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11 Jan 2013 09:45am

P1110043First of the new year, Blue Coat's Big Breakfast was brilliantly attended this morning by parents, children and staff to bring about a lively, sociable start to the day. Pupils' learning was perused on both the big screen ('Gangnam style' anybody?) and on table tops set up around the perimeter of the hall to keep parents and children informed as to what is being learnt throughout the Key Stage 2 classes.

A huge thanks to Mrs Haywood and her catering team as well as office and teaching staff for your voluntary input - it's much appreciated! Finally, a big 'thank you' to all families in attendance for supporting the Big Breakfast and allowing it to continue to be a success.

Mrs Sellick...

23 Dec 2012 04:50pm

DSCN3095...talented teacher and much-loved member of the Blue Coat team spent her last (official) day with us on Friday. We couldn't let it go without a celebration of some of our fondest memories of Mrs Sellick (below).

We're hoping to see Mrs Sellick around Blue Coat at some point in the new year... once she's picked up a "suntan" and has a substantial number of airmiles under her belt! [Maybe she'll drop a few hints on the school blogs from time to time?]

Best of luck, Mrs Sellick, and a massive thank you from the whole school community for all that you have achieved at Blue Coat over the past 21 years - a huge legacy remains.

Just To Say...

21 Dec 2012 11:44am

merryxmas

20 Dec 2012 11:14am

IMG 6161This year Key Stage 2 decided to go with a performance that would unite both mileposts and provide a Christmas bonanza for our parents. The result was impressive. The performance focused on the appreciation for the paraphenalia associated with Christmas but emphasised the point that at the heart of it all, aside from all of the distracting trimmings, Christmas is about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Key Stage 2 achieved this by craftily weaving in the pop culture theme of X-Factor and with it some convincing acting (corny jokes excused!), catchy songs, instrumental performances, energetic dance routines and, above all, some superb singing.

18 Dec 2012 05:30pm

leagueThe Department for Education now annually devise school league tables based on schools' performances within each local education authority. They are available here:

Gloucestershire League Tables published by the DFE

[Columns can be sorted by clicking on column headers as well as the light blue ribbons and tabs at the top of the page.]

13 Dec 2012 05:15pm

IMG 5518For the first time in living memory our Early Years part of the school married with Key Stage 1 this year to bring a 'super nativity' to parents. The performance, entitled 'Hey Ewe', was a slightly humourous take on the nativity from the perspective of 3 charismatic sheep!

The children were fantastic. Loud, clear voices coupled with beautiful acting, cheeky jokes and wonderful singing made for a very successful performance with many highlights - some of which have been kindly snapped by talented parent Mr Titley (huge thanks for sharing such high quality images with the school community!)

07 Dec 2012 09:10am

kids-rooms-wooden-nativity-set-webYesterday, the ever creative Open the Book team treated our children to a performance of the Christmas Nativity. The team always endeavour to engage and weave children into their teachings and yesterday was no exception - numerous children joined the cast playing key roles.

A huge thanks to the team for all of their support thus far in underlining our Christian Values at Blue Coat every Thursday. This is an anticipated part of the children's weekly timetable and it never disappoints.

Telescopic Text

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.

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Ask your child what was so special about Blue Coat play today... #no1

13 Jul 18 at 7:56pm