Silkie Sue and her chicks visit Class One

Class One had a visit from Silkie Sue and her chicks to support our topic on farming.  The children all prepared questions to ask Mrs Stone ranging from 'What did they look like when they were born?' to 'How much do they weigh?'.  The children particularly enjoyed stroking the chicks as they all thought they were incredibly cute.

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Sat, 15/06/2013 (All day)

Doddi Children make Life-saving Peanut Paste, June 2013

The Key Stage 2 children have been looking at food and the experiences of different children around the world during their PHSE lessons.  They looked at how children in parts of Africa suffer from malnutrition and how UNICEF help by producing a special energy food called peanut paste.  We decided that we would make our own Doddi version of peanut paste.  It was delicious!  We then made some posters and packaging to advertise our results.  You will be able to see some of these and taste our paste at the RRS Food Assembly in July.

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Fri, 14/06/2013 (All day)

Climbing Crazy! June 2013

The Key Stage 2 had a fabulous trip to Exeter Quay's Climbing Centre to try out their climbing wall for free!  The children worked in groups of three, each taking turns to look after one another as they climbed.  All of them showed great bravery and determination during this trip and many were able to reach the top of each climbing pitch (or very nearly the top!)  Well done one and all!

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Thu, 13/06/2013 (All day)

World of Country Life June 2013

Class One visited World of Country Life to support their topic on farming in the past.  The children were intrigued by the farm machinery from the past compared to modern combine harvesters and were amazed at how hard the horses had to work.  The children also enjoyed a range of other activities such as feeding the Llamas and deer, watching a falconry display, feeding the baby lambs and calves and having lots of fun on the play equipment.

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Wed, 12/06/2013 (All day)

Keepie-Ups, June 2013

The play-leaders, Ieva and Matty, led an assembly to tell all the children about this term's intra-school sporting competition - keepie ups!  Ieva gave a demonstration to show the children exactly what they needed to do.  The girls then ran a series of lunch-time clubs for each class so that indivudal pupils could build up their keepie-up skills.  A whole school competition will be held later in the summer term.

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Tue, 11/06/2013 (All day)

French Exchange Trip, June 2013

Toby, Ieva, Evita and Millie joined four Dunsford pupils and two Teign School pupils on a very exciting trip to France to stay with some French families.  Everybody really enjoyed the trip, especially the day out with the host families and the barbeque for the village.  They also liked going to the French school and noticing the differences between our school and theirs.  They were surprised to find that French children do not need to wear a uniform at school and that they still used a blackboard and had only one computer per classroom.

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Fri, 07/06/2013 (All day)

Habitat Investigation at Dawlish Warren

Class One visited Dawlish Warren as an introduction to their Science Week project on Habitats.  The children visited different types of habitat, (woodland area, meadow and pond) and activities included a woodland bug hunt, an unnatural bug hunt and a meadow insect sweep and pond dipping.  After such a fantastic and busy morning the children had a picnic lunch and play on the beach before returning to school.

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Tue, 04/06/2013 (All day)

The Big Write for this week! June 2013

This week's Big Write is based on our trip to the Northcott Theatre to see the production of 'I was a Rat!'.  Click on the link below to find out more!

Sun, 26/05/2013 (All day)

Multi-Cultural Day at Teign School, May 2013

The Multi-Cultural Day at Teign School is the highlight of the school calendar, where all the local schools gather together to share their work about the different countries they have been studying.  The primary schools have the opportunity to show off their written and art work on their own display stands and also to perform dances and songs that they have been working on too.  This year, here at Doddi, we have been learning about Japan.

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Sat, 25/05/2013 (All day)

Doddi children learn to write Japanese, May 2013

As part of their Japan topic, the children in Key Stage 2 learnt about Japanese writing.  We found out that children in Japan have to learn over 2,000 special picture characters by the time they leave primary school.  We also discovered that Japanese children have special calligraphy lessons where they learn how to form each character in the correct way.  Then, it was our turn to have a go at making some of these characters using a brush and watercolour paints.  We found that it was very tricky! 

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Wed, 22/05/2013 (All day)
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