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
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.
The School Council took two of our governors, Mr Porter and Mr Goode, around the school on a learning walk to show them the fabulous things that we do! Mr Porter then judged the Handwriting Competition from the handwriting samples on display in the school hall. The winners were: Class 1 – Rosie and Violet, Class 2 – Sam G. and Jonny and Class 3 – Brooke, Isaac and Anna. We done to all our winners.
Fri, 07/03/2014 (All day)
To celebrate World Book Day, everyone at school dressed up as a book character - even the staff, who each dressed up as one of the Mr Men! The children had a grand parade of their costumes in the hall at the beginning of the day and towards the end of the morning, they got into teams and took part in a special Book Quiz. The children then worked in pairs, a KS1child working with a KS2 child, sharing a book and then collaboratively writing a summary of the book with a special illustration. These pieces of work will all be put into one special book which will be on
Thu, 06/03/2014 (All day)
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the Friends of Doddi School made a fantastic pancake breakfast which was shared by the whole school community. Everyone then decamped to the playground for the infamous pancake races. Anyone who wanted to race, from the youngest Pre-school child to the oldest teacher, raced the length of the playground and back, tossing their pancakes with accuracy and precision – well, maybe not everyone, but an exceedingly good time was had by both participants and the cheering onlookers!
Tue, 04/03/2014 (All day)
Our Year 5/6 gym team comprising of Isaac, Aaron, Millie, Izzy, Aine and Anna, coached by Matty, competed against Dunsford and Rydon in the Teign Gym Tournament. They performed incredibly well with skill and precision and came second overall with a score of 245 to Rydon's 260. They will now go on to compete at the Partnership Finals later in the month. Well done Doddi.
Mon, 03/03/2014 (All day)
We have all been working really hard over the last year to make our school a rights respecting school through our work, how we look after our environment and how we interact with one another. Mrs Hillier, the South West RRS Professional Advisor, came into school for the day to carry out an assessment as to whether we had reached the Level 1 standard. She met with the Rights Group, with children from each class and with parents, staff and governors. She was led around the school on a learning walk by the Rights Group who pointed out all the fabulous things we are doing
Mon, 03/03/2014 (All day)
We had a lovely clear night for our Star Gazing Event led by Dr Tim Harries, an astrophysicist from Exeter University. We began the evening by filling our stomachs with delicious soup and hot dogs cooked by Mrs Wylie, and then Dr Harries talked to us about space, the planets and stars. He showed us how meteorites form craters on earth (using marbles, flour and cocoa powder!) and also, how rockets can be shot into space (using pills for upset stomachs!!) We then went outside to look at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. It was a fabulous e
Sat, 01/03/2014 (All day)
Please click on the link below for this week's designing Big Write.
Fri, 28/02/2014 (All day)
As part of their Big Write, the Key Stage 2 children were asked to write a short story for the 500 Words Competition held by Radio Two. Many of the older children typed up their stories so that you could share them. Please click on the links below to be amazed by the stories created by the fabulous imaginations to be found here at Doddi School!
Wed, 26/02/2014 (All day)
What a treat for the beginning of the second half of the Spring Term! The Class 3 children visited Teign School to meet author, Michelle Paver. She talked to the pupils about her two new books set in ancient Greece whose central characters are two children, a dolphin and a lion! She then carried out a book signing for those children keen to read her stories.
Mon, 24/02/2014 (All day)