A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

‘Play Phonics’ Parent Workshop

Thank you for all the lovely comments about how useful the ‘Play Phonics’ Letters and Sounds session for parents and carers has been. We are so glad you enjoyed it and the children were very excited to have their ‘grown ups’ stay and learn with them.

Here are some photos from the session to remind you of the games that

First Quest Reading Champion of 2019

We have our very first Quest Reading Champion of 2019!

This accolade goes to the very determined Caitlyn in class 6D. She has been extremely dedicated during Year 5 and 6 and read and reviewed 100 books with Librarian, Tina during Quest sessions.

Tina commented “Caitlyn is an inspiration to all readers with her enthusiasm and infectious delight in recalling

World Book Day 2019

We were delighted to see the array of costumes worn by children on World Book Day this year. It was a real celebration of reading and an opportunity to share favourite stories. Thanks to everyone for participating.

#gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;
#gallery-2 .gallery-caption {
margin-left: 0;
/* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Year 5 Get Spaced Out

On Tuesday 5th February, the children in Year 5 had their Planet Earth topic work brought to life with a visit from the Space Lab Planetarium. In the dome, Mr Barber did an ‘Earth and Beyond’ presentation to each Year 5 class where they learnt about the solar system, the sun, the planets and their movements to create day/night and

On Track for Gold!

Here at Bluecoat, we love reading and we love to celebrate reading. We are delighted that Amber, in year 4, has achieved her Book Track Gold. In order to achieve this accolade, Amber had to read and review 100 books from the library. She was presented with her badge and certificate at Torrington Library. Congratulations Amber!

Book Track is a

Mischief Reigns Across Devon Libraries!

Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Devon Libraries

Devon Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading

Rewards from Scholastic!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that came along and supported the Scholastic Book Fair earlier this year. Through your book purchases we raised a fantastic £211.60 worth of rewards which we were able to use for purchasing books for our library.

In consultation with the children, we now have a freshly stocked library with

Physical Storytelling in Nurture Group

The children in the Nurture Group have brought storytelling to life in a physical re-telling of the popular tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and completely immersed themselves in the adventurous antics!

Follow the link to see their story in pictures:  Jack and the Beanstalk physical story

First Quest Reading Champion of the Year!

Many congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Kaitlyn, who has reached the grand total of reading and reviewing 100 books with Librarian Tina Palmer during Quest Reading Club at lunchtimes.

Kaitlyn has been tackling the ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ series by Lemony Snicket to reach the 100th book at a rate of one title a day, every day! In order

Wounded Tommy takes shelter in Forest School

At the end of September, the Year 5 children were in for a surprise when they ventured into the Forest School area on a cold and miserable Monday morning. They were greeted by an injured soldier from WW1.

He was hungry, cold, wet through, and had been shot in the arm and the leg. He had not eaten for days,

Bluecoat Awarded Reading Recovery School of The Year 2015

Reading Recovery awards celebrate outstanding contributions to improving children’s literacy

For the past 25 years the Institute of Education’s (IOE) Reading Recovery Centre has helped thousands of children with complex literacy difficulties to learn how to read. The 2015 Reading Recovery Awards took place on 26 June to celebrate and honour teachers, children and school managers

Year 3 Spelling Bee Competition

Year 3 pupils worked very hard on their ‘Letters and Sounds’ over the Autumn term. The guided sessions with their teachers looked at spelling patterns and rules in the English language. The new introduction of their Spelling Journals encouraged them to continue their learning at home; and some pupils enjoyed challenging their family members with their games and activities.


On a Quest to Read

On a Monday to Thursday lunch time, you will normally find the KS2 Library buzzing with pupils involved in the Quest reading club. The Quest is an initiative whereby pupils earn Quest Stickers on their bookmark for each book they read. When they reach 10 Quest Stickers they are rewarded with a book token which can be exchanged for a

Bridging the Gap in Home/School Learning (Letters & Sounds)

Parents and Carers for Reception children were offered two opportunities to come along to a workshop to talk about ideas and skills that can be used to support childrens’ learning at home to benefit their Letters & Sounds and Reading development.

The Scarab Beetle Comes to Life!

Class 3C have been studying the story “The Scarab’s Secret” and have had a go at creating freeze frames from the story. Here the children describe their actions:

Maddie – “I’m the scarab beetle

Class 3L: The Library is Magic!

Class 3L look forward to their weekly visits to the school library on Fridays. Here is what they have to say about it…

“We are able to exchange any books that we want. We enjoy sharing a good read with our friends. The class get very excited about going to this magical place. We end with Miss Lowes reading us

Book Amnesty

We will be having a book amnesty next week to try and reclaim school books that have not yet been returned. We are asking all pupils to have a good search at home – look under your beds and in your bookcases for any books belonging to school (guided reading books, class books, library books etc.)

Look out for the

The Quest for Reading…

We are delighted that the ‘Quest’ reading club will resume again next week (w/c Monday 29th September) for all year 5 and year 6 pupils. The ‘Quest’ provides pupils with the opportunity to visit the KS2 library every lunchtime except Friday and borrow books. After reviewing 10 books with Tina, our school librarian, pupils will be rewarded with a book

An Insight from Author, Lucy Jones

By Isaac Dempsey, 6D

On Wednesday 17th September Year 6 went to GTS to see Lucy Jones give an author talk about her books.

As I am Year 6 I went up to GTS to see Lucy Jones. It was great to see how she gets her ideas and where she gets them from, like how she got the idea

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,