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Stephen Shield Cross Country Competition 2017

It was a drizzly and dreary day on Wednesday 18th October, but this was not enough to dampen the spirits of over 700 children taking part in the hotly contested Stephen Shield Cross Country Competition at Donnacroft in Torrington. It was a record number of participants and taking part were 6 Bluecoat boys and 6 Bluecoat girls from years 3-6.

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Lest We Forget – Remembrance 2017

On 10th November 2017, children in years 2 – 6 gathered in the upper hall for our annual Service of Remembrance. Mr Harts led the service, ably assisted by some year 6 children who spoke about the Poppy Appeal. Year 2  and 3 classes had made some poppy wreaths which were received by 2nd Officer Wingrove and laid by the cross.

Sing a Song for Harvest

Children in years 1-3 almost lifted the roof off the lower hall at this year’s Harvest Service with their amazing singing, including our latest harvest song ‘Sing a song for Harvest”. The Collective Worship Focus Group members were involved in presenting the programme and year 3 read some class prayers.

Mrs Harris spoke about her love of art and showed us

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

“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

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

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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Rattle Making

As part of their ‘Sound and Laughter’ module, class 3L have been looking at instruction writing in Literacy. They have worked hard at using imperative verbs, prepositions and time connectives to make their instructions clear and precise.

As their final written task they had to write instructions on ‘how to make a Native American Rattle’ combining everything they had learnt.

Native American Day

On Monday 11th January Year 3 began their topic. They were absorbed into the culture and beliefs of the Native Americans through various fun packed activities. They began their day with some creative dance led by Jennie Renshaw from the Plough. Our students danced and rattled their way along to some stunning pipe and drum music. They powwowed and stamped

Streetz Dance Morning

Amy Avery from Streetz Dance Crew came in during the Year 3 residential week. The pupils had a great morning learning various Egyptian dances and strutting their groves to modern music.

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Egyptian Drama Day

Year 3 welcomed Sophie from the Plough Arts Centre, she came in and our pupils learnt a “Play in a day” about Cleopatra. They learnt new drama skills and gained confidence in their performances through fun games and activities.

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Trip to Rosemoor

Year 3 took a trip to Rosemoor where our pupils learnt how to read maps which will tie in well with their PE Outdoor Education programme next term. They also spent the afternoon investigating rocks and soils which ties in well with their Science topic. A highlight was making our very own soil soup!

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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

Year 3 Become Rainforest Rangers

Back on 5th May, Year 3 visited the Eden Project and became ‘Rainforest Rangers’. As rangers, the children learnt about how the plants in the Amazon rainforest can provide food, water, shelter and cooking equipment. Some children were asked to dress up in the types of clothing that Rainforest Rangers would wear – they weren’t too keen on the idea