Friday, 7 December 2012

Young Apprentices at the Christmas Bazaar

This year, some of the children from years 3 and 4 decided to make their own contribution to the Friends of Broadford Christmas Bazaar.

They got busy making hama bead decorations, christmas cookies and bookmarks to sell at their own stall on the day.  It was like Santa's workshop!

They were very successful at both creating and selling their masterpieces and made a respectable £46 to contribute to the school - well done!

Here are some pictures of their products and the selling team at work:

Book Club goes to the West End!

On the 14th November, twelve children from Book Club had the opportunity to see the book they have been studying performed live at the Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden.

The Book Club has been reading the Roald Dahl classic 'Matilda' this term and have been enjoying studying the characters and discussing the events of the story with one another.  They were fortunate enough to then see the story come to life on stage in the musical production of the book.

They had a great day out and even managed to squeeze in a tour around the Covent Garden Piazza and saw some of the street entertainers too!

Here are some of the pictures from the day...

On the way home, the children interviewed each other to find out what were their best bits. 
"I thought it was breathtaking! My favourite part was when Matilda started talking in Russian because that wasn't in the book, but to tell the truth I thought all of it was funny!" - Spencer Griffiths, Birch
"I thought it was amazing and my favourite part was when Bruce Bogtrotter ate all the chocolate cake!" - Dylan Houlston, Birch

"My favourite part was when Matilda swapped the hair dye and turned her dad's hair green...that was cool!" - Holly Clark, Rowan

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Year 3/4 Visit the Tower of London

Last week our class went on the most amazing trip to the Tower of London! We have been learning about the Tudors and we went so that we could see where a lot of the history actually happened and learn a bit more whilst having fun!


The first thing that we did was visit the Crown Jewels. It was very busy with lots of tourists in there, however we still got a good look at the sparking, shiny crowns and sceptres.  They were magnificent!  After that, we went to on walk around the Tower walls.  We walked all the way around the tower and looked over the top of the walls to the city of London, just as Kings and Queens would have done.  We also imagined how archers would have been shooting down from the top of the fortress to defend the land from invaders.  Our teachers even took pictures of us posing as archers! From this view, we could also see lots of models of animals that would have been in the Tower when it was once a zoo!


Next, we stopped for our lunch.Sitting on the benches outside the White Tower, we observed the views from inside the Tower and located where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard was executed and where they are still buried! In addition to this, we were able to see the famous Ravens that live in the grounds.

In the afternoon, we visited the White Tower. In here we saw lots of historic armour that would have been worn by soldiers in the Tudor times, such as armour suites, weapons and shields. We even saw the armour of King Henry himself! In addition to this, we saw a life size model of Henry's horse. 
Later on, we visited the Fusilier's Museum. This is a museum of all the soldiers uniform and weapons from when the Tower was built to now. In this museum, we were able to try on lots of different soldier's hats. Miss Fox took pictures of us all in our soldier's hats and we took one of her too!

 We even got to see real soldiers that protect the Tower today!

Finally, it was time to go home but not until we visited the gift shop.  We all bought a souvenir to remember our exciting day at the Tower.  My favourite part was seeing the Crown Jewels.  However,  we saw lots of interesting things and had fun lots of fun.  So much fun, that some of us fell asleep on the coach home! 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

King Henry comes to Broadford!

Yesterday afternoon Broadford Primary was privilieged to have a visit from a VERY special guest...not Lady GaGa, not Simon Cowell....but King Henry VIII himself! He had somehow managed to spectacularly transport himself from 1543 to the present day!

The children had a marvellous afternoon learning lots of interesting information about the Tudor family, watching Miss Fox re-enact the beheading of Anne Boleyn (much to Miss Fox's delight) and even taking part in a jousting competition.  Take a look....

Here is what some of our chidlren thought about the afternoon:

"I thought that King Henry was a very nice man, but he likes to shout a bit! I enjoyed learning more about the Tudors." Daisy Paius

"I thought the afternoon was really fun because we got to have a jousting race. It was really hard to do but I enjoyed it." Kye Smethurst

"First of all I thought King Henry was a bit scary, but then I got to know him better and I liked him more.  I enjoyed listening to the Tudor music and it was funny seeing Miss Fox getting beheaded!" Emily Morton

Click below to see the video of our visit...



Friday, 7 September 2012

Medusa is coming to Broadford!

This week we have been learning about the story of Persius and Medusa.  The multi story company are coming in to show us the play on Monday, so we thought we should learn a bit more Medusa in preparation.

We have read her story, discussed her character and acted out scenes from the book

Here are some of the freeze frames we did of our favourite scenes! 

To find out more, check out the Multi Story Theatre Company on