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30 Apr 2014 01:42pm


archersLast Thursday a team of Milepost 3 Blue Coat archers were selected to take part in the District heat of an archery competition held at KLB.

Many had never set their hands on a bow before let alone fired one! Nonetheless, we pride ourselves in resilient and resourceful learners at Blue Coat and it didn't take long for many to hit the central regions of the target board.

04 Apr 2014 08:50am

BC 11 of 122Our child musicians, Mrs Galvin and Mrs Moir held a well-attended Easter concert for parents in the school hall last night. Following on from previous years' formats, it was a casual 'drop-in-drop-out' affair with the added drawcard of samples from Key Stage 2 home learning also being on display around the hall.

02 Apr 2014 09:32am

Knex final thumbThis week, 2 of our pupils represented the school proudly at the multi-school K'NEX finals held at GE Aviation in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham.

Having made it through the school's heat (battling off other Year 5's at Blue Coat) our 2 finalists were tasked with the challenge of making a functioning piece of gym equipment that would inspire children to live healthier lifestyles. Each team had only an hour to decide and make, from K'Nex construction, their idea with the criterion of it also featuring a moving mechanism.

31 Mar 2014 02:30pm

P3290697This weekend saw a number of our pupils taking part in a tag rugby tournament representing the school. The team was a credit to the school: encouraging one another whilst playing superb rugby in the process.

They had an inspired run at winning the tournament with a 6-2 win over Slimbridge, 7-4 win over Sharpness, a 5-3 defeat over Hillesley and a 7-5 winning result over local neighbours North Nibley. These results defined their path to the final where they managed to come unstuck against a strong Kingswood side who pipped them by one try to win 4-5.

27 Mar 2014 01:32pm

photo-141There's little point in promoting a set of core values without discovering whether they are actually have any kind of impact. The recent request for parents to fill out and send in
'R-E-S-P-E-C-T - find out what it means to me!' vouchers was a plea to see whether what we're doing in school, in terms of our core Christian values, is having an effect on how children live their lives more widely. Of course, the school never works in isolation and parents who share and promote these values in partnership with the school can make all the difference. And this was one of the principal intentions of the vouchers - offering a moment where parents can reflect and be proud of the young people they are bringing up!

21 Mar 2014 09:37am

sport relief round 2014Today we'll try to cover an update on the action surrounding Sport Relief in school. There's plenty of activities planned by staff and pupils and it looks to be a promising day for fundraising whilst we have plenty of fun engaging in sport.

Some of the highlights then...

20 Mar 2014 04:03pm

519d04c8e1705play-sports-mdThis week has seen a number of teams from across Key Stage 2 proudly representing the school in both a competitive hockey and girls' football tournament.

06 Mar 2014 01:32pm

bookdayThe 6th March is World Book Day 2014. We couldn't resist celebrating it with a series of festivities whilst promoting the importance of stories to our children. The day kicked off with an extravagant parade of pupils (and even a few showboating adults!) so as to share the creative efforts of costumes portraying their favourite book characters. How many within the slides can you identify?

17 Feb 2014 10:40am

IMG 5577Trialled last summer and continued ever since, the school's revised approach to 'topic' home learning has been fully embraced by our pupils. The new 'independent learning grids' afford far more choice and creativity surrounding a selection of topic-related briefs for our children and the results have been awe-inspiring, to say the least.

04 Feb 2014 10:10am

EsafetyYesterday, collective worship saw our Christian value of 'Truthfulness' take a slightly different angle. The children were reminded that, unfortunately, not everyone who is on the internet is truthful and can therefore be trusted. As a result, we have to exercise caution when online.

We looked at 5 tips to remain safe when using the internet denoted by the acronymn of S.M.A.R.T. - please see our revised e-safety section from our vision menu to learn more.

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from Mr Ryan

Outdoor Classroom Day was great fun! Check out the pictures on the Play blog ('Ourselves & Others' menu)

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