We are creative!

DSC02360Last term's core school value was CREATIVITY!

In a Play Assembly we discussed why creativity is important in the playground and thought about how creative play made us feel.

The Blue Coat Play Journalists ventured out across our play spaces to capture evidence of creativity in play. Here is a slideshow of some of the photos taken.


Beach Babies Under 5s sessions April - July 2018

 

Play in sandThe Play Beach at Blue Coat school field is open for special outdoor sand play sessions for children under 5 and their parents / carers.

Adult supervision is essential. Local parents, grandparents and childminders are all welcome. Buckets and spades are provided. School toilets are accessible for children.

Please dress for the weather! The sessions will still run on wet days.

Tuesday afternoons                    Wednesday mornings

   2.45 - 3.15pm                               8.55 - 9.30am

        --                                                18th April
       24th April                                    2nd May
       8th May                                       16th May
       22nd May                                     6th June
       12th June                                     20th June
       26th June                                     4th July
      10th July                                       18th July (last session)

Play Beach ‘Beach Babies’ sessions are free of charge. No booking is required. Parental / adult supervision is essential.   Please help keep the school site clean and tidy. No smoking or e-cigarettes. No dogs on the school site.

Any enquiries, please contact Mrs Murray via the Blue Coat school office.

The Play Beach was supported by Tesco Bags of Help, Big Lottery Awards for All and the Magnox Socioeconomic fund.


Planting a Daffodil Labyrinth

DSCN8213 CopyAt a special after-school event, Ignite and Outdoor clubs joined forces, supported by Mrs Blaken and Mr Brooks, with special guests from the Open the Book team, Reverend Morag and Jane Gray Wallis, to create our first outdoor labyrinth.

The idea was inspired by Ignite Club's pebble labyrinth that the club built and walked in the school hall in a session led by Jane Gray Wallis. A labyrinth provides a special, personal walk where participants can be calm and reflective. It is not the same as a maze for getting lost in and conquering! It is a meandering, singular path that comes to a centre point.

We look to create quiet, special places for play and reflection at school and this seemed a perfect fit for our field.

Now we just have to wait for the spring sunshine! Photos will be shared here!

Thank you to all our guests, club members and supporting teachers.


 

Move any mountain!

A big THANK YOU to all pupil and parent volunteers who helped move the enormous bark chip pile from the car park to the Mud Kitchen.

It was a real team effort and we're very thankful for the time, tools and energy given so freely. The Mud Kitchen is much improved and can remain open all year, and the children's clothes and shoes should be less mucky.

Finally, thank you to Tree Management at Bradley Green who supplied the bark chip.

 

Play at Blue Coat - Harvey M, year 6

DSCN1483We have a vast variety of play facilities that everyone can use. We have lots of places to have fun, such as: the field - which has a Play Beach and a Dengineering Zone, three open space playgrounds, a couple of adventure playgrounds and a Reflection Area.

Reflection Area
The Reflection Area is in the middle of the school and is a place for quietness and peace. We can sit down and read a book or listen to bible stories using headphones on an audio system. There is a small outside area where we can go out and water the plants, or sit on cushions on the benches.

Open space playgrounds
DSCN2602There are three playgrounds to enjoy: Infant, Junior and Top. The Infant Playground has lots of fun ground markings like hopscotch and snakes and ladders that we can play on with our friends. The Junior Playground is a place where we can play and hang around with our friends and has areas undercover. The Top Playground is a place where we can all play games and sport like: football, netball, tennis, rounders and other sports using the different coloured ground markings for different sports, This playground leads up onto the field.

Junior adventure playground
This playground is an extremely fun place for juniors to use, and is packed with extremely fun equipment consisting of: a big slide that spirals down onto soft floor padding with wooden slats to lead us back up again with a rope to keep us stable, small strong poles (facing upwards) that we can balance on, climbing poles with supporting hand holds, two horizontal metal bars for us to do tricks on, and lots of other play equipment. We are allowed on this playground at break-times.

DSC01916Field
The field is a big open grass space, with white paint to mark out sports pitches, A lot of children play sports on here like football, rugby, tag rugby, running, varied things on sports day and sometimes netball. If it is wet during lunch time play, we need to wear wellies on the field.

Play Beach
There is a little beach on one side of the field for everyone to use. We can play using beach tools such as buckets, spades, plastic trowles and more.

Dengineering Zone
DSC01948The Dengineering Zone can be found on the field by looking out for the hammocks, low tight rope and the Hex Den. The Hex Den is a den with stairs at the front and a stage-like platform where we can stand on. Furthermore, we can venture into a little cave-like space under the platform.


 

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

We observed Remembrance in school worship yesterday, following on from Class Taibei's brilliant, thought provoking worship last Friday.

Tuesday at 9:22am