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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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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:


Egg-citing Christmas Arrival!

The chickens have finally laid! Here is our first egg. It was laid somewhere between Wednesday and Friday morning. Fingers crossed that this is the start of regular production, as our two hens are supposed to be able to produce up to 300 eggs a year each! Watch this space for further fowl news...


School Recordings

Find below a growing number of recent school recordings. Each can be played using the controls on this page, but also can be downloaded by clicking on the name of the track and choosing how you would like to save the file.

Whole School Christmas Songs

All Join Hands - Chamber Choir & Staff



All Join Hands - Whole School



Zat You Santa Claus - Chamber Choir


Chamber Choir at Killerton Chapel

mp301 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

mp302 Winter Song

mp303 Noel Noel

mp304 O Holy Night

mp305 Join Hands

mp306 Where Are You Christmas

mp307 Carol Of The Bells

mp308 Zat You Santa Clause

mp309 Mistletoe

mp310 Ding Dong Merrily On High

mp311 Wonderful Christmas Time

mp312 Hark The Herald

mp313 Join Hands - Encore

Christmas Choir Recordings

Available Soon

Year 5/6 Carol Concert

Available Soon



KS1 Nativity

After many weeks of rehearsals the children in Key Stage 1 and the nursery performed their Christmas performance of ‘The Nativity’ at Clyst Vale Community College. The two performances were on Monday 16th December and Tuesday 17th December.  There were Kings, Angels, Shepherds, Innkeepers, Mary and Joseph  and even a pantomime donkey! The children had all practised really hard and were very excited to show parents and their siblings their polished Nativity. The result was fabulous and the children should feel very proud of their achievements.

January Update: Here are the photos as published by the Exeter Express and Echo - Broadclyst Nativity Gallery

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