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Items filtered by date: December 2011

Hoarding Competition

We have won the National Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition in which over 2,500 children took part! Miss Farrant has worked with all the children from every class from the nursery to Year 6. The younger children covered their hands in paint to make hand prints for the grass, and the older children painted mini-beasts. As well as winning the competition, the children’s hard work has brightened up the school playground. 

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11th July 2014

Mr Bishop talks about end of term events, what is happening in school over the summer, and how all pupils can now carry on their school work at home using the Office365 tools we have invested in setting up.

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Twinning Visit

We had 30 children from Plobannalec – Lesconil, the French village twinned with Broadclyst, visiting us today. The staff and pupils spent the day participating in art, sports and recording in the studio. 

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Northcott Art Exhibition

The children in Year 3 have had a selection of their artwork on display at Exeter Cathedral. The Northcott Theatre asked if we would move the display of Brazilian Puppets to support their upcoming production 'The Day We Played Brazil' which will take place from 16th – 27th August. The puppets have been displayed along the length of the foyer above the bar and restaurant. They look amazing in their new situation and we have already received messages of appreciation; one was from an actor who said how lovely it was to see the puppets every day when he goes to work. 

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Winning the Kingfisher Award

The children are celebrating victory this evening after winning the Kingfisher Award. Their win was announced at the awards ceremony at Newton St Cyres Recreational Ground where they enjoyed storytelling, a jazz band and a picnic. The children in Year 4 beat six other schools by completing several tasks including field work and art work, based around this year's theme, 'What's in Poo?'

The judges said that the children showed great knowledge and enthusiasm for local wildlife, and awarded them the prestigious Kingfisher Trophy, a cash prize and a commemorative tree which will be planted in the school grounds.

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Clyst Vale Concert

This evening was the Local Learning Community Concert at Clyst Vale. Choirs from local schools each performed three songs, before all the choirs came together to sing two songs. The children's performance was great; not only their singing, but their discipline as a choir stood out.

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India Link-School Collaboration Day

Children across years 3-5 had the opportunity to visit Sidmouth C of E Primary School on 27th June, to participate in a collaborative day on the topic of Indian weddings. This day revolved around the development of our link with Jasola Primary School in India, by recreating our own traditional Hindu Indian wedding.

Throughout the day, children were given the opportunity to decorate the wedding hall, produce a wall-hanging of Ganesh, make jewellery and also paint Mehndi patterns on each other's hands. After lunch, all of the children were involved in the wedding celebrations, playing the role of bride, groom, extended family and guests.

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Winning the Kingfisher Award

The children are celebrating victory this evening after winning the Kingfisher Award. Their win was announced at the awards ceremony at Newton St Cyres Recreational Ground where they enjoyed storytelling, a jazz band and a picnic. The children in Year 4 beat six other schools by completing several tasks including field work and art work, based around this year's theme, 'What's in Poo?'

The judges said that the children showed great knowledge and enthusiasm for local wildlife, and awarded them the prestigious Kingfisher Trophy, a cash prize and a commemorative tree which will be planted in the school grounds.

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Swimming Gala

The swimming team were in action in a gala at the Pyramids Swimming Centre this evening. Children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Inter-School Gala with 15 other Exeter schools. The atmosphere was electric as the children competed in freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and relay. The competition was tough but the children swam well and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout. There was a gold medal for Jess Courtney and silver for Alex Cole, Annabel Courtney and Ellie Harris whilst the boys' relay team came 6th overall and the girls' relay team came 2nd. Well done to all the swimmers who overall came 6th out of 15 schools.

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Pioneering Education Technology & International Collaboration

Last week we were featured in an article on the Microsoft for Schools blog. Here is an extract from the article:

Written by education writer Gerald Haigh

Just before the half term Spring break I had a long and fascinating conversation with Jonathan Bishop, head of Broadclyst Primary, a village school not far from Exeter. Broadclyst, with its staff and children, as readers will know has been at the cutting edge of so many ICT developments over the years. They were pioneers of one-to-one computing, early adopters of Windows 7, and of what was then Office Communications Server (later to become 'Lync'). They have also been running collaborative projects with schools across the world with the aid of Microsoft technology.

Renewing an old friendship

IMG_2877I first visited Broadclyst and met Jonathan Bishop when I went there for Microsoft, together with a video team, in the Spring of 2008. We were there to produce a case study in a series on 'Innovative Schools'. Then, Jonathan was deputy head, and had already been a key part of a drive to improve teaching and learning, building the school to the point where it was – and is -- highly successful by every measure, and heavily oversubscribed.

When I made that visit, the school was attracting a lot of attention because of its very visible commitment to technology. The large, and then new, 'lecture-theatre' style classroom for Years 5 and 6, with a desktop computer for each child, made the news, sometimes, especially in the non-specialist press, in ways which distracted from the core mission which was actually all about learning. As a leadership team member put it to me at the time,

'We want our children to be communicative, socially adept, creative, empathetic and capable of collaborative working in teams beyond national boundaries.'

It's important, for example, not to miss either Broadclyst children's considerable achievements in music, drama and art, or the fact that they are friendly, socially adept, knowledgeable and very much at ease with themselves.

When Jonathan became head in 2010, he was able to take the vision on, working with a succession of excellent teachers, remarkable children and supportive families, to harness the latest technology to a vision of personalised, independent and yet serious learning which would fit children for life in the 21st Century.

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