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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

A ‘Grimm’ Experience!

On Monday 15th September, Key Stage One were delighted to receive a visit from a mysterious Storyteller called Grimm. The children gathered in the hall and were captivated by the fabulous stories he told. Year two classes then worked with Grimm in the classroom as he helped them create stories of their own…where they found a diamond on the floor,

Mathematical Marvels!

Congratulations to Joshua Clifton, Callum Pett, Ben Thompson-Trott, Oliver Sussex, Harry Bryant, Jonne Dean, Evie Grills, Katie Dayment and Oban Reed- Bailey (not pictured). All children in Years 1-4 who consistently completed their Maths home learning books every week were entered into a prize draw. A name was drawn from each class and these were the lucky winners.

D…I…S…C…O…

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

International Silver Medallist Visits Bluecoat C of E Primary School

Gymnast Steve Jehu put pupils through their paces when he visited the school this month. He led a whole school assembly where he demonstrated his skills and spoke to the children about motivation and the importance of perseverance and commitment. Steve

Sports Fever Takes Hold at Bluecoat!

On Tuesday 8th July, Bluecoat C of E Primary School dedicated the whole day to their annual Sports Day. The weather was fair and even a few drops of rain couldn’t stop play. The school was filled with a competitive vibe

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

Remembrance 2013

As a mark of respect for those who had died in various wars, the whole school gathered for a service of remembrance on 11th November. It was a privilege to welcome 1st Officer James Wingrove and 2nd Officer Deborah Wingrove of the

Harvest Festival 2013

Reception, KS1 and some representatives from KS2 joined together for our annual Harvest Service. A beautiful display of the children’s food gifts provided a very colourful focus and children from every class were involved in the programme. Father Lawrence spoke and led prayers of thanks.

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