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Rosemoor Visit

Nursery visit to Rosemoor

The nursery visited Rosemoor to explore the outdoors in Autumn. We went on a walk to collect interesting leaves, fir cones and bark. Then each child created a clay sculpture with their finds. We also spotted many sculptures in the gardens.

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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

Toys Donated for Little John’s House

On Tuesday 20th January, the school hosted their annual Toy Service, an event which supports Little John’s House orphanage in Romania with whom Mags Zaharia works. The children from Reception and Key Stage One donated an incredible amount of toys which will shared with the children in Romania.

Mrs Harris spoke to the children about her visit to Little John’s

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

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

The 11th Hour, On the 11th Day, Of the 11th Month

Lest We Forget

The 11th November is a day for remembering, and the whole of Bluecoat C of E Primary School did just that as we held our annual Remembrance Service to pay our respects in this Centenary year to those that


After a warm and sunny day on Tuesday (22nd July), things warmed up further as children and staff headed to their very own ‘Boogie Wonderland’ to dance the early evening away in spectacular style! There were three discos for the appropriate age groups – Nursery/Reception, Year 1/2 and Upper School. Everyone was certainly ‘in the mood for dancing’ as there

Mayfair in the Nursery

We learnt about Mayfair and decided to make our own maypole.

We danced around it, then enacted the crowning ceremony.

Billy Goats Gruff visit the Nursery

We read The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, then made bridges from the blocks to re-enact the story.

We went to the woods and looked for the troll under the bridge.

Two baby goats visited so that we could see what real goats look

Shoe Box Appeal

Suzanne Hinds, of Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, came along to our Collective Worship sessions on Wednesday 9th October to encourage the children to think of others by collecting items for this year’s shoebox appeal.

Suzanne is a local rep for the Samaritan’s Purse charity who organises the yearly appeal. She

A visit from Romania

For several years now the infants have donated toys at our January Toy Service for the children with whom Mags Zaharia works in Romania. From time to time we have also corresponded with the children in the school there and received letters and photographs from them.

What a lovely

Children in Need: Collective Worship

Mrs Drew spoke at KS1 and KS2 Collective Worship times in both school halls on Wednesday 13th November. She was encouraging the children to remember other children as we approached Children in Need. She had given a picture of a chocolate bar to several KS1 children to symbolise