Fairtrade Conference, February 2018

We were invited to attend the Fairtrade Conference at Chudleigh School this week.  We joined pupils from other schools such as Dunsford, Teign and Chudleigh itself.  We met Victor and Esther, tea farmers from Kenya, who told us all about tea-growing, tea-picking and tea-processing in their country.  We also got to taste some tea and some special tea-cake.  We then learnt about how Fairtrade helps farmers in poorer countries in the world and started making plans for a Fairtrade assembly back at Doddi School.

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Wed, 28/02/2018 (All day)

Goodbye Mr Arnold, February 2018

Today, we sadly said goodbye to Mr Arnold who has been head here at Doddi for the last year and a half.  We held a surprise tea party for him in the school hall with lots of cake, the singing of a goodbye song and the recitation of a special poem written by the Key Stage 2 children.  We also gave him presents and cards, and wished him lots of luck for the future. 

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Fri, 09/02/2018 (All day)

Gym Victory! February 2018

Our fantastic gymnastics team of Alice, Milly, Samuel, Maya, Violet and Tom took part in a gymnastics competition held at Hennock School against Hennock, Chudleigh Knighton and Bearnes Schools.  They performed superbly and came first.  Well done team!

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Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

Class names chosen! February 2018

As we will be moving to two classes after half-term, we decided that it would be a great idea to have names for the new classes.  Today, we held a democratic vote to choose our favourite pair of names from a short list of 6.  It was a very close result with the winners being Acorn Class (for Key Stage 1) and Oak Class (for Key Stage 2). 

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Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

Dance Club, January 2018

Our new dance club, run by Mia, began this week.  Nearly half the school’s pupils took part, learning different ways of moving around the space and finally putting together a short routine.  It was very energetic and lots of fun.

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Wed, 31/01/2018 (All day)

School Council Meeting Minutes, January 2018

The first School Council meeting of 2018 has taken place.  Click on the link below to read the minutes.

Sat, 13/01/2018 (All day)

Fizz Pop Science is a Blast! January 2018

At our first Fizz Pop Science Club this year, we were detectives and had to work out who stole the missing biscuits.  We printed our fingerprints on a piece of paper and then looked at the different types: the loop, whorl and arch.  Having done that, we tested the reactions of types of ink when placed in water.  The last test we ran was seeing how each powder reacted when mixed with vinegar.  We had lots of fun being detectives.
Written by Alice and Louann, Year 6
 

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Wed, 10/01/2018 (All day)

Key Stage 2 Tennis Lessons, January 2018

The Key Stage 2 pupils have begun a series of tennis lessons given by tennis coach, Tim Brearly, this half-term.  He will be working with the children to develop their tennis skills, on the refurbished courts at Christow.  Despite the rather chilly weather, the children thoroughly enjoyed their first lesson.

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Tue, 09/01/2018 (All day)

Christmas Lunch and Music and Mince Pies, December 2017

What a fantastic run-up to Christmas we have had here at Doddi!  Lisa cooked a delicious Christmas lunch for all the staff and pupils and then the children put on an amazing performance, for an appreciative audience of parents and friends, playing Christmas tunes on a variety of different instruments.  Happy Christmas one and all!

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Thu, 14/12/2017 (All day)

Jonah and the Whale, December 2017

Our Christmas performance this year was based on the bible story of Jonah and the Whale with some rather unusual additional characters!  The Key Stage 2 children thoroughly enjoyed bringing this story to life with their fantastic acting; the Key Stage 1 children added an extra dimension with their lively dancing and everyone sang the songs with great gusto.  It was a fabulous performance, enjoyed by one and all.

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Wed, 13/12/2017 (All day)
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