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Items filtered by date: December 2012

Cinema Club

Before the holiday we held the half-termly Cinema Club, where we watched Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Being offered to Year 1, 2 and Key Stage 2, Sixty-Five eager Star Wars fans attended to discover the secrets behind Luke Skywalker’s parentage. There was laughter at C3PO and R2D2’s banter, gasps at the carbonation of Han Solo and surprise at the cliff-hanger ending that has hopefully left them wanting more! Keep your eyes peeled next term for when the next Cinema Club will be announced.

Cinema Club


Football Tournament

The year 5/6 football team competed in the Exeter schools league on Monday 27th March at St Peters school. 

They played two games, one against Tipton primary which they won 5-2 and one against Montgomery B winning 2-1. The team played really well and were  organised throughout. We went behind twice in the first game but showed great character to come back and win the game 5-2. 

George scoring 4goals.

Joseph, Alfie and Charlie all getting one goal each.



Corn Exchange Concert

Nearly 150 children from six primary schools in the Clyst Vale Local Learning Community, East Devon, took part in a concert at the Exeter Corn Exchange on 27 March.

Prior to the concert the children had weekly rehearsals with teachers Alex Pulfer and Anthony Lees, where they learnt songs and got to grips with samba drumming. Some of the children also played in the band. As well as singing two songs collectively, each school choir performed an individual song.The schools involved were Whimple Primary School, Clyst St Mary Primary School, Rockbeare Primary School, Stoke Canon CofE Primary School, Silverton CofE Primary School, as well as our school who took along the Chamber Choir and Band members. There were two performances for family and friends.The children were amazing and all represented their schools singing a range of upbeat songs. 

Corn exchange concert

Corn exchange concert 2


Year 4 Trip to Morwellham Quay

Year 4 spent the day at Morwellham Quay last week learning more about the Victorians. The small living museum appealed greatly to the entire class as they were able to use their prior knowledge of the era, which they grew in class by investigating key areas of Victorian culture. 

At Morwellham Quay, they travelled underground on a mine train, discovering the techniques used in the 1800s to extract coal and ore. Using their prior knowledge on the visit to the Harbour Master’s house, many children were able to identify a variety of ancient items displayed throughout the house, such as Victorian hot water bottles and bed pans. The highlight for many children was when they were given the opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothing. Many of the boys thoroughly enjoyed trying on the many hats worn by Victorian gentlemen and the girls loved trying on the glamorous dresses; given the chance, a few boys also tried on many of the glamorous dresses too! 

They also went back in time to experience a Victorian school, finding out just how strict school used to be! They got the chance to improve their handwriting, using chalk and slate, learning the importance of the number 12 to Victorians and discovering out the many cruel punishments that children in the Victorian school would have faced. 

M quay 3

M quay 2


Year 2 Tesco Sustainability Trail

Year 2 had the opportunity to visit Tesco and take part in a ‘Sustainability Trail’ as part of our ‘Around the World’ project. They considered what sustainability means, took part in a store hunt to find Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance goods and made their own Fair Trade Banana and Strawberry Delight! They learnt about the process cocoa goes through to be made into chocolate, with a winning vote given to the usual milk chocolate over the bitter cocoa in a taste test. They enjoyed searching the store for sustainable produce and were surprised to find out how many products are not produced in the UK. They even took home their own sustainability goodie bag!


Southwest School’s Cup

Southwest School’s Cup

On Wednesday 8th March footballers from years 4 and 5 went to Okehampton to take part in the Saints South West Football competition. They performed really well in very wet and windy conditions. Overall they won 3 games, drew 2 and lost 2. Harry Crease from year 4 was our top scorer with 5 of our goals. Harry Crease, Charlie Ebdon and Fraser Pearce were offered invitations to Southampton FC trial after being scouted during the tournament.

The Team was: Ben Gale, Joel Buckeridge, Fraser Pearce, Charlie Watkins, Charlie Ebdon, George Davey, Ben Pulfer, Jack Bauer, Harry Crease


Dunster Castle

On Monday Year One went to Dunster castle. We had a busy day exploring the castle and the grounds. We learnt what it was like to live in a castle over 800 years ago. There were no toilets and they only took a bath once a month, they must have been really smelly! We dressed up as lords and ladies and tried out a servants bed (an itchy sack).



 We heard the tale of the Dunster dragon and went on an adventure to find evidence. We then pretended we were knights attacking the castle, creeping up the steep hill. Finally, we had a go at jousting with wooden swords and horses. We all had a fantastic time! 


Fantastic Mr Fox

On Thursday, the cast of Fantastic Mr Fox entertained their audiences with two very energetic performances. The 31 children involved were transformed into a cast of woodland creatures that dug for their lives to escape from the fat, short and mean farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean! Lively folk music provided the soundtrack to the foxes adventures, full of much chicken stealing, duck eating, cider swilling fun. Fraser Pearce who played Mr Fox said ‘I have really enjoyed taking on this part. It was hard learning all the lines but it has helped me to become more responsible and it has really helped me to develop my confidence.’ A fantastic performance indeed.




On Friday 10th March, the children from Reception to Year 3 had their annual school disco. There was plenty of energy shown during the evening, by the children (and adults) performing a whole host of moves on the dancefloor. DJ Ross did a great job of playing the right songs throughout the night, and organising the various dance competitions. A big thank you to the staff and parent volunteers for all their help, and the team at Clyst Vale Community College for being so accommodating.


Media Meets Art

From September 2015 to July 2017  Broadclyst Community Primary school has been  is participating in an exciting Erasmus+ project ‘Media Meets Art’ funded by the European Commission.  The project began in Volksschule Gutenberg, Austria and includes four other European schools; England, Denmark, Finland and France.  All the teachers involved aim to gain new insights and knowledge in the fields of media competence and new technologies specifically based around the teaching of art and art history. 

Within the project  from 6th to 11th February 2017 Miss Farrant and Miss Gomersall travelled to Finland to spend some time Pateniemen Koulu, a comprehensive school located in the city of Oulu.  A technologically well-equipped school that offers its students the best education 600km north of Helsinki. During the week the school showcased a variety of different engaging lessons teaching children about the artwork of Tove Jannson and Akseli Gallen Lallen.

Tove Jannson, the illustrator and creator pf the very popular ‘Moomins’, proved to be a popular choice as the teachers used the tales as a vehicle to teach literacy and storytelling.  The amusing and engaging characters lent themselves well to activities such as stop motion animation and book creation as well as weaving and creating stained glass windows.  In contrast Akseli Gallen Lallen provided teachers with an open and enquiring approach to art.  The children were asked to relate and identify emotion in a figure, question the landscape and learn about traditional and historic figures sometime found in Finish art, such as the hero Väinämöinen, a figure who provided J.R.R Tolkien with his inspiration for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ 

The final trip in the project will be to England.  During May 2017 BCPS will be the hosting the 10 European teachers showing them how we teach and embed technology into our learning. The children in years 3 and 4 will be participating in lots of activities to prepare for the visit and will give two ‘showcase’ lessons based on artists ’Banksy’ and ‘Barbara Hepworth’.  

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