Our Learning Journey – Welcome to Our World

Our learning this week…

Reception – We have some very special visitors; the elves Ted and Ed have come to watch the children and report back to Santa. The problem is they can be a little bit naughty sometimes and they have been getting up to mischief when we’re not looking. The children have been writing some messages to Santa to let him know that Ted and Ed have spilled the paint, made a mess when making playdough and then climbed the Christmas trees. In maths we have been looking at repeating patterns and practised this with paper chains, music and delicious fruit kebabs!

Year 1 – We have continued with our theme of addition and subtraction in maths with children using both the number line and ten frames method. We have done some superb learning all to do with the human body and its senses in Science. In literacy we have been using our snipping tool to identify the different suffixes and root words in our book ‘Dinosaurs and all that rubbish’.

Year 2 – We have been so excited this week, using our imagination tool to try and solve some of the mystery around the story “Between Tick and Tock”. We found out that a girl called Liesel needed our help to solve the problems in her city and in order to do that, she stopped the town clock. We made some predictions about what her next steps would be and we are so eager to find out if they were right. In Geography, we have visited two other countries this week: England and Wales. Some of us tried leek for the first time, which was very fun to see, and we also had a go at repeating the longest town name in all of the UK (Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch).

Year 3 – In maths we have been using our reasoning tool very well to interpret and complete bar charts, pictograms and tables. In literacy we have been enjoying more of our story ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and have used our imagination to think about how Tranio, the main character, is feeling when he is on a boat escaping from Pompeii with his friend Livia. We also gave Tranio and Livia some very good advice about what they should do and we were very pleased when they followed our advice! We have had a great time in science putting bones in the correct places to make a human skeleton and in naming the different bones. We have also been finding out lots of interesting things about Sikhism!

Year 4/5 – We have been learning about atlases and used our knowledge of how to use the index to help us locate countries in North, South and Central America.  We have also explored human geographical features in Mexico and learnt all about Chichen Itza in the Yucatan peninsula. In Reading we have split into new groups and are really looking forward to reading all the new texts we have been recommended by Lynn from the Literacy Tree. Year 4/5 A have their last swimming session today then it will be the turn of 4/5B in January. All classes will have a second term in Year 6. Some Year 5 children have been working on their bikeability awards this week, it has been really cold but they have persevered and loved it!

Year 6 – This week, we have taken on the role as journalist and reported about the shocking and turbulent events that led to the tragic death of King Kong! In geography, we have been comparing life in UK to life in Morocco we have been using our making links tools to compare the many similarities and differences both human and geographical. We have used the book Mirror which is written in both Arabic and English to imagine what life is like in the beautiful country of Morocco!


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 Aylla & Dominic
Reception B   Aiden & Zoe
Year 1A  Macy-Jae & Asya
Year 1B Eliza & Mary Rose
Year 2A  Junior & Midyd
Year 2B Maya & Oheema
Year 3A  Aila & Fabio
Year 3B  Cassius & Vitoria
Year 4/5A  Malachi & Laurie
Year 4/5B Emilie & Malachi
Year 4/5C  Xavier & Leah Rose
Year 6A  Rania & Isabella
Year 6B Banjugu & Thea

Green Acorn Awards – 75 points! 

2A – Stanley, Fabian, Nathan M

2B – Muhammad, Mathis, Jason, Arlen, Eskandar

4/5A – Shanell, Raphael, Dario

4/5B – Malachi, Frank, Emilie, Ceyla, Ava, Aaryn, Shanice, Ellie, Beau, Aaliyah, Rylan

6A – Bazit


Christmas Performances

This year Christmas at Dulwich Wood is going to have to be a bit different. We can’t invite you into school so we are bringing you a virtual Christmas via YouTube.

On Thursday 17th you will be emailed 2 links to videos of your children performing in their Key Stage event.

Reception, Y1, Y2 will be bringing you a ‘Bundle of Joy’

Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 will be bringing you Christmas from St Stephen’s Church

We hope you enjoy them!

Calendar Dates

  • Last day for the Christmas Charity Shoebox Challenge – Monday 14th December 
  • Virtual Festive Talent Show (Popcorn will be on sale for 50p, link will be emailed) – Friday 18th December 
  • Last Day of Autumn Term (School Closed in the afternoon, No EMU Club) – Friday 18th December

Pick up times at the usual gates 

Reception1pm        Year 11pm

Year 21:10pm          Year 31:20pm

Year 4/51:20pm      Year 61:30pm

  • First Day of Spring Term – Tuesday 5th January 2021


Extracurricular Clubs

·         We will be running the same timetable of after school clubs for the Spring Term

·         Please book on Schools Buddy from Monday

Club Year Groups Day & Cost
Ukulele Club Year 4 & Year 5 Tuesday – £3.50 weekly
Steel Pans Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 Wednesday – £3.50 weekly
Spanish Year 2 Wednesday – £3.50 weekly
Key Board Club Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Thursday – £3.50 weekly
Key Board Club Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Friday – £3.50 weekly

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 14th December 2020

Monday 14th  Tuesday 15th  Wednesday 16th  Thursday 17th  Friday 18th 
Meal A Chinese Chicken Noodles BBQ Meatballs with pasta Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes and Gravy Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas Golden Fish Fingers

and Chips

Meal B Vegetable Noodles Tomato and Basil Pasta Quorn Roast with Roast Potatoes and Gravy Mild Chilli Cheese Burrito Wrap with Rice Quorn Dippers and Chips
Meal C Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato
Vegetables Sweetcorn & Broccoli Peas & Carrots Carrots & Cabbage Sweetcorn & Broccoli Baked Beans & Peas
Salad Bar ‘Salad of the Day’, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot ‘Salad of the Day’, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn ‘Salad of the Day’, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peppers ‘Salad of the Day’, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot ‘Salad of the Day’, 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

Friday 11th December 2020