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Fantastic Reading Achievements in Year 6

Kit Sam (class 6M, pictured left) and Sophie Rollins (class 6F, pictured right) have dedicated the last few weeks to achieving the brilliant result of reading and reviewing 100 books in the lunchtime Reading Club ‘Quest’! They were absolutely determined, despite several disruptions to daily attendance including a week at transition camp, to achieve 100 books before their year 6

The Sun Had His Hat on for Sports Day!

On Tuesday 20th June, Bluecoat was a sea of red, blue, yellow and green t-Shirts as pupils prepared to battle it out for their house team to be crowned the champions of the annual Sports Day.  It was a beautifully sunny day and measures had been taken to ensure plenty of shaded areas for children to wait in between events

A Chance to Quiz the Election Candidates

It was election fever on 6th June at Bluecoat C of E Primary School as a handful of pupils from the upper and lower school had the opportunity to grill candidates from four of the main political parties. The North Devon Gazette had invited the school to be part of an election feature they were running and had requested that

Pollution Pollution Everywhere

Written by Max Goodman, Class 6M

The trees you see, The sea you see,

Are nothing but natural things to be BUT, The humans come build factories and buildings Which pollutes the air we breathe. Now is nothing but smog and waste and slob The coal and oil now taken from earth Nothing left but pollution pollution everywhere!

Record Performance from Bluecoat Girls’ Football Team!

Report from Gracie Avery:

“On the 23rd March, eight girls from the Bluecoat Girls’ Football club played at a Primary School football tournament held at GTS. At the tournament there were eight teams, four of which were from this school. Being the only full girls team there, Bluecoat Girls had to be tough, but they managed to pull it off

Casting Announced for Summer Production

On Wednesday 1st March, the Bluecoat Hall transformed into a nonsensical world of theatre as auditions for the Drama Club and Year 6 summer play took place. Having received a script excerpt and poem in advance, drama hopefuls warmed up their voices and took to the stage; dreams of their ideal role within reach!

Director/Producer Mrs Furseman, Miss Marsh and

Time for Tea?

On the afternoon of Friday 9th December, Year 6 travelled back in time; decked the hall with union flag bunting and invited their families to celebrate with them the end of World War 1 by way of a tea dance.

Throughout this term, the children have been learning about the First World War. Part of their work included learning the

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

‘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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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

The Sun Had His Hat on for Sports Day!

The weather was kind to all at Bluecoat C of E Primary as children eagerly and enthusiastically took part in the annual Sports Day event. There seemed to be an increased level of competition this year with more points up for grabs for the House Teams.

There were a whole host of events including javelin, hurdles, sprinting, shot put, handball

Year Six Connect with India

As a school we have managed to secure funding from the British Council to be part of the Connecting Classroom programme. This has been a fantastic opportunity for us as a school to build links with Lourdes Central School in Mangalore, India. India is the chosen link country for year six and they have been working on forging

An Out of This World Visit to the Planetarium

On Tuesday 13th January all of year five and six went to see the amazing planetarium. First we crawled through a tunnel to the giant dome in groups of five or six. Once inside Mr Barber (the person in charge) started explaining the rotation of the planet. He also explained about full, and half-moons. Yet there was more to come!

Breaking News! We have a Newsroom Team!

Interviews have taken place today for the school newsroom team. Applications were invited from year six for the post of Editor, Sub-Editor, Journalists and Photographers.

The school newsroom is a new development taking place in the centre of the school. Currently used for small group work and storage, plans are afoot to transform the space into a cutting edge newsroom

On a Quest to Read

On a Monday to Thursday lunch time, you will normally find the KS2 Library buzzing with pupils involved in the Quest reading club. The Quest is an initiative whereby pupils earn Quest Stickers on their bookmark for each book they read. When they reach 10 Quest Stickers they are rewarded with a book token which can be exchanged for a

Steven Shield Cross Country Championship

On Wednesday 22nd November, almost 40 pupils from Bluecoat C of E Primary School, took part in the Steven Shield Cross Country Championship.

The runners from Years 3 – 6 demonstrated determination and team spirit as they

“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

The BBC…but not as you know it!

The BBC has been given a whole new meaning through the formation of the Bluecoat Bike Club (and you thought we were talking TV!)

Established in September 2014, the BBC has 20 members across Years 5 & 6. Meeting every Tuesday from 3:20pm