miss Castle, Assistant Head (

Year 2 & Year 6 – Miss Davies, Assistant Head (

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 – Mrs Jary, Deputy Head (

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


Dulwich Wood Dinner Menu

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

Monday 23rd  Tuesday 24th  Wednesday 25th  Thursday 26th   Friday 27th 
Meal A Chinese Chicken Noodles BBQ Beef Meatballs with Pasta Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes

&  Gravy

Beef Cottage Pie Salmon Fish Fingers & Chips
Meal B Tomato and Basil Pasta Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Potato Wedges Vegetable Pastry Slice with Roast Potatoes & Gravy Quorn Bolognese with Pasta Quorn Dippers with Chips
Meal C Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato
Vegetables Peas & Carrots Green Beans & Cauliflower Carrots & Cabbage Sweetcorn & Roast Vegetables Baked Beans & Peas
Salad Bar Celery & Apple, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot Potato Salad, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn Pasta Salad, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peppers Beetroot Salad, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot Coleslaw, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn
Desserts Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Salad Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Bowl Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Cheese & Biscuits/ Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Salad