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Forest School Yr 2 - 3

The Forest School is on a Tuesday from 3.30pm - 4.45pm with Miss Northcott and Mrs Williams. The children meet in 1ACM.

Forest School is an holistic approach to education, which aims to enable and develop each individual child according to their needs; addressing educational, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of learning. It aims to teach skills and develop confidence in an enjoyable and relaxed way. Forest School is child centred and leaders respond to the interests and ideas of each child.


Forest School develops peer learning, with the adults providing support and enabling activities. Forest school activities are “open ended” enabling all children to achieve. It aims to encourage children to take on new challenges, take risks, and persevere with difficulties.


This term we will be making pictures using woodland materials, building shelters for small animals, creating stories using story sticks, lighting fires and even cooking some damper bread and marshmallows.






Spanish club is run by Miss Gomersall on a Wednesday in 2SG from 3.30pm-4.45pm. It is a fun and interactive club. It is an opportunity for children to get a basic introduction to the Spanish language in an interactive and engaging way. They will also learn about Spain; for example, where it is, its capital city, its cultures and traditions.

Throughout the term we will move on to talking about where they live, their family, hobbies, sports and subjects at school. We will also be looking at sampling some \'tapas\' and learning some flamenco dancing.

Through learning songs in Spanish, children are able to increase their vocabulary; for example, the Spanish version of \'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes\'.

Many of the activities are taken from the \'Language Nut\' website, which all children are able to access at home.




Art R-1

The Year R-1 Art Club is run by Mrs Tonia Dudley and Mrs Emily Daniels on a Tuesday from 3.30-4.45pm in the Art Room.

The Art CLub will provide a great opportunity to explore a range of materials creatively to design and make products through projects and and well known stories such as The Hungry Caterpillar. They will be able to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Art (Yr 2 – 3)

The Year 2-3 Art Club is run by Miss Nicola Knight and Mrs Angela Crossley-May. It is held in the Art Room on Thursday at 3.30-4.45pm.

Each term the children will undertake a project based around a famous artist, experimenting with styles, techniques and materials to achieve a finished piece of work. The produced work will be put on display around the school and stored in digital portfolios.

Art (Yr 5 - 6)

The Year 5-6 Art Club is run by Mr Leslie and Miss Farrant in the art Room from 3.30pm - 4.45pm on a Wednesday.

The idea is to build up a series of images in individual sketch books which will be displayed with the final pieces at the exhibition. This club is for the older children and is an opportunity to use art, craft and design to improve pupils' self-confidence and creativity. The children will be encouraged to choose their own materials and resources, making decisions and working confidently in groups and on their own.



About The Nursery



Our on-site 36 place school-led Nursery provides excellent care and education for children aged from two years.  The Nursery is led by Early Years teacher, Kim Brooks.  She works very closely with our Reception Class teachers, Laura Fox, Rachel Smith and Tonia Dudley, forming our very successful Foundation Stage teaching team.

Here is the current Broadclyst pdfNursery Application Form.

The Nursery delivers the first part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is continued through into the Reception class, providing progression matched to each child’s developmental stages from two to five years.

We are an inclusive and innovative school which endeavours to create an environment which fosters a love of learning and offers opportunities for children to work both collaboratively and independently to meet their full potential.  Our Nursery strives to provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences to encourage our youngest children to develop their natural curiosity and thinking skills.  In this way they will develop the foundations upon which they will continue to build throughout their school career and beyond.


The Nursery sessions run from:

9.00am to 12.00m
12.00pm to 3.00pm

The Nursery opens at 8.45am, for children to be dropped off, and closes at 3.30pm.  Children attending a morning session only need to be collected at 12.00pm.  Children attending an afternoon session, or all day, can be collected between 3.00pm and 3.30pm.  The extra time offered outside of the Nursery sessions is to allow you to discuss your child’s needs and progress with the Nursery staff and is not to be used as an extension of the sessions.  You will only be charged (if applicable) for your child’s attendance between 9.00am and 3.00pm.


Lunch times are part of the education of the children as they teach them key social skills.  We therefore allow for lunch to be eaten at the end of the morning sessions or at the beginning of the afternoon session, depending on your child’s session pattern.

Children attending a morning session only can have lunch at 11.30am or you may prefer your child to eat at home with you.  Children attending an afternoon session only can have lunch when they arrive at 12.00pm.  A school dinner can be order on the day at a cost of £2.20 either in the Nursery or by phoning the school office by 9.30am.  The current menu can be viewed on the school website (under the Parents’ tab) and we send out the next terms menu choices at the end of the previous term.  Alternatively your child can bring a packed lunch from home.


Our current hourly rates are:

£4.20 per hour for 2 year olds
£3.90 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds

These are charged for hours over and above Early Years Entitlement and 2Gether funding and for non-funded children.

You can check with www.gov.uk to see whether you are eligible to receive help with childcare costs, including the 2Gether scheme for 2 year olds.


Invoices for any unfunded hours are sent out at the beginning of every term.  Our preferred method of payment is online, using the ‘Wisepay’ system, which is accessible via the school’s website.  Alternatively you can pay by cheque (made payable to Broadclyst Primary Academy Trust) or cash at main reception.  We also accept employer’s childcare vouchers.

Further details on how to pay are available by contacting the school office.


Finding The Nursery

To Find the Nursery

Once at Broadclyst Community Primary School, please report to the reception desk and they will direct you to the Nursery.

To Find the School

Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3JG

From the M5:

Exit the M5 at Junction 30, taking the road towards Middlemoor. At the Middlemoor roundabout, take the third exit towards Exeter, Whipton and Sainsbury’s. At the traffic lights outside Sainsbury’s, continue straight along the B3181. Stay on this road through Pinhoe, crossing a small double roundabout. You will cross the motorway (M5) on a bridge. Continue up the hill and round two bends bringing you into Broadclyst. Stay on this main road noting the 30mph speed limit. Broadclyst Primary School is the last building on the right just before you leave the village. 

Please note that when visiting, there is limited parking in and around the school, so it is recommended that you park in the village car park or The Red Lion Inn car park.




Contacting the Nursery







You can contact the school by post at the following address:             


Broadclyst Community Primary School
School Lane



Phone & Fax

You can contact the school by phone or fax on the following numbers:

Telephone - 01392 461288

Fax - 01392 467057


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