Great Torrington Bluecoat C of E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School which believes that “at the heart of the educational process lies the child” (Plowden).
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths,
Forest School, PE & Sports
The STEM Team is linked with our 'Enterprise, Sustainability & the Real World' key curriculum driver. STEM subjects at Bluecoat C of E Primary aim to provide first hand opportunities for pupils to engage directly with scientific processes and concepts. Wherever possible, they are linked to or taught through the year group topic.
Through investigation and problem solving, we aim to encourage the development of curiosity and confidence and to support the development of scientific thinking and understanding. Links are made with the real world to see science in action.
English (Poetry, Creative Writing), Drama, Visual Arts, Music, PE (Dance/Gymnastics)
The Creative Arts Team is linked with our 'Creativity & Innovation' key curriculum driver. At Bluecoat C of E Primary School we believe in providing an environment and ethos that not only encourages creativity, but is in its very nature, creative.
We want to give children the opportunities and life-long desire to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. We strive to develop the skills to not fit into a box that someone else creates, but to think outside the box making our own creative world.
Creativity in music, art, dance, drama and creative writing are not the only ways to be creative. At Bluecoat the children themselves have decided that we should also include cooking, writing, thinking, speaking and ICT in ‘the arts’ as they are creative mediums. Bluecoat children are creative thinkers, designers, makers and performers.
Humanities & Languages
English (inc. Phonics/SPAG), Religion & World Views, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography & History
The Humanities & Languages Team is linked with our 'Being Part of a Global Community' key curriculum driver. Through their study of the Humanities, our pupils develop an in depth body of knowledge and related skills to help them make sense of the complex world we live in. They explore issues affecting the lives of people in the past, present and future, across a range of cultures. As active learners working within an enquiry led approach, they develop questioning, investigative and critical thinking skills, with emphasis placed on first-hand experiences and fieldwork. Tolerance and a recognition of different viewpoints are embraced within the context of reflection on our values and responsibilities as unique individuals, as members of different social groups and as human beings.