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Schools International Award

 

Broadclyst Primary School has undergone a re-accreditation of the British councils ‘Schools International Award’  for the fourth time with a glowing report!

The International School award is a British Council accreditation scheme rewarding schools with a notable global element in their curriculum. Every three years the International coordinator at Broadclyst School reviews and evidences all the international education that takes place across all year groups and how it is enriching teaching and learning; giving pupils a window into different cultures and countries and helping them to develop as global citizens. 

At Broadclyst school we pride our self in delivering this global education and within projects such as the  ‘Global Enterprise Challenge,’ and the ‘Global communities project’ and we allow and encourage the pupils to work with and communicate with children from all round the world.  Within the report the international School Awards Team observed;
“Your ambassadorial role is firmly established via your support for both international and local schools with the establishment of international links and projects, and progression towards International School Award accreditation. Broadclyst is an international school in every respect!”

 

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Exeter Primary Football League

 

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 represented the school in the first round of Exeter Primary Football League fixtures at St. Peter’s AstroTurf on Monday 1st October.

Year 6 pupils (Broadclyst blue) had two fixtures this game week, aiming to defend their group stage title from last season, starting against Wynstream before playing Countess Wear.  In the fixture against Wynstream the team started slowly before going into a 1-0 lead thanks to Charlie just before half time.  The team then settled into their rhythm in the second half going on to win 4-0 thanks to goals from Ethan, Otto and Harry.  Max, Ben and Jack also played their part defensively to ensure the team started their campaign with a clean sheet.  The team started their second game exceptionally well, scoring a number of quick goals to take an impressive 7-0 lead at the break. The team added another goal in the second half to finish the game 8-0 winners. Goal scorers included Ethan with four goals, Otto with two, Charlie and Harry, ably assisted by Tegan in a number of moves that lead to a goal.

The Year 5 pupils (Broadclyst yellow) only had one fixture on this occasion, furthermore this was the first game for all of the players involved in the league.  They faced Topsham in a close encounter, leading 1-0 at half-time before defending well in the second half to end the game with 3 points and a well-earnt 2-1 victory.  The goals were scored by Isaac and Kiaran, although Zack and Jack also deserve credit for a pair of excellent goalkeeping performances.

All the pupils involved are now looking forward to the next round of league fixtures early in November, aiming to cement both teams positions in the top half of the table.

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Tag Rugby Skills

 

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 developed their Tag Rugby skills at Clyst Vale on Wednesday 19th September. 
 
The session began with pupils practising their passing and receiving skills, whilst running in lines before moving into playing small sided games.  The two teams representing Broadclyst won both of their matches whilst also showing some excellent defensive skills achieving a number of turnovers efficiently.  Perhaps most pleasing to see was the way that both teams displayed high levels of sportsmanship shown by all players throughout, boding well for the year ahead!

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Bookworm Scheme

Term has got off to a great start in the library. We’re very excited about some lovely new books that have arrived.  

The Bookworm scheme continues to be very popular. Children who reach 75 books read and discussed will now receive a beautiful badge in recognition of their hard work. You may have seen Mr Bishop talking about this on his last Headteacher’s blog. Who will be next? – there are several children very nearly there!

After half term local author Emma Cox is coming in to speak to years 4 and 5 about writing and her lovely book Malkin Moonlight.

October 13-18th is Libraries Week nationally, and this year we are planning to join in this celebration of libraries and reading.  Please be thinking about what your favourite books were when you were at school.

The library is open from 830-5pm each day so you are welcome to come in with your children before or after school to help them choose books or to speak to our librarians. Pupils can log in to the library software from home from the Learning from home page to check which books they have out. Do ask if you have any questions about this.

 

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Bikeablity

Over the past couple of weeks Year 5 have been working hard on their Bikeability course. First the children took part in stage 1, where they learnt control, balance and the theory of keeping safe when riding on the road.

Once they have completed Level 1 successfully, they moved on to Level 2- the road. Whilst on the road the children put their practise from the playground into action, tackling junctions and turning, and ensuring they know exactly what to do if/and when a car may approach. The children have had a fantastic time being part of the course and have all put their all into the stage that they have been part of.

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The Global Enterprise Challenge begins!

There has been a great deal of excitement in Year 6 this week as the new Global Enterprise Challenge competition commenced. The class will compete by forming 10 companies, marketing and selling products from cookies to keyrings. The project, as in previous years, will teach the companies to collaborate effectively and to develop an understanding of how businesses operate. Also, the challenge connects the class with pupils of a similar age around the world, as they share ideas by email and Skype with other competitors as far away as India and Israel. In the past, it has been great to watch class form friendships with their international counterparts, learning a great deal about other countries and cultures.

The next hurdle for the teams will be the ‘Dragon’s Den.’ Modelled on the BBC TV show, each group of budding entrepreneurs will prepare a presentation, as well as some prototype products to convince Mr Bishop, Mr James and Mrs Rothery to invest in their company. In addition, they will need to prove themselves knowledgeable in their business roles within the company, in order to answer the searching questions posed by the dragons.

Over the next few weeks, you may encounter year 6s conducting market research in the playground, so, if you have a few minutes, please help them out!

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Egyptian day

Last week in year 1 we had an Egyptian themed afternoon to kick off our new project.  We had the opportunity to taste a range of Egyptian foods including prunes and bread with a garlic dip.

We explored some Tutankhamun statues, hieroglyphics engravings and a map that came all the way from Egypt! After seeing their teachers dressed up as Egyptians, the children got to have a go wearing the glittery crown and long robes. To finish our afternoon off we worked in teams to mummify our friends wrapping them up with jewels and money just like they did in ancient Egyptian.

I wonder what else year 1 will discover over the coming weeks.

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Pygmy Goats

 

We have been very lucky to welcome four Pygmy Goats to our school. Over the summer holidays we have been busy preparing their enclosure ready for their arrival this week. Archie, Arnie, Astrix and Albie have already stolen our hearts and the children (and staff) are very excited to spend time with our new school pets.

The goats will bring the whole school together and everyone has a responsibility to look after them. Each Year Group has been given a specific day where they can go and feed them, walk them and of course cuddle them! The Pygmy goats are incredibly used to human and child interaction and they seek our attention when we visit them.

The children are very excited and the lucky few who got to meet them on day one said they were ‘cute’, ‘lovely’ and ‘so good’. They will be very spoilt and over the coming weeks the children will all learn how to take care of them to keep them happy and healthy.

Watch this space for more adorable photos and updates.

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