Machine-Building by Class 3, May 2017

The Class 3 children learnt about different types of force such as gravity, air resistance, friction and upthrust during their science week.  They also looked at the workings of simple machines which use levers, springs, gears and pulleys.  They then made their own simple machines using a variety of different mechanisms and demonstrated them to the rest of the pupils.  Some, such as Sophie's rubber-band-powered car transporting a Sylvanian family, worked really well!

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Wed, 24/05/2017 (All day)

Bikeability Awards, May 2017

Our Year 5s have now completed their Bikeability training and all six pupils received their Level 1 and Level 2 awards. Well done to all of you!

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Sat, 20/05/2017 (All day)

May the Force be with You! Science Week in Class 3, May 2017

The Class 3 children have been learning all about forces during their science week.  They learnt about the force of gravity and discovered that they would only weigh one sixth of their Earthly weight if they were on the moon!  They also carried out a number of investigations into different forces such as friction, the upthrust of water and air resistance.  The photographs show the children investigating the factors that result in the most efficient spinners.

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Tue, 16/05/2017 (All day)

Bikeability for Year 5 pupils, May 2017

The Year 5 pupils are completing a Bikeability training week to enable them to ride their bikes safely and confidently on the roads.  Craig Flynn, their trainer, started them off on the playground, teaching the basic cycling and manoeuvring skills, before taking them out onto the lanes around Doddi. 

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Mon, 15/05/2017 (All day)

Rocky's Game, Key Stage 2, May 2017

The Key Stage 2 children have been learning all about fossils this term.  They have discovered how fossils were made and where they can now be found.  They have also learnt about the Jurassic Coast by playing a game, called 'Rocky's Game', in preparation for our whole school trip to Charmouth next month.  Some children have their own fossil collections at home and have brought some specimens into school to show to the rest of the class. 

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Sat, 13/05/2017 (All day)

Year 6 complete SATs Challenge, May 2017

Our hard-working Year 6 pupils have now completed their SATs.  They took papers which tested their reading, their grammar, punctuation and spelling, and their maths skills in arithmetic and reasoning.  Having completed this challenge, they were ready to enjoy their celebratory ice-creams and let off some steam by playing a badminton match in the school hall.   

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Thu, 11/05/2017 (All day)

Year 6 Breakfast to Success, May 2017

Our Year 6 pupils are currently taking their end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests with the help of a hearty breakfast made by our lovely dinner lady, Lisa.  Here they are, with stomachs full and brains aglow, ready to tackle the next paper!

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Tue, 09/05/2017 (All day)

Class 3 Topic Letter - Summer Term

Sat, 29/04/2017 (All day)

Gardening Club

~~Gardening club started after school today. The children worked hard to clear the pond weed which led them to find lots of different pond life including a pregnant newt! The children also planted runner beans, broad beans and peas.

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Thu, 27/04/2017 (All day)

Class One visit RHS Rosemoor

Class One visited RHS Rosemoor as part of their Science topic on plants. 

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Mon, 24/04/2017 (All day)