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12 Mar 2015 10:53am

k16907151As you are probably aware from media coverage and previous correspondence, September 2014 saw the introduction of a new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. We have been and continue to work hard to fully implement the necessary changes across the school.

New English and Maths curriculum changes have been of high significance and public interest. In authoring the new curriculum, the Education Secretary was keen to ensure that standards in both core subjects were raised significantly by bringing learning from later year groups down into earlier ones. At the same time, National Curriculum Levels were abolished as they now only correspond to the assessment of the previous National Curriculum. Both changes continue to present a number of issues for state schools nationally but, most immediately, they have a significant impact on the current assessment of pupil achievement.

05 Mar 2015 10:29am

World Book Day logoToday is World Book Day across the UK and our school have booked their place in the celebrations.

We started with an assembly/parade in the hall where, upon popular request of the pupils, teaching staff led a fashion parade of their book character-inspired attire. Milepost 3 classes soon followed all the way down to our Reception learners: the efforts were outstanding! We seemingly had everything from Unicorns to Gangsta Grannies; from Spidermen to Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. 

27 Feb 2015 11:46am

DSCN0341The Blue Coat Mud Kitchen has cooked up further interest in the community, this time by BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Just before morning break, the radio crew arrived on site prepared with broadcasting van to go live from our playground. The crew were suitably impressed by the new facility and commented on the levels of enjoyment observed amongst our children. 

23 Feb 2015 11:22am

DSCN03072A secret excitedness built over the half-term holidays whist a cunning plan was hatched for Blue Coat play. Mrs Murray, the school's Play Co-ordinator, has spent several weeks planning and organising a whole new play zone on the school's site entitled 'The Mud Kitchen'. With the help of a staunch following of volunteers the concept became a reality over the holidays and today The Mud Kitchen opened to the delight of our children! (The pictures below capture some of the action).

02 Feb 2015 01:54pm

IMG 7586'Generosity' is our Christian value in focus this term and the children have been reflecting on what it means and how it impacts on their lives.

As well as collective worship being a daily time for reflection, we also encourage the children to think, reflect or pray at other times during the school day and our corridor reflection space is one such area where this can happen. We've had dozens of children this term from both key stages come to reflect, both individually or with friends. 

07 Jan 2015 09:48am

IMG 7467Patience has been a virtue of our families who have been on the school site over recent months where we have undergone numerous building and restoration projects. However, we hope that the inconvenience has been worth it as, apart from a new roof (not altogether exciting, admittedly!), we also now have a brand new, bespoke outdoor learning shelter for our Reception classes.

06 Jan 2015 09:18am

2015-01-06 10.22.01 amFirstly, a Happy New Year to you! We started 2015 in school with the staff's third INSET day. The focus? Laying the foundations for developing an exciting and effective school curriculum capable of making our children, as our vision claims,  'future ready'. The renewed school curriculum will be delivered in September 2015 and has high aspirations for all of our pupils.

17 Dec 2014 03:16pm

PC170120...and the result? Well, how about a surprise visit from the big man himself! This afternoon, following a fantastic Christmas dinner in the school hall, our children bopped away in classrooms as the 'Christmas class party' got under way.

However, the dance moves were cut short when Santa Claus, and his very supportive team of PTA helpers, rocked up at classrooms, one by one, to spread festive cheer and give children a small taster (present) ahead of Christmas day.

17 Dec 2014 12:08pm

Designs-for-Kids.-Happy-New-Year-2014The winter weather and volume of recent seasonal festivities haven't stopped our pupils in their determination to achieve. We have several notable mentions to make, all of which conclude a very successful 2014 at Blue Coat. 

14 Nov 2014 01:33pm

photo-4Our children put in a 'super hero effort' today for Children In Need 2014, dressing either in onesies or as superheroes whilst raising cash for those who need it most.

Having either flown to school or used powers of teleportation to make it on site, the children donated £1 each for the privilege - all of which will go to the charity. Our Milepost 3 learners engaged their enterprising skills to set up a series of stalls for morning break, offering cakes, treats or the opportunity to win something big and bold. Uptake, as always, was BIG and the children will lead an assembly later this afternoon to hand out prizes and celebrate their fundraising efforts.

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Excellent attendance at last night's maths meeting. Thank you, parents. Please keep an eye on the News for supporting documents.

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