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Headmaster’s Update

Hear or read the word ‘Caribbean’ and what do you picture?  Palm trees, white sands, legendary cricketers, exotic music and happy-go-lucky men and women. This image could not be more different than the current situation, where we see islands devastated by a hurricane and a people desolate beyond belief. It is all too easy for…

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Number Detectives

This week in maths RM have been practising recognising numbers to 20 and beyond. We started by thinking about where we see numbers, such as on the front door of our homes and on the displays in the classroom. For their outdoor learning session, the children became number detectives. They were quite surprised at how…

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Year 1 Learn about Road Safety

This week, Year 1 have had an exciting start to their new Humanities topic on Road Safety. A working pelican crossing and zebra crossing were set up in the Pre Prep gym for the children to use. The only thing missing was the traffic! The children talked about how to cross roads safely at these…

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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…

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Literacy in Reception

In Reception, now that they have settled into their new classes, the children are tackling more formal work this week. In Literacy they have been listening to and discussing lots of stories, as well as choosing their own books to look at from the book corner. The story of the week has been “Colour me…

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Music News

Instrumental music lessons, choirs and ensembles start this coming Monday. Instrumental lesson times for Prep pupils are sent home in the form of a sticker put into your child’s Planner. If your child hasn’t received a sticker yet and you are expecting a music lesson to commence, please contact Miss Akehurst, the Music Department Administrator.…

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Mr Neeson’s Golden Table

The following children have been nominated to have lunch at the Golden Table this week: Morgan Heagren – for showing perseverance with good behaviour and a positive approach to his school work. Chloe Liew – for being hugely mature and helpful in helping a new member of staff understand BCS routines. Govind Dhillon – for working…

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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 11 September Cheerfully Trying Hard Sienna Connolly Ellie Wongso Karam Dosanjh William Almond Serena Wadhwa Ellie Nikolousi Jack Soundy Anya Kapil Truthful and Kind Reha Najran Jayden Gupta Sofia Mahmood Showing Respect Brooke Bushell Good…

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Welcome to Chapel!

This term we have an action-packed Chapel schedule and hope that you will join us for as many occasions as you can. Weekly Chapel is now on Fridays at 8.35am, followed by refreshments in the Boardroom. Everyone welcome!  Please see the School calendar and weekly Update for all the information you need about who is…

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A New Year in Reception

The children in Reception have settled in well into their new classes. After a long and fun-filled summer they were excited to return and see their friends and talk about their summer adventures. The first three days have been spent getting to know their new teachers and assistants and acclimatising to new classrooms, expectations and…

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Gold Award for Water Safety

The Blue Coat School is proud to announce that we received the ‘Gold Award’ for the work we did during 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 took part in some interactive water safety presentations,…

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