New Playleaders begin Autumn Term Competition, September 2016

As all children have the right to relax and play, our new team of playleaders have devised a new competition for the autumn term which they have called 'ball bounce'.  They showed the pupils how to play the game during a school assembly and have now begun to work with each house to see how many bounces and catches each child can do.  Which house will be victorious?

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Wed, 28/09/2016 (All day)

Surgery Art Competition Winners, September 2016

Soren, Lily and Archie S all won prizes in the surgery art competition which the pupils entered at the end of last year.  They painted pictures of special parts of our school - or parts of our school viewed in a special way!  Well done to our three winners.

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Sun, 25/09/2016 (All day)

School Council Meeting, September 2016

The first School Council meeting of the new academic year has been held, led by the new executive committee of Emilia and Sophie.  Much discussion was about proposed new reading clubs for keen readers in KS1 and 2.  Click on the link below to read all about this and other items.

Sat, 24/09/2016 (All day)

Music Assembly with Mr Buckley, September 2016

Mr Buckley, one of our peripatetic music teachers, gave an assembly about the different wind instruments that he plays and also teaches pupils to play.  He demonstrated each one, explaining how they worked, and told us about the families that they belonged to.  This very musical assembly may well inspire some pupils to take up an instrument and, maybe one day, be able to play as well as Mr Buckley.  It was certainly great fun to listen to and be a part of.

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Thu, 22/09/2016 (All day)

KS2, Big Write, September 2016

Our next Big Write links to our new house names, which are all castles to be found in the local area.  It involves writing a story which is set in a castle!  This Big Write will be completed on Friday, 30th September, so all planning will need to be done before then.  Click on the link to read more about this task.

Tue, 20/09/2016 (All day)

Dragons Money helps our Partner School, September 2016

The money raised by our Year 6 Dragons during the summer fair this year, reached Naming'azi School last month and has now been spent on vital equipment for the pupils at the school.  Some of the money was spent on making two of the classrooms more secure with new doors and locks.  The rest of the money was spent on classroom equipment such as chalk, notepads and science equipment, on games, on contents for first aid kits and on cleaning equipment such as mops.  A full report on all these purchases and photographs of them are attached to this story.

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Sun, 18/09/2016 (All day)

Democracy in action as new house names chosen, September 2016

Here, at our Rights Respecting School, we are keen that the children's ideas are always taken on board and that they are part of the decision-making process.  At the beginning of this school year, they have been given the opportunity to choose new house names for our Red, Yellow and Blue Houses.  They came up with the themes of local rivers and castles.  They overwhelmingly voted for the castles option.  The oldest and youngest children in the school then picked the house colours out of one pot and the new house castle names out of

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Thu, 15/09/2016 (All day)

Class 3, Science Week, September 2016

The Class 3 children have been investigating materials during their first Science Week of the school year.  During the week, they looked at why different objects are made of particular materials; they investigated different types of foam and made 'elephant toothpaste'; they carried out experiments to find out which factors speed up the dissolving of crystals and they also tested different widths of elastic to find out which would be most suitable for the new Olympic sport of bungee jumping!

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Sat, 10/09/2016 (All day)

Doddi cheer on cyclists in Tour of Britain Race, September 2016

This year, we were very lucky at Doddi School because the route of the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race ran right past our beloved Haldon Belvedere.  The Key Stage 2 children were taken to watch the cyclists race along Haldon Hill.  The build up to the event, with many police motorbikes and team cars driving past blowing their horns and waving at the spectators, was very exciting, and when the cyclists themselves raced past in a blur, the children waved and cheered their socks off!  It is fantastic that the pupils were able to share in such a prest

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Sat, 10/09/2016 (All day)

First Big Write of the new school year!

The first Big Write of this school year will be a recount about the summer holidays.  Click on the link below to read about the task!

Sat, 03/09/2016 (All day)
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