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1st Broomfield Columbus Scouts

posted 21 May 2017, 23:55 by James Dorey


The '1st Broomfield Columbus Scouts' is now open and we held our first meeting on 12th May. Eight Columbus pupils have joined us as Scouts and are learning to follow the structure of Scout meetings. We have been taking part in 'Scout Circle Time', playing team games, creating our patrol signs and starting to learn about the Scout Promise and Law. Later this term we hope to have a campfire and sports competition, as well as be joined by some St John Payne pupils as part of our Scout troop!



posted 27 Mar 2017, 06:47 by James Dorey


Pupils in Key Stage 3 had a fantastic afternoon recently, when the local Fire Brigade brought a fire engine to visit School Campus! The pupils had the opportunity to try on the helmets and jackets, explore the specialist equipment, use the hoses and sit in the back of the cab. This experience really brought to life some of the learning from our 'Transport' topic and we would like to thank the Fire Brigade for their time and generosity in enabling this to happen.

KS2 – Great Britain

posted 16 Mar 2017, 06:31 by James Dorey


Key Stage Two are continuing with their Great Britain topic this half term. 

In Geography, they have been learning about the good old British Weather. Class 6 had lots of fun trying out some clothing for a range of different weather.

In Food Technology lessons, pupils have been exploring products made from milk, and expressing their preferences for different flavours and textures.

They have made milkshakes and angel delight, as well as tasting lots of different milk and milk-alternative products – yum!


KS4 Learn About the Community Code

posted 16 Mar 2017, 02:51 by James Dorey

KS4 Learn About the Community Code

Transition event - Thursday 26th March.

posted 13 Mar 2017, 07:28 by James Dorey

See poster for full details.

World Book Day – Class 16

posted 6 Mar 2017, 05:00 by James Dorey

World Book Day – Class 16

Pancake Day Fun!

posted 2 Mar 2017, 04:07 by James Dorey

Pancake Day Fun!

COLUMBUS ARE WINNERS of the first Post-16 Panathlon Challenge!

posted 27 Feb 2017, 04:24 by James Dorey

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first Post-16 Panathlon Challenge. Read an article written by Panathlon here:

You can also see more photographs on the schools Flickr photo-stream.

Key Stage 3 News

posted 20 Feb 2017, 04:57 by James Dorey   [ updated 20 Feb 2017, 04:58 ]

Key Stage 3 pupils have been busy learning all about transport this term, including the invention and history of different types of vehicles. The pupils have been developing their Literacy skills by focusing on a range of texts, including 'The Train Ride', using their problem-solving skills when making junk model boats and even enjoyed a visit from a traditional black taxi cab!


Positive Feedback from Trainee Teachers

posted 10 Feb 2017, 01:55 by James Dorey

Excerpt from an email received following a visit of four trainees to KS4 recently:

I want to thank you for accommodating myself and the three other trainees from Billericay Education Consortium today in KS4.

I honestly admire the work of all the teachers and LSAs and the commitment they have in accommodating the needs of each and every student. What they do in their roles to ensure that each and every student learns and progresses is amazing.

You really do have a dedicated and passionate team of staff at the school who are truly inspirational. I found today so insightful, in particular when I spent time with the staff in Class XX.

Everyone was so welcoming and answered all questions that I asked. Once again, thank you so much for allowing me to have an insight to a day at your fantastic school. It really has touched me.

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