Our Learning Journey – Welcome to Our World

Our learning this week…

Reception – We have been continuing to learn the story of Henry Finch. We have been doing lots of thinking, and looking at our thoughts – are they helpful? Positive thoughts make us feel good and help us achieve our goal! In maths we have been ordering numbers and in phonics we have learnt the sounds w, x, z and zz.

Year 1 – We have started our new book ‘Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’, writing down some dreams as well as using both adjectives and superlatives to describe a setting. In maths we have been looking at the differing ways in which we can partition a number using ten frames and part whole models. Our design and technology learning has been amazing, we have created free standing structures of London landmarks!

Year 2 – We have been on a real adventure this week! We took our passports and tickets to a classroom transformed into Northern Ireland and Scotland and examined the human and physical features of both. In maths, we’ve been exploring what a line of symmetry is and we used our collaboration tool to help us understand and talk about how to use repeated addition. Using our planning tool is going to help us write our own poems in Literacy next week inspired by the Owl and the Pussy Cat.

Year 3 – We have been learning about measurement and have really enjoyed estimating and measuring things in the classroom. We found out about the importance of exercise in science; we were really fascinated by the many benefits of exercise that we weren’t aware of. We finished our book the Tin Forest with a trip to Dulwich Woods. We were over the moon to find our tin sculptures displayed and hanging from the trees. We then had an open-air theatre performance with each class performing the story. It was a really special afternoon. A big thank you to all the parents who helped!

Year 4/5 – We have been amazing mathematicians this week, exploring improper fractions and mixed numbers as well as converting between the two. We then moved on to adding and subtracting fractions with denominators that are multiples. In writing, we completed our newspaper articles about Philippe Petit, the man who walked between the Twin Towers. We wrote in role as journalists working for the New York Times, incorporating eye witness statements as well as factual information.

Year 6 – We have been using our imagining tool to write diary entries from the perspective of one of the main characters in the story of King Kong. Children demonstrated their understanding of the emotional journey this character went on and how his feelings changed overtime.

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 Beau & Constance
Reception B  Maissa & Zafer
Year 1A Arlen & Princess
Year 1B Latifah & Wendy
Year 2A Koto & Leayah
Year 2B Muhammad & Max
Year 3A Tianna & Nehemiah
Year 3B Lola & Joey
Year 4/5A Holly & Nana
Year 4/5B Pemi & Aaryn
Year 4/5C Michael & Daniel
Year 6A Ash & Emily
Year 6B Yago & Giovanna

Green Acorn Awards – 75 points! 

Year 3B: Isaac

4/5A: Grace, Laurie, Fatima,

4/5B: Delphina, George, Maria, Amandine, Rahim, Hafsa, Luca, Ralph

4/5C: Aryd, Kyode, Mahdi

6A: Jubril, Amelie, Michaela

6B: Azariah, Star, Tatiana, Yago, Faeyaleescia, Pariya, Jacob, Nayan, Sally



Learning Reviews – Monday 30th November

  • You will have been sent the link on school’s buddy and emailed a copy. Please contact the office if you are unsure of your time.
  • Sign in with your child’s name so the teacher knows when to let you join the meeting.
  • Please read the Zoom Agreement attached.


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.


Home Learning – Tapestry

Please check Tapestry for this week’s home learning. In addition to the weekly spellings you will also see a maths sheet to consolidate the learning from the week. There are also ‘Nine things to do at home’ that can be completed over the next few weeks. Please continue to log into Timestable Rockstars/Numbots and read daily.  Fortnightly ‘Learning Logs’ will begin after the Christmas Break.


School Uniform Wednesdays

·         Uniform orders can be placed and paid for on the Schools Buddy App at any time.

·         They can be collected from the Office on Wednesdays between 2.30 and 3.30pm.

·         Orders received from Wednesday through to Tuesday will then be available to collect the following Wednesday.

·         If you are unable to make the collection window then please contact the office to make alternative arrangements.


Calendar Dates

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

Virtual Festive Talent Show Entries Due – Friday 11th December

Last Day of Autumn Term (School Closed in the afternoon, No EMU Club) – Friday 18th December

First Day of Spring Term – Tuesday 5th January 2021



Friends of Dulwich Wood Events 



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 (ogreenaway@dulwichwood.com)

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)


Dulwich Wood Dinner Menu

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

Monday 30th  Tuesday 1st  Wednesday 2nd  Thursday 3rd Friday 4th 
Meal A  


Learning Reviews

School Closed

Beef Lasagne with a Garlic & Herb Bread Wedge Roasted Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy Beef Bolognese with Pasta Golden Fish Fingers and Chips
Meal B Macaroni Cheese Vegetarian Sausages with Roast Potatoes & Gravy Quorn Bolognese with Pasta Quorn Dippers and Chips
Meal C Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato
Vegetables Carrots & Broccoli Peas & Cabbage Broccoli & Sweetcorn Baked Beans & Peas
Salad Bar Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peppers Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn
Desserts Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Bowl Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Cheese & Biscuits/ Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Salad

Friday 27th November 2020