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Top Trumped!

17 Jan 2012 05:07pm

After school today, Mr Herring came into my office beaming from ear to ear, looking rather pleased with himself. He confidently placed a large pack of cards on my desk before folding his arms with pride. This wasn't just any pack of cards... this deck of Top Trump cards had been lovingly crafted by his pupils in Class India and, it must be said, the results are pretty impressive.

12 Jan 2012 08:06pm

This week Blue Coat's first Writing Wall went live on the website. This feature is intended to raise the profile of writing in school by capturing the very best writing on the class blogs. Now that our Year 5 and 6 children have the freedom to author their very own posts (rather than just commenting), and with Years 3 and 4 accounts to be added in the coming days, it seemed like a natural time to add this celebration feature to the site.

10 Jan 2012 11:36am

This morning, Class Egypt and I walked to St Mary's church to participate in 'Experience Epiphany'. The event was organised to afford our children the experience of this (lesser known, for our children) event in the Christian calendar. Through a carousel of activities, dramatisation, song and prayer the children learnt all about the journey of the 3 kings in order to see and bear gifts to the son of God, Jesus Christ.

06 Jan 2012 01:35pm

Milepost 3 launched their Myths and Legends topic today by dressing up as famous icons from the aforementioned (determined through research on the class blogs - check here!). They then took part in a series of activities ranging from calligraphy lessons (in place of handwriting), tallest Trojan horse building challenges (in place of Maths), medieval themed pub quizzes (in place of Guided Reading) and also some 3-D art recreating their favourite icons. The children had a fantastic time thanks to the imaginations and commitment of our Milepost 3 teaching team. 'Mead all round drinketh thee' (Mr Bailey's paying though)!

See what they got up to...


06 Jan 2012 01:03pm

Milepost 1 enjoyed their topic launch today related to 'Transport'. Happy holidaymakers dragged jampacked suitcases up the school drive and into Blue Coat airport at the start of school this morning, in search of sun, sea, sand and sangria. They weren't disappointed (apart from the sangria!) Our dedicated Key Stage 1 teaching team brought the airport experience to life: from luggage carousels to passport control; departure lounges through to in-flight movies ('Cars', quite appropriately!)

05 Jan 2012 04:40pm

The spring term starts and that means a new IPC topic for each class forming the afternoon curriculum...

16 Dec 2011 08:26am

15 Dec 2011 07:40pm

Milepost 2 recently held a competition with Mrs Haywood, the school catering manager, for the best Christmas biscuit. The best 3 would then have the satisfaction of their biscuits being made and served at the school Christmas lunch. 

Yesterday, winners Lillian, Poppy and Nelly were invited to the hall for a sneak preview before the lunchtime hordes. The girls were all very proud of their creations and they didn't last long on the plates of their schoolmates! Well done girls - McVities watch out!

15 Dec 2011 01:12pm

This term we've had an added focus on displays in the school corridors. Displays are a key feature in any school as they both promote and celebrate children's learning, as well as being a learning resource themselves (within classrooms). Our teachers and teaching assistants have put a lot of time and care into showcasing some of our pupils' best learning this term. Just look at the results...

10 Dec 2011 02:40pm

We held 7 Christmas performances in total (including school rehearsals), and for many the Key Stage 1 performance was a standout highlight. A parent was kind enough to hand me a CD of images taken from one of the two performances at the school Christmas Fayre today - sorry, I didn't catch your name!

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

'Thank you' to all those who attended and made the Open Morning today possible!

07 Nov 17 at 11:55am