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Headmaster’s Update

Children, parents and Sir David Attenborough, let me assure you of something: even head teachers learn something new every day. Many a time have I seen the magnificent sight. But only in the past week did I learn why geese fly in that immaculate and disciplined ‘V’ formation. It goes like this. Each bird takes…

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Year 5 build the Taj Mahal!

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Architecture Workshops today, learning about the Taj Mahal in India and building their very own version out of sticks and elastic bands! The pupils learnt how this example of Indian architecture was built and then worked together to create their own structure. They all cheered when they realised…

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Reception enjoy Nursery Rhyme Week

This week in Reception the children have been learning about nursery rhymes. They have participated in lots of exciting activities linked to the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Some of the activities planned involved the children reciting a nursery rhyme of their choice in small groups, designing a ‘Get Well Soon’…

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Amar and Karam Give Generously

Congratulations to Amar in Year 5 and Karam in Year 2 who generously gave up birthday presents at the end of last year and instead asked friends and family members for donations towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Birmingham Women’s hospital. On Friday 15th December, Amar and Karam presented the Women’s Hospital with a…

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Year 5 and 6 make links to France

The year 5 and year 6 children this week have enjoyed making links with a French primary school (Henri Wallon Primary School in Lyon).  The French children had recorded themselves introducing themselves in English, and we shared with them our recent year 6 fashion shows.  As the year progresses we will continue to make links…

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Happy New Year from the Friends!

Happy New Year from the Friends!    Why not join us for breakfast and coffee in the Plough next Thursday 18th at 8.30am and beat the January blues? All are welcome for a chilled-out catch up!   We are also pleased to announce that we have ‘family sized’ umbrellas for sale at £20; orders can…

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‘The Last of the Greenwoods’ Book Launch

Dr Clare Morrall, who teaches violin, piano and music theory at Blue Coat, is also a Booker-shortlisted author, whose novels have been translated into ten languages and widely distributed throughout the world. Her eighth novel, The Last of the Greenwoods, published by Sceptre, will be released in February. Details of the novel can be found on…

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Head Teacher’s Awards

Congratulations to the following Pre-Prep pupils who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards. Well done everyone! Week beginning 8th January 2018 Cheerfully Trying Hard Raj Tripathi Elle Browne Arya Bhala Noah Jordan Ari Rupal Riah Bailey Ashal Ahmed Showing Respect Max Horwitch-Smith Moritz Bongs Truthful and Kind Esme Shiu Lana Saha Tarini Vemuri Good Work/Behaviour Shivesh…

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Headmaster’s Update

It’s been a great week for children. What could be more exciting than the sight of several inches of snow falling, lending a romantic edge to the Christmas season? Of course, a dousing from the white stuff doesn’t make everybody happy. I dare say that those in our Estates Office were about as happy to…

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Pre-Prep Christmas Fun!

Although the final week of the Michaelmas term in Pre-Prep has been somewhat shorter than expected, the children have been busy making final adjustments to party hats, calendars and Christmas cards. Some of the classrooms have replicated Santa’s workshop at times, and the cleaning staff have been faced with twinkling floors and sticky tables! Our…

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Alice in Wonderland at the Old Rep

Year 4 enjoyed a special trip to the Old Rep Theatre on Thursday to see a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale following Alice through the enchanted wonderland, meeting all sorts of peculiar characters along the way. Year 4 very much enjoyed their magical adventure through a rabbit hole!

Musical Success

The Music department were delighted to hear recently that several children have been accepted as members of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Tilly Richardson, Emma Burns and Gracie Roberts all successfully auditioned for this most prestigious choir in October and we are delighted to celebrate their success. Sophie Reason continues as a member…

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