This week, Great Coates pupils took part in two inter-school sports events.
On Tuesday 16th April, Year 4,5 and 6 pupils took part in the inter-schools cross country tournament at Weelsby. The weather was cold, wet and windy however the children took part enthusiastically in the event and made the staff there very proud. On Thursday 18th April, a team of pupils took part in New Age Kurling event at Oasis Academy Wintringham. It was a very close competition and our team won the award for the most passionate team. They did incredibly well with a sport which was new to them.

On Friday 8th March, the school took part in World Book Day activities. We all came dressed as Villians and studied the wonderful book ‘Inside the Villains’ by Clotilde Perrin. The children created some amazing work and really enjoyed the book. At the end of the day, the childen visited a different teacher to listen to a book. Thank you to the parents for supporting the day. The children looked fantastic in their outfits.

Follow the links below to see some videos of the incredible work our Year 3 children did for World Book Day.

And here is a wonderful video of the reception children singing a song about wolves.


Some of our classes got the chance this year to take part in video calls with popular children’s authors. Year 2 spoke to Joseph Coelho, Year 3 and 4 spoke to John Green the illustrator.

Harbour Learning Trust have created a fabulous video with children from all over the trust, showing why our children love reading so much. We think our children are the best!

On Friday 15th March, for Red Nose Day, the children raised money by taking part in an assault course in the hall. There were quite a few red faces by the time they had finished but everyone enjoyed themselves, all for a good course. Thank you to the parents and children for their donations and thank you to the student ambassadors, Mrs Brown and Mrs Omon for making it happen.

Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in Bikeability with Lincs Inspire in the last two weeks. The pupils have loved it and have all earned their Cycling Proficiency Certificate.

On Tuesday 23rd January, we were visited by the children’s author, Luke Temple. Luke talked to the children about his books and what it is like to be an author. The children were enthralled by his tales of The Blubber Monster, The Secret Theatre and The Poo Monster. The children love his books and on Wednesday many books were bought by the children in his book sale. To find out more about Luke Temple please visit

On Wednesday 13th December our Year 5 children were invited to Healing Secondary School’s Pantomime Performance. The show was absolutely incredible and the children loved it. The children and staff couldn’t stop laughing at the jokes and were very impressed with the performances of some of our past pupils.

On Thursday 14th December, most of the pupils visited the Pantomime. The yearly visit to the pantomime gives our children the opportunity to visit a theatre and see a theatrical performance. The children, as usual, were perfectly well behaved and we had a brilliant time. Thank you to parents for supporting our annual visit to the pantomime.

We have seen some amazing Christmas performances in the last week. On Friday, Nursery were treated to a lovely Nativity Play with traditional carols. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Reception children performed a wonderful Christmas Nativity Play . On Wednesday afternoon, the Year 1 children in Mrs Pollard’s sang beautifully performing Christmas Carols to their parents.  Thank you to all parents who came and supported their children.

On December the 8th, the choir visited the Bishop King Church Centre and took part in the local community Nativity, organised by the Freshney Forward Group. The children loved singing for the people of the local  community.

We visited Chatteris House residential home on Monday 11th December to sing Christmas Carols. The residents really enjoyed our singing and the children were amazed when they had a surprise visit from Father Christmas!

An advert has been playing on Lincs Inspire Radio.  This advert highlights Great Coates Primary School. If you would like to listen, look below.