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Bluecoat Awarded Reading Recovery School of The Year 2015

Reading Recovery awards celebrate outstanding contributions to improving children’s literacy

For the past 25 years the Institute of Education’s (IOE) Reading Recovery Centre has helped thousands of children with complex literacy difficulties to learn how to read. The 2015 Reading Recovery Awards took place on 26 June to celebrate and honour teachers, children and school managers

Torrington Inter-School Spelling Bee Creates a Real Buzz!

On Wednesday 24th June, Bluecoat C of E Primary School hosted an inter-school Spelling Bee competition across the Torrington Learning Community. Participating primary schools included Bluecoat, Shebbear, The Clinton School, Monkleigh and The Flying Start Federation, and pupils from years 3/4 and 5/6 made up teams of three. Apart from demonstrating excellent knowledge of spelling, the children were attentive, determined

Year 3 Become Rainforest Rangers

Back on 5th May, Year 3 visited the Eden Project and became ‘Rainforest Rangers’. As rangers, the children learnt about how the plants in the Amazon rainforest can provide food, water, shelter and cooking equipment. Some children were asked to dress up in the types of clothing that Rainforest Rangers would wear – they weren’t too keen on the idea

Tristan da Cunha

A big thank you to William’s Dad who came to speak to us about a project he was part of with the Navy in getting much needed supplies to the most remote inhabited island in the world – Tristan da Cunha. He spoke with us about the challenges of getting large equipment there, the great teamwork that was needed, the

Positive Touch in RH

Children in class RH have really begun to enjoy Positive Touch and are working really well showing each other respect as they work in pairs. It is a useful activity for not only personal, social and emotional development, but also for physical development as they use a variety of movements with their hands and arms. Here are a few comments

A Warm Welcome for Class RH at St. Michael’s Church

The children in Class RH enjoyed a well-timed visit to St. Michael’s Church which not only allowed them time to think about the church as a special place for Christians, but also to take in the wonderful Mayfair flower arrangements. The children enjoyed looking at each of these and guessing the theme; particular favourites were ‘the wedding’ and ‘Easter’.


Class RH Go ‘Down Under’

Class RH have continued to explore ‘around the world’ and have recently been learning about Australia. They have looked at photos, objects and talked to people who have been there. The children had a real treat when Teaching Assistant Dean brought in his Didgeridoo and played it for them beautifully. It is really tricky to get the sound just right

Nursery Children Explore the World on Their Doorstep…

Nursery children ventured out on visits to the town and learnt about the different jobs being done there as part of their learning about ‘The World on our Doorstep’.

They visited Sandfords Bakery and were able to have a sneaky peek behind the scenes. They saw the mixer and how the bakers rolled out the dough. They also went in

Crick, Crick, Cricket; Don’t Throw Your Wicket!

On Wednesday 13th June 2015, our year 3 and 4 pupils headed up to GTS to attend a cricket festival run by their Sports Leaders. It was a beautiful afternoon and the children’s motivation was high. They were able to try out various fun games with the year 10 and 11 year students, whilst being led by a Coach from

Bluecoat Celebrate Being Part of a Global Community

We are proud and excited to be developing global opportunities for our pupils. One of our four key curriculum drivers is ‘Being Part of a Global Community’ and our aim is for all pupils to learn more about the world on their doorstep and also the wider world. Each year group (1-6) has their own country of study (South Africa,