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A Top Visit from Mrs Recycle!

At the end of November, Mrs Recycle (Cathy) came into our school to visit classes 3G and 6M. She focused on encouraging the children to be aware of how they can recycle and reuse. They learnt all about the impact of dumping recyclable waste into our landfills and how it effects our landscapes, wildlife and health. They were each given

Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face!

Following his visit to the Appledore Book Festival, John Dougherty – poet, songwriter and author of the popular Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face books – was at GTS on Tuesday 11th October. Ruth Ward, Librarian at GTS, invited our pupils from year 6 to one of John’s sessions. He was extremely engaging and entertained the children with stories and songs. Thank

Wounded Tommy takes shelter in Forest School

At the end of September, the Year 5 children were in for a surprise when they ventured into the Forest School area on a cold and miserable Monday morning. They were greeted by an injured soldier from WW1.

He was hungry, cold, wet through, and had been shot in the arm and the leg. He had not eaten for days,

Clay Day

On 21st September Y4 had a clay day. As part of their history topic they found out about jewellery and weapons used by Bronze Age people which had been discovered by archaeologists. After looking carefully at a number of Bronze Age artefacts, they made their own designs to be created out of clay. After the clay has been fired they

Year 4 Step Back in Time…

On Thursday 8th September the year 4 pupils took a step back in time and enjoyed a Stone Age themed day. During the day they took part in various Stone Aged related activities including shelter building, fire and food and cave art.

Great fun was had by all and lots of pupils made the extra effort of coming to school

Enterprising Youngsters get a Helping Hand

Y4 pupils, at Torrington Bluecoat C of E Primary, were visited by local business entrepreneur Rich Cumes, to give them advice on their Sports Day enterprise.

Rich of Jersey Pocket, a Barnstaple based business that produce healthy energy bars, came to talk to the pupils about product design and making their own energy bars. The enterprising youngsters took on the

Potato Competition

2016 has been another successful year for growing potatoes in Y4. The competition, which is organised by Torrington in Bloom, was won by Kyle Baker. Everyone enjoyed eating their potatoes.

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‘Oceanfest’

In June children from Year 6 attended Oceanfest, which is an annual event that takes place at Croyde Beach. This event is aimed at Year 6 children from the North Devon area and focuses on team building skills.

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‘Olivia’

Year 6 Production of ‘Olivia’ well done to all.

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Instow Bike Ride

On the 8th of June, Year 5 enjoyed a lovely day cycling to Instow from the Puffing Billy in Great Torrington and back again. We worked out we cycled 15 miles in total! We were lucky to have a dry calm day with some sunshine – ideal cycling weather. The group did really well cycling, and with some cycling faster,

French Visitors

Year 5 enjoyed meeting and working with 43 French children from Roscoff last Tuesday and Friday. They were visiting North Devon for the week and came into Yr. 5 where we got to know them a little more. On Tuesday, first we did some ice breaker activities and games, followed by a short tour around the school. Then we showed

Pentecost Activities at St Michael’s Church

On the 25th May, 5H and 5T visited St. Michael’s Church where we undertook a variety of Pentecost activities organised for us by Terry Insull and her team. We learnt about the meaning of Pentecost, and what it meant to Christians both in the UK and the rest of the world.

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May Fair

On the 5th May, Year 5 took part in the May Fair celebrations in the square in Great Torrington along with the other year groups from Bluecoat Primary school. The Year 5’s performed the 3 different dances exceptionally well, and the hard work practicing since January paid off! First they performed the Spider’s Web, followed by the Barber’s Pole and

River Trip

Year 4 have been learning about river systems. They have learnt about the different features found along the river’s journey from the source to the mouth.

This journey can be split into three sections; youth, maturity and old age.

During the youthful stage, the river is fast flowing and has lots of energy to erode the channel and create features

Austrian Visit

On Monday 6th June we welcomed our Austrian pen pals to Bluecoat. We have been writing to them in Vienna throughout the year and were very excited to finally meet them. We took them for a tour of Torrington in the afternoon.

On Tuesday 7th June we met them in Westward Ho! for a day of fun on the beach.

Dental Nurse Visit

Gemma the dental nurse visited Y4 to teach them about the importance of brushing their teeth properly. The children had to think about which foods were the most harmful to their teeth.

As a result of this, they have been carrying out an investigation to find out which drinks cause the most damage to their teeth.

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World Book Day

4B dressed up as pirates, there was painting, sea shanties, fact finding and acting taking place around our theme of pirate ships and tropic islands.

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German Exchange Trip to Potsdam

The Yr. 5 German Exchange Trip to Potsdam

21 Year 5 children and 6 staff (Mr Hart, Mrs Hogan, Mrs Dayment, Mrs Brown, Miss Mitchell and Mrs McLeod) had an amazing time on our recent residential trip to Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany. We came back exhausted but very enthused having had a non-stop schedule in order to cram in as

Roman Trip

On 2nd March Y4 went to the Roman museum in Caerloen, South Wales, as part of their topic about Roman Britain. They thoroughly enjoyed trying on Roman armour and learning about the life of a soldier. During the day, they visited the barrack room, where the soldiers slept and ate, the amphitheate where they trained and went to watch gladiatorial

Mime Workshop

Year 4 enjoyed their Mime Workshop with Kirtsy. They learned lots of techniques about how to use their bodies effectively to communicate a non-verbal message.

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