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06 Oct 2011 07:19am

You may have noticed that the blogs are starting to spring into life what with some of our Year 5 and 6 children now actively posting comments (not full blog posts yet - watch this space though!) Before letting them loose on the blogs, as a team we discussed how children would remain safe on them whilst being given the opportunity to enjoy and achieve. 

The document below outlines the expectations on teachers and children when using the blogs, with a few handy hints for parents too if they'd like to join in with the fun!

Blogging @ Blue Coat Guidelines for Teacher, Pupils and Parents

02 Oct 2011 01:39pm

Blue Coat has always been proud of its school dinners... and with good reason. Mrs Hayward and her committed team work hard every school day to bring our children (and some of our staff!) delicious, healthy, well-balanced meals. Using as many ingredients from local sources as possible, the wide variety of meals on the menu conform to the health and food standards set for schools.

If a hot meal is too much for your child, then the kitchen staff cater for most needs through lighter alternatives and the new Blue coat favourite: The Salad Bar.

27 Sep 2011 09:48am

Today I realised that parents and visitors to our site had been exposed to quite a lot of what's going on in our exciting afternoon curriculum... but not so much of our mornings. With iPhone in hand I set about my task to show you what was happening this morning at Blue Coat. Personally, this is my favourite time in school: a 20-minute walk around the school seeing what children are learning. Most can't wait to tell you!

24 Sep 2011 04:03pm

This week at Blue Coat, teachers met to discuss the very exciting topic of 'Blogging'. The term blog derives from 'web log' and is a website or part of a website which offers a regular commentary on a specific subject or theme. Often graphics, audio and video are included along with the ability for readers to leave comments making it interactive and therefore distinguishing it from a standard website.

24 Sep 2011 10:07am

Whilst walking around the school yesterday afternoon, this impressionist painting (left side!) by Esme, Year 5, Class China really grabbed my attention.

I think it really illustrates the power of The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in terms of developing more opportunities for children to shine in more ways. The teaching of Art at Blue Coat is just as good as it ever has been owing to the skilled teachers we have, but it's the depth that pupils like Esme can explore subjects that seems to make the difference and inspire them. I can't wait to see more children achieving in the way Esme has here within Geography, History, Music, PE etc...

21 Sep 2011 10:52am

Our Key Stage 2 classes have risen to the challenge set by Under The Edge Arts (UTEA) to participate in a postcard exhibition. The fundraising event for UTEA will work by all postcards being exhibited and then auctioned off to the highest bidder in each case. Bids start from just £1 and a wealth of entries from the local areas will be present.

19 Sep 2011 06:44pm

As you might have seen in our newsletter, we have made a public plea for professionals to come forward and share their responsibilities with us as part of our reflection of the Christian value of Responsibility.

14 Sep 2011 03:40pm

As you may know, our Christian Value for the autumn term is Responsibility. We have discussed this in collective worship but have now extended the reflection time into other parts of the school day...

In our school corridor you will find a rather splendid palace belonging to a King or a Queen. Within it you might just see a plush, grand, regal-red throne upon which the King or Queen places his/her royal posterior.


13 Sep 2011 01:16pm

Hot on the heels of the Milepost 2 Launch was the Milepost 3 Launch Exhibition. The children's IPC topic, 'They see the world like this', has a strong art theme running through it. The children's learning objective was to express, through a medium of their choice, what it means to be English (their 'home' country in the IPC). Here are just a few of the highlights:


12 Sep 2011 11:50am

Today, Milepost 2 (Years 3 & 4) carried out their very first IPC Launch day.

The purpose of this day is to gather enthusiasm, inspiration and ignite a spark of creativity for their topic related to their host (international) country and/or home (England) country. 

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

What a brilliant end to the week with Milepost 2 pupils exhibiting their Greatest Showman learning vehicle to parents. Well done!

30 Nov 18 at 2:52pm