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A Little Bird Told Me…

The Reception children really rose to the occasion and gave a wonderful performance in their Christmas show, ‘A Little Bird Told Me’. They performed to a packed audience of excited families on Friday 12th December. So the story goes, the flock of birds found the baby Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem, just like the little bird had told them.

On a Trail to Find Baby Jesus

On Thursday 11th December the Nursery children and their families were invited on a Christmas story trail. The children listened to the Christmas story in the Nursery with their parents and carers. This was followed by a walk around the school grounds looking for baby Jesus. On the way the children and their families met the nativity characters who helped

Spindrift Dance Workshops

We were delighted to welcome Spindrift Dance Company to Bluecoat this half term for a day of dance workshops across the school. SpinDrift is a South West based professional dance company devising & performing work for theatre, events and site specific work as well as offering educational workshops and CPD opportunities.

They offered our children tasters in both Egyptian and

Tag Rugby is a Hit!

Following on from the success of the football session, class 3L enjoyed their second sports development session with the pupils of GTS – this time it was tag rugby. They enjoyed it even more than the football and got thoroughly involved in all three skills events; passing, team skills and tagging.

There is one more rugby session ahead and 3L

The ‘Festival of Lights’

This half term brought the celebration of Diwali or Divali (also known as Deepavali) and the “festival of lights”. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

As part of their learning, Reception children enjoyed a presentation of

Ancient Egyptian Celebration

On Friday 12th December, Year 3 had an Ancient Egyptian day to celebrate their learning for this term. The children participated in a range of activities during the day, including Egyptian dancing, creating head dresses, applying Egyptian style make up, constructing something to show what they had learned about Ancient Egypt, mummifying each other and playing games to do with

A Wonderful Time at Rosemoor

This half term Nursery children visited RHS Garden Rosemoor. They did a workshop about the senses which involved looking at all the different colours in the garden, making smelly cocktails, listening for sounds, and tasting fruits and vegetables. They then followed the woodland trail where they saw lots of interesting things including the giant spider sculpture and web and the

A Visit from Farmer Harris

Farmer Harris came to talk to the reception children about how tractors help on the farm, especially at harvest time. Children asked questions, listened and found out the answers – come and ask them about what they found out, for example about horse power, number plates and exhaust pipes.

Children enjoyed being able to sit in the back of the

Family Harvest Brunch

After learning as much as they could from a whole range of experiences about Harvest, Class RH celebrated by inviting their families in for a harvest brunch. They ate food that the children had made, shared their learning and a few harvest songs, including their favourite, ‘Big, Red, Combine Harvester’.

A wonderful time was had by all, and thank you

Fantastic Falconry Facts!

The reception children were excited when Martin from Barnstaple Falconry came to visit bringing with him four birds of prey. Martin shared lots of information and some interesting facts…here are a couple of our favourite – gruesome, but fantastic – facts!

Did you know that owls can see mouse wee on the ground in the dark, and use it like

Art That’s Good Enough to Eat!

As part of their Harvest learning in class RH, the children created temporary edible art portraits based on the idea of Arcimboldo. Which is your favourite? Why? Which would you like to eat? Would one of these pictures give you your ‘five a day’?

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th century Italian painter best known for creating

Festive Fun at the Fayre!

The school was a hive of activity as the school community came out in their masses to support our annual Christmas Fayre. We were delighted to welcome our special guests for the evening, the Mayor and Mayoress of Torrington Mrs and Mrs Rumbold who commented that it was “an amazing evening which we thoroughly enjoyed”.

The Christmas Fayre has historically

On a Quest to Read

On a Monday to Thursday lunch time, you will normally find the KS2 Library buzzing with pupils involved in the Quest reading club. The Quest is an initiative whereby pupils earn Quest Stickers on their bookmark for each book they read. When they reach 10 Quest Stickers they are rewarded with a book token which can be exchanged for a

‘Up the Gunners!’ – West Brom V Arsenal Experience

It was an early start on Saturday 29th November for the children and accompanying adults who headed up to The Hawthorns Stadium; home of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

The packed programme kicked off at 9:45am with a 60 minute tour of the stadium which included sitting in the Manager’s seat and walking around the perimeter of the pitch. From