Daffodil Labyrinth

The daffodil labyrinth was planted last term by children in Outdoor Club and Ignite Club, plus helpers from Open the Book, Reverend Morag, and special guest Jane Grey Wallis (see Here for previous article and photos).

Slowly the shoots began to appear and the shape of the labyrinth was revealed. Labyrinths are special spaces with designs that encourage people to take a 'thinking walk' allowing moments of peace and calm in nature with time for reflection.

Here is the labyrinth in action. We are planning to now use the same shape for our wildflower seeds on another part of the school field.


Creating places for play

P3150086New willow dens have been planted on the school field. The willow was cut from within the school grounds so was free natural resource for us to work with.
A big thank you to Outdoor Club members and Mr Brooks for their hard work in creating interesting places for all Blue Coat pupils to relax and play in.


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.

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.

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.


Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

Well done, everyone, on a slick and competitive KS2 Sports Day. Great to see so many parents in attendance!

05 Jul 19 at 8:39am