We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 1 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Ash and Silver Birch classes.

The Year 3 ‘What is new and different’ presentation is available as a video or to download. Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, PE, clubs, homework, expectations, attendance and behaviour.

KS2 Level 2 Cross Country Competition – 29th September 2022

Twenty Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Level 2 Cross Country competition at Wykham Park Academy today! They competed with resilience and determination despite the long distance they had to run. They were great team players, cheering one another on and congratulating each other as they finished their races. Well done to Mika who got an amazing 15th place out of over 100 runners and Harmony who was placed 29th in the Year 5/6 Girls race out of over 100 runners! All pupils attending did Dashwood proud and were a credit to our school!

In our next assembly, each of the four teams will be awarded a certificate for teamwork due to their support of one another; cheering each other on; and congratulating their team mates!

Ruby (Year 6) has been awarded the self-belief certificate for her resilience. Despite finding the very long run a challenge, she ran to the very end and never slowed down!

Mika (Year 3) has been awarded the passion certificate because he ran with determination and even had a smile on his face at the end!

Harmony (Year 6) received the determination certificate because she set her sights on running as well as she had the year before and she never gave up. She kept her pace and spirit of determination! Well done Harmony! Arthur (Year 6) also receives recognition for his determination because he kept on running and, despite the challenge of the long distance, was determined to finish in the top half of runners!

A big thank you to Aaidah (Year 5), who should real team spirit, stepping in to the competition to replace a friend who was poorly. Aaidah was a super team player and smiled throughout!

Fossil Hunting

This week, Year 3 had a fascinating trip to a quarry in order to learn more about fossils. Having completed some work on fossils in the classroom, we were delighted that the children could tell Amy (our fossil hunting expert) how fossils are formed. Amy told the children about the geology of the area and showed them a range of fossils, including the key features to look out for. After this, the children were given the opportunity to dig for fossils themselves. Despite the chilly wind and drizzly weather, the children really got stuck in and many fossils were found.

At the quarry


Hunting for fossils

Ash Class explore Horley

Ash Class have had a really good time at Horley. Many thanks to Mike and Jane from The Michael Harding Trust for hosting us and showing us around Horley Village. We had a really good time looking at the key features of a village including thatched buildings, iron stone houses, old mills and mill streams as well as the village church. The weather was lovely and the children enjoyed making some geography field sketches.

Horley drawings

"The children were a credit to your school, beautifully behaved, attentive and inquisitive."
Jane from The Michael Harding Trust

Silver Birch Class at Horley Woods

Silver Birch Class had a brilliant day out at Horley woods. They enjoyed exploring the area and looking at the geographical features. They also drew some impressive field sketches.

Silver Birch class Horley trip

Where next

Term 2

We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 2…

Term 2

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