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Football Team Report - 11th December 2013

BCPS girls football team had their first ever fixture away at St Peters (Budleigh) on Wednesday. It was the very first time they had played a competitive match together and they found the first half tough-going. The team was captained by Kelsey Salter who led the line well. Despite being 3 – 0 down at half-time, Broadclyst fought back well in the second half and the score line remained at 3 – 0 at full-time. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and they are all looking forward to their next fixture.

The boys 1st Team  also had a very tough match on the adjacent pitch. Again the conditions were not easy, with a narrow pitch and small goals. Despite going 1 – 0 down early on, Broadclyst fought back and dominated the second half, having numerous chances to put the match beyond St Peters. The St Peters goalkeeper was a deserved man of the match, as time and time again he prevented Broadclyst from scoring. The game finished 2 – 2 which was probably a fair result. Congratulations to Charlie Tapp who was the star player for BCPS.

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Year 4 Triumph at Tag-Rugby Festival!

On Wednesday 11th December ten children from Year 4 had the opportunity to take part in a tag-rugby festival at Tiverton Rugby Club, playing against five other teams from local schools. Over the past term the children in year 4 have had a fantastic time developing their tag-rugby skills with Tom Viljeon from the Exeter Chiefs. The festival was the culmination of their training and after five tense games they reached the final. After drawing 3-3 against Clyst Hydon the result was left to be decided by a golden try which came courtesy of Sam Walters. The team played brilliantly well together, demonstrating the key skills they’d learnt and all involved enjoyed a memorable (and very muddy) day!

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Chess Team at the Devon Junior Championships

On Saturday 7th December, four members of the BCPS Chess Team took part in the Devon Junior Championships. These take place annually at the Teign School in Kingsteignton. Ben Bishop, Liam Hawkins, Craig Marriott and Josh Quinn-Rice gave a good account of themselves, scoring twelve points in total. Josh, Ben and Craig all qualified to play on the Under-11 Devon team, while Liam showed himself to also be a good prospect after picking up two wins. The chess team have a number of matches coming up in the New Year so keep checking the blog for more news!

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Chamber Choir Concert at Poltimore Chapel

On the evening of Thursday 5th December the chamber choir, together with members of the KS2 choir sang an evening's concert in the chapel at Poltimore House. The beautiful chapel venue rang with the sounds of Christmas carols and songs, ranging from well known favourites to some more unusual festive choices. The 60 strong group performed admirably to the audience of parents and families, which enthused about the choices and quality of singing. The night proved a really good start to the season's concert set.

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Yr 3 Choir at ‘Captain Blood’s Revenge’

On December 4th the choir members from year three went to the Signet Theatre in Exeter with Mrs Pulfer, to see an interactive opera by the Glendebourne touring opera company. Some of the children were called on stage to participate and all had a memorable time both watching and participating. The story centres around a missing boy ‘Billy Bone’ and his adventure with a zombie pirate crew, but also tough decisions when his girlfriend ‘Salty Sue’ doesn’t want him to return to piracy.

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Football Team Report: Pinhoe

BCPS had their first away match of the season last week in a rematch against local rivals Pinhoe. After a convincing 13 – 0 win in the first fixture this match proved a much tougher test. The conditions didn’t help Broadclyst – the pitch was small and the goals were even smaller. Despite these challenges the much-changed team were very strong and never looked in trouble. The end result was a 2 – 1 win to Broadclyst who continued their unbeaten run. Well done to all those involved and a particular mention to the star player Jack Thompson who worked hard throughout the match and showed great determination. 

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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!  

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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).

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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.

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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.

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