Friday 30th September 2022

THANK YOU to everyone who came to our Open Afternoon yesterday, it was so wonderful to see so many of you and hear your thoughts about Dulwich Wood Primary. A huge thank also to the Friends Team for serving refreshments and selling School Uniform, they raised over £300 for the school. 

We do still have a few school places to fill in KS2, so please spread the word. 

Learning Journey – ‘Journeys’

A snapshot of our week at Dulwich Wood:

Reception: this has been a fun and exciting week as we have started working with the story ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, using our Imagining learning tool. Today we were so thrilled to join the rest of the school for Fruity Friday!!!

Year 1: we transformed our classrooms into giant ‘Messy Maps’ and looked at aerial photographs of the school and surrounding area! Next week are going on a short walk to explore our local area., we will be visiting the station, St Stephen’s Church and Kingswood House!

Year 2: we have been using our empathy tool this week to put ourselves in the shoes of endangered animals! It has certainly been eye opening!

Year 3:we started our exciting Science topic; Rocks, Fossils and Soil. After we discussed everything we already know and what we wanted to find out, we became rock detectives and walked round the school grounds looking for everything we could find made out of different types of rock!

Year 4: we have begun our geography topic on the Caribbean this week, using our making links tool to identify Caribbean countries on a map!

Year 5: we have been using our asking questions tool as we dive into our science topic, Living Things and Their Habitats, focusing initially on plants and how they reproduce.

Year 6: we’ve been using our asking questions tool in all aspects of our learning. On our trip to London Zoo, we saw so many amazing animals in their habitats and even got to touch a few! We made links to our previous science learning about habitats, explaining why each animal was suited to live in their environment.

House Points

The Hawks are still in the lead. All houses had quite a number of late children this week, the gates open at 8:35am, so try to be here at that time to make the most of learning time. Any time after 8:50am is late!

Star Pupil Awards

Year 3: Eira, Habibah, Madina & Latifah

Year 4: Dizzy, Jay Jay, Emma & Amber

Year 5: Aila, Tiana, Scarlett & Dino

Year 6: Sadie, Mercy, Daniel & Wendy

PE News

We took a mixed team of Y5 & Y6 footballers to the Southwark Primary Schools football tournament yesterday. We were up for the cup but got beaten in the last minute of the final. Mr Sean said he couldn’t be prouder of the collaboration and sportsmanship our team showed. Well done to everyone who took part!

Fruity Friday

Fruity Friday remains very popular with many children bringing in their 50p’s and sharing what they have bought with their friends. All Parents are welcome to help with Fruity Friday, please just come to the Office for 9am (finished by 11am) on a Friday or email Reception will be going from next week.

Home Learning & Tapestry

Year 1 – Year 6 : Check Tapestry for home learning and spellings this week. Please contact the office ( if you have any difficulty logging on.

Dates for the diary

Thu 6th Oct – Iroko Theatre Performance 5pm – 7pm (See Poster Below)

Thu 6th Oct – Friend’s of Dulwich Wood AGM – 7pm (See Poster Below)

Fri 7th Oct – Harvest Festival (Y1 – Y6) at St Stephen’s Church – 9am. All Parents Welcome (See Poster Below)

Mon 10th Oct – Y3 Football Trip

Fri 14th Oct – KS1 Celebration Assembly – All Welcome

Fri 21st Oct – KS2 Celebration Assembly – All Welcome

Dinner Menu

Friend’s AGM – Thursday 6th October 7pm

Please come along and find out about the Dulwich Wood Parents Association, by being involved you will get to know more about us and how you can contribute to making your child’s Primary School experience the best it can be!

KETRA – We welcome everyone from the general public to this event. However, entry to the event is by first come first serve.

Tickets will be issued at the gate on the day of the event so please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the performance.