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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

A Celebration of Nursing at May Fair

On 4th May, the community of Great Torrington came out in force to celebrate the annual May Fair Day, a tradition that dates back many years and a day held in very high esteem by the young and old.  Following a burst of music from the silver band, the proceedings got underway with an open air service and singing from

A Foody Self-Portrait in 2P

Children in class 2P have been inspired by Jason Mecier, a San Francisco-based artist renowned for creating celebrity portraits using everything from bits of discarded jewellery to empty deodorant cans and bubble-gum wrappers. The children have created their own self-portraits using dried foods and scrap materials. 

Can you guess who these children are? 

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“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

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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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

A Harmonious Day in Year 3

On Monday 14th November, Year 3 had a harmony day to link in with their Peace and Harmony topic. The children have been studying global links to culture and traditions and have looked at celebrating the diversity and differences across the globe.

The day was a huge success and all the children learned a lot about the traditions in other

Some Positive Touch in 3G

On Thursday 13th October, class 3G welcomed Mrs Harris in for some up to date Positive Touch training. The pupils were incredible. They remembered a lot of the training they had done previously and Mrs Harris was really impressed!

The programme, which is widely used by many schools and organisations, has proven benefits for children’s well being and preparation for

Streetz Dance the Right Way…

….and so do our Year 3 children during Enrichment Week. The fun continued on Wednesday 5th October with Amy from Streetz leading the children in her popular dance session. They busted some great moves as they danced and breaked their morning away, working up a great appetite for lunch!

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Enrichment Continues as Year 3 Head to Arlington Court

The Enrichment activities continued on Tuesday 4th October as Year 3 boarded the coach to Arlington Court. Pupils had such a fantastic day exploring survival skills and den building. They learnt that you need fuel, oxygen and a spark to light a fire and used their new found knowledge to have a go at using a flint to light one

Year 3 Enrichment Week Gets of to a Great Start!

Year 3 kicked off their Enrichment week on Monday 3rd October with some fun team building and trust exercises across the year group. The pupils were able to discover what team work was all about through various physical games such as blindfold challenges and planet hopping, or through drama activities. They all had a great day and learnt that team

Triathletes Achieve success!

Year 3 Triathletes achieve success!

On the week beginning the 4th July all the year 3 children completed their first triathlon! They have studied the human body in science and have linked this with healthy eating trough the topic of the Olympics. The children have studied the Olympics in depth, completing biographies on athletes through to understanding the economic and

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

Creative Arts Week

Class 2B being very creative during Arts Week.

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Forest School Club

Year 3 and 4 Forest School Club enjoyed whittling lengths of willow, grinding and mixing their own paints using different coloured clays and charcoal. They created fantastic patterns in nature inspired flags.

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Photography

In our ICT lessons we are learning to take photographs and edit them. We had great fun making the staff look far more glamorous than they do on a normal basis – especially the dreadlocks on Mr. Bennett.

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Poetry Block

We have just started learning song lyrics for our poetry block. We listened to Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles and we responded to it with actions and dance and freeze framed ourselves to remember the words.

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Charlie & Charlene Bear

As part of our Science topic which is Everyday materials and our 1960’s topic, we have been making clothes for Charlie and Charlene bear. Charlene now has a beautiful new dress and hat, bracelet and brooch and Charlie has a pair of shorts and a new t-shirt with a pocket on the front. We joined the materials by cutting out