Newsletter February/March 2016

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February/March 2016

Message from Mr Reep, Associate Headteacher:

Welcome back to all our pupils and families after the half term break.

I am delighted to let you all know that we took ownership of the new sports and performing arts building last Monday. It truly is a fantastic space for all our current and future pupils to enjoy, learn and perform in, and one that I hope the community will enjoy and can make full use of for many years to come.  Pupils and staff had the chance to hold their first ever assembly in it on Friday and celebrate the achievements of the week together – the excitement and atmosphere was inspiring!


Our new building will be known officially as ‘The Edge Centre’ and we plan to celebrate its opening with pupils and parents with a Summer Music Festival after the Easter holidays. We’ve also been delighted by the positive comments from parents, pupils and local residents about how the front of the Academy has been improved and made even more safe for everyone.   This was a really important issue for all staff and Directors.  For the time being we will continue to use both the front and back entrances for arriving and leaving each day and continue to monitor how the site can best keep your children safe at all times.


Can I personally thank parents and pupils for your patience and support over the past 7 months during the building works and for working so positively with the temporary arrangements that had to be put in place during this time.


I am looking forward to meeting parents over the term, especially during the upcoming Parent Review Evenings where if you haven’t already had a chance to see our new hall, then you will be most welcome to do so during your visit.


Best wishes

Mr A Reep, Associate Headteacher

Year 4

Year 4 are currently participating in visits to the Falmouth Maritime Museum as part of their Viking topic work this term. The final visit is to take place on Tuesday 1st March for classes 4JM and 4SN.  The pupils are looking forward to showcasing their Viking work to parents/carers on the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd March.  Further details of this will be provided to parents at the Parent Review Meetings.

World Book Day – Thursday 3rd March

To celebrate World Book Day we are inviting children to come to the Academy dressed as their favourite character from a book.

Medal Achievements


Owen Laskey, Lola Grace Millard,

Amber Murphy, Enola Navarro, Riley Abbs,

Alfie Paxton, Ross Watts, Chloe Paul,

Alesha Power, Freya Ashton, Madison Hallam,

Eden Hales, Keira Boyd-Hawkins, Jasmine Elsadany


Elleanor Whitehead, Nicole Shipley, Robyn Davies, Jessica Wilde, Jenna Vittle, Niamh Harris, Katie Jolley, Xan Retallick, Lily Thomas, William Taylor,

Annie Watson, Heath Coombes, Sonny Toms,

Simon Atkins, Polly Jones, Jake Davison,

Oliver Butterworth, James Ipsas-Swain, Arlo Burt,

Zak Siggery, Elisabeth Ipsas-Swain, Tegan Bendall, Polly Binks


Ruby Bond, Tegan Dacey

Medal of Honour

Megan Webb, Harry Connock, Sonny Forbes


Parent Parking and Road Safety at NJA

As parking restrictions are shortly to come back into force at the end of March, please be aware that NJA still have some parking permits available (1 permit per family) which enables use of the Heron Tennis car park during drop-off and collection times. Could we also request that when collecting your child at the end of the day, the crossing patrol facilities are used when crossing the road at this busy time.  Thank you.

Year 3 Truro Museum Visit

As part of their topic work on ‘Ancient Greece’, pupils from Year 3 had a Fantastic visit to Truro Museum. Both

Children and Teachers took part in Workshops held by the museum staff and also had the opportunity to study real

ancient artifacts first hand.

Attendance/Lateness Tables (from start of Academic Year 2016)


Year Group % Attendance
3 96
4 96
5 95
6 95


We appreciate that lateness is sometimes unavoidable due to medical/dental appointments. However, please may we remind parents that pupils need to arrive on premises by 8.40am in plenty of time for class registration at 8.50am. Please be aware that the Academy’s side security gate is open at 8.00am for the arrival of children to Breakfast Club.


Tuesday 1st March Y4 Falmouth Maritime Museum (Classes: 4SN/4JM)
Thursday 3rd  March NJA Choir ‘Voice in a Million’ London Visit
Thursday 3rd March World Book Day
Tuesday 8th/Wednesday 9th March Class Photographs
Tuesday 15th March NJA Parent Review Meetings (3.15pm – 6.00pm) appointment letters to follow
Thursday 17th March NJA Parent Review Meetings (3.15pm – 6.00pm) appointment letters to follow
Tuesday 22nd March Y5 African Show (letter to follow nearer the time)
Wednesday 23rd March Y5 African Show (letter to follow nearer the time)
Wednesday 23rd March NJA Disco (Years 3/4 5.00 – 6.15pm and

Years 5/6 6.30 – 7.45pm)

Wednesday 23rd March Y4 Viking Topic showcase
Thursday 24th March Finish for Easter Holidays (Normal hometime)
Friday 25th March – Friday 8th April EASTER HOLIDAYS
Monday 11th April NJA returns from Easter break
Week beginning Monday 9th May YEAR 6 SATS (Please could we ask parents that children are present and punctual)