Fairtrade Assembly and Great Mayan Cake Bake, November 2016

As a Rights Respecting school, we have been learning all about Fairtrade - how it helps farmers around the world and how it is important to buy Fairtrade goods where we can.  We put together an assembly to tell the KS1 children and parents about this topic.  We also used Fairtrade ingredients to make lots of delicious cakes to sell in order to raise money for Children in Need.  The cake sale had a Mayan theme because we have been looking at the ancient Mayans in our history lessons.  We dressed up in brightly-coloured Mayan style clothing and sold our cake

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Sat, 19/11/2016 (All day)

School Council Meeting, November 2016

The School Council met to discuss the upcoming Great Mayan Cake Bake amongst other things.  Click on the link to read the meeting minutes and the parents' letter regarding the arrangements for the Cake Bake.

Fri, 11/11/2016 (All day)

Big Write, November 2016

Please click on the link below to read all about this week's Big Write.

Fri, 11/11/2016 (All day)

Remembrance Day at Doddi, November 2016

Mr Horton, who serves with the Royal Navy, came to talk to the children about the importance of Remembrance Day in honouring those who gave their lives in combat.  He also brought in lots of his equipment, so that the children could have a look at it all - they even got to try on his helmet and body armour!  They used light sticks in the darkened hall and also got to look at the room using his night-vision goggles.  It was a very informative and interesting assembly.

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Wed, 09/11/2016 (All day)

Off by Heart Competition, November 2016

This year's annual poetry reciting competition, Off by Heart, was the very best yet.  It was entered by a record 36 pupils, from the very youngest reception children to the oldest children in Year 6.  They chose and learnt from a variety of poems and then performed them in front of a very appreciative audience.  The judges, Mr and Mrs Cupper, and Nigel Canham, a journalist, had a very tricky job of choosing the winners from amongst our talented youngsters.  These especially great artistes, who each won a book token for their performance, are pictured below

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Tue, 08/11/2016 (All day)

Autumn Walk

As part of Class One's science topic on the seasons the children were lucky enough to get outside in the sunshine this afternoon as they went on an autumn walk.  The children were challenged to find lots of different signs of Autumn along the way, they were fantastic at using their observational skills and managed to find everything on the list! One of the highlights of our walk was finding great piles of leaves that we could kick, what fun! 

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Wed, 02/11/2016 (All day)

Class One watch Finding Dory at the cinema

On Monday Class One were lucky enough to join some of the other schools in the federation on their trip to watch Finding Dory at the cinema.  What a treat!  All of the children really enjoyed the film and with the help learnt an important lesson to help them with their learning: When things are hard, don't give up!  There's always another way!  We all agreed that this was a really positive attitude to have when learning gets tricky and promised to try to think in the same way.  The children then made a display to help them remember this import

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Wed, 02/11/2016 (All day)

Class 1 Topic Letter - Autumn 2 2016

Halloween Celebrations, October 2016

The children had great fun celebrating Halloween at Doddi this year.  Lisa made a very special Halloween lunch and decorated the hall so that the pupils could really get into the spirit of the occasion.  After school, the Doddi Friends organised a very exciting Halloween party where the children dressed up as ghouls and ghosties (and many other scary beasties). They shared a meal of very frightening food and then played a number of truly gruesome games!  Many thanks to Lisa and Friends for making Halloween special for the children this year.

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Mon, 31/10/2016 (All day)

Half-Term Assembly, October 2016

At the end of the first half-term of the year, the school congregated in the hall for an assembly.  Mr Arnold talked to the children and congratulated them on earning so many house-points so far during the year.  He announced that Powderham House currently had the most house points altogether but that the other two houses were not far behind!  He also congratulated these lovely children (see the photograph) because they have all been in school for every day so far this term despite the nasty bugs that have been doing the rounds.  Well done to them!

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Tue, 25/10/2016 (All day)
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