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Items filtered by date: December 2011

4LW at St Nicholas Priory and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

On Friday 29th November Class 4LW visited St Nicholas Priory and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum as part of their Tudor topic. They had a fantastic day exploring a real Tudor house and finding out what it would have been like to live there, playing a game of Shuffleboard, making butter and march pane and dressing up in Tudor clothes! They then had a delicious Tudor feast in the Great Hall and had the chance to try the food that they had made. The trip was finished with a visit to the current Tudor exhibition at the RAMM; the portraits inspired the children to create their own back in class!  


Football Against Sidmouth

BCPS fielded both their first and second teams in a local football fixture against Sidmouth last week. The standard of football was very high and both teams played really well despite it being the first competitive match of the season. The first team had a very close encounter with Sidmouth and found themselves 3 – 0 down after the first 15 minutes. Showing a great amount of teamwork and determination, Broadclyst fought back to win 6 -4. The second team had a more comfortable victory beating the opposition 4 – 1. The team gelled well together, although for some of them it was their first ever competitive match and the first time they had played together. Well done to all those involved and a particular mention to the star players: Jack Thompson (2nd Team) and Charlie Tapp (1st Team).


Year 3 at Exmoor Zoo

Year 3 are looking at Africa this term and wanted to find out more about the animals that live there.  So on the 12th and 14th November they took a trip to Exmoor Zoo. The day started with an art and craft session where the children got to make their very own African Island, complete with an African flag and animal.  Next the children got the opportunity to look around the zoo with the challenge of finding as many African animals as they could.  The next session involved a hands on approach as the children met a variety of African minibeasts.  There were cockroaches, giant millipedes, scorpions, beetles and even a tarantula.  The staff were also very brave and turned into glamorous assistants, carrying the minibeats around for the children to see.  Lunch was on the menu next followed by a quick run around in the play area.  After lunch the children got to meet 2 very special animals, Lucky George, a hand reared meerkat and a rather large python.  Although, the excitement did not stop there as the zoo offered us the opportunity to look after 4 of our very own African Land Snails.  Currently they cosy and warm in year 3 enjoying a diet of apple, cucumber and lettuce.   Everyone had an amazing day and would really recommend a visit.


Collaboration Day

Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott will be travelling to India in the February half term after Christmas with 2 other teachers from local schools.  Each school is linked with a school in India and throughout this academic year we will be building links and working on projects together.  The first of these projects started on Monday 18th November where children from each of the other school came to Broadclyst for the day.  The day started with a PowerPoint presentation showing the children the schools we are linked with in India and then we all split into smaller groups.  One group re-wrote the story of Guy Fawkes, whilst another drew and screen printed pictures to go with it in order to make a story book.  Another group wrote scripts to perform in the studio all about how we celebrate Bonfire Night.  The last 2 groups spent the day in the art studio producing art work on fireworks and creating scrapbooks all about their schools ready to take to India.  The whole day was a huge success and we look forward to visiting the other 2 schools to continue with our projects and building links.


Netball against Sidmouth Primary

On the 26th November Broadclyst Netball Team had their first match of the year against Sidmouth Primary.  The girls played extremely well but unfortunately lost their match 11-5.  The match started at 4pm and was played in 7 minute quarters.  The team consisted of 10 players, Emily Ferrdinand, Jamie Slocombe, Millie-Jo Elliott, Chanel Cox, Ellie Harris, Jasmine Collins-Board, Maddy Knight, Poppy Blythe, Chloe Sommerwill and Jess Narramore.  The first quarter was extremely close with 2 goals scored by each team, Sidmouth then improved their game and managed to grab a couple more goals.  A massive well done to all the girls, keep up the hard work.



18 -22 November 2013

Again Broadclyst is supporting Brake Charity’s Road Safety Week (18 to 22 November).   Visible signs around the main roads crossing the Parish will urge motorists to drive responsibly and highlight the fact that at 20 mph a pedestrian is likely to survive a collision with a vehicle whilst at 40 mph nine out of ten will be killed. 

  • The Community Speed Watch Team will attempt to establish a record for the longest continuous speedwatch on Tuesday. Heart FM will be keeping regular updates
  • The Police and Fire Service will be working with Broadclyst Primary School on Thursday. Heart FM will be reporting on site.
  • X Factor Finalist Shelley Smith is due to visit the Primary School prior to her switching on the Christmas lights at Exeter’s Guildhall Centre on Thursday
  • The Police and Fire Service will be working with Clyst Vale Community College on Friday.  

Making Broadclyst Parish safer is the prime objective of the Broadclyst Traffic Group.

As commercial and residential developments are built on the periphery of the Parish, the already burgeoning traffic volumes continue to escalate. The Parish which lies within the Killerton Estate is a haven for cyclists, visitors, horse riders and walkers as well as 1,400 children attending schools.

The photograph shows Tony Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner visiting a Speed Watch during the 2012 campaign accompanied by Councillor Bowden and PCSO Steve Trail.  

Media Release November 2013.

For more information please contact:

Simon Roberts Mob 07870 166614



Twitter @20splentyBClyst  


BCPS selected as a Microsoft Mentor School - one of 80 schools internationally !

We are very happy to be selected as a Microsoft Mentor School! I am among a very exclusive group of 80 school leaders from around the world who has joined a community of innovative school leaders! The Microsoft Mentor School Program is an exclusive one-year program created to recognise innovative schools globally who are using technology to transform education. Mentor Schools will have access to technology and specialised professional development.


CCTV outside schools to prevent illegal parking

Some councils are using CCTV-style cameras to catch parents who park illegally when dropping off or picking up pupils from school.

The cameras are timed to switch on during the school run and zoom in on the number plates of parents who stop in restricted zones. They then record footage of the registration number and parking sign and send it as a ‘video and data package’ to councils. Target: Parents on the school run will be hit with fines from CCTV-style cameras that are currently being trailed by councils across the country (library image) This information can help local authorities issue fines of up to £120 to families who stop outside schools to let their children out.

Click here to read the full article

Hear what headteacher Jonathan Bishop has to say on BBC Radio Devon


BCPS Art Exhibition at Boston Tea Party, Honiton

From Friday 8th November to Friday 3rd January 2014 there will be an exhibition of children artwork in Boston Tea Party, Honiton. Children from each class participated in either creating their own work, or collaborating with their year group. The exhibition focusses on the theme  of Our World’, children from Foundation class through to year 6 have been looking at the physical world that surrounds them creating an inspiring backdrop to life.  Some have chosen to focus on the animal world whilst others have looked at the heavenly hues of the changing seasons, the beauty of people and places around the world.


The children’s artwork will rotating in early December, featuring paintings by different artists in the school.



Foundation at Clip 'n' Climb

During two afternoon’s this week Foundation visited Clip ‘n’ Climb at the Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter.  After a short safety briefing the children were all harnessed up and then they spent an hour climbing the twenty-eight different climbing walls!  All the children had a go and grew in confidence as the session progressed!  A couple of very brave children managed to climb all the way to the top!

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