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04 Jul 2013 11:33am

arenaRehearsals are frantically upon us as Year 6 prepare for their showpiece summer production. Based loosely on the 'Hunger Games', by popular request of the pupils, this year's show is entitled 'Defeat the Arena' and takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where entertainment has regressed to a more gladiatorial format!

As well as the children's preparation being under way, we have been busy as a staff in making the necessary arrangements to prepare a quality production that best highlights our children's talents. This does, however, come at a cost! As such, if parents are able and want to make a donation to the running costs (theatre kit hire, backdrops etc) on the night of the performance it will be very much appreciated.

Performances take place at 7pm on Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July. Multiple tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis for both performances. All are welcome - family, friends or those just interested! Please collect your tickets from the school office or send your request in a sealed envelope with your child.

Good Sports!

12 Jun 2013 08:55am

IMG 8382On Thursday 6th June, Blue Coat proudly held its umpteenth sports day. The format has been tweaked over recent years to ensure that the children in Key Stage 2 compete for points as a team in a circuit of activities and then individually in a more traditionally competitive race format. In Key Stage 1, we plan for the children to experience a large number of self-competitive challenges, preparing them for the hybrid approach adopted in Key Stage 2. This format was agreed in consultation with our school councils over recent years and the children love it.

20 May 2013 08:18am

the-voice-360A dreary morning brightened by warming news. When opening the school email inbox I was very proud to read the following achievements of our key stage 2 children - well done to you all!

17 May 2013 06:56am

11654751-cartoon-clown-in-circus-tent--vector-illustrationTomorrow sees the circus themed May Festival 2013 hit Blue Coat. Organised and delivered by our devoted PTA, the day promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled event with something for all of the family. The inclement weather, if it decides to show up, won't be holding us back since contingency plans have been in force! Much of the festival will be hosted in the school with opportunities to spill outside to some of the covered playground areas when those gaps in showers appear.

Our pupils are, as always, eagerly anticipating the event. Jake from Class USA was inspired enough to put his film making skills to the test below.

We'll see you at 11.30am tomorrow.

04 May 2013 12:32pm

3114164-paper-airplaneThe school's stakeholder consultation process with pupils, staff, govenors, parents and the wider community was lengthy but extremely valuable and enlightening. Over the past weeks it has been my job to piece together the common themes resulting from answers to the same question:

"What is it that we need to do, as a school, in order to prepare our children to thrive in the future?"

25 Apr 2013 01:31pm

school lunch 1

Unlike many schools, we are very fortunate to have an onsite kitchen along with an excellent team of catering staff. They work tirelessly to produce balanced menus for our pupils, sourcing many of their ingredients locally to support small businesses wherever possible. We recognise that parental support for our school meals is well above the national average with a very healthy uptake throughout the entire year.

22 Mar 2013 11:19am

grass-hockey-hiWhilst the school's budding musicians were entertaining parents in the hall yesterday, another group of pupils were taking part in the 2013 KLB Mini Hockey Festival. Mrs Jones' popular after-school club has meant that the school has a good pool of hockey players to draw from so finding a winning 5-a-side team shouldn't have posed too big a problem! 

15 Mar 2013 03:38pm

clownAs part of Milepost 1's IPC unit focused on the circus, and with a convenient tie-in with Comic Relief, we were lucky enough to secure Thomas Trilby as Blue Coat's clown for the day. He spent most of the day training our younger children in circus skills and then finished with a grand finale for the entire school featuring juggling, diablo, spinning plates, unicycles and plenty of crowd participation (not all of which was welcomed - see final slides!)

What a Relief!

15 Mar 2013 11:48am

comicreliefOur Milepost 3 children are completely committed to making each Comic Relief or Children In Need the best it can be for Blue Coat's younger pupils. This year was no exception. Armed with wacky hair(!), cakes, maps, toy guns, costumes, bins of paper, sweet machines and much more they took to fundraising in the playgrounds for the charity at break time. 

09 Mar 2013 01:22pm

idea 2I love it when our pupils show initiative.

As you're aware, Comic Relief is fast approaching (Friday) and Blue Coat always holds a series of fundraising opportunities to contribute to this worthy cause.

It never fails to bring out the best in our pupils as they rack their brains for ever more creative ways of convincing each other to part with their cash for charity.

Most recently, Ben from Class China took the initiative to go straight to the top by using the website's contact form to email me. Here's what he wrote:

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from Mr Ryan

Thank you to all those who were involved in Saturday's Flowers and Play event. See photos in the News section...

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