'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.

Christmas Celebrations

The very last few days of term have been full of exciting events.  Firstly, there was our special Christmas lunch where all the children, staff and governors squeezed into the hall and share a delicious meal prepared by Tina, our lovely dinner lady.  Next, came our Music and Mince Pies Event where the children treated the audience to a musical extravaganza to get them in the festive spirit.  The last day of term, as always, involved lots of fun and games, and a special assembly where all the children who have been in school every single day during the Autumn Term received a c

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Fri, 19/12/2014 (All day)

This week's newsletter 19th December

Cinderella Rockerfella, December 2014

Our Christmas production this year was the pantomime Cinderella Rockerfella and was a complete 'sell-out' for both performances.  It was full of the usual characters of Cinderella, the (very) ugly sisters, the fairy godmother, Prince Charming (in a slightly different guise as Rockerfella) and Cinderella's friend, Buttons, and they were joined by some new characters including Dan Deeny (Rockerfella's manager), a fairy brigade and a magical, talking mirror.  Class 1 provided the amazing dance moves for two of the catchy songs.  All the children threw themse

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Thu, 18/12/2014 (All day)

Class 1 make snowglobes, December 2014

Class 1 have been learning about instruction writing and finished this topic by making some rather fabulous festive snow globes.

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Tue, 16/12/2014 (All day)

The Doddi Disco, December 2014

On Saturday 13 December the Doddi Christmas Disco was held to raise funds for the Pre-School. We had a great turnout and even welcomed back some faces from last year’s Year 6 group. Everyone seemed to have a fabulous time and Alex Long did an amazing job providing the music and accompanying lighting and smoke effects – thank you so much Alex! A very worthwhile £212.25 was raised so many thanks to all who supported the event.

Tue, 16/12/2014 (All day)

Indie Project Presentations, December 2014

This term, the children in Class 2 and 3 have been working hard to produce their own 'Indie Project'.  They were given the task of researching an animal of their choice and presenting the information in an interesting and attractive way.  Some children have been so keen on producing an amazing project that they have even taken their books home to work on.  As the end of term is now here, the children have spent time sharing their projects with one another in small groups.  The best project from each group then went forward to the final selection procedu

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Mon, 15/12/2014 (All day)

This week's newsletter

Christingle Making, December 2014

Christingle-making is always a great Doddi community event in the run-up to Christmas, where many of the children and their parents join together to form a production line of excited activity (especially the table which puts the sweets onto the cocktail sticks!)  If you've never seen a christingle before, look at the photograph which shows some of the completed creations.  They will now take a central part in the church Christingle celebration and carol concert.

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Tue, 09/12/2014 (All day)

Tag Rugby Finals, December 2014

Two Doddi teams took part in the Partnership Tag Rugby Finals held at Stover School and played their very best against some very good teams from lots of other primary schools in the area.  Our Year 3/4 team came tenth overall and our Year 5/6 team came 8th.  Well played Doddi!

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Tue, 09/12/2014 (All day)
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