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…

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…

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.…

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…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following Pre-Prep children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Krish Choudhary Nandini Kumar Mia Sargeant Hugo Brinkman Eliza Coughlan Rayyan Jawaid Nihal  Chauhan Nanda Nishanth   They were all nominated for showing an exemplary approach to following The Blue Coat School Values. MR NEESON          …

Headmaster’s Update

There is something about witches’ brews, the riddle of walking trees and a man not born of woman which has transfixed audiences of Shakespeare for 400 years and more. If Birnam Wood arriving at Dunsinane – and the final fight scene between Macbeth and Macduff – have captured adults, then you can suppose what they…

PE in Pre-Prep

This week in PE, the Reception children have enjoyed using the apparatus to explore different ways of balancing. Lots of the children came up with some interesting and imaginative ways to balance.They used a wide range of apparatus including the benches and the balancing tables. They mostly enjoyed the challenge of balancing on the ladders…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Elspeth Martin – For being kind and helpful to the members of year 5. Matilda Brown – For being extremely helpful and having a positive, cheerful attitude. Joseph Slater – Showing consideration for others in St George’s House. Phoebe Hughes  –…

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 2 October Cheerfully Trying Hard Samuel Du Vignesh Babu Mischa Bailey Samuel Mantle Palakh Sharma James Armstrong Harry Stockton Jonty Scurlock   Truthful and Kind Kitty Burgess Lucian Lau Rosie Moody Arjun Gill   Good…