'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
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

Easter at Doddi School, April 2014

The end of the Spring Term is upon us and the Easter Holidays beckon!  We held a special assembly to say well done to all the children who have had 100% attendance since the beginning of the school year.  Well done to Alice, Anna, Izzy, Millie, Rosie and Kita.  Mr Cupper also came in to judge our fancy dress competition for the costumes the children made for World Book Day.  The winners were as follows: The Robot with no Bottom (Millie), Ninja Turtle (Josh), Mr Bump (Tigerlily), Mr Stink (Ashley), Medusa (Aine) and Mr Benn (Teo).  Well done to all the children

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Fri, 04/04/2014 (All day)

This week's short newsletter

Mini Crickets, April 2014

This term Class One have been lucky enough to be working with Mr Chappell from The Devon Cricket Association.  He  has been teaching the children the basic skills involved in cricket as well as working as a team, being a good sportsmen and scoring, (this involved some tricky maths).  This has been a really fabulous experience for the children and I am impressed with the progress that they have made.

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28.3.14 Mini crickets - Tay and Violet batting (Small)
28.3.14 Isabel and Lucas learning how to field (Small)
Fri, 04/04/2014 (All day)

Seating in library, April 2014

The School Council decided that rather than buy new beanbags for the library, they would rather use the old caterpillar seating that used to be in Class 1.   This has now been cleaned up and is ready for use.  Izzy found it to be very comfortable!

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Fri, 04/04/2014 (All day)

Pirate Movies

This term Class One have been learning how to create and produce short films.  The children started my learning how to programme things with simple instructions such as a Beebot or me pretending to be a Sandwich Bot (a robot that needed to be programmed to make a jam sandwich).  Once the children understood how to write simple instructions (algorithms) they were ready to plan their short film explaining how to make something a pirate might need.  The children wrote their scripts, made all of their own props and filmed and edited their films with very

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Thu, 03/04/2014 (All day)

CHICKWATCH comes to an end

Today we noticed that Eric had developed his tail feathers.  We cannot believe how much he has changed in 8 days.  The chicks had their final height and weight check and again we were surprised how much they keep growing.

Ziggy - 16cm and 80g

Eric - 17cm and 100g

Hufflepuff - 17cm and 80g

Cheepy - 15cm and 70g

Tip-Tip - 14cm and 80g

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Wed, 02/04/2014 (All day)


Ziggy, Eric and Hufflepuff are now a week old and are becoming increasingly mischievous because they are always trying to escape.  Their wings have got bigger and stronger and this means they are able to use their wings to help them jump further.  It is nearly time to let them go.  We have started to put names in a box of the children who would like to take them home as this will mean that we can draw names from the box and it will be a fair way of deciding who can take a chick home to live with them.

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Tue, 01/04/2014 (All day)


After a restful weekend at Miss Davies's house the chicks were full of energy.  The chicks were weighed and measured and we were surprised at how much they had grown.

Zigg - 13cm and 60g

Eric - 15cm and 60g

Hufflepuff - 14cm and 40g

Cheepy - 13cm and 40g

Tip-Tip - 14cm and 40g

Tue, 01/04/2014 (All day)

Big Write, March/April 2014

Click on the link below to find out about the week's cold and freezy Big Write!

Mon, 31/03/2014 (All day)
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