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Reception and Year One Mini Sports Festival

The Summer is in full swing and with it comes another Sports Festival! This time the children from Reception and Year one had a chance to attend the Mini Sports Morning at GTS. The Festival was organized by the staff and the students from GTS and was run by Charlotte Frickleton.

All of the children had lots of fun and

Exploring the Senses at Rosemoor

On Friday 5th May, the year one children visited RHS Gardens Rosemoor to take part in an “Exploring the Senses” workshop. The children were given challenges involving looking, smelling, feeling and listening which really helped them to explore the gardens in detail and to talk about what they noticed.

They also had great fun exploring the rest of the gardens and, of course,

“Dance, Dance, Dance….I Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

The Spring has sprung and the dancing season is well and truly upon us!

On the 9th March children from year one, two and three donned their dancing shoes and headed up to GTS with a spring in their step to take part in a Streetz Dance Festival. The Festival was organised by the staff and students from GTS and run by our Sports Governor and owner

“Get me to the Church on Time!…”

“Ding dong the bells are gonna chime…”

Wedding celebrations were underway in year one as children from class 1M celebrated the ‘marriage’ of Poppy and Robin on 3rd March 2017! Freddie was a marvellous vicar, leading the ceremony. The children spent over three weeks organising the wedding; they helped to make the flowers, write the vows and prayers and everyone

Paper Tower Challenge in Class 1T

As part of their ‘Build, construct, create’ theme, class 1T were set the task to create a tall, strong and stable tower made out of newspaper and masking tape only. Their challenge was to use their learning powers to show stickability when the going was tough, work well on their own or with a partner to listen and share ideas, use

Toy Service

The afternoon of Tuesday 24th January saw the Bluecoat Hall filled with parents, carers, children….and toys! It was, of course, the annual Toy Service led by The Collective Worship Focus Group with readings, prayers and a wonderful display of gifts. Once again, the children’s singing lifted everyone’s spirits.

Mags Zaharia who received the gifts on behalf of Little John’s House told the

A Look Back at Christingle

With January well underway, Christmas feels like a distant memory so we thought we would share these charming photos of the Christingle service.

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Families Gather for Harvest Breakfast

Year 1 have been focusing on the harvest of the ocean.

They visited the church in town for a Harvest Experience, which looked at harvest of the land and sea. Back in school, they cooked sea creature shaped biscuits, oyster cupcakes and jelly(fish!), and learned some harvest songs. They wrote invitations to their families and held a harvest breakfast.

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Science

In 1C we have been learning about parts of plants. We discovered that there are some plants where the root, stem, leaf or flower can be eaten! We played a game that encouraged us to try different plant parts and most of us were brave enough to try carrots, celery, cauliflower and lettuce. What a healthy bunch we are!

Hot Air Balloons

As part of our learning about Life and Pattern in the summer skies, 1C have been designing and making hot air balloons. We used paper mache and mod roc to create our balloons and baskets, and decorated them with paint and ribbon.

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Wedding Bells

Bride: Lauren Cann Groom: Ewan Johns Best Man: Zachary Smith Bridesmaids: Lottie Waghorn, Coralie Peacham, Evelyn Hodge, Lily Beer Flower Girl: Evie Hill Page Boys: Charlie Vaggers, Arlo Foster-Weir Ushers: Lincoln Bott, Molly Baker-Churchill, Khorey Horsman, Macjei Grabusinski Photographers: Buster Steerment, Lucas Fletcher-Buchanan Mother of the Bride: Bella Thorne Father of the Bride: Ebon Seldon-Green Vicar: Ameer Sattar Registrar: Allannah

Celebration Assembly

Year One Celebration Assembly

Parents were transported to the African savannah on Friday 11th March, as Year 1 produced an all-singing all-dancing extravaganza to celebrate their learning about South Africa. Everybody dressed up as their favourite African animal, and the children treated spectators to a rendition of the Animal Boogie, demonstrated traditional Gumboot dancing, and shared some of the fascinating

KS1 Dance Festival

Here are some photographs to remind you of the great fun that children, staff and parents had during the KS1 Dance Streetz Festival on Wednesday 2nd March. The Festival was organized by the staff and students from GTS and run by our new Governor Amy Avery. Thanks to all parent volunteers who took part and who ensured that our walk

Science Show

On Wednesday 27th January, Peter Wright from Wonderstuck visited the children in 1C and 1DT and performed a science show all about sound.

We learned how sound travels looked at the different patterns made by sound and watched a wine glass get smashed by sound waves! The demonstrations and experiments Peter showed us really got us thinking about the vibrations

Trip to Plymouth Aquarium

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On 28th September 2015, classes 1C and 1DT travelled to Plymouth Aquarium.

We have been learning about the diver Jacques Costeau, who invented the aqua lung and was one of the first people to film and photograph the undersea world. Our trip helped us to imagine what it must have been like for Jacques exploring under

Nice Day for a White Wedding!

As part of their Religious Education programme, our Year 1 classes have been learning about weddings this half term. Each class held their own wedding, following the Christian tradition. Thank you to everyone who took part or helped behind the scenes. Take a look at our wedding albums!

Class R/1D

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Class 1M

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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

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

“Thank You God For the Harvest”

On 21st October, we held our Harvest service for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in the lower school hall.

The children’s Harvest gifts made a very colourful display. KS1 classes presented their class gift at the beginning of the

A Visit to the Methodist Church

As part of our Religious Education programme, Year 1 children recently visited Torrington Methodist Church where the minister, Rev. Ken Morgan, explained to them the significance of some of the artifacts around the church. The children were able to ask questions about