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Avast, Ye Landlubbers! Pirate Story Trail for Nursery

Nursery children enjoyed a group retelling of the storybook, The Treasure of Pirate Frank, which was performed to parents and grandparents. Then the children discovered that there had been a flood in the nursery (see below) which washed up a pirate ship wreck and a message in a bottle. The message was a map! 

They all grabbed their telescopes and a copy

Anyone for Mud Cakes?…

The children in Reception are absolutely thrilled with their fantastic new mud kitchens. They couldn’t wait to start using them and have even made potions to catch the Joker who stole their superheroes!

Research has shown that mud kitchens have great benefits for children, such as:

Creative expression and invention (mud can become anything!) Problem solving opportunities (e.g. how to make

Jack and the Beanstalk Story Trail

The nursery children did a fantastic retelling of the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ for their grown ups who came to enjoy the story trail. They remembered all the key phrases and performed the actions with great finesse! Then the children discovered something wonderful had happened in the garden – they checked the CCTV and a magic beanstalk had

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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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

It’s the Year of the Rooster!

On Saturday 28th January it was the Chinese New Year 2017 – the year of the Rooster (the 10th animal in the cycle)! The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year and this year will run until 15th February 2018. The next Year of the

A Christmas Search for Stars!

The youngest members of our school enjoyed the story of the Little Christmas Tree as part of their celebrations. They donned their welly boots and ventured into the Forest School area to search for stars, which they then hung on the Christmas tree outside of nursery.

Afterwards they found their best singing voices for some lovely Christmas songs and made

Reception Children ‘Sing a Song of Christmas’

On Tuesday 13th December, the younger members of the school took to the stage to delight parents and carers with their annual Nativity play. ‘Sing a Song of Christmas’ is a delightful musical celebrating the birth of Christ and Reception children have been rehearsing over the past few weeks in preparation for the event. All the children shone as brightly

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

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

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

Creativity Explodes Across Bluecoat!

The first two weeks of the Spring B half term were dedicated to the arts as our Arts Fortnight took hold from Nursery through to Year six. Along with external artists being engaged to work with children, staff also shared their creativity by leading activities for the children to enjoy. Here is just a taster of what went on…

Nursery

The Rolling Stone…Age!

As part of their Stone Age topic pupils in year 4 have been creating, performing and writing their own music. With the help of modern technology, they have recorded their instruments and voices, then inserted the recordings into a computer program which allows layering of different sounds.

Every child has had the opportunity to play an instrument and hear themselves

Remembering WWI in Song

By Isabel Pollit and Lauren Peters, 6D

On Tuesday the 16th of September, Year 6 went up to the senior school to rehearse some World War 1 songs for a performance at the Plough in November. The songs we rehearsed were Rule Britannia, Keep The Home Fires Burning, the National Anthem, Pack Up Your Troubles, It’s A Long Way To

Audiences Delighted By Jungle Book Production

Children put a new spin on Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ with their pantomime rendition which took place Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Key roles were auditioned for in February and since then the

Class 4L dance workshop

4L took part in a dance workshop this afternoon linked to their topic ‘Journey to the Sea’.

Thanks to Naraleigh Franklin who led the session.

We looked at various sea animals and performed dance moves in small groups, re-enacting

Music and science in Reception

As part of science week Class RM experimented with sound and music. We enjoyed trying out lots of different instruments. We found out how the sound was made and how we could change it.

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