Headmaster’s Update

As Enobarbus is currently saying nightly of a famous queen, down the road in Stratford, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” Well, our children show no signs of withering, and they are certainly being introduced to a full range of adventure. No, it takes more than a stiflingly hot week of…

Record-Breaking Gold!

As temperatures soared to record heights at the Summer Fete, up in Sheffield, four Blue Coat girls were breaking records of their own in the water. Maia Noonan, Skye Henshaw, Monique James-Thomas and Sofia Knight were the Gold Medal winners in the U11 Girls 4x25m Freestyle Relay at the finals of The English Schools Swimming…

3W Assembly – Forgive and Forget

3W began their assembly with a real challenge. How good are you at FORGIVING? and how good are you at FORGETTING? We thoroughly enjoyed watching their dramatic version of the story Jesus told, “The Unforgiving Servant”.  It was shocking to see how the servant whom the king had forgiven refused to forgive others. We were…

Summer Fete

Well the sun certainly shone on this year’s Summer Fete! With temperatures approaching 30 degrees, it may go down as one of our hottest. Suncream and sun hats at the ready, families came in their droves and we welcomed hundreds of people on the gate. Once all the costs have been taken into account, it…

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…

Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Lily Cunney – for being a very good friend. Matilda Goodrham  – for always being so positive and cheerful. Shiva Sankarakumar – for showing true Blue Coat Values to Aryan in 5B during Bushcraft. Gabrielle Estridge-Whyte – for raising £80 for…

Sports Reports

English Schools Swimming Association 23rd Team Championships for Primary Schools Saturday 17 June Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Maia Noonan, Sofia Knight, Monique James-Thomas, Skye Henshaw, Poppy Couzens Alex Forty,  Alex Bryans, Shayan Patel, Tom Isaac, Fintan Dowling We arrived at the Ponds Forge Sports Centre in anticipation of an exciting result. The children were…

Headmaster’s Update

Last week, my theme was cricket but today I return to the serious and the sobering. On Wednesday, Huw Edwards of the BBC was standing outside a smouldering tower block to help us feel the pain and anguish of what had happened the night before. Like any parent or indeed any caring human being, I…

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:…

Kind Hearts Help QEHB

St. Margaret’s girls were delighted to welcome Sophie Carroll from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity to their House Assembly on Thursday morning. Sophie had come to thank six Margaret’s girls who had been fundraising on their behalf. Gargi, Lucy, Maya, Lily, Daisy and Natasha in Year 4, have been showing true Blue Coat values…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

3Z assembly began by putting the bread identifying expertise of Mrs Stockton, Miss Paddock and Mr Hegenbarth to the test. They are to be congratulated for their correct identification of garlic, raisin and pitta bread. Amid the fun, we learnt how God had provided daily bread for his people, the Israelites, during their 40 years…