Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Year 6 Create an Animation for Mr Doyle

Today was a very special day at Penpol – a day where we got to celebrate Mr Doyle and his 19 years at school, as well as a chance to wish him well with the next chapter in his life.

All of the children and staff got together in the morning for a very special assembly, where every year group presented Mr Doyle with something special for him to remember them by.  

Below is the video that Year Six worked on with Mr Woolcock, set to the tune of 500 Miles.  Each child has spent several weeks designing their own character in Photoshop, using nearly 30 different layers to allow the cartoon to become animated.  By drawing the different elements on different layers they’ve managed to create some truly unique characters!  They then got to grip with an amazing new program called Adobe Character Animator which is where the real magic happened.  Stay tuned for lots more animations from our Year 5s and 6s after the Easter break!

 

Spelling Bee 2018

Tuesday brought around the much anticipated Year 5 & 6 Spelling Bee final. Our upper KS2 children have been meticulously going over their spelling words for the last couple of weeks before taking part in a class-based sub competition. It has proved a huge success as it has in previous years. Each class provided 4 finalists, between them spelling over 200 words to book their place in the final.

The final brings around a different challenge with the children standing and delivering many correct spellings including treachery, pronunciation, catastrophe, alleviating and extraordinarily.

Finalists

Class 11- Zara, Emma, Lily and Issy.

Class 12- Piran, Ella, Gabby and Freya

Class 13- Lola, Jake, Ben and Taran

Class 14- Jack, Luca, Finley and Jude

It was a very close competition with the difficulty of words making even the teachers sweat. But the eventual winner came from Class 13 after a very closely fought battle with Jack, Class 14. Well done Lola, this years Spelling Bee Champion.

 

Year 5 Girls Swim Team Heading To School Games

After a super successful swimming gala Zara, Emma, Miranda and Freya have qualified for the Cornwall School Games in June, our first competitors for more than 3 years!

They tasted both individual and team success at the gala where they won 2 individual silvers and 1 bronze and also a silver in the team relay.

Well done girls, were all super proud! Good Luck!

Computing Speed Challenge: Musical Robots!

This week Class 8 had an unexpected Computing Speed Challenge with the Lego WeDo 2.0 robots.  Their task was to design, build and then code a moving robot which makes noises using just the Lego bricks.  No sound effects allowed!

To make this even harder, the children only had 45 minutes from start to finish, including tidying up time.  The race was on and the children were eager to make the noisiest robot they could.

Here we have Oskar and Henry showing off their robot:

 

And here are Finley and Lucy with their design:

 

Finally, here is the robot that Brodie and Patrick built:

Huge Medal Haul For Our Super Swimmers

Over the last couple of weeks our swim teams have been competing in the Penwith Swimming Gala’s at both Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6. As always, it was a pleasure to travel with these children to represent the school alongside 18 others from the area. All children took part in their individual events including, front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke and butterfly (Yr 5 & 6), as well as the relay events. Many of our children placed 1st or 2nd in their heat and qualified for the finals.

Penpol School were very well represented in the finals, present in 23 of the 36 finals collecting many medals in the process.

Year 3 & 4 results

Both Joe and Ronnie picked up Bronze medals for the boys in the front and backstroke with Amber collecting Bronze in the Yr4 girls front crawl.

Out of the 18 teams present our Year 3 girls and Year 4 boys both finished 3rd in the team competition.

Year 5 & 6 results

I returned from the year 5 & 6 gala with a pockets bursting with Penpol winning 14 medals.

Miranda and Zara both won silver medals for their front crawl and backstroke whilst Freya won bronze in the breaststroke. Emma was not to be left out either following up her 4th place in the butterfly with her part in a silver medal relay performance bringing the year 5 girls total to 7.

The year 6’s collected 3 individual bronze’s  through Jude, Finn and Eva before the Year 6 boys collected a bronze medal each for the relay.

Overall our Year 6 boys came third for their age group and the Year 5 girls came second and qualifying for the Cornwall School Games in June.

The results of the combined competition proved how success the gala had been for Penpol School as we came in 3rd behind the very competitive teams from St Ives and St Uny. However, 3rd placed out of 18 teams is an outstanding achievement.

 

Well done everyone, and good luck to the Year 5 Girls team at the school games!

 

Penpol Languages Survey- We Value Your Feedback

With the final term at Penpol School almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to reflect and evaluate on the year so far.

All students here at Penpol have one hour a week of French, as well as the opportunity of attending after school language club on Thursdays. Year 6 are currently involved in an email exchange with Octave Cazauvieilh, a primary school situated on the outskirts of Bordeaux in the South-West of France. We also celebrate students achievement in languages by awarding a Star of the Week badge in both Infants and Juniors.


As a way of evaluating languages at Penpol, please would you be so helpful and spare a moment to complete this short questionnaire below.

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Your opinion is very valuable and you can be assured that your completed questionnaire will be totally anonymous.

Many thanks,

Mr Emery (Penpol Languages Co-ordinator)

Stars of the Week

Infant Star of the Week

Class 3 – Year 1 – Felix

Infant overall star of the week goes to Felix from class 3. Felix gives 100% in every lesson. His reading, writing and spelling are above average and is very competitive in mathematics. He remembers facts very well in science and history. On top of this Felix is always very polite and helpful, a good team member and friend to all. Well-done Felix!

Mrs Rodda



Junior Star of the Week

 Class 8 – Year 3 – Isabella 

This week’s star of the Week for KS2 is Isabella. In class, Isabella always tackles every challenge with a smile and perseveres even when she finds it challenging. We love her positivity and politeness, especially when she says thank you after a lesson. She is extremely supportive to her peers and has a rare ability to make everyone feel valued and special. On top of all this, Isabella always gives 100% to all she does in school. Well -one Isabella.

 Mrs Connors / Mr Jones



Class stars of the Week

Class 1 – Reception – Layla

Layla is our star of the week. She has done some amazing writing this week and loves to write. She is not afraid to have a go and is starting to form sentences. Her handwriting is coming on really well too and she is forming most of her letter correctly. Layla’s maths is a strong point too. She is secure with her numbers up to 20 and beyond and is starting to do calculations. Layla has got a great attitude to her work and always gets on with it straight away and does it to the best of her ability. Well-done Layla.

Mrs Aspden


Class 4 – Year 1 – Amelie

Amelie has worked so well this week. Our supply teacher was very impressed at her knowledge of rainbows when we were talking about our topic ‘weather’. Amelie has been a top notch participator in our special ‘Sport Relief’ week where the school has fun a different sporting activity everyday. Well-done Amelie keep up the super work.

Miss Ryan. 


Class 5 – Year 2 – Agnes

Agnes has worked really hard on her maths and English this week. She has been really focused and completed work quickly and accurately showing an excellent level of understanding. Well done, keep up the great effort

Mrs Daniels


Class 7 – Year 3 – Kiki

Kiki is a lovely member of the class who has an excellent attitude towards her work. Kiki works very hard to produce an excellent standard of work across all areas of the curriculum and is particularly excellent in producing amazing creative story writing and Kiki also has a clear understanding of most areas of mathematical concepts too. Very well done Kiki!

Mrs Jane


Class 9 – Year 4 – Joseph 

Joe is a friendly, reliable and cheerful member of the class. He works hard in lessons and often brings in extra work from home about the topics we are studying. We particularly liked his Viking long-ship. He is polite well mannered and popular, well done Joe, keep up the good work.

Mrs Hamilton / Mrs Peck


Class 12 – Year 5 – Poppy 

Poppy always works hard and tries her best in all subjects. She has a lovely manner with all her peers and she is respectful and kind. I have been very impressed with her attitude to learning and school even when work is not easy for her. She reads regularly at home and is progressing well. Poppy has been bringing in some fantastic homework from the homework grid and some amazing artwork, which she does as a hobby. She has been very enthusiastic in class and gets involved wherever possible. Keep up the great work Poppy!

Mr Peck


Class 14 – Year 6 – Dylan

This week’s star of the week in class 14 is Dylan. Dylan has done some amazing work in grammar and has really listened and tried his utmost to improve his grammar. This was evident in the amazing score he had in his grammar test this week. As usual Dylan took on this work with his usual cheeriness and great sense of humour. Well-done Dylan

Mr Wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infants Languages Stars of the Week- Faith, Class 1 and Skye, Class 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 7 are Internet Strong

This week we’ve been looking at how to be Internet Strong in our E-Safety lessons.  The key idea here is that our passwords need to be as strong as possible to protect our accounts and keep our things safe.  We’ve talked with each class about some top tips for making strong passwords and have explored a website called DinoPass which is a fantastic and free way to create some super-strong passwords!

Here are some of the tips we’ve learnt this week:

Passwords should be strong so that hackers can’t get into our things.  You could put an exclamation mark in your password to make it even safer! – Samuel

You should put capital letters and symbols into your password so that nobody can guess them.  It’ll take them ages to work it out! – Aimee

You should never tell anyone your password, apart from an adult you trust who can keep it safe for you in case you forget it – Kiki

They should be quite long, maybe with two random words put together.  It’s really important that you can remember your password! – Tilly

Of course we also got to explore a new island on Interland too, this time is was the Tower of Treasure where the children had to collect letters to build the strongest password they could.