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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 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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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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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

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

Toys Donated for Little John’s House

On Tuesday 20th January, the school hosted their annual Toy Service, an event which supports Little John’s House orphanage in Romania with whom Mags Zaharia works. The children from Reception and Key Stage One donated an incredible amount of toys which will shared with the children in Romania.

Mrs Harris spoke to the children about her visit to Little John’s

It’s All Going On @Bristol!

On Tuesday 13th January, pupils from Year two had the opportunity to visit @Bristol, one of the UK’s most exciting interactive science centres. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits at their fingertips and the Planetarium to explore, they all had a wonderful time. Highlights included the parachute machines, the water machine and they particularly enjoyed creating animations and the

The 11th Hour, On the 11th Day, Of the 11th Month

Lest We Forget

The 11th November is a day for remembering, and the whole of Bluecoat C of E Primary School did just that as we held our annual Remembrance Service to pay our respects in this Centenary year to those that

“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

A ‘Grimm’ Experience!

On Monday 15th September, Key Stage One were delighted to receive a visit from a mysterious Storyteller called Grimm. The children gathered in the hall and were captivated by the fabulous stories he told. Year two classes then worked with Grimm in the classroom as he helped them create stories of their own…where they found a diamond on the floor,

Mathematical Marvels!

Congratulations to Joshua Clifton, Callum Pett, Ben Thompson-Trott, Oliver Sussex, Harry Bryant, Jonne Dean, Evie Grills, Katie Dayment and Oban Reed- Bailey (not pictured). All children in Years 1-4 who consistently completed their Maths home learning books every week were entered into a prize draw. A name was drawn from each class and these were the lucky winners.

D…I…S…C…O…

After a warm and sunny day on Tuesday (22nd July), things warmed up further as children and staff headed to their very own ‘Boogie Wonderland’ to dance the early evening away in spectacular style! There were three discos for the appropriate age groups – Nursery/Reception, Year 1/2 and Upper School. Everyone was certainly ‘in the mood for dancing’ as there

International Silver Medallist Visits Bluecoat C of E Primary School

Gymnast Steve Jehu put pupils through their paces when he visited the school this month. He led a whole school assembly where he demonstrated his skills and spoke to the children about motivation and the importance of perseverance and commitment. Steve