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Cool riders…

Joshua Class has had a ‘wheelie’ good few weeks on the new academy bikes – navigating the playground at speed. We hope that the children will be able to improve their competency each week with 1-2-1 coaching sessions.

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Eden Project

Joshua class had a wonderful day exploring the Eden Project. The children learnt about rainbows and how bees pollenate flowers. They played a game collecting fruit to make a beautiful rainbow, with wonderful colours. And became bees to pollinate different flowers. They created rainbow collages in a special spiral garden, where the children were allowed to pick different flowers and plants to make a rainbow.

We then explored the Mediterranean biome and the Rainforest biome. We counted lizards and birds and found many varieties of plants and flowers.

Joshua Class were fantastic at listening and discussing everything we saw.

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VIP visit

We had a VIP (Very Important Pooch) visit us on Friday… Ms Wilson’s dog, Dave.

Joshua Class took all they had learnt from the RSPCA visit and looked after Dave very well. They shared walking him at the orchard and he loved all the attention they gave him. Dave was the perfect model, with the children creating pictures of him using natural resources.

Well done Joshua class for your kind and caring nature. You are wonderful at taking care of animals and each other!

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Paw-some learning

Joshua Class had a paw-some visitor this afternoon – Amy from the RSPCA.

The pupils learnt all about the role that the RSCPA plays, the importance of correctly caring for pets, and discussed whether animals have feelings.

As always, Joshua Class was a credit to the academy – listening carefully, sitting still and being super polite to our visitor.

Great work Joshua Class. Woof Woof!

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Medieval mayhem

Move over Knights of the Round Table…. this is Joshua Class of the Round Table!

After working so hard this Autumn Term and filling their marble reward jar, Joshua Class had a medieval banquet fit for princesses, kings, knights and dragons.

And like every good medieval banquet should, the pupils also enjoyed a disco and Easter egg hunt.

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Caterpillars & Easter Art

The children have had an interesting end to the term. We have learnt the story of the naughty bus and have been tour guides and bus drivers of Newquay. Joshua class has also kept a very close eye on the changes happening with our class caterpillars. They have been writing butterfly diaries and learnt all about the life cycle.

We have been learning about 3D shapes and consolidating our learning about number bonds to five, sharing equally and combining two numbers.

This week we have been learning all about Easter and why we celebrate it. The children have enjoyed some egg inspired art, making lots of different eggs using a range of artistic techniques.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums, guardians, grandmothers, aunts and other fabulous ladies. Joshua Class and everyone at Newquay Primary Academy think you are the best!

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Pendennis Castle

Joshua Class enjoyed a fantastic trip to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth yesterday.

At the castle we learnt all about the landmark’s exciting history. We learnt Henry 8th upset the Spanish and French Kings by taking a new wife. The children enjoyed acting out the history and we even pretended to battle the French and Spanish when they sailed down the estuary to attack the castle.

The children then did some amazing investigating! They tried on clothes from the past, discussed what job the person did and if they were rich or poor. We learnt about pot boys, governors, blacksmiths and gunners. We then investigated boxes and tried to figure out what the old artefacts had been used for and by whom. Joshua class loved learning about doctors, teachers, how the castle was lit and how the food was eaten.

After lunch we were allowed to explore and we had the whole castle to ourselves. We played with the cannons and discovered all the different parts of the castle.

Joshua class, as always, made us very proud!

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Goodbye winter

This week Joshua Class has been discussing the changes in the season from winter to spring.

Joshua Class decorated the playground in spring flowers and trees and then a snow blizzard arrived to cover up the flowers. We then had fun watching the flowers appear through as the snow melted.

Some of the children had other fantastic ideas; like building igloos, clearing the snow with brushes, pretending to be Elsa the ice queen and making spring potions to bring out the sunshine.

The children loved playing in the snow!

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International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Joshua Class had a very special visitor… author and illustrator, Anna Lewis AKA Sketchy Muma.

Anna spoke about the books she has illustrated and showed the children some of her work. Anna has also has written and illustrated her own book as Sketchy Muma.

Everyone in Joshua class created three giant dragons. They decided we should make a disco dragon, a rainbow dragon and a beach dragon. The children used different textures and materials to make dragon scales and parts of the dragons. They chose the medium they wanted to create with – including paint, glitter, material, wool, shells, bubble wrap, pens and many more things.

Well done Joshua class, amazing creative team work!