3S Visit to The Barber Institute

3S have started the visits to The Barber Institute and can safely say that all of Year 3 are in for a treat! We discovered how the Barber Institute was set up and learnt about what type of artwork is displayed there. There was action, drama, discussion and plenty of fun! Some children dressed up…

Food Tasting

This week some of our language learners have been treated to some delicious food tasting, provided by our catering staff. Year 1 and 2 after school Spanish clubs tried some traditional Spanish foods such as cured meats, olives, pan rustico, and the very popular Catalan chicken stew which went down very well indeed. Although some…

School Officers’ Leadership Day

Our new School Officers took part in the TISCA Prefect Training Day at Kingham Hill School this week. This is what they had to say… We discussed lots of new things, especially how to work together in a team. As officers, we are sure that the qualities of leadership which we explored, such as patience,…

Junior Language Challenge

Over 2000 pupils across the country took part in the Junior Language Challenge and learned French in the first round. Four Blue Coat children successfully qualified for the semi final where they had to learn Japanese. On Thursday 14th September, Caitlin, Narayan, Henry and Lemuel travelled to Fairfield School in Loughborough with Mr Wurr to…

Year 3 Calthorpe Estates Garden Competition

Year 3 have been working hard during their science lessons to design a new garden for the Calthorpe Estates 300th anniversary. Five other local schools are taking part in this competition and the winning design will be announced in September. The children designed individual gardens and then the best ideas from each class were added…

Year 4 Trip to Stratford

On the hottest June day for 40 years and the Summer Solstice, Year 4 headed off for a scorching day in Stratford!  Much enjoyment was had at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre workshop where the children discovered more about Midsummer’s Night Dream (very apt!). This was followed by a visit to Mary Arden’s Farm, where everybody…

Robot Theme Week

“Clank”, “Beep”, “Clunk” … these were the sorts of noises coming from Pre-Prep this week as the children enjoyed a very special Robot Theme Week. High Impact Consultancy launched the week on Monday by bringing along their electronic friends: BB-8, Dash and Nao- a humanoid robot! Each class enjoyed a session with the robots where…

Brain Power!

Years 3, 4 and 5 were taken on a journey on Tuesday. Not through time and space (too easy), but through the mysteries of our brilliant (but dodgy) brain. As a preparation session, Hi-Impact had suggested the children construct a ‘brain hat’. This simple card 3D diagram mapped the parts of the brain. With careful…

The Man who Changed the World

On Friday 9 June, Year 5 pupils were fortunate to have the opportunity to experience the exhibition “The Man Who Changed the World” as part of their RE curriculum. The Man Who Changed The World is an exhibition about Jesus’ life, particularly focusing on his Jewish background. Pupils were able to see various artefacts, including:…

Drowning Prevention Week

The Blue Coat School is proud to announce that it will be supporting the national campaign ‘Drowning Prevention Week’ in association with Birmingham City Council and the Royal Life Saving Society UK All the children here at the Blue Coat School will be taking part in some interactive water safety presentations and practical water safety…