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Christmas song

On Friday, our pupils joined Newquay Junior Academy at St Michaels Church to record this year’s Christmas song in aid of our local charity, Newquay Foodbank. All the children were superstars and amazed everyone with their fantastic singing voices. A massive well done to Joshua and Tamar class. We will share the final version of…

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Autumn Sports Festival

Yesterday, Newquay Primary Academy hosted it’s first Sports Festival. We will hold these festivals termly. They serve as a great opportunity for all the children to come together, take part in different sporting events and work as part of a team. We have four houses inspired by our location… Porth House, Harbour House, Towan House…

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SPOTacular

Today we celebrated a ‘SPOTacular’ day to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Children in Need raises money to help grassroots organisations and project workers in every corner of the UK. The money raised will help the children who need us most. The children (and their parents) did a fantastic job with their spotty…

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The Gingerbread Man

This half term Joshua Class’s topic is Traditional Tales and the children have been learning all about The Gingerbread Man. Joshua Class couldn’t believe their eyes when the family of gingerbread people that they had been planning to eat after all their hard work had ESCAPED! Luckily the class security camera caught the escape on video…

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Gunpowder Plot

Tamar Class have been busy learning about the gunpowder plot in history. To finish this history unit, on Friday, the children had a visit from Mr Ellis-Davies for a fantastic outdoor lesson. They learned all about fire safety and how to be safe around a fire – they built and lit their own mini bonfires,…

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Spooky Spectacular

There were some spooky goings on in Tamar Class today. After a smashing first seven weeks as Year 1s and with their marble jar full to the brim, the children were rewarded with a spooky spectacular party. Ghosts and ghouls, monsters and witches all enjoyed games, dancing and, of course, party snacks.

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Great to be back!

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. Joshua Class What a first half term…

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What a year!

As we come to the end of our first academic year at Newquay Primary Academy, we wanted to take a look back at some of our highlights… September 2021 Newquay Primary Academy officially opened it’s (temporary) doors to its first cohort of Reception pupils. Aptly named Joshua Class – after the first RNLI lifeboat to…

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Mermaids spotted

READ ALL ABOUT IT… MERMAIDS FOUND ON CORNISH BEACH There was no evidence that mermaids have ever lived on earth until today. A local Cornish primary school discovered ‘Mischief the Mermaid’ and ‘Tink the Mermaid’ during a Beach School session. Joshua Class from Newquay Primary Academy made the discovery on popular Cornish beach, Porth. Ms…

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Sarah Outen MBE

Joshua Class were incredibly lucky to meet Sarah Outen, MBE. Her amazing adventure circling the globe under her own power has really motivated the children in some excellent writing and questioning. Sarah Outen used kayaks, rowing boats and bikes to travel the entire circumference of the globe using only her own power! She spoke to…

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Beach Clean

Today at Beach School Joshua Class learnt how to clean a beach safely. They looked at different pictures of things they should and should not pick up. The children used litter pickers and gloves to pick up different types of plastic and string to protect our planet and sea life. Then they looked in the…

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Beach School

Joshua class had a fantastic first trip to Porth beach on Friday, as part of our Beach School initiative. We had a sand castle competition. Lots of the class were able to recall the different features of a castle we learned about last term. The teams decorated their castles and added lots of modern features…

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Sports Day

On Wednesday 22nd June, Newquay Primary Academy held its inaugural Sports Day. Thank you to everyone that came and made it such a special celebration. Special thanks goes to the pupils at Newquay Tretherras for all their help. And a BIG well done to Joshua Class… you smashed it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcWEuC0sNUE

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Visit to Newquay Lifeboat Station

Joshua class visited Newquay Lifeboat Station to learn all about how the RNLI use their boats and equipment to keep us safe in the water. The children enjoyed looking around the station, and discovering the two boats and tractors (used to get the boats in to the water). Joshua class were really impressed with the…

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RNLI Lifeguard visit

Joshua class had a special visitor today from the RNLI. Mark is a lifeguard supervisor. The children learnt all about the flags that are used at the beach. They learnt they can swim and bodyboard safely between the red and yellow flag, surf between the black and white flag and also they should never go…

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Happy Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It was wonderful to see all of Joshua class sporting red, white and blue today. We played some guessing games and shared all our knowledge about Queen Elizabeth and how the UK will celebrate. The children enjoyed trying a cream tea and did a fantastic job of spreading their own cream and jam. Lots of…

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Happy Thank a Teacher Day

This week, we’re not just celebrating the Queen, we are also celebrating the Queen of Newquay Primary Academy, Ms Wilson. Today marks ‘Thank A Teacher Day’ and to show their appreciation to Ms Wilson, Joshua Class made a card with a poem and gave her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Ms Wilson you are the…

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Pond dipping

Joshua Class had a wonderful adventure pond dipping at Newquay Tretherras. The children worked closely with some sixth form students, who were able to identify the class discoveries. We found all sorts of mini beasts, and the class loved watching them under magnifying glasses.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

https://youtu.be/LTh-MufU82I 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…

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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…

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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…

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Zog and his eggs

We have had an exciting start to this half term in Joshua Class. At the beginning of the week we were visited by Zog the Dragon, who laid eggs in school and left his doctors kit so the pupils could care for them. He also left each of the children an egg to look after….

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Spring has sprung!

The Spring Term has gone off to a flying start at Newquay Primary Academy – packed with dinosaurs, water colours, bug hunting, trampoline bouncing and some wild zoo animals. Here are some of the highlights from the first half of the Spring Term…

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Alien visitors

Joshua class were so surprised today to see what the security cameras had picked up this weekend… Newquay Primary Academy had been visited by some friendly aliens! The children had some excellent questions… Where are you from? How old are you? What colour is your planet? They were even more shocked when we went outside…

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Spring term blast off!

What a fantastic start to a new term. All the children arrived on Tuesday morning excited to see their friends and eager to start their new topic… space! Joshua Class kicked off the topic by learning about what astronauts eat in space. They loved watching real astronauts on the International Space Station eating food in…

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Christmas Party

The pupils have all worked so hard and settled in so well to their new school surroundings, so by way of a ‘big well done’ we threw them a Christmas Party. There was music, games, food and a visit from Father Christmas himself. The children dressed to impress in their festive party gear and everyone…

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Christmas video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNnCQZB-dI 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…

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Nativity

Joshua Class’s inaugural nativity, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel, was a resounding success! Thank you to all the children for working so hard to learn their lines and songs – and a big thank you to the parents who also really pulled out the stops with the costumes. This was undoubtedly a special moment for the pupils, parents…

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Keep dancing!

The children have had a wonderful day showing off their groovy moves for Children in Need. They have learnt the tango, Charleston and some hip hop. We discussed who liked which dance and why. Juneau loved the hip hop because it sounded like Rock and Roll. Evelyn enjoyed the tango as it made her think…

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Bug hunting

On Wednesday afternoon, Joshua class went on a super big bug hunt. We had the help of some Sixth Form student biologists from Newquay Tretherras, who had made a map for the children. The children used the map to search for bugs and our new bug explorer equipment to study each bug they found. The…

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Gentle Dental

We had some more visitors today from our community. A team from Gentle Dental in Newquay came and taught the children all about dental hygiene. Joshua class learnt about fluoride and why we brush our teeth. The children had a go at brushing some giant teeth and learnt they should brush their teeth twice a…

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Police in our community

Joshua Class has enjoyed learning about the special people in our community who help us. The children told us they would love a visit from the police. So, we made it happen! A local community officer visited us at the academy. Joshua Class enjoyed hearing about how the police help us and especially trying on…

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A visit from Green Watch

Joshua Class had a visit on Tuesday afternoon from the local Newquay Fire Station. Thank you Green Watch for visiting Newquay Primary Academy and for allowing us to use the water hose. All the children got very wet, but had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the job Green Watch do.

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First day success!

Today all the children have been amazing! They are already following our golden rules and doing super sitting and listening on the carpet. We have had fun doing wake and shake and then chose some activities in Discover and Do. Some of us made medals while our friends played at different stations in our classroom….

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Open Afternoon

The Newquay Primary Academy team are inviting new Reception parents and pupils to an Open Afternoon on Thursday 2nd September – an opportunity to visit their new learning environment ahead of the official start of the school year. There will be two sessions, one at 2.30pm and another at 4pm. This will be a great…

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Parent information event

Newquay Primary Academy invites new Reception parents and carers for an update on site development and arrangements for children starting in September on Tuesday 29th June 2021. Craig Hayes, Gemma Wilson and the Newquay Primary Academy team look forward to meeting you all again and updating you on the site development, pupil transition and plans…

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School Build Update

We thought you might want to see how the work is progressing on site. We are on track for building completion at the end of August and looking forward to meeting our very first cohort of Reception children when term begins in September.

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New Build to Start

We are delighted to announce that contractors will be on the Newquay Tretherras site on Monday 25th to start work on our brand new primary school building. Mr Craig Hayes is Newquay Primary Academy’s Executive Headteacher: “I am so excited that work is finally going to commence on site so that we can open the…

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Pre-Opening Consultation Report

As part of the process of opening a new school, Cornwall Education Learning Trust was required to hold a consultation exercise (under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010) to determine whether the Trust should enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to set up a free school. We ran a six-week consultation period from 5th October to 16th November…

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New School Plans

Following the Parent Information sessions, we can now reveal further information about the plans and site for Newquay Primary Academy.

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Parent Information Day

We are holding an Information Day for prospective families to learn more about Newquay Primary Academy on Tuesday 6th October at Newquay’s Lighthouse Cinema. 30-minute information sessions will be held throughout the morning and evening, book your place in advance to ensure you don’t miss this opportunity. We are pleased to welcome families groups of up to…

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Apply for a place

Our brand new academy is admitting new Reception pupils only from September 2021. We are able to offer 60 places in our Reception classes. Growing our school year-by-year from Reception will ensure we can provide an outstanding education for every year group from entry. At Newquay Primary Academy our core aim is to provide a…

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Our new school

Our new school is due to be built by Caledonian on the site of a former education block at Newquay Tretherras. The design is for a two-storey building along with an outdoor physical education pitch, netball and tennis courts. The new school will be a two-form entry with capacity for up to 420 children. Talks…

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