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The Day Has Arrived!

Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott will be flying out to New Delhi on February 13th and returning on February 22nd. The week will be spent visiting 3 different schools and then spending 2 days at ‘The Good Samaritan School’, which is the school directly linked with Broadclyst.  Whilst there Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott will be sharing their knowledge and teaching a variety of activities.

The main aim is to develop and maintain a link with the school in India so that we can share ideas, continue collaborative working and develop communication between the staff and children.

During the visit Miss Northcott and Miss Farrant will be updating this blog on the school website so you can track their visit. If you follow Broadclyst via Facebook or Twitter you will also be able to keep up-to-date with the visit.

There are 2 other local schools involved in the project and our school has already spent time collaborating with them on a range of different projects including creating scrapbooks, retelling traditional English folk law and letter writing.

 

In April 2 teachers from India will be visiting the UK and spending time in each of the 3 schools over here.  Hopefully this will be the first visit of many and will help to secure the developing links.

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India Trip has Arrived

Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott will be flying out to New Delhi on February 13th and returning on February 22nd. The week will be spent visiting 3 different schools and then spending 2 days at ‘The Good Samaritan School’, which is the school directly linked with Broadclyst.  Whilst there Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott will be sharing their knowledge and teaching a variety of activities.

The main aim is to develop and maintain a link with the school in India so that we can share ideas, continue collaborative working and develop communication between the staff and children.

During the visit Miss Northcott and Miss Farrant will be updating a blog on the school website so you can track their visit. In order to do this you will need to log onto the schools website, click on News Room and then onto India Trip 2014.  If you follow Broadclyst via Facebook or Twitter you will also be able to keep up-to-date with their visit.

The link below will take you directly to ‘India Trip 2014' our blog for this trip:

http://www.bcps.org.uk/index.php/news-room/india-trip-2014

There are 2 other local schools involved in the project and our school has already spent time collaborating with them on a range of different projects including creating scrapbooks, retelling traditional English folk law and letter writing.

In April 2 teachers from India will be visiting the UK and spending time in each of the 3 schools over here.  Hopefully this will be the first visit of many and will help to secure the developing links.  

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Board Games R2

Board games club is run by Miss Angela Crossley-May and Ms Nicola Knight on Thursdays in 1ACM. It is a chance for children to combine thought, concentration and strategy with friendship and competition, great skills that every child should develop. Games and puzzles can help children to learn about the world in which they live. Through playing games children are able to learn the alphabet or practise their mental arithmetic skills whilst enjoying themselves.

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Gardening and Wildlife

Gardening and wildlife club is run by Miss Lucy Wester and Mrs Jayne Charlton on Thursdays at 3.30-4.45pm and the children meet in 4LW. It gives children not only the opportunity to enjoy lots of hands-on experience of growing but also to make the school environment and allotment as eco-friendly as possible, reducing, recycling and reusing as much as we can, and trying to encourage lots of wildlife into the garden.

The children will look at seasonal plants, fruit and vegetables and make a plan for their raised bed. Over the weeks they tend their crops, which in previous years have been sold at the school fete, or the flowers used to decorate the school dining tables.

      

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Trip Approaching!

Miss Farrant and Miss Northcott are preparing for their upcoming trip to India. They have been working with children within the school creating powerpoints and books to take with them. They are very excited and can't wait to share our children's work and messages with the children in India. Following this blog will keep you up to date with all their adventures.

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Years 4,5,6 Personal Survival Course

On Wednesday 22nd January 21 students across years 4,5 and 6 took part a Personal Survival course.  The students were required to demonstrate survival skills in the water whilst being fully clothed.  11 of the children passed Level 2 and 20 Level 1.  This was an extremely challenging qualification to pass and all the students showed tenacity and determination to pass.

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Space Odyssey

As the children in Year 1 have begun learning about rockets, astronauts and the Sun, Moon and planets this term, Simon Ould, a former science teacher and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society brought in his huge inflatable dome to start off their topic work in style. On Tuesday 21st January six classes from Years 1, 3 and 6 enjoyed a spectacular visit from the Space Odyssey mobile Planetarium. They were given the chance to go inside the dome over the course of the day to be taken on a series of thrilling simulated space adventures! Each session was carefully pitched to be appropriate for the particular group of children going into the dome. The Space Odyssey planetarium uses amazing “Fulldome” digital projection technology to project images, computer simulations and movie clips all around the children, to give a truly immersive learning experience. The result was that the children could imagine themselves in rockets blasting off, swooping through the icy rings of Saturn and see close up images of the Moon, for example, as well as exploring the planets and constellations of the night skies.

 

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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.

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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.

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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:

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