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Yr 3 Rock and Rapid Residential

The second Year 3 group had a brilliant time at the Rock & Rapid Residential last week. It started off well with the dress-up ice breaker race – wearing buoyancy aids as nappies and running around paddles was dizzying but lots of fun! Mr Abrahams’ team won that challenge.
 
The children all loved the activities and it showed some of their best qualities! On the low ropes, Josh kept on helping people through the trickiest sections whilst several of the children overcame their fears to cross wide gaps and climb across difficult sections. On the climbing wall it will brilliant to see Joe and Lottie both reach the top really quickly and encourage their team to get there too!
 
The children were really impressive in the scavenger hunt finding items around the site that began with each letter of the alphabet. The instructors were especially impressed when one team brought them ‘xylem!’ If you’re not sure what that is then ask one of our Year 3s! Isabella also did excellently to win our new paper aeroplane competition from the top of the abseiling wall.
 
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Yr 6 Netball Squad

Some of the year 6 netball squad went to Willowbrook to play in a friendly high 5 netball match which we won 7-1. They all played really well. Jake Won man of the match. They particularly enjoyed the after match refreshments - flapjack and squash!

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Yr 3 & Yr 4 Girls Football

The Year 3 and 4 Girls Football team played in their first tournament at St Luke’s as part of the School Games series of events on Wednesday 20th March.
 
After excitedly arriving at the venue and their warm-up they were set to play their first game against a well-organised Landscore team. The Broadclyst goal was under heavy pressure throughout the game and despite some resolute defending from Shaya, Freya and Aafia, supported by Sophia M in goal they eventually lost the game 1-0.  After a break to regather the team were then ready for their second game against Montgomery where they were on the front foot from the outset with Sophia T hitting the post before Sophia B scored to secure a 1-0 win for the team. On a high they then went into their final group game against St Leonards and in a more even game with some excellent passing from both Daisy’s in midfield the deadlock was finally broken by Sophia T who took the ball from her own half before scoring in the bottom corner to secure a second 1-0 victory in a row.  After this stage teams then faced opposition from the other groups who finished with similar records to them.  Broadclyst faced Willowbrook and although Keely had to make a good save in goal the game was won through a goal by Sophia B, her second of the event.
 
The girls all really enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the festival, and showed great character to respond to their initial defeat to one of the top teams in the competition and were rewarded for their performances in finishing 5th overall, a highly credible position and are now looking forward to more matches in the future.
 
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Yr 5 Football Olympics

Year 5 footballers travelled to Exwick Sports Hub on Monday 18th. As well as a tournament there was also a variety of activity stations that focused on every aspect of football, such as: longest throw, speed dribbling, crossbar challenge and accuracy passing. The day was led by Exeter College students, who created and officiated each activity. The children even got to meet an Exeter City player who handed out the awards, of which Broadclyst won five. Huge well done to all of the footballers, we look forward to more activities like it in the future.

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Yr 3 Killerton Visit

Year 3 pupils not away on residential visited Killerton on Thursday 21st March as part of their writing project based around Enid Blyton’s ‘Faraway Tree’ books.
 
After arriving at Killerton and depositing their lunchboxes in the Land of Lunch (Engine Room), they then proceeded to walk around the estate noticing the wide variety of trees on the estate, many of which were grown from saplings acquired from right across the world.  The group the entered the Land of Fallen Giants, sitting on fallen trees to read their Faraway Tree diaries to one another, before moving onto making observational drawings of their surroundings in the Land of Art Activities (with a quick break on a tree swing in-between).   Next the group continued on their walk, visiting the tallest tree at Killerton (41metres high) and then everyone squeezed into the Bear Hut to imagine what life in one of the treehouses would have been like.  At this stage after an exhausting walk, the group had earnt their trip to the Land of Lunch and feeling refreshed the group then visited their final location of the day the Land of Fun and Games.  Here pupils had to work together to complete the tasks set with parachute games being a particular favourite. 
 
Every pupil enjoyed the opportunity to visit Killerton and by the end of the day many were suggesting their own ideas to expand on the Faraway Tree lands; even including the Land of Time when waiting for the minibuses to return! The setting was perfect to retell the diaries they had written and a number of the observational drawings produced were to a very high standard capturing the scene and producing a more permanent memory of their visit.
 
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Yr 2 Rosemoor Gardens Visit

On Thursday 21st March Year 2 Broadclyst and Westclyst visited Rosemoor gardens. They gave their senses a workout with a variety of activities. The children tasted different fruit and vegetables and discussed how they felt and sounded in their mouths. In the beautiful gardens they searched for items using their sense of touch, hearing and smell, finally making a perfumed cocktail using a variety of herbs and flowers.
 
The children were able to learn about the different types of plants growing at this time of year and identify some common and less common plants in the grounds. This is all information they are going to put towards making their own plant documentaries in the TV studio. Tristan commented, “I liked the day because I love nature, so to go to a pretty garden with such a nice layout was wonderful. The best part for me was when we had to close our eyes and listen to the birds. I heard a woodpecker, a tree creeper, a robin and a blackbird”. Lola was very enthusiastic “I liked trying the fruit and vegetables most – I’d never tried fennel before and it was delicious”. Harriet added “I loved it when we explored the forest I saw sticks, leaves, acorns, a lake and some creatures like a dragonfly, bee and a butterfly”. Sofia summed up the day, “it was so fun and active while learning about plants – the best trip ever!”.
 
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Yr 1 Bicton Park Visit

Year 1 had a wonderful day at Bicton Park and Gardens last Thursday. As part of our travel through time project we visited the countryside museum where we were shown around by a lovely gentleman named Fred who told us all about the various machines and engines - he even let us have a seat on a tractor and a ride in a carriage! We also had a ride on the famous train around the grounds of the park, we loved spotting all the clues on the way round which told us more about each part of the garden. In the afternoon we had a 'Sow and Grow' workshop where we learned about the importance of plants in the environment and had a look at a daffodil up close. We also planted our own seeds to bring back to school and look after - we can't wait to see what they turn into! Finally we had a quick play in the park before, sadly, it was time to return to school.

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Reception World of Country Life Visit

On Thursday Reception went on their first school trip to the World of Country Life. We were all very excited from the moment we stepped on the coach. "I liked going on the coach with my friends" said Ruby.
 
We had a very busy morning feeding the cows, walking the goats and cuddling the guinea pigs. Before lunch we got to go on a tractor ride which took us to feed some deer. "I liked feeding the deer" said Poppy, "they licked me and it was a bit slobbery". Albie also agreed that "the best part was going on the tractor to feed the deer because they were licking our hands".
 
In the afternoon we explored the grounds and watched a birds of prey flight display. "I liked seeing the animals fly because some of them went in circles" said Lucie.

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Reception Bear Trail Visit

 

On 21st March WCPS Reception enjoyed their first ever school trip to the Bear Trail. Excitement levels were high as we put on our wellies and puddle suits before leaving school on the mini buses.
 
We climbed under tyres, over cargo nets, across rope bridges, and down slides into muddy puddles!Children made their class teachers proud by giving everything a go and being brave, as well as kind and supportive to their friends. We all loved the mud...some a little too much.
 
We can't wait for our next school trip!
 
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