Tableaux vivant in the National Gallery

3rd February 2020

Year 3 had a lovely day of art and drama at the National Gallery where they were looking for inspiration around tales from Ancient Greece ready for writing Greek myths of their own.  They posed in front of some old masters, recreating the painted images to dramatic effect.  In the morning they were lucky enough to have a whole gallery to themselves, drawing their individual versions of the artworks that took their fancy.  An entertaining guide really brought the paintings to life, explaining the symbolism behind some of the detail in the pictures. The children impressed the guide with their knowledge of Ancient Greek characters and adventures, and behaved very respectfully in the Galleries, making Mr Hepper proud.  Here they are in a tableaux vivant in front of Giordano’s Perseus Turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone. 


Arrangements for learning from 23 March

It is with regret that Broomfield House School will be partially closing from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.  We have been open and providing our customary high quality education in school until this point but, following Government advice, we will now be fully supporting the children’s learning at home.  We have developed robust plans for this, working with our website provider and IT systems support and will be delivering age-appropriate teaching to our children and families.  We will be supporting many different ways of learning which will include text-based work, online lessons, video content and, with parental support, will be marking the children’s work and giving feedback to parents about it.  In Early Years we will also use the Tapestry system.

Developing these new ways of working and learning are exciting and we are confident that the innovations we are introducing to deal with these strange times will offer long term benefits to pupils, parents and staff alike.

We will continue to support the children of key workers at school to allow their parents to provide these critical services during the current situation.

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our school community.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well and hope you all stay safe and healthy.

With all good wishes

Mrs Susie Byers