Blue Coat? Nothing quite so monochrome! We went really vivid this week – and the school became a kaleidoscope of colour.

Green came into focus (symbolically, at least) as we tackled the concept of envy and jealousy.

Reddish-brown filled many a table as some of our youngsters got their hands busy moulding clay.

Earth pigments dominated the research of the Year 3 children into the Stone Age.

And every colour of the rainbow featured twice: in a special morning assembly in midweek and during Reception’s fascinating fishy writing project.

During all this, Year 6 have had their heads down, being in the throes of the senior school exam season. Please keep the children in your thoughts and prayers at this time. One thing is for sure: they will be an asset to their new schools next September.

Yes, the Reception class has clearly been hugely involved in their Talk for Writing book, The Rainbow Fish. They started, as always, with a fun ‘hook’ into the story. This time it was a tactile art project moulding that clay.

The children have been really motivated to write descriptions of the main character and are all excited to write their own stories; they will be developing their own innovative character and setting as I write.

It was Year 3 who started the week with a Wow Day based on the Stone Age. This offered the children a positive learning experience that will provide a deeper understanding of this fascinating era. Thank you, Mrs Barnes, for organising this event.

4ES were in fine form for their assembly on ‘Love Is Not Jealous’. They told the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, and showed how his brothers’ jealousy led to all kinds of problems. The children are being encouraged to ‘celebrate a mate’ rather than exhibiting feelings of jealousy. This is surely a great life lesson for all.

Significant this week, too, have been the first meetings for our Digital leaders and Science ambassadors. Having applied for these roles, young Blue Coat tyros are flying the flag for the subject area, supporting the staff and younger pupils. They should be commended for their work ethic and leadership skills. Thank you to Mrs Simmons and Mr Hill for being an inspiration to their young tutees.

Sport fixtures are back with a bang. This week, Solihull came calling, and once again we were up to the challenge, showing great skills in all disciplines.

Congratulations to our cross country runners, who competed at Abberley Hall School. There were great performances from all. BCS were overall girls winners and second place overall for the boys event.

Year 6 girls were ‘Team of the Week’, they were runners up last Saturday to Repton Prep at the Bromsgrove invitational tournament. Then went one better on Wednesday, winning the RGS hockey tournament. What a golden week for the girls. We are all so proud of you!

As part of their support to Year 3, Year 6 sent a letter, wishing them well and telling them a little bit about life at the summit of the school. The delight on the faces of these seven and eight-year-olds when the letters were delivered was a sight to behold.

Finally, today I gave a talk in Chapel on the theme of ‘Love in Action’. After the great BCS Aeroplane Challenge, we discussed how we can demonstrate love to others through our actions. On reflection, this is clearly something we can all think about and ensure that actions speak louder than words.

Have a great weekend and please check the calendar for a busy final week.

Noel Neeson