Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

Stars of the Week – 13th October 2017

Overall Infant Star of the Week

Class 1 – Faith

Our infant star of the week is Faith. Faith has done some amazing writing this week and I am really impressed with her letter formation. She is linking sounds to letters and has written some great news writing. Faith is keen, attentive and is knowledgeable about many things and has a great attitude to her work. Well done Faith you truly deserve being star of the week for the infants. 

Miss Aspeden


Overall Junior Star of the Week 

Class 9 – Luke

Junior star of the week is Luke from year 4, Class 9.

Luke is really interested in finding out about the world around him and has a great general knowledge. He is particularly interested in those subjects, which help him to expand upon this knowledge like History and Science. He often has extra information to contribute to lessons and made a great Roman shield as part of the year 4 history homework challenge. He is also doing particularly well in maths and is already on card 4 in ‘3 Minute Maths’. Well done Luke, a great start to the year.

Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Peck


Class Stars of the Week

Class 2 – Emily 

Class 2’s star of the week is Emily.  Emily has a great attitude to her learning and she is always ready to give an answer to a question. This week she has given some brilliant answers to questions about Harvest and has shown she has been listening well. She is working really hard on her sounds and reading and is making great progress.

Miss Nidds


Class 4 – Ptolemy

This weeks star of the week is Ptolemy from Class 4. I am really pleased with Ptolemy because he is working really hard and showing lots of enthusiasm. He has started every lesson this week with “I’m going to be really good at this!” I love his new ‘I can do it attitude’! Ptolemy also did great work this week on telling the time. Congratulations Ptolemy. Keep it up.

Miss Ryan


Class 6 – Keira-Mae

The star of the week in Class 6 is Keira-Mae. Keira- Mae has had a brilliant start to the New Year and has been working very hard in all areas. Recently she has shown great perseverance during the maths lessons and has demonstrated that she is now able to solve number problems independently. She has also been working hard to improve her phonological awareness and handwriting skills.

Well done Keira-Mae and keep up the hard work!

Mrs Ruffell


Class 8 –Tess 

Tess is my star of the week because she always works hard in every area of her school life. I am delighted with how well she is reading and she is showing lots of confidence when tackling tricky words and sentences. Tess is quiet about her many successes, but as her teacher, I want to shout them out to the whole school. Well done Tess, keep reading.

Mrs Conners


Class 10 – Brodie

Star of the Week for Class 10 is Brodie.

I am delighted to give Brodie Star of the Week. He has shown an incredible attitude towards his learning and takes everything on board. Brodie has achieved full marks on every spelling test this term. Brodie himself has told me he that he practices his spellings every night and also reads. Within 3 minutes Maths Brodie has persevered and worked on his current card and I am sure he will move up soon! Keep up this brilliant attitude Brodie, you should be very proud!

Miss Simpson


Class 12 – Charlie 

Since the start of term, Charlie has shown great behaviour and attitude to learning in class. He listens carefully and works well in all areas. His presentation of work has been super and he has produced some lovely pieces of work. Keep it up Charlie!

Mr Peck


Class 14 – Sarah

Sarah is the star of the week in Class 14 this week. Sarah is always working hard and setting a fantastic example to all of her classmates through her willingness to be helpful and kind to everyone around her. Well-done Sarah.

Mr Wise


 

 

Star of the Week 6th October 2017

Overall Infant Star of the Week

Class 2 – Skye

Overall infant star of the week is Skye (class 2).

Skye is a fantastic member of class 2 who always has a smile on her face. She has been working incredibly hard with her sounds and reading and she always shows that she is willing to have a go at a new challenge.  She is a very kind member of the class and is always asking if she can help other children and adults. Well done Skye, it is lovely to have you in our class!

Miss Nidds


Overall Junior Star of the Week 

Class 12 – Ella

Ella is the junior star of the week. Ella has worked extremely hard in all areas and has produced some fabulous writing this week. She has a fantastic attitude to work and is always willing to look at what can be improved to make her work even better. She produced extra homework and has received a number of merits for effort, work presentation and super behaviour. Ella has been very helpful in class and undertakes all activities with a smile on her face. Well-done Ella!

Mr Peck


Class Stars of the Week

 Class 1 – Derora

Derora is star of the week this week. She is kind and very, very helpful in class. She has a great attitude to her work and has been trying really hard with her phonics. Derora has done some fabulous writing this week and is writing her letter sounds and name beautifully. Well-done Derora.

Miss Aspden


Class 3 – Ada

The star of the week in Class 3 is Ada. Ada achieved 100% in the accelerated reading test at level 1.5 and read her minute words in 51 seconds. Her handwriting is very neat and she is confident spelling and writing her own sentences. Ada is also an artist and her painting is featured in the Penpol Times. It is a pleasure having Ada in the class, as she is so cheerful and helpful.

Mrs Rodda


Class 5 – Dylan

Class 5 Star of week is Dylan. Dylan is incredibly kind and caring, on a recent trip he looked out for another member of the class all day. He also works really hard in class always tries his best and takes pride in all he does. He listens well and is eager to participate in all activities, well done Dylan keep up the good work

Mrs Daniels


Class 7 – Dominick

Class 7 Star of the Week goes to Dominick. Dominick is a delight to have in class and has shown that he is quite an artist and likes to produce some detailed drawings. Dominick is learning all the time and growing in confidence enjoying improving his reading and writing skills, so very well done Dominick.

Mrs Jane


Class 9 – Harrison

Harrison is already proving to be a reliable member of class 9. He works hard, listens carefully and completes tasks independently. You only have to ask once and Harrison will be getting on quietly and sensibly with what he has been asked to do. When you make suggestions to improve his work he will do his best to apply them to further develop his learning. He is a good friend to others and plays and works well with his classmates. Well done Harrison- a great start to the year. Keep up the good work.

Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Peck


Class 11 – Grace

My star of the week is Grace. Grace has worked extremely hard this week in all subjects but particularly English and maths where she has produced an amazing non-chronological report on the Industrial Revolution. Grace has also displayed resilience in maths where she has solved some tricky multiplication problems using long multiplication.

Mr Stanlake


Class 13 – Jake

The star of the week for year six is Jake Thomas from Class 13. Jake has worked really well since the start of term and contributes intelligently to whole class discussions. He is helpful and kind and always has a smile on his face. Well-done Jake!

Mr Pollard

 

Learning About Autumn

Children in classes 1 and 2 have been busy learning about Autumn and Harvest this week.  We have learnt all about the changes that take place during Autumn such as the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees.  In class 2, we looked at different photos of Autumn scenes and the children have been painting the leaves onto trees using their fingers.

I used red, yellow and brown on my fingers for the leaves – Erin

I liked using my fingers to paint. My favourite colour was red – Ayveeahnah

In class 1, the children foraged for leaves in the wildlife garden and discussed the different trees the leaves came from. We studied the shape of them and the different colours. We then brought them back to class and painted them to make leaf prints.

 I liked learning about Autumn. My favourite picture was of the leaves in the wood – Kieran

In Autumn, the leaves fall down. They go gold, yellow and red. – Bella

 

Year 2 out and about!

 

 

On the 28th and 29th September, classes 5 and 6 visited Trevaskis Farm for a workshop to learn about how and where many of the fruit and vegetables we eat are grown. Did you know that raspberries grow up and strawberries down and out? That the pigs are the award winning British Lop breed and the South Devon cows are exported world wide?

 

 

 

 

Though dry, it was very, very muddy so wellies were essential but the sows and piglets seemed quite at home!

We also had a talk from the fishmonger and were shown the different types that are for sale. The Gurnard looked quite gruesome!

We finished off with a treasure hunt, following the clues around the farm to find a pot with a hidden seedling, we are wondering what will grow!

 

 

It was a great day! – Sonny

 

I loved the piglets but it was really muddy and I fell over! – Josie

Learning is fun in Year 1

We started the year with an exciting class outing to the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. We were lucky enough to see the amazing story of the ‘Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson on the stage and joined in with some of the narration remembered from the book.

I liked the fox when he growled and ran away. Harvey

We visited the cathedral and walked to Victoria Gardens to eat our picnic lunch.

I liked the high ceiling and the windows in the cathedral. Hazel

 

I liked lighting the candle in the cathedral. Myla

We finished the day having great fun in Hendra play park and travelled back to school on the double decker bus.

I liked it when we went in the park. Safi

Back at school the children have produced excellent writing and art work inspired by the Gruffalo story. Mr Jones has even taught them a Gruffalo song!

I liked it on the bus when i was at the top. Felix

Class 4 are on the Move

Class 4 have been practicing some super skills in P.E. They have been finding out about different ways of moving and practicing how to roll, twist, climb, balance, jump and swing. Amelie and Oliver explain how to do the perfect forward roll…

First of all you have to stand up straight and put your hands in the air. Then put your chin to your chest. Keep your legs together and bend your knees. – Amelie

 

You have to bend down and put your hands on the floor. Put your head on the floor as well. Then push with your legs and roll. – Oliver

Great rolling everyone. Our next step is to practice finishing our forward roll in a standing position.

 

Zak, Ada, Violet, Harry, Corey and Riley have been practicing different ways of travelling across the poll. Riley is good at pulling himself along while dangling. Ada is great at balancing her whole body on top of the poll and sliding along slowly. Corey has been showing all of his friends how to spin upside down. Great skills everyone.

P.E is one of my favourite lessons. I am really good at climbing and balancing. I like to do all kinds of things in P.E, especially swinging on the ropes. – Caio

I like swinging on the rings and I like climbing across the ladder. I think I’m good at P.E. – Sienna

 

I’m good at P.E. I like climbing and I like the hoops. I like going up the ladder and climbing to the top. I want to learn how to do a forward roll backwards. – Ted