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05 Dec 2012 11:36am

telescopeMr Clements and Class Mexico have been busy partaking in some quablogging with other schools around the world. As well as the collaboration taking place on their blog, Mr Clements was recommended a very useful website by one of his american colleagues that parents and children may enjoy spending some time exploring.

The website is called telescopictext.org and works by creating and or selecting texts in different ways based on some parts that you can expand. It effectively shows how the most boring of sentences can be added to and expanded to become interesting and pretty much a narrative!

16 Nov 2012 07:36pm

IMG 4201Children In Need 2012 was commemorated today in school by a donation based dress code of 'Shades & Hats'. However, it has also become a child-driven tradition that Milepost 3 classes take the initiative to show some enterprising behaviour for the charity through self-designed stalls aimed at boosting the money pot.

This year was no exception what with the children coming up with some novel ideas for stalls that included water shoot downs, soldier shoot outs, treasure map hunts, comic stalls, guess-the-names and many more.

09 Nov 2012 01:10pm

DSCN3362Another Blue Coat Friday; another Blue Coat Big Breakfast. There was a huge amount of support from our key stage 1 families today who seemed to all enjoy the pastries, cereals and opportunity to have a good natter. Children's learning was on display along with a scrapbook of images of the term on the big screen. 

It was great to see so many familiar faces and ongoing support for a morning that we love holding purely in the name of 'community'. We use all proceeds from the breakfast to cover our catering costs and should there be a surplus we inject this back into the curriculum so as to benefit our pupils with resources and experiences.

04 Nov 2012 07:44pm

P1020585 2On Friday, Class New Zealand kicked off the class assembly season in style with a brilliant learning performance centred around the learning opportunities presented by our fears. The children did a fantastic job of bringing the audience around to this term's Christian value of 'Courage' and showcased their acting talents with many a chuckle and giggle along the way.

01 Nov 2012 08:00am

IMG 4157aJust a reminder for parents: today's Gazette features photographs of this year's Reception starters. For those of you who don't mind a spoiler I've enclosed a couple of quick shots!

31 Oct 2012 06:33pm

IMG 4153 2The second of its kind, today we held the 2012 Reception Welcome Service at St Mary's church. Despite the rain, spirits were lifted by formally receiving our new Reception children and their families into our Blue Coat community, which was underlined by a service of songs, hymns, prayers, blessings and readings. 

Highlights from the event were Year 6 buddies talking about what the responsibility and role meant to them, a 'special reception song' delivered by our 2 youngest classes, and a reply from the Year 6's with their own song 'Seeds of Friendship'. And, of course, the pinnacle of the service was when the Year 6 children formally welcomed their reception buddy to Blue Coat with a short address followed by the ceremonial placing of a hand-painted pebble around our Blue Coat candle before the onlooking, proud parents. 

30 Oct 2012 08:48pm

IMG 4045No doubt your child was screaming like a rocket or spinning like a catherine wheel when they came out of school today? Well, that would all be thanks to Rednock secondary school teacher (and Blue Coat parent) Mr Hall who put on a spectacular science assembly for all of our pupils based on the timely theme of 'fireworks'.

15 Oct 2012 08:46am

The PTA will be hosting Town Hall Teas this coming Sunday (21st Octoberbritish bake off) and are once again calling on your support and baking skills.  They gratefully request your donations of large cakes (and some smaller cupcakes/biscuits) to sell on the day.  If you are able to help them by baking a cake, please could you leave it with the school office on Friday 19th October or deliver it to the Town Hall after 1.30 on the Sunday.

As always, thank you for your support – we can’t do this alone!

05 Oct 2012 07:47pm

baking croissants 191607 tnsToday, Key Stage 2 families continued to show their support for the school with a very civilised yet vibrant first-meal-of-the-day in the hall. As well as the warm pastries, cereals and toast, Big Breakfast patrons feasted on some of the early learning outcomes that Key Stage 2 have produced this term.

04 Oct 2012 09:08am

puddingOn Monday, you are cordially invited to the Parent and Teacher Association Annual General Meeting. Here is your invitation.

Consider yourself officially bribed by the selection of puddings on offer! We hope to see as many parents as possible at this informal social event where you'll get to learn more about what our PTA do, what their achievements have been and how they intend to support the school in this critical climate of school budget cutting. 

Please turn up and show your support for our treasured PTA!

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