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A Cavalier Themed May Fair

On Thursday 3rd May, the community of Great Torrington came together to celebrate the annual tradition of May Fair. The Square was festooned with colourful bunting and the sun was shining as celebrations were kicked off in style by the Reception and Year 1 children. Their beautiful voices rang through the crowd at the service in the Square, led by

Easter Celebrations at Bluecoat

Chapter One

As part of their learning in Chapter One, and to join together to celebrate, they all went to the Parish Church to have an Easter celebration. The Reception children experienced the different parts of the Easter story through objects and ‘stations’ where they could stop, think and discuss what they saw. The FS3/year one children and parents from

‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ at the GTS Dance Fest!

On Monday 5th March 2018, children in Years 1-4 had the opportunity to take part in a Dance Festival at Great Torrington School. The children had a fantastic time dancing along to the Streetz style of movement; the atmosphere was electric and everybody got stuck in!  

Bluecoat would like to thank GTS for co-ordinating the event and Amy Avery of

Empowerment Day

On Friday 9th March, pupils and staff took part in the school’s annual Empowerment Day. Now in its second year, the day is designed to promote a culture of inclusion celebrating the uniqueness of every child, ensuring that all children understand diversity recognising the need to respect one another regardless of ability, gender, age, race or creed.

Our first Empowerment Day

Entourage Photo Opportunity

With the initial shock and excitement now calming down since the big announcement, plans and rehearsals for May Fair are now well underway and the sound of the Floral Dance now rings around the school as the steps are practised ready for the big day. It is customary for the Entourage to be photographed with the Mayor and Consort for publicity

May Fair Entourage Confirmed!

We are delighted to confirm the Entourage for May Fair 2018 is as follows:

May Queen: Amelia Batten

Crowner: Paige MacDonald-Bale

Heralds: Albie Smithson and Freddie North

Attendants: Allannah McConnachie and Poppy Fry Ellie Cooke and Lilie Barber Evie Hill and Calypso Smithson Amber Schofield and Lily Beer

Many congratulations to you all!

Epiphany Toy Service

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, it was time for the annual Toy Service as part of our Epiphany celebrations. Thank you once again to all the children who kindly donated their toys to be sent to children in Romania. What a colourful display they made!

Mags Zaharia, who runs Little John’s House in Romania, led the service and spoke to

Och aye the noo! St Andrew’s Day Celebrations at Bluecoat

Thursday 30th November was St. Andrew’s Day…and what a day it was!

For the whole day, as part of our British Values Learning, the school from reception to year 6 was steeped in finding out about the beauty, people and culture of Scotland. From porridge to Irn Bru, castles to islands, regions to main cities, bens to lochs, bagpipes to sword

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.

The

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