At the time of writing we have just received our Key Stage 2 results which, as with the Key Stage 1 results last week, show improvement both in attainment and in the progress made by the children in Year 6 and in Year 2, when compared with 2014. We now look forward eagerly to our results both for the 6th Form which come out on August 13, and for Year 11 with their GCSEs coming out on August 20, and hope to claim a full house of improved outcomes for 2015.
It's been a busy y
As well as the main event for Years 2-10, the Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes held their own Early Years Sports Afternoon. The children and watching spectators thoroughly enjoyed the event, despite the fog which came rolling in for the afternoon! Children cheered each other on in the running races, dressing up race and the egg and spoon race. They were proud to receive their medals for taking part, and afterwards enjoyed a well-deserved ice lolly provided by the Dartmou
On Tuesday the 30th of June 2015, the Academy's Year 10 GCSE Music class - along with three Year 9 students - visited the "Devon Schools Music Mix", where they participated in Battle of the Bands and Open Mic Sessions. The day was enjoyable for all, with a variety of activities available, such as DJ Samba workshops.
The 3 Year Nines were up first, taking part in the Open Mic Sessions. They performed an acoustic cover of Jason Mraz's "I’m Yours"; they did really well conside
Miss Carr and Class 2/3C would like to thank all the staff, parents and local businesses for their fabulous support at our recent Summer Fete. A fantastic £700 was raised, which went towards the Class 2/3C's steam train 'evacuation' trip, as well as a new primary playground.
As part of their History topic about World War 2, Class 2/3C went on the Totnes to Buckfastleigh steam train for a first-hand experience of what war time Evacuees went through. The children dressed in clothes from the era, made sure that they had a gas mask on them at all times and wore a name tag. After a beautiful journey in the steam train travelling beside the River Dart, taking in the spectacular views, they arrived at Buckfastleigh station. There they were able to sit i
Last week, Dartmouth Academy's Year 6 pupils produced an exceptional end-of-year play entitled 'Egyptian Adventures'. There were stellar performances all round but every member of the year group played an important role. It was great to see so many parents attending the evening performance but the highlight must be playing to a packed Newcomen Hall during the afternoon matinee. The Year Six pupils were able to showcase exactly what they can do as they performed for children a
Some of the Academy's Art & Design students recently entered a competition to design a mug for this year's Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta and Rebekah Trezise's lighthouse design was chosen as the winner. Rebekah, who has recently taken her Art & Design A Level examinations here at Dartmouth Academy, will see the official mugs for the 2015 Regatta adorned with her winning designs. Congratulations Rebekah.
Back in issue 155 of our newsletter, we told you about the Year 9 Skills Day Property Challenge organised by Education Business Group SW and Martin Cavanna of Cavanna Homes.
The project for the day was to design a layout for a housing estate with different types of houses and considering sustainable features in their buildings. They had to work in teams taking various roles to complete the project and then presented their ideas to the rest of the class. The winner was H4H,
On Monday 23rd June, six Dartmouth Academy students (including myself) attended a Carnegie Nominee Book Presentation at KEVICC (King Edward VI Community College) to share their views on why their chosen book, Buffalo Soldier, written by Tanya Landman, should win the Carnegie Medal, whilst competing against several other elite literature groups from different schools. The day started with an opening speech from Phillip Reeve, the author of several well-known books, including t
Recently, Year 9 and 10 Sports Leaders helped out in an inter-school rounders tournament. A number of teams from local primary schools participated in the competition.
All of the teams played very well and had great sportsmanship thought the tournament. All of the Sports Leaders lead the games very well in pairs. It was the first time for some of the Sports Leaders and they did very well.
The teachers were very supportive of the teams and really wanted their teams to win