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Year 4 Step Back in Time

On Wednesday 27th September, pupils in year 4 dressed up as Stone Age people and spent the day building shelters, gathering food, creating artefacts and making paints from locally found soil and rocks. They were really lucky to learn about the art of making paint from local artist Peter Ward and then used these paints to create their own ‘cave

Year 4 River Walk

This term, year 4 have been learning about rivers. To start the topic off they visited a local stream, which runs into the River Torridge, to carry out a study. Once down at the stream the pupils carried out three tasks; a river walk to look at how different features of the stream had been formed, they measured the width

Year 4 Step Back in Time…

On Thursday 8th September the year 4 pupils took a step back in time and enjoyed a Stone Age themed day. During the day they took part in various Stone Aged related activities including shelter building, fire and food and cave art.

Great fun was had by all and lots of pupils made the extra effort of coming to school

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

Tristan da Cunha

A big thank you to William’s Dad who came to speak to us about a project he was part of with the Navy in getting much needed supplies to the most remote inhabited island in the world – Tristan da Cunha. He spoke with us about the challenges of getting large equipment there, the great teamwork that was needed, the

Bristol Bound: SS Great Britain

On Tuesday 27th January, Year 3 visited the SS Great Britain in Bristol. They took part in a Brunel workshop, learning about how parts of the ship were designed and built, and had a go at joining plates of metal together with rivets – it’s harder than it looks!

They also talked about what it might

Ancient Egyptian Celebration

On Friday 12th December, Year 3 had an Ancient Egyptian day to celebrate their learning for this term. The children participated in a range of activities during the day, including Egyptian dancing, creating head dresses, applying Egyptian style make up, constructing something to show what they had learned about Ancient Egypt, mummifying each other and playing games to do with

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

Year 5 Step Back in Time

As part of their topic work, Year 5 visited Escot Park to experience the Saxon and Viking settlement and activities there. They had a fantastic time and had a lot of learning opportunities that gave them first hand experiences of what life might have been like back

Year Four Go Back In Time…

As part of the Year 4 topic ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’, we were delighted to be visited by two local archaeologists. They explained to us how we are able to discover things from the past like how artefacts and bones can be used

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

Private Peaceful…”a very touching performance”

By Molly Macleod, 6F

On Wednesday the 17th of September, Year 6 pupils went to the Queens Theatre, Barnstaple to watch “Private Peaceful”, a play based on the book by Michael Morpurgo. Much to everyone’s surprise the play was actually a monologue, played by only one man for every single character! Although unexpected, and a slightly unusual interpretation, the actor

Ancient Egyptian Day?…Mum’s the word!

On 16th September, Year 3 were visited by a member of Exeter Museum for an Ancient Egyptian Experience Day. They learned about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, and acted out their own exploration, as well as having a look inside a model tomb.

Mayfair in Reception

RH had a great time joining together with RM and R1​TF to plan, organise and prepare for a Mayfair ‘street’ party held outside our classrooms.

We really enjoyed ourselves eating freshly made cucumber sandwiches, mini Victoria sponges and scones, jam and cream. We then had a go at the