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Autumn Annual Multi-Skills Festival

At the end of the last half-term children from year’s one and two attended the annual Autumn Multi-Skills Festival at GTS. The Festival was organised by the staff and students from GTS and run by Charlotte Frickleton.

Thank you to all parent volunteers who took part and who ensured that the walk in the appalling, windy weather was without any hazards!

GTS PE Superstars Academy

We are delighted that seven year 6 pupils have been selected to take part in the Torrington Learning Community Year 6 PE Superstars Academy. Congratulations to Harrison Brown, Jonathan Taylor, Cain Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Maizie Mock, Stan Irvine and Cody Gardiner..

The Academy, led by Great Torrington School (GTS), provides fantastic opportunities for those involved, such as being part of

‘High Five’ For The Bluecoat Netball Team

After a previous postponement due to bad weather, the Bluecoat Netball team finally got their friendly ‘Away’ High 5 Netball match against Monkleigh Primary on    Monday 3rd  July. With amazing views from Monkleigh’s netball court, Paige won the toss and decided which end they shot from in the first quarter, so Monkleigh took the first centre pass. In the first

Year Five Get On Their Bikes

On Wednesday 5th July, pupils in year 5 had a lovely warm, sunny day for their bike ride on the Tarka Trail from Great Torrington to Instow. They set off at around 9:15am and peddled approximately 17 miles, with snack and drink stops en route before arriving at Instow beach in time for lunch. After an ice cream and play

Reception and Year One Mini Sports Festival

The Summer is in full swing and with it comes another Sports Festival! This time the children from Reception and Year one had a chance to attend the Mini Sports Morning at GTS. The Festival was organized by the staff and the students from GTS and was run by Charlotte Frickleton.

All of the children had lots of fun and

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

Record Performance from Bluecoat Girls’ Football Team!

Report from Gracie Avery:

“On the 23rd March, eight girls from the Bluecoat Girls’ Football club played at a Primary School football tournament held at GTS. At the tournament there were eight teams, four of which were from this school. Being the only full girls team there, Bluecoat Girls had to be tough, but they managed to pull it off

“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

Nursery Bike Day

Nursery recently enjoyed a bike day. They made a carwash and garage where they could get their bikes mended. They had to obey the stop and start signs, and stop at the zebra crossing. Rachael was the police officer and caught a few children for speeding. We hope they paid their fines!

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High Five to Bluecoat and Monkleigh!

Tuesday 8th November saw netball teams from Bluecoat C of E Primary and Monkleigh Primary come together in a High 5 Netball game. High 5 is the massively popular entry game of netball. It’s a great way for children to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends.

After a busy day, the players donned their netball bibs under the

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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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

Positive Touch in RH

Children in class RH have really begun to enjoy Positive Touch and are working really well showing each other respect as they work in pairs. It is a useful activity for not only personal, social and emotional development, but also for physical development as they use a variety of movements with their hands and arms. Here are a few comments

Crick, Crick, Cricket; Don’t Throw Your Wicket!

On Wednesday 13th June 2015, our year 3 and 4 pupils headed up to GTS to attend a cricket festival run by their Sports Leaders. It was a beautiful afternoon and the children’s motivation was high. They were able to try out various fun games with the year 10 and 11 year students, whilst being led by a Coach from

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

Year Three Netball Tournament

On Friday 13th February, Year 3 held their Netball Intra-house Tournament. Despite the very unpredictable weather, they managed to play three games, organised in teams made up of family groups – they showed great resilience during some of the heavier rain showers!

During the last half term, Year 3 have been learning some of the key skills involved in netball,

Spindrift Dance Workshops

We were delighted to welcome Spindrift Dance Company to Bluecoat this half term for a day of dance workshops across the school. SpinDrift is a South West based professional dance company devising & performing work for theatre, events and site specific work as well as offering educational workshops and CPD opportunities.

They offered our children tasters in both Egyptian and

Tag Rugby is a Hit!

Following on from the success of the football session, class 3L enjoyed their second sports development session with the pupils of GTS – this time it was tag rugby. They enjoyed it even more than the football and got thoroughly involved in all three skills events; passing, team skills and tagging.

There is one more rugby session ahead and 3L

Football Enrichment for Class 3L

The children of Class 3L enjoyed a full afternoon of football training and skills development as part of their Curriculum Enrichment at Great Torrington School. Niki Miller Marshall (GTS) was delighted that we could join them, as it gave

Steven Shield Cross Country Championship

On Wednesday 22nd November, almost 40 pupils from Bluecoat C of E Primary School, took part in the Steven Shield Cross Country Championship.

The runners from Years 3 – 6 demonstrated determination and team spirit as they