Our version of 'The Dragon Machine'

Over the last 3 weeks the children have written their own stories based on 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward.  The children have worked hard to include powerful verbs, adverbial phrases and complex sentences.  Once the stories were complete the children then edited their finished work and included an image.  We hope you enjoy reading them.

Thu, 02/02/2017 (All day)

Book Collection for Refugees, January 2017

The School Council have set up a book collection to help the youngest refugees in Souda Camp on the island of Chios in the Mediterranean get their right to a good education.  The School Council would like donations of picture books and books aimed at children aged 6 years and younger to help build up the library that is being set up in the camp. Please send any donations in before half term.  Many thanks for your help.

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Tue, 31/01/2017 (All day)

World War II Topic in KS2, January 2017

The history topic for the Key Stage 2 pupils this term is all about World War II and what it would have been like to be a child living in the era.  So far, the children have learned about the reasons why the war started, about the effect of the blitz and about shelters (they have even made their own cardboard versions!)  The pupils are so enthusiastic about this topic that some have brought World War II artefacts into school to share with the class.  The photograph shows one of our Year 6 pupils trying on a sheepskin flying-jacket from the period.

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Fri, 27/01/2017 (All day)

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Fri, 27/01/2017 (All day)

Newsletter - 27th January

The Dragon Machine

As part of an English unit on fantasy stories the children have been focusing on the story of The Dragon machine. The children have worked hard to learn the story off by heart using just a few picture prompts to help them.


Tue, 17/01/2017 (All day)

Newsletter - 9th January

Class 3 make Butter! January 2017

As part of an English unit on instruction writing, Class 3 followed a recipe to make butter.  They used double cream and shook it vigorously until it solidified.  They then sieved off the whey, patted the butter into shape using some wooden butter pats and finally spread their butter onto bread to taste.  The overall consensus was that their home-made butter was delicious.

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Wed, 11/01/2017 (All day)

KS2 Sporting Excitement, January 2017

The Key Stage 2 children have been given a very exciting opportunity to try out some new sports by the company Premier Sports.  One of their coaches, Andy Tyrell, came into Doddi and taught the children about special fencing terms and the basic fencing moves.  After only one hour, the children were already able to attack, defend and counter-attack.  Milly in Year 5 said that the afternoon had been really fun and that the children had progressed a lot.

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Tue, 10/01/2017 (All day)

Snow White Panto Trip, January 2017

The whole school travelled to Plymouth's Theatre Royal to see this year's pantomime - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  It was very exciting, with many amazing effects such as a real flying dragon and a speaking magic mirror.  There were also many songs, roughly based on current chart hits, and jokes (good and bad) galore!  What a great experience!

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Sat, 07/01/2017 (All day)
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