'Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught well.' Read how good Doddi School is in our latest Ofsted report

Our recent Ofsted inspection was on the 24th and 25th September 2013. We were
visited by one inspector for the two days, who watched lessons, looked at our attainment
data and spoke with staff, pupils and parents. He judged the school to be good with the
behaviour and safety of pupils being outstanding. We feel his report is very positive and
acknowledges many of the good things we do as a school. Some of his comments were;
· Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught
well.
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

The end of the school year, July 2014

The end of the school year saw two big events at school, the first being the Music Showcase led by Mr Deam and Mr Buckley who teach many children at Doddi.  The Showcase gave the children a great opportunity to show off their progress this year and was enjoyed by all.

The second event was, of course, the Leavers' Assembly where we said goodbye to Connor, Aine and Millie.  There were poems and plays, awards and presents, and laughs and tears and hopefully, a good send off for our three fabulous Year 6 leavers of 2014.

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Wed, 23/07/2014 (All day)

End of year visit to Woodah Farm, July 2014

The whole school upped sticks and walked along the lanes to Woodah Farm for an end of school year trip.  When we arrived, we found that Mrs Elworthy had prepared a delicious lunch of hot dogs and salads for us to share.  After we had eaten, we split into our class groups and did three different activities: pond dipping, a caterpillar investigation and a guess the words game.  It was hot work in the sunshine but we all had a great time.

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Mon, 21/07/2014 (All day)

Year 6 PEPI and Bowling, July 2014

Our three Year 6 pupils have been working hard over the last term to produce their very own PEPI project which showed off their research, writing and display skills.  This year, we had a Dr. Who project from Connor, a project about the Clifton Suspension Bridge from Millie and a project about Van Gogh and his art from Aine.  They were fantastic pieces of work, enjoyed by the other Doddi pupils and by the Year 6's friends and family who came to view them.

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Sat, 19/07/2014 (All day)

Final newsletter for this year

Sports Day, July 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic Sports Day on the Teign House Inn field watched by many parents and friends.  The children began with their skills challenges such as the wellie throw and tennis ball keepie ups and then moved onto the races which included the egg and spoon and the sack race.  Competition between the three teams was fierce and the end results were very close indeed - 158 to the Blues, 163 to the Yellows and 165 to the Reds.  Well done to everybody who took part but especially the Red team for being the overall winners this year. 

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Mon, 14/07/2014 (All day)

Bikeability, July 2014

The Year 5 and 6 pupils are honing up their cycling skills with Ivan Tabernor from Bikeability.  The Bikeability scheme ensures that children become confident and safe cyclists on the road using guided sessions starting on the playground and then progressing out to the lanes around school. 

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Mon, 14/07/2014 (All day)

This week's newsletter

Croft Farm Residential, July 2014

This year’s residential took place over 3 days at Croft Farm JCA Activity Centre in Gloucestershire.  It was the most amazing place with its own lake and many purpose built activity structures such as the climbing and abseiling walls.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities especially those on the lake such as wind surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, and became very proficient at these in a short space of time (and swimming in the lake when they fell off!!).

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Fri, 11/07/2014 (All day)

Dartmoor 3 Ball Finals, July 2014

Our fantastic Y5/6 Dartmoor 3 Ball team played in the partnership finals at Stover School.  They played amazingly well, being beaten in only two hard-fought games and came fifth overall (out out 52 primary schools!)  Well done team!

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Fri, 11/07/2014 (All day)
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