Tamar Class has had a dino-tastic two weeks, all culminating in a big dig down on Porth Beach.
The children kicked off the trip by digging for fossils, bones and dinosaur remains like Mary Anning, a famous paleontologist!
Inspired by their findings, Tamar class then made sand sculptures of dinosaurs.
The trip was topped off by an unexpected pre-historic visitor… Tamar class were amazed to see a T-Rex striding towards them! He said hello and shared a story with the children about life as a dinosaur millions of years ago. What an amazing surprise!
We were very excited to welcome back old and new pupils after the summer break into our new (temporary) academy. We would like to thank all that were involved with the build project over the summer. The children have settled in well and are enjoying their new surroundings.
What a first half term it has been for our new reception class pupils. They have had visits from the police, fire service, a local food bank and even dentists. The children have been learning about the important role they serve in our community.
Green Watch from Newquay Fire Station taught Joshua Class how to call for help in an emergency using a mobile phone, and how to STOP, DROP and ROLL, if they were on fire. They discussed sparklers and how to stay safe at fireworks displays.
Newquay Police explained how they keep us safe and what tools they use in their daily jobs. The children got a chance to try on different police hats and have a look at a police car.
A team from Gentle Dental in Newquay came and spoke to Joshua Class about the importance of oral health.
Joshua Class did Newquay Primary Academy proud with their super listening and thoughtful questions for our guests.
Tamar Class has also been welcoming some fantastic visitors, including a visit from Healthy Cornwall. The pupils learnt about the importance of healthy eating and hygiene for our bodies.
They did a hand washing experiment to see if we have been washing our hands properly. The children learnt that they should wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds before eating, after using the toilet and when they wake up/go to bed. Tamar Class also discussed the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes to keep them clean and healthy.
In Design Technology, Tamar Class has been learning how to identify if a food is a fruit or a vegetable. They learnt that a fruit is the part of a plant that contains seeds – they were surprised to learn that peppers, avocados, tomatoes, and cucumbers are actually fruits. The children tasted some of the fruits and vegetables and even turned them into smoothies.
On Tuesday 11th October, Tamar Class took part in the Newquay Cross-Country Festival – organised by Newquay Sports Network.
Tamar Class put their best running shoe forward and did a fantastic job. Go Tamar Class!
At the end of November, academy staff and pupils visited St Michael’s Church for a very special performance of Together in Electric Dreams in aid of Newquay Foodbank. Inspired by the John Lewis TV advert, everyone performed beautifully.
We would like to thank the Church Wardens and the Church Council for their hospitality and the use of St Michael’s Church, Newquay. We would also like to thank Millie Millington of Newquay Tretherras for her musical expertise and producing the audio for the video. Finally, we would like to thank Alastair Scarlett from Scarlett Photography for the filming and video production.