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01 Nov 2011 11:59am

Years 5 and 6 started the term with a fizz, pop and a BANG today as they embarked upon a series of 'Awe and Wonder' science experiments involving cola, mints, nail varnish, bleach, vinegar and other household substances. The children took part in a morning of hands-on investigations and watched some highly entertaining experiments conducted by Mr Brooks, Mr Herring and Mr Bailey (only when the dangerous chemicals were being used).

Predicting, hypothesising, recording, interpreting and explaining were just some of the key investigative skills that the children were practising this morning. Take a look at some of the highlights below but please check the class blogs for more in-depth commentaries:

30 Oct 2011 08:58am

Whilst playing around with the ability to add video to the website I managed to find some rare, unseen footage from the Blue Coat archives! Our Wotton trio, 'The Rebellion', is formed of 3 ex-pupils - Hamish K (drums), Archie J (Lead guitar & vocals) and Michael P (Bass guitar & vocals). This talented groups of future rock stars played a short gig at the end of the summer 2011 term to mark the end of their successful journeys at Blue Coat. Just like the guitars, the atmosphere was electric! Enjoy...

22 Oct 2011 03:54pm

Pupils and parents have been reporting some technical problems with Mathletics recently. I have contacted the help desk and  they have informed us that some necessary checks/updates need to be made to resolve these issues. They are:


21 Oct 2011 10:31am

2 weeks; 2 Big Breakfasts. Today the school hall was at bursting point due to the community support shown in this school get-together. Both breakfasts have been a social success with parents, teaching staff and pupils all having the opportunity to have a natter, celebrate some of the learning that has been undertaken in classes (mainly from the IPC), and to look at a few photos from the term on our big screen.

19 Oct 2011 12:26pm

We have amended the holiday request form for taking children out of school during term time. The appending letter clarifies why we have done this and hard copies should be with all parents and staff this evening. Please read this important information which can now be accessed in the 'For Parents' section under the 'Front Desk' (where most forms and home correspondence will eventually be available).

18 Oct 2011 06:14pm

This Friday afternoon, we will be making our way to our local church, St Mary's, to hold our annual pupil-only Harvest Festival. In preparation for the event, we have a Harvest Writing Wall in our usual place of reflection. Oranges, reds and pictures of Harvest-associated themes pervade the wall upon which children are asked to write down their:

  • prayers
  • thoughts
  • or poems

related to Harvest time. The most thoughtful and inspiring examples will be read out by children in church on Friday.

18 Oct 2011 10:42am

On this fine and sunny morning we had the pleasure of embarking on a 'Print Hike' in and around Wotton. Our Class Spain and Italy children are desperate to read and write so have been going print mad over the last few weeks, taking pictures of print writing they find at home, talking to people who use writing every day. Here's a preview of what our little group (Jayden, James and Edward) discovered today about writing in the outdoors:

17 Oct 2011 07:19pm

Thanks to the commitment of our Blue Coat parents, we are lucky enough to be running a very popular and successful after-school Design & Technology Club. Their most recent project has been making 'ooglies' in various guises - from Formula-1 drivers through to fully fledged band members! Please take a look at their efforts below.

16 Oct 2011 08:05pm

Friday's Big Breakfast for Key Stage 1 enjoyed a wonderful attendance making a very busy, buzzing morning where large parts of the school community got together and started the day properly. Roll on next Friday for the second leg: Blue Coat's Big Breakfast for Key Stage 2. This time we'll be better prepared for the crowds! A massive thank you to Mrs Hayward and all of the Key Stage 1 teaching staff for their silver service. Thank you parents for showing your continued support for the school.


16 Oct 2011 07:32pm

Previously, we've taken quite a traditional model of showing prospective parents around the school with the Headteacher on a short tour. Whilst this has some distinct benefits for parents, this year the Senior Leadership Team decided to broaden prospective parents' and pupils' experience of blue Coat by holding open mornings.

The format of the mornings meant that they could meet more teachers and leaders, speak to a group of our seasoned Year 6's, take a look at our new website and resources, peruse Reception learning in books and photos as well as participate in a tour of the school and its grounds. Oh, and there were hot drinks and biscuits too! 

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

"Yo Blue Coat! / Yo Wotton!" What an amazing finale for the second iSingPop project! Many thanks to everyone who made it happen.

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