We had a wonderful day out, experiencing an Evacuee Day
When we arrived time was wound back to 1942. A selection of characters greeted us then guided us around a variety of hands on activities that taught the children how to become more useful evacuees:
It was a very exciting day, the children learnt lots and enjoyed all the activities.
Thank you to all the parents that volunteered to help and Mrs Pike, we could not have done it without you.
Miss Shelton and Spain Class.
Homework Year 4 Maths - Mrs Butter
Please see a copy of the letter that was sent home at the start of the year, regarding homework expectations.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - The children came into the first maths lesson of 2019 full of energy and ready to learn. This week we have been recapping what a fraction is and learning about equivalent fractions.
Homework this week is Mymaths-‘Introducing equivalent fractions’. The children can use a fraction wall (google one) or the division/multiplication method they were taught in class. Good Luck-100%please!
Remember to complete mymaths you can always use the computer in the classroom any lunchtime to complete it! Please continue to practise times tables 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,12x regularly.
We have a new times table app for the children to use at school and at home. We had a bit of trouble finding the correct page on Friday, so have a go at typing the following address https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html or Google: PiXL TT app. The page should look like the picture below;, then children need to add the necessary log in details that they have printed in their diaries. So, give it a go!
Congratulations to our school council representatives
Welcome to Spain Class Page 2017- 2018
Our new topic for this term is WW2, we have lots of fantastic fun planned. Watch this page to see what we have been up to.
Miss Shelton and Spain Class
Our new play equipment.
A huge thank you to FOGDS for our amazing, new play equipment. We really appreciate all the hard work and fundraising you do to help us have such wonderful things.
For the next term we will be learning all about volcanoes. We have lots of exciting things planned!
Below is a copy of the homework grid for this term, I look forward to seeing some more fantastic, creative projects.
All homework is set on Thursday and due in following Thursday, first homework deadline of the new term is: Thursday 26th April.
End of term...
In true Great Doddington style we had a very busy end of term and squeezed in as many events as possible, including the Marathon, egg hunt, talent show, samba concert and a rock concert. Below are a selection of pictures.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!
We were fortunate enough to have a very special visit from Nick who works for Gallone’s Ice Cream! We learnt lots about Gallone’s Ice cream and how the company was started. Did you know they have been making ice cream for over 125 years? We learnt how ice cream is made, the importance of a balanced diet and how ice cream makes us happy, therefore positively affecting our mental well-being.
Nick brought with him a selection of flavoured ice creams all coloured yellow, they were all wacky-experimental flavours such as Curry and Smokey Bacon! We had to try and guess the ingredients in the ice cream, some of them tasted really strange!
To finish the fun filled morning we were treated to a small pot of delicious ice cream whist discussing our favourite flavours.
Thank you or such a fantastic morning!
Take a look at some of the picture below, they show some funny reactions to the tomato soup Ice cream.
School Council reps for Year 5
After a successful term on school council Sam has decided to step down, we have voted again and the school council representatives for year 5 are now: Abi and Dougie. congratulations.
We had fantastic fun making Norman style trebuchets, we designed, measured, cut, and constructed our catapults. Of course then we had to fire them to see if they worked. We had a competition in the hall to see whose would fire the furthest.
School Council reps for Year 5
After a successful term on school council Emma and Tom have decided to step down, we have voted again and the school council representatives for year 5 are now: Abi and Sam S. congratulations.
A huge thank you for all the wonderful Norman projects, we are having an amazing range of projects. The children are really enjoying sharing them in class.
(Pictures to follow)
School Council reps for Year 5
Following an election in class, the school council representatives for year 5 were chosen. Congratulations to: Emma and Tom .
School Council reps for Year 4
Also selected following an election in Year 4 reps were selected:
Congratulations to: Evie and Rhys
Spain 2017 - 2018
We are a mix of year 4 and 5 children our topic is the Norman Conquest, we will link this to our learning.
RESIDENTIAL MEETING FOR PARENTS
Mr Gunn & Miss Shelton will be hosting a meeting for year 5/6 parents to give you information on this year's residential to Caythorpe Court PGL Centre. The meeting will take place in the school hall at 3:40pm on Monday 22 May. Parents and children welcome; we will give you an itinerary, details of the blog for the trip, and do our best to answer all your questions.
School council elections
The new school council reps for Spain 5, elected by the class, are:
Charlie and Lauren
P.E. lessons in class Spain will be on a Monday and Thursday.
Please ensure children have the correct kit each week.
If you want to make an appointment to see me privately, or just send me an email, please use the contact form below.
Next week as part of our science work we will be learning how to clean our teeth; we have been donated from the BDA individual cleaning packs for each child. Each child will be given a pack and will be shown how best to clean teeth their teeth, they can then bring their new toothbrush and toothpaste home and share their learning at home.
Over the past term we have been learning how to Samba; the children have worked extremely hard and learnt two contrasting Samba pieces. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Samba performance on Tuesday the 1st December in the School hall at 9.15 the children are so excited to show case their spectacular work and we look forward to you joining us.
To finish the week in style we had our fun filled Norman day; children participated in Norman re-enactments, battle chants, authentic Norman games, Norman artefacts fire building and much more. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and asked lots of wonderful questions.
A big thank you to Hrothgar, our Norman visitor, who shared his knowledge and made the day educational, entertaining and memorable.
See the fun we had in the photos below.
(Please note: no children were harmed in the making of this re-enactment!)
This week has been very busy in Spain Class- we started the week off with a fantastic String Performance by some very talented musicians from NMPAT. The children were truly inspired by the performance and all listened with excitement.
Please take a look at the videos below.
Football is Fun Tournament Friday 23rd October Spain Class
Spain class showed off their excellent footballing skills in a “Football is Fun” tournament against Freemans School. Every child played in 3 matches and it was fantastic to see them dribbling, tackling and passing the ball. Particular highlights were Robert’s amazing goal, Freya’s goal line clearance, Lauren’s skills on the ball and Carys’ determined tackles. All 3 Doddington teams won 1 match and lost 2 matches and it was great to see the children battling hard right up to the final whistle. Freemans were the eventual winners of the tournament.
A big thankyou to James and Jay who refereed all the matches, coached the children during the games and helped them with their positional play.
Thank you to Tesco who provided oranges for refreshments.
Thank you to all the parents that came and supported the children. I hope you enjoyed watching the children play .
2015 - 2016
Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey District Champions.
Match report and photos under PE and Sport.
Enter by 15 April (just after the Easter holidays). Have fun and win prizes.
NEW: Whole School Maths Challenge
See Mr Gunn's new whole school maths challenge competition. Join in the fun. Enter now. Win a prize.
For this month's competition, go to:
We are half way to collecting our first tablet! Please keep collecting the tokens, thank you for your support.
The website we were looking at today in French: http://www.henrides.net/
Isle of Wight residential, payment information
Further to requests from parents at the meeting last week, a letter will be coming home later this week with all children booked on the IoW residential giving information about the payment schedule, payment deadlines and details for making online payments, from small regular top-ups to the whole amount (not due until April 2015). I hope this has addressed your concerns, but Mrs Pettifer has included her direct email address in case you have any questions that I cannot answer.
I have also added a direct link to online payments under the side tab: PARENTS / USEFUL LINKS
Our new class topic....
Follow the link for a fun Mayan maths lesson http://maya.nmai.si.edu/maya-sun/maya-math-game
can you count Mayan style?
A big thank you for all the wonderful WW1 projects, the children have all presented their work and told the rest of the class how much they enjoyed making and creating their projects at home.
We had a fantastic selection of such as: models (tanks, zeplins, a selection of WW1 planes,) WW1 cooking, PowerPoints, artefacts and many more.
Parent information meeting on the Isle of Wight residential, GDPS school hall, Tues 4 Nov at 6:15pm. Lots of useful info and a chance to ask us some questions about the trip. All welcome, parents and children.
Mrs Molcher (Head of Mears Ashby Primary) & Mr Gunn
Due 6th November 2014
Your homework this week is to demonstrate your topic learning. By creating a project to show all you have learned about WW1.
This can be a project of your choice to demonstrate your learning. It is always fun to do these projects with others at home share ideas and discuss what you have learnt at school.
Examples of creative topics in the past:
Booklets, Diagrams, Models, Food baked, Outfits made for teddies, PowerPoints, Videos.
Enjoy, I look forward to seeing your creative side, we will share these in school to celebrate your learning and hard work.
First trip of the year successfully completed- the children and the adults had a fantastic day.
The day started with a visit to the museum- children got to learn about local heroes and their roles in WW1, experience the terrible trenches and handle artefacts from the war. The children were very lucky to hold, touch and even try on some real WW1 items. The hand grenade proved very popular among the boys.
The morning was then followed by a hands on drama session- the children imagined what it would be like living in the trenches, they were surrounded by realistic noises and sandbags bringing the experience to life. The children then completed a creative writing session based on the experience- some amazing writing was completed and I look forward to extending this with the children in school. The day finished with the children sharing and their work.
Overall a very successful and enjoyable trip, thank you again to the helpers; Mrs Doe, Mr Scola, Mr Smith and Mrs Davies it would not have been a success without you.