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.

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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.

 

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.


 

Head's Tweet

from Mr Ryan

"Au revoir, Year 6!" We hope you have a great, action packed week full of memories. See you on Friday!

11 Jun 18 at 10:55am