Headmaster’s Update

The last ten days have seen Blue Coat in all its glory with Prep, Pre-Prep and Transition enjoying wonderful assemblies to celebrate Harvest. It was lovely to see so many friends and family come to support the children on these very memorable occasions. I must thank Mrs Elphinston for all her hard work in preparing…

Great Fire of London

Year 2 have been very busy learning about The Great Fire of London and on Monday 9 October, White Watch — from Bournbrook Fire Station – came to visit our school. Luckily, we managed to: squirt the hose; go in the cab and watch a video of when the brave fire fighters rescued and revived…

Anglo Saxon Workshop

On Friday 13 October, Year 5 were joined by an Anglo-Saxon lady called Ethelind. Ethelind was a ‘churl’ (a worker) with no high position in society! The children learnt all about life in Anglo-Saxon times such as what food they ate, how they paid taxes in goods, their gods and goddesses and how they entertained…

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…

6P Assembly – Stan the Sower

Thank you, 6P for your dramatic, exciting and original presentation of The Parable of the Sower. It was the most gripping version I have ever seen …complete with Mission Impossible theme music to accompany the arrival of “the thorns” and Superman music as Super Seed Stu revealed the secret of a good harvest – the…

Harvest Festival Services

Pre-Prep Harvest Thanksgiving Many parents, grandparents, family and friends squeezed into Chapel to enjoy a very lively Harvest Celebration. My thanks to Mrs Evans for all her hard work in preparing a feast of Harvest songs for the children to sing, including “A Farmer’s Life for Me” sung enthusiastically by Reception and “Thank you Lord…

Kind-Hearted Aashni

Kind-hearted Aashni in Year 1 has just celebrated her 6th birthday, but instead of receiving presents from her friends she chose to raise money for charity instead. As a member of the Pre-Prep School Council last year, Aashni was heavily involved in raising money for the Birmingham Children’s Hosptial Charity through the Big Sleuth project.…

Fireworks Extravaganza – The Friends

Come and join us for a great evening of fun – tickets on sale from Monday 9 October Tickets are priced at a standard rate of £5. Under 3s go free! Ticket price includes the spectacular firework display and children’s entertainment, including, exciting new entertainers and a wonderful ‘Disc Glow’. Click here to be taken…

Sports Reports

SWIMMING We are excited to announce that after the October Half Term holiday we will be offering swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon to all of the children in Reception. Mrs Andrews and I have put together a timetable of when classes will swim and parents will be notified as soon as possible. Children will…

Diwali is Almost Here

During assembly this week some of the children from Class 1F talked about how Sikhs and Hindus celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. Mrs Saxena and some of the children dressed up in indian costumes and jewellery and performed some indian dancing. The children also explained what preparations they have to make at home and…

Head Teacher’s Awards – Pre-Prep

Congratulations to the following pupils in Pre-Prep and Transition who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards. Well done, everyone! Week beginning 9 October / 16 October Cheerfully Trying Hard Carla Chan Aarav Gautam Tamara Porter Aarav Gautam Aatika Chaudhry Ishaan Chatha Henry Vieten-Kay Jaskiran Rai Truthful and Kind Florence Raine Emily de Bono Emily Willson Ramneek…