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Items filtered by date: December 2013

Christmas Fayre Thank You

It was great to see so many of you at December’s Christmas Fayre that was held at Clyst Vale.  The turnout was good this year, especially encouraged by Father Christmas and his very helpful Elf. The children were able to play games that were developed by children in Years 5 & 6 whilst the adults were able to peruse a number of stalls.  Thank you to all those that contributed to the school raffle and continue to support the school with our fundraising and opportunities for children and parents.


Christmas Song Recordings

In the last weeks of term Mrs Pulfer recorded a number of songs in the recording studio with groups of children. Below are a selection of the songs involving the chamber choir, staff choir, as well as the whole school. The whole school version of 'All Join Hands' features every child in the school. It was also recorded on the last day of term and broadcast by BBC Spotlight on the Monday before Christmas. The blog post about when Spotlight came in and filmed both the whole school and the chamber choir can be found on the Head's Blog here.


BCPS Singing on BBC Spotlight

BBC Spotlight were in school today filming the children singing the Christmas song All Join Hands. This a song written by Tony Lock and Hannah Martin who have previously worked with the staff on training days. Every child in the school and nursery congregated on the back playground and sang beautifully for the camera. The chamber choir then sang a version in the TV studio.  You will be able to watch this on Monday 23rd December, Spotlight News BBC1, at 6.30pm.

The story will also be covered on BBC Radio Devon at 8.20am with a live interview from some of the children.

UPDATE: Here is the broadcast, streamed from our own CLICKVIEW Server:


Egg-citing Christmas Arrival!

The chickens have finally laid! Here is our first egg. It was laid somewhere between Wednesday and Friday morning. Fingers crossed that this is the start of regular production, as our two hens are supposed to be able to produce up to 300 eggs a year each! Watch this space for further fowl news...


School Recordings

Find below a growing number of recent school recordings. Each can be played using the controls on this page, but also can be downloaded by clicking on the name of the track and choosing how you would like to save the file.

Whole School Christmas Songs

All Join Hands - Chamber Choir & Staff



All Join Hands - Whole School



Zat You Santa Claus - Chamber Choir


Chamber Choir at Killerton Chapel

mp301 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

mp302 Winter Song

mp303 Noel Noel

mp304 O Holy Night

mp305 Join Hands

mp306 Where Are You Christmas

mp307 Carol Of The Bells

mp308 Zat You Santa Clause

mp309 Mistletoe

mp310 Ding Dong Merrily On High

mp311 Wonderful Christmas Time

mp312 Hark The Herald

mp313 Join Hands - Encore

Christmas Choir Recordings

Available Soon

Year 5/6 Carol Concert

Available Soon



KS1 Nativity

After many weeks of rehearsals the children in Key Stage 1 and the nursery performed their Christmas performance of ‘The Nativity’ at Clyst Vale Community College. The two performances were on Monday 16th December and Tuesday 17th December.  There were Kings, Angels, Shepherds, Innkeepers, Mary and Joseph  and even a pantomime donkey! The children had all practised really hard and were very excited to show parents and their siblings their polished Nativity. The result was fabulous and the children should feel very proud of their achievements.

January Update: Here are the photos as published by the Exeter Express and Echo - Broadclyst Nativity Gallery


Year 5 and 6 Carol Service

The Great British Bake-off arrived in Broadclyst Parish Church with a one-off Christmas special – performed by the year 6 children. Paul Hollywood (Sam Johnston) and Mary Berry (Poppy Blythe) presented the show which included three bakers (Alex Cole, Lily Rogers and Hannah Hewald) plus the ever-present Mel (Maddy Knight) & Sue (Lucy Howes). As well as the play, there was a whole host of singing and musical performances – plus a very special comedy sketch. All the year 5 & 6 children sang wonderfully in the choir and they should all feel extremely proud of the hard work and practice which they put in during the weeks leading up to the performance. Thank you to all of the friends, family, teachers and children who came to the church and supported the year 5 & 6’s. 


Chamber Choir Carol Singing at Killerton

Over the past month, Chamber choir have performed at Killerton House as part of their late night shopping season. Supported by KS2 choir members, their programme of Christmas songs and carols delighted and entertained the audience as they continued their shopping. Standing room only proved available as the performances progressed, and the choirs were delighted by the warm and appreciative applause they received.


Year 3 Christmas Carol Experience!

On Thursday the 12th December year 3 visited Killerton House for a ‘Christmas Carol Experience’. The children found out about the story and experienced life as a Victorian by exploring the opulence of the main house and some of the recreated sets of the story. Children played traditional parlour games including ‘Squeal piggy Squeal’ and the cobbler game. Children also played with some Victorian toys and reflected on the value of being ‘bought with money’ or ‘made with love’. The morning was finished off with a meeting with Ebenezer Scrooge himself who had finally realised the error of his ways just in time to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a sing song! Year 3 gave some fantastic renditions of some songs from ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ as well as the classic ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas.’ After enjoying the school Christmas lunch, the children returned to the grounds of Killerton to take part in a Christmas trail where they came face to face with the 3 ghosts and much, much more! A great day was had by all; even if we found the ghosts a little spooky! A special thank you to all of the staff and parent volunteers who gave up their day to help out…there wasn’t a Bah Humbug in sight!

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