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Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 01 December 1999

Year 3 visit to Roman Roadshow

Year 3 went to Victory Hall for a Roman Roadshow held by RAMM.

The children were very excited to learn about the Seaton Down Hoard which contained a staggering 22,888 Roman coins which will be on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter in July. 

The children took part in a game where they discovered more about our Roman history and the city of Isca. All of the children embossed their own Roman coin which had the head of Emperor Constantine and the angel of victory on. 

The children were able to explore different techniques used by detectorists in order to recover some Roman artefacts. The Roman Soldier told the children all about Roman life and they were amazed to hear that the wealthy Romans lived in villas the size of three football pitches! 

We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures to see all of the exciting things we got up to:

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Football League, Tournament and Cup Final.

Exeter Primary League:

The Year 5/6 football team have continued to be successful in the Exeter Primary Football League. They currently sit 4th out of 8 teams. Last week they beat Ladysmith Primary and Wynstream thanks to goals from Thomas Brooking and a George Davey brace. 

All Stars football tournament: 

On Tuesday 23rd May a 9 man squad travelled to Newton Abbott to take part in a football festival. The tournament was composed of 4 teams from Exeter area, 4 from Plymouth, 4 from Torquay and 4 Academy teams. 

With such strong opposition, the Broadclyst boys struggled to progress. Despite it being so tough the team played really well with standout performances from Joaquim and Ben who kept us in games with crucial saves. 

Girls U10 Devon Cup Final:

On Wednesday 24th May 8 girls from Years 4 and 5 travelled to Newton Abbott to take part in the Devon under 10 girls final. The team had qualified to final back in February and were excited to play and enjoy even more success. 

With it being the Devon final the competition was immense with many teams fielding Devon players and had squads that trained three times a week. 

Every single girl performed excellently well in the heat and managed to put out a strong defensive performance for the entire tournament, only conceding 4 goals in 7 games. The role of goalkeeper swapped and changed between the team during the day with Zoe pulling off some outrages saves in goal. 

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Girls' Football

On Thursday 18th May the year 5/6 girls football team headed to Wynstream to take part in an Exeter City football tournament. 

The competition was split into 2 sections with the first set of matches seeding the teams into ability groups. The girls played 3 games and won all 3 thanks to goals from Keira, Ellie, Isla, Mia and Harriet. The second part of the tournament was a lot tougher with BCPS coming up against the current Devon champions and a lot of talented individual footballers. 

The girls did amazingly well and only lost one game. 

Overall Broadclyst finished 3rd out of 16 highly competitive teams.

We were really impressed with every player, even when torrential rain soaked the team at the end! 

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4JB Working with an Artist

This Year the National Trust’ Killerton House will be holding an event ‘Lost Killerton’. They will be delving into the archives to retrace the steps through history and bring back to life some of the stories and memories from the old house and estate.  In doing this they have invited the schools in the Local Learning Community to create a piece of artwork to be displayed outside on the grounds to help to tell some of the memories and physical features that were once found there. 

Within this project Class 4JB have been working with local artist Anne - Marie Moss to create a piece of artwork that will be displayed as part of the exhibition.  In class, the children have been learning about the artwork of Barbara Hepworth, like her they have been looking at textures and forms in nature to inspire their designs, and this project has been amazing to really show the children the process that she would have used. They have learnt the technique of transferring an image to stone and using basic carving methods using a hammer and chisel to create their design in relief. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and will be completing the artwork before the summer half term to be displayed at Killerton from the 19th July.  

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Media Meets Art

From 14th to the 20th May the staff and children were very lucky to have a visit from ten European Teachers all working within the Erasmus+ Project, ‘Media Meets Art’ .

The visit marks the culmination of the Erasmus+ project ‘Media Meets Art’ where teachers from five European countries, Austria, Finland, Denmark, France and England all work together to share and showcase the assimilation of modern media in our art lessons.  Teachers from Broadclyst Primary School have visited each of the partner schools, funded by the European Commission, over the course of the past two years and have observed the teaching of art, inspiring many of the projects seen in school.

The teachers were welcomed with an assembly – our own performance of the Eurovision song contest, especially for our visiting teachers.  The contest was hosted by two children from year 6 and pupils from Years 3 to 5 all took part; we had ‘The Sound of the Mountains’ a yodelling Austrian band in year 5, all the way to a heavy metal Finish Rock band in year 3– ‘Black Tar’!

The children were very excited to meet the visitors and all the children involved in the project from years 3-5 had a lesson taught by the teachers.  They learnt about the cultural traditions, information about the countries and learnt a traditional song or dance.  

During each visit, the host school taught their visitors about two artists from that country so that when the teachers return home they could teach their pupils as replicate what they have seen.  On this visit, our teachers and pupils were able to showcase the artwork of Barbara Hepworth and Banksy.  The pupils across year 3 and 4 all participated in providing best practise lesson and demonstrate how we use technology to engage with art. The children used 3D manipulation using the surfaces, Microsoft SWAY and were busy posting their thoughts and opinions on Yammer to discuss their thoughts on graffiti and street art. The children were able to stick up some of their street art designs based on the work of Banksy through the school using photography to capture the interactive nature of the work they had produced. Many of the pupils used the iPads to record and interview one another about the artwork and thoughtfully reflect on one another’s art. 

The teachers also had the opportunity to discover some of the best of British art themselves during a trip to St Ives where they were able to visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and a ‘wherethewall’ tour in Bristol, discovering some of the notorious Bristol Street art.  They will now return to their schools and share the things they have found out during their time in England. 

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Scarecrows at the Devon County Show

Over the past few weeks each year group has been working hard to make a scarecrow which you might have seen displayed outside the classrooms for all to see. Every scarecrow is based on a book of which the children voted for on yammer within their year groups. We had: The Scarecrows Wedding by Early Years; Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Year 1; Room on the Broom by Year 2; Harry Potter from Year 3; Lemony Snicket from Year 4 and finally, Narnia by Year 5. All did an amazing job.

On Tuesday evening, staff and governors walked around the school to judge them as the top 5 were then taken to the Devon County Show as part of their junior competitions. These scarecrows were ‘Lemony Snicket’, ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’. The Scarecrows were on show at the County Show for the duration and won! 'The Scarecrows Wedding' took first place with 'Lemony Snicket' coming 2nd! Well done everyone.

This was a whole school competition and the children (and staff!) have worked exceptionally hard to complete their scarecrows in quite a short space of time and have thoroughly enjoyed doing making them too!

“It was amazing because it looked so realistic. I loved collecting the materials that we used to make the scarecrow”

“It was incredible to see it develop over time and finally look like the finished product as the witch from Room on the Broom”

All of the scarecrows will be on display throughout the village in the summer as part of the village scarecrow competition so there is still time for you to see them all in case you didn’t have time! 

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GEC Trade Fair

On Friday, the 10 companies participating in this year’s Global Enterprise Challenge held a Trade Fair. Each company had a stall where they displayed their products and approached potential customers to convince them to make a purchase.

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Each company have produced an advert in the TV studio which played during the Trade Fair, much to the amusement of their customers. These customers purchased goods such as Cushions, Keyrings, Greetings Card – all homemade! Unsurprisingly, the stall selling Muffins and Cookies was very popular with hungry customers, as well as the Smoothie stall, for those looking to get their 5 a-day.

Maddie, a member of the ‘Brilliant Bakerz’ company said ‘We had a very successful sale, selling out of all of our products! It was nice to interact with customers and get their feedback’ Keep an eye of Facebook for details of each companies next sale…

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SATS Breakfast

What better way to fuel your brain than with a hearty breakfast?

The Year Sixes put this theory to the test last week by coming to school bright and early to fuel up with a nutritious breakfast to prepare for their SATs papers that day. This opportunity was seized by most of the Year Sixes and it was a very sophisticated affair, involving plenty of cups of tea and hot toast.

Porridge, Beans on toast and a variety of healthy cereals were on offer. The children tucked in with much enthusiasm and filled their tummies, ready for the day ahead. It wasn’t just the children; Mr Pitts, Miss Williams and Mr Abrahams also enjoyed a bowl of porridge and a cup of tea!

The atmosphere was relaxed and positive and the children all put their table setting, orange juice pouring, plate clearing skills to the test. Year Six pupil Joe said ‘The breakfast was really nice – especially the Beans on Toast! It definitely filled us up and helped us to relax before our tests.’

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Year 4 Trip to Escot Park

Year 4 visited Escot Park for their annual one night residential on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th of May.

During the day they took part in outdoor adventurous activities and used their forest school knowledge to build shelters and start fires safely with a flint and steel. They also visited the animals living in Escot such as Wolves, Wild boar, two majestic Lynxes and a Wildcat. They visited an Anglo Saxon living village where they were able to dress in Anglo-Saxon clothes, bake bread from flour they had ground, carve tools in the carpenters and make jewellery in a coppersmith. Finally, they met the challenge of the Swamp walk. This was a challenge of around 100 metres of a muddy swamp which the children had to walk through!

During the day they took part in outdoor adventurous activities and used their forest school knowledge to build shelters and start fires safely with a flint and steel. They also visited the animals living in Escot such as Wolves, Wild boar, two majestic Lynxes and a Wildcat. They visited an Anglo Saxon living village where they were able to dress in Anglo-Saxon clothes, bake bread from flour they had ground, carve tools in the carpenters and make jewellery in a coppersmith. Finally, they met the challenge of the Swamp walk. This was a challenge of around 100 metres of a muddy swamp which the children had to walk through!

The children stayed overnight in Yurts with their friends and all managed to get some sleep!

The children had a fantastic time and the staff at Escot praised how well behaved and independent they were. They can all be very proud of the way they supported each other and overcame challenges during their trip.

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