Don't Forget...

...Reception 2018 Open Morning for Parents in the school hall on Tues 7th Nov 9.30am

06/11/2017 at 10:06am

Class India, the academic year is drawing to a close; Year 5 children, you're preparing to lead the school from September, and Year 6 children, you're gearing up for secondary school. There are exciting times ahead for all of you! But before we move on and say goodbye, let's pause for reflection and share (with each other and the rest of the school community) something about the past year. Here are a selection of questions to help you think about your reflection:

1. What is something we did this past year that you will remember for the rest of your life?
2. What is something you accomplished this year that you're proud of?
3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this year?
4. What was the most challenging part of this year for you?
5. Where is your favourite place in our classroom (school)? Why?
6. What are 3 things you did this year to help your classmates?
7. In what area do you feel you made the biggest improvements?
8. What is your favourite part of the day in our class? Why?
9. What are 3 adjectives that best describe the school year?
10. What advice would you give to children entering Year 5/6 next year?

Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Hannah D on 16 Jul 12 at 12:43pm | Quote this comment
I have really enjoyed this year because we have done so many fun activities such as making the truffles, soap and cupcakes. My favourite lesson is maths because we play so many fun games like times table shoot out and boys vs girls. I remember towards the beginning of the year when we had an aboriginal man come in and show us all about aboriginal art. I made a duckbill platypus. None of this would of happened without the help of Mr Herring and Mrs Fowels. Thank you for a great year!
Comment 2 Comment by Harry W on 16 Jul 12 at 12:43pm | Quote this comment
Bluecoat has been a really good school, especially the last few years due to all the available learning opportunities. As a result of this the area I have mostly made progress in is English because I am now using words in my writing that I hadn’t even heard of one or two years ago! This year the thing I am most proud of is attempting to do the level 6 maths test. I have really enjoyed being in Mr Herring’s class this year because he has been funny and likes to have a joke (most of the time). :lol:
Comment 3 Comment by Joseph M on 16 Jul 12 at 12:48pm | Quote this comment
The things I have done and achieved at Bluecoat will stay with me forever and will enable me to (in my opinion) do great things. This year in my SATs I have done my level 6 tests and feel I could not have done so without the appreciation and hard work my teachers have put into teaching me and my class throughout school . Another thing I will remember forever are the great things we have done this year including Morfa bay and science and engineering week, where we had the chance to create our own vehicles. I would like to say thank you again to all the teachers who helped me throughout school and I will miss you when I leave. :cry:
Comment 4 Comment by Thomas S on 16 Jul 12 at 12:49pm | Quote this comment
Being in year 6 has taught me so much; I have achieved a level 5 in maths that I have been trying to get all year and I have also learnt to be a responsible learner. At school the best part of the day is seeing all my friends and having a laugh and a joke. My funniest Bluecoat memory is in year 6 when we were setting up for P.E and I fell asleep in the shed.
Comment 5 Comment by Ollie B on 16 Jul 12 at 12:50pm | Quote this comment
This year we have done lots of fun things like making egg protecting cases, cars and making truffles etc. My favourite memory from Bluecoat that I will remember for the rest of my life is from when I was in Mr Clements’ class in year 1 when Lucy and I cut each others hair in the middle of a lesson! The three adjectives I would use to describe the school this year are enjoyable, fun and epic. My advice to next years 5/6’s is do your homework! :lol:
Comment 6 Comment by Esther B on 16 Jul 12 at 12:50pm | Quote this comment
I will remember for the rest of my life, MORFA BAY! Because it was one of the best experiences of my life. I also remember accomplishing getting a level 5 in maths and English! Lucy let me borrow her book to read and we now understand each other more! Also, she has been very kind, also she loves TWILIGHT! I have found science very challenging but this year I have found science to be easier than I thought. My favourite place in the school is the reception classes because it is always fun and happy in there and they play games all day! First, I led Lucy into the world of TWILIGHT and THE HUNGER GAMES then I helped Ella in maths when we were answering hard maths questions, after that I helped Sarah conquer her fear on the climbing wall.

I feel I have made improvements in English and with my writing because I was terrible before but now I am better at recounts. My favourite part of the day is when we do topic in the afternoon because I like doing art, which we do normally in the afternoon. Brilliant, Cool, Fun. The advice I would give to the year 5’s for when they become year 6’s is DO YOUR HOMEWORK! :lol:
Comment 7 Comment by Simon A on 16 Jul 12 at 12:50pm | Quote this comment
Year 6 has been the best year of my life so far; I have achieved so much throughout it. This year my greatest achievement has been getting two level 6’s in my SAT’s- in maths and English. I have most improved in my English and science over the year with some fun and exciting experiments enabling me to learn better and easier. Overall my time at Bluecoat has been a great experience. :lol:
By Simon
Comment 8 Comment by Mollie M on 16 Jul 12 at 12:51pm | Quote this comment
The one thing that I will remember for the rest of my life is when I went to Morfa Bay adventure park, and had a mud ball fight with Mr Herring and my group in the assault course. One thing I am proud of is when I learned my 7 times tables really well in year 3.One thing I remember which was challenging was chunking - I found it really difficult but I kept trying and now I'm really good at it. My favourite part of the day has been maths because I have really enjoyed learning new methods at things.

I have really enjoyed being at Blue Coat and I will miss it loads . :lol:
Comment 9 Comment by Ellie S on 16 Jul 12 at 12:51pm | Quote this comment
Overall this year I enjoyed our school trip to @ Bristol. I also enjoyed the aboriginal art day. I am very proud that I have achieved a higher level on literacy and have improved my speed at writing. I will always remember the day when all the girls including me had to pretend to be emus. :lol:
Comment 10 Comment by Lauren J on 16 Jul 12 at 12:52pm | Quote this comment
For the rest of my life I don’t think I will ever forget Morfa Bay, there are so many memories flying around in my head of pictures and the diaries - it was all so much fun!
The most challenging part of the year was, of course, S.A.Ts. I’m not a very good test taker so that was harder for me.
I am proud of the levels I ended up on at the end of the year, especially from maths.
A massive thanks to all the teachers that have helped me this year. Goodbye BlueCoat ill miss you!
Comment 11 Comment by Alfie G on 16 Jul 12 at 12:54pm | Quote this comment
I have improved a lot in everything this year, although not in English so much. I have really enjoyed being in Mr Herring's class because it was really fun and he's a great teacher. The most challenging part of the year was the English SATs test but I managed to finish! My favourite part of the year was Science and Engineering week.
Comment 12 Comment by Iris A on 16 Jul 12 at 12:54pm | Quote this comment
For the rest of my life I will remember the day when all of the teachers and the fire men convinced us that aliens had crash landed in our school field! I had a really awesome day and thanks to all the teachers who put so much effort into that day and the year. :roll:
Comment 13 Comment by Lucy T on 16 Jul 12 at 12:54pm | Quote this comment
My greatest memory of Bluecoat is the year 6 production, In Search Of Oz, because it has been great fun! I think I have really improved in maths and I have really enjoyed the fun activities we have done like making soaps, cupcakes and truffles!
Comment 14 Comment by Ella B on 16 Jul 12 at 12:54pm | Quote this comment
For the rest of my life I will remember how much I improved in maths for the past 4 years because in year 3 I did not now what a times table was and I was stuck on my 2 times tables for half the year but now I know basically all my times tables in year 6 and I got a 4 in my S.A.T.S.The nicest thing that was done for me over the year was by Mr Herring for teaching me and helping me improve and teach me new things. If it was not for him and all the teachers I had in the past I would have failed my S.A.T.S and I would be very upset (thank you teachers). Advice to year 5 (next years year 6) you just have to be yourself and try 110% in everything you do - it is no different being a year 6 to being a year 5.
Comment 15 Comment by Lizzy G on 16 Jul 12 at 12:55pm | Quote this comment
This year I have enjoyed making new friends. Also in the last few years I have improved at writing, because in year three I didn’t know what capital letters were or what a full stop was. I’m proud of my reading, because at the start of the year I couldn’t use my imagination, but now I can (but I still need to improve a bit more). For the rest of my life I will remember how much I have improved at maths.
Comment 16 Comment by Emily J on 16 Jul 12 at 12:57pm | Quote this comment
I have thoroughly enjoyed this year; as well as having a brilliant teacher, I have made lots of friends that I will definitely keep in touch with if they go to a different secondary school!

Unsurprisingly, the most challenging part of this academic year for me has been the end of year assessments! This leads me on to say, I am very proud of my progress in maths and reading, although I found the assessments difficult, I feel I have done well in them!

One memory that will stay with me for a long time is that Mr Herring and I were on the radio!

My advice for the year 5’s next year is give 110% in everything you do, it will pay off in your end of year assessments results.
Comment 17 Comment by Ralph H on 16 Jul 12 at 12:57pm | Quote this comment
This year my favourite part of the day is at 11:00 when it is maths! I have enjoyed maths all this year because all of the fun I have had in maths games which improved my maths. I am proud of my maths because I have work hard all year to get a good score at the end of the year. I have enjoyed many other subjects and have had a great year with Mr Herring!
Comment 18 Comment by Sarah L on 16 Jul 12 at 12:58pm | Quote this comment
The things I will remember from Bluecoat will be going to Morfa Bay and the outdoor club camping trip. I am proud of being able to do level 6 maths and English in the SATS, but will also say that they were probably the hardest things that I’ve done this year.
I think I’ve improved the most in writing/Literacy and I’m looking forward to getting better at KLB.
My favourite place in the school is the library/computer suite because it has books and computers in there – two of my favourite pass times. :P
Comment 19 Comment by Alec L on 16 Jul 12 at 1:00pm | Quote this comment
Its been a long journey through Bluecoat, that goes for everybody. From being small toddlers to being the top of the school. Bluecoat has been a huge benefit to all of us but not just literacy and maths; life skills and teamwork has also been built up over the years. I’ve personally improved in maths getting a level 5 in my SATS! It has all been great but my favourite highlights are Morfa bay and science and engineering week. If that wasn’t enough I’ve had staff and teachers all the way and would like to say a HUGE thank you to them now. Although I am keen to start at KLB I am sorry to leave Bluecoat. :lol:
Comment 20 Comment by Lauren A on 16 Jul 12 at 1:01pm | Quote this comment
This year I am proud of how well I did in maths because I got a 5b. I enjoyed art the most especially when we did do pop, aboriginal and impressionist art. My favourite place in the school is by the slope in the play-ground. My favourite time in the school is the afternoon because you hardly ever know what’s going to happen.
Comment 21 Comment by Matthew C on 16 Jul 12 at 1:02pm | Quote this comment
What I enjoyed this year and what I will remember for ever is when we saw Francis Firebrace. I am now a level 5c in maths. My reading and writing has improved a lot more than I thought I would. I enjoyed the day at @Bristol, finding out about how everything works. ;-)
Comment 22 Comment by William St on 16 Jul 12 at 1:08pm | Quote this comment
I am proud of my SATS scores, especially in maths and reading. I think my biggest improvement was in maths. I will always remember the “This is England” drawing I did with Ralph. My advice to the new y5 and y6 chidlren is to keep cool and carry on! 8)
Comment 23 Comment by William H on 16 Jul 12 at 1:11pm | Quote this comment
I am proud of my enfield bullet that I made in science week.
I have improved at literacy (a lot!)
AMAZING ANNOYING EMBARASSING
Be on time! Don’t forget things!
Comment 24 Comment by Tarragon N on 16 Jul 12 at 1:12pm | Quote this comment
I have really enjoyed my time at Bluecoat - I have so many memories to treasure for ever but one that stands out the most is getting Dorothy in the year 6 production and learning all of my lines. The hardest thing for me this year would have to be SATS, but in the end I was really pleased with my results. The one thing I am proud of is that I have done well in English this year because I have a more interesting vocabulary.

Bluecoat has been a rollercoaster full of great memories that I will take to KLB and through out my life. Goodbye Bluecoat! :lol:
Comment 25 Comment by Jolie F on 16 Jul 12 at 1:14pm | Quote this comment
The nicest thing someone has done for us this year is Mr Herring because he has done so much for us and he has helped us through everything. The thing that we did this year which I will never for get is when all of the year 6 had to go to Morfa Bay - it was so fun and I wish that I could go there again. The most challenging thing this year was probably SAT’S - it was really hard but I got 4 for everything and I was so proud . The thing I thought I improved on is literacy because I was not very good when I was in year 3. 8)

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