Friday 5th March 2021

We are ready for a full reopening of all year groups

on Monday 8th March 2021

Many of you may have mixed emotions about returning to school. While we are all excited to join together again as a community, some people may feel anxious about what it will be like after a few months away from each other. Thank you to Holly (Y5) for writing about how it might feel going back to school.


World Book Day 2021

We are so impressed with the incredible effort that everyone made to celebrate a ‘virtual’ World Book Day! Children will receive their WBD Book Token when they return to school on Monday.

A huge thanks to Mrs Freychet-Stevenson for organising the really popular Masked Singer!

Many thanks to the Friends of Dulwich Wood for organising the World Book Day Quiz. Did you guess any of the brilliant characters???


Star Pupils this Week

Reception – Claire, Sadija, Abubaker & Amilia

Year 1 – Latifah, Arlen, Rhoda & Harry 

Year 2 – Rozi, Ruan, Lydia & Jason 

Year 3 – Fabio, Olaf, Scarlett, Greta H & Morgan 

Year 4/5 –Myelle, Youness, Leah Rose, & Xavier

Year 6 – Danny, Denisa, Shania & Tatiana


Lockdown House Points 

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Well done to the Falcons for winning the Lockdown House Points!

We will add all the points to the running total!


School Attendance

School attendance will be mandatory from Monday 8th March 2021. This means that it is your legal duty as a parent to send your child (if they are of compulsory school age) to school every day. If they are not going to be in school then you must inform the school office on the first day of absence.

Wrap Around Care

We hope to be able to resume Wrap Around Care when we return from the Easter holidays (Monday 19th April).

Covid-19 Home School Agreement

We know from our experience in the Autumn Term that it is essential that the whole school community takes responsibility for keeping each other safe. This is why we are insisting that every family reads the Covid-19 Home School Agreement. Please read the agreement with your child to remind us of our expectations.

What measures are in place to minimise risk to your child?


Each Year group is a bubble. The aim of the system within the school is that, where possible, these bubbles mix only with each other from arrival at school in the morning until the children go home at the end of the school day. Each year group has their own designated space in the dining hall and on the playground to ensure that bubbles do not cross over.

Staggering start and finish times/arrangements

What time does my child start school?

All children can arrive at school between 8:35am – 8:55am. Children must arrive by 08:55am at the latest. Parents must respect social distancing at the designated gate and leave promptly once your child has gone into school or has been collected from school.

Which gate will my child use at the start and end of the day?  What time does my child finish school?
Reception – Reception Gate (Lyall Avenue)

Year 1 – Main Gate (Bowen Drive)

Year 2 – Main Gate (Bowen Drive)

Year 3 – Main Gate (Bowen Drive)

Year 4/5 – Carpark Gate

Year 6 – Carpark Gate

Reception – 3:10pm (collection from Reception gate)

Y1 – 3pm (collection from main gate)

Y2 – 3:10pm (collection from main gate)

Y3 – 3:20pm (collection from main gate)

Y4/5 – 3:20pm (collection or walk home from carpark gate)

Y6 – 3:30pm (collection or walk home from carpark gate)


What happens if my child is late for school and their gate is closed?

In order to minimise risk to the school community, children must be on time for school. If your child arrives later than 8:55am you will need to telephone the office so we can arrange for your child to be escorted safely to their classroom.


What happens if I am late to collect my child at the end of the day?

In order to minimise risk to the school community, children must be collected promptly at the end of the day. If you are late to collect you will need to telephone the office to arrange to collect your child; children will not be permitted to sit in the school.


Can my child bring a bike or scooter to school?

We will continue to promote walking, cycling and scooting to school and will ensure that there is somewhere for your child to safely leave their bike.


Can I enter the school site?

Parents will not be permitted to enter the school site, children will be welcomed at the designated gate by a senior leader and returned to that gate at the end of the day.

Should you need to pick up your child at any time during the day this must be pre-arranged by telephone with the Office Staff.


What measures are in place to ensure high standards of hygiene?

  • Sanitiser dispensers have been installed throughout the school e.g. at each entrance.
  • Warm water and soap are available at every sink in the toilets, and in classrooms with sinks.
  • A paper towel dispenser and bin have also been placed in all classroom toilets.
  • Hand hygiene will be promoted and encouraged, and parents/guardians are asked to support the school in reinforcing this message.
  • In accordance with the PHE guidelines, the school will be thoroughly cleaned at least once per day. Particular attention will be focused on frequently touched surfaces – door handles, handrails, chairs/arm rests, communal eating areas, sink and toilet facilities.
  • All staff will have access to cleaning products and will be required to maintain cleanliness of their own work area. Staff should thoroughly clean and disinfect their work area before and after use each day.
  • Waste will be collected regularly from all areas within the school.


Does my child need to wear school uniform?

Children will return to school in their school uniform. They will wear their PE Kit on PE days (same as Autumn Term).


How can I prepare my child for coming back to school?

  • Reassure them that there will be lots of familiar adults who are there to help them and answer their questions.
  • Remind them about how well they used their learning tool kit during the school closure.
  • Talk about the Covid-19 Home School Agreement.
  • Discuss all the fun events that are coming up (see below).
  • See top tips for transitioning back to school here.

Dates for your Diary

Fri 5th Mar – Fri 12th Mar Science Week 
Mon 8th Mar ALL children return to school 
Mon 15th Mar – Fri 19th Mar Census Project Week 
Fri 19th Mar Red Nose Day  (Bring £1 & dress up as your favourite superhero)
Wed 31st Mar Easter Activities Afternoon (Picnic lunch in year group bubbles, Easter bonnets & egg hunt)
Thurs 1st Apr – Fri 16th Apr Easter Holiday
Thurs 6th May  School Closed – Polling Station (Southwark Council have designated Dulwich Wood Primary as a polling site)

Dulwich Wood Dinner Menu

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

Monday 8th  Tuesday 9th  Wednesday 10th   Thursday 11th  Friday 12th 
Meal A 

Cheese and Tomato Pizza with Cajun Potato Wedges

Beef Lasagne with a Garlic & Herb Bread Wedge Roasted Chicken with Roast Potatoes & Gravy Beef Bolognese with Pasta Crispy Fish Fillet and Chips
Meal B Vegetable Supreme Pizza with Cajun Potato Wedges Macaroni Cheese Vegetarian Sausages with Roast Potatoes & Gravy Quorn Bolognese with Pasta Veggie Nuggets and Chips
Meal C Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato
Vegetables Sweetcorn, Broccoli and Cauliflower Medley Carrots & Broccoli Peas & Cabbage Broccoli & Sweetcorn Baked Beans & Peas
Salad Bar ‘Salad of the Day’, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peppers Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Carrot Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Sweetcorn
Desserts Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Bowl Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Slices Cheese & Biscuits/ Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Salad