At our Leavers' Assembly, we bade a fond farewell to our lovely Year 6 pupils who have made such a positive impact on our little school this year. We thanked them for being such good role models for the rest of the school and for so successfully leading the School Council and Play Leaders. We sang farewell songs, the Year 6s performed a short play, (hilariously over-acted by Jonny), the new Class 3 pupils gave their surprise presentation based on the Rio Carnival and finally awards, certificates and presents were given out - the Sporting Award went to Josh and the
Thu, 21/07/2016 (All day)
Our fantastic Year 6 pupils excelled themselves this year with the quality of their PEPI projects. These projects, which are chosen, researched, written up and presented by the pupils independtly, covered a wide range of topics this year, from rugby and Dartmoor birds through to acting and World War II. The Year 6 pupils showed their projects to the rest of the school before the official presentation to their parents in the evening. The parents were very impressed with the standard of the work and the hours of effort that had gone into each and every project. After b
Wed, 20/07/2016 (All day)
The three violinists at Doddi School, accompanied on piano by their teacher, Mr Deam, performed a short concert to the rest of the pupils to show how much they had progressed with their playing during the year on this beautiful but tricky instrument. We were all suitably impressed!
Wed, 20/07/2016 (All day)
The Doddi 100 Cub is now bigger and better. It is a joint venture between School, Pre School and Church, this means it will have even more ticket holders and the prize money will be even bigger. There will be draws made 6 times a year and 50% of the monies collected goes into prize money. Please support these worthwhile causes. The application form is available here.
Mon, 18/07/2016 (All day)
The children in Key Stage 2 have been working hard to help the children in Class 1 remember their rights. They worked in small groups and chose how they would put across their messages in a special rights assembly. Some groups made posters which were eye-catching and informative, one group made a powerpoint which also included a quiz, one group made up a 'Remember your Rights Game', which they played with the younger children, and the last group made up a special rights song with actions, which they performed for everyone (please click on the link to see a film of this song!) The KS1 children really enjoyed this assembly and could remember far more of their rights by the end. Well done to our hard-working KS2 pupils!
Mon, 18/07/2016 (All day)
As part of our goodbye to Mrs Evans, we held a fantastic tea-party on the school playground to celebrate her ten years with us and to wish her a very happy retirement. Andy Treene gave a speech about how important Mrs Evans has been to us here at Doddi and she then unwrapped her enormous leaving present - a beautiful bench upon which she will be able to sit and instantly be transported back to us! She was also given an almost equally large card made with love by all the children. We then tucked into a delicious tea provided by our lovely parents. Good luck
Fri, 15/07/2016 (All day)
We held an Activity Day at the Teign Valley Hall so that all the pupils and staff could share a last, fun-filled event with Mrs Evans. We began by making team mascots and flags for the three house teams - The Blue Brothers, The Golden Nuggets and The Noble Bloods! Then the activities, led by Tim Flint, began on the field. We played lots of games together, including: the plank game, which involved the children getting themselves in name or height order balancing on a plank; raid the nest, where the teams tried to acquire as many goodies from the central store
Wed, 13/07/2016 (All day)
Each class in the school took part in the Grow your own Potatoes competition. They carefully watered and tended their crops, hoping that their class would grow the most potatoes with the greatest weight. After the potatoes were harvested, the crop was counted and weighed. The winning class this year was Class 3 with 98 potatoes weighing in at 1,930g. In second place was Class 2 with 92 potatoes weighing 1,610g, and Class 1 came third with 90 potatoes weighing 1,375g. The harvest was then taken to the school kitchen where Lisa cooked them for us all to share &nd
Tue, 12/07/2016 (All day)
As part of the French Twinning Association, twelve French students stayed with Doddi families on their visit to England. These children, plus their accompanying adults, came into Doddi to experience life in our lovely school. Their visit began with a quick Awake and Shake session and they then joined pupils in Classes 2 and 3 in a cookery session, making some delicious scones which they later enjoyed with some tasty jam. After a question and answer session, the children, in mixed teams, took part in a sporting competition consisting of five different activit
Mon, 11/07/2016 (All day)