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Mr C Coyle-Chislett


01736 753472


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

“Penpol pupils are curious, creative and courageous learners. Our school community believes in authenticity as the foundations of deep-rooted learning.
Through our rich and relevant curriculum, we nurture community-minded, forward-facing international citizens of the future.”

Languages Star of the Week

Infants Languages Stars of the Week

 Class 4 – Year 1 – Tacita

Tacita has worked very hard in French and the progress she has made since the beginning of the year has been incredible.  Her presentation has been excellent when completing her French learning and she has participated in class songs and stories very enthusiastically.  Bravo Tacita! 

Mr Emery

Juniors Languages Stars of the Week

 Class 10 – Year 4 – Isabelle

This week, year 4 completed their final lesson on the topic of food and drink.  They sang a song about ordering food and they did fantastically well ordering food and drink in French from their peers.

Isabella excellent was very enthusiastic singing the French café song.  She also did amazingly well serving food to all of her peers…one could almost imagine we were in a French café on the Champs- Élysées. Félicitations, Isabella!

Mr Emery

Stars of the Week

Overall Infant Star of the Week

Class 6 – Year 1 – Ellie

The trophy star of the week in Class 6 is Ellie. Ellie is a very polite and friendly young lady who always demonstrates an excellent example of good behaviour at all times. This term Ellie has really grown in confidence and I am delighted to see her contributing verbally during group and class discussions. This week Ellie has been working extremely hard during the ‘Numeracy’ lessons and shown great determination, whilst trying to calculate new and difficult number problems. She has also been working hard to improve her handwriting skills and is now joining most of her letters correctly. Well done Ellie, it has been a pleasure watching you grow in confidence over the past few months.

Mrs Ruffell

Overall Junior Star of the Week

Class 9 – Year 4 – Freya 

Freya is a really animated member of the class. She is always keen to contribute to class discussions. She greets us each day with a huge smile and displays a great enthusiasm for learning. She likes to do her best and tries really hard when learning something new. She perseveres with some really complex maths problems often relishing the challenge of something a little bit tricky. Well done Freya, keep up the good work.

Mrs Peck and Mrs Hamilton

Class stars of the Week

Class 2 – Reception – Kensa

Reception star of the week is Kensa. Kensa has worked really hard this week in all areas of her learning. She has been blending her sounds together well in phonics and did some brilliant caption writing. In maths she has worked hard on her adding up and on forming her numbers, checking to make sure she has written them correctly. She is a very kind and enthusiastic member of class and a joy to have in class 2. Well-done Kensa!

Miss Nidds

Class 3 – Year 1 – Phoebe 

Phoebe is class 3’s star of the week. She is a confident reader enjoying the ‘ Happy Families ‘ storybooks and managing to answer questions in the accelerated reading quiz. She has joined the hexagon maths group this week now that her mental arithmetic has improved. She tries very hard in all subjects and has a good memory for facts in history and science. Well-done.

Mrs Rodda

Class 5 – Year 2 – Agnes

Agnes is really working hard, she is focused on her work, settling quickly and completing the task quickly and accurately. She has made great progress with her maths in particular, well done! She is also a lovely writer and has been writing some great similes this week about eagles and swans. Keep up the great work Agnes

Mrs Daniels

Class 8 – Year 3 – Henry

This week’s star of the week goes to Henry.  He has a fantastic attitude to learning and approached every take with enthusiasm and positivity.  His writing has shown great development this week and he has focused well on his weekly target.  Henry has shown great awareness of his audience when playing the guitar, performing a solo in front of the whole class with accuracy and flair.  Furthermore, he has practised really hard at home.  Well done.

Mrs Connors and Mr Jones

Class 10 – Year 4 – Jessica 

I am delighted to give this week’s star of the week to Jessica. Since we have come back from the Easter break Jessica has shown a fantastic positive attitude to all aspects of school life. She has excelled in the classes reading challenge and has the want to improve her handwriting. Jessica is always a well-mannered member of the class and is always looking to see how she can help her peers or myself. When answering questions Jessica is now providing well thought out answers with in depth reasoning!

Keep it up Jessica!

Miss Simpson

Class 12 – Year 5 – Ella 

Ella Seed receives this weeks Class 12 star of the week for independent learning skills in all subjects. Ella is always willing to learn and has made excellent contributions in class this week. She has listened really well and produced some great work. Ella is helpful to others and is a great member of class. Well-done Ellas keep up the great work.

Mr Peck / Mr Matthews

Class 13 – Year 6 – Lilly 

Lilly Vicars – Lilly is taking real responsibility for her learning. She has gone home and created her own method for learning her times tables to aid her with her maths. She has also been working with Mrs Turner on her Maths and has asked for more homework on long multiplication and bus stop method division which she is starting to master along with her times table work. Lilly has also shown this week that she is a superstar tennis player and will hopefully be joining Mr Stanlake’s Tennis Club by request from the man himself! Well done, Lilly!

Mr Pollard and Mrs Turner


Courtney: Computing Star of the Week

Courtney in Class 3 has had a fantastic week in Computing, showing both perseverance and determination with her Mathletics learning.  Last week she found using the program quite a challenge, but this week she has spent time at home practicing and came into school ready to impress!  Miss Anthony was incredibly happy to see the progress Courtney has made and how much she’s now enjoying her time on Mathletics.

Well done Courtney, you’re a star!

– Mr Woolcock

Medals for Penpol Sporting Stars!

This week we’ve had some excellent news from Kian, Sabina and Amelie who have all competed and won medals in their respective sports.  Kian is a superstar swimmer whilst Sabine and Amelie are excellent gymnasts.  Here they are talking about their wins in their own words…

“I went up to Plymouth for a swimming gala and it was for all of Devon and Cornwall swimming clubs.  I swam 100m backstroke and out of 57 people I came 5th!  I was amazed because it was my last race of the day and I didn’t think I’d be able to get the medal!” – Kian – Year 5


“I had medals because I’ve done so well in gymnastics.  The gold medal was for Vault, which I came first in and the silver was for my Bench Routine.  My bronze medal was because I came third out of everyone there!” – Sabina, Year 1

“At Penzance gymnastics club I got my gold medal for my Bench Routine and my silver was because I came second overall!  There were about fifty people all together and it felt very surprising but also really nice coming second.” – Amelie, Year 1

Penpol Do Cornwall Proud At South West Finals

The extraordinary season for the Penpol School football team continued this weekend as they represented the county at the ESFA Danone South West Primary Schools Finals.

Captain Dylan with the pendant presented to him for winning the County Championship.

Representing Cornwall, they played against fellow county champions from Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Dorset. The standard of football was very very high and the team performed very well.

The results didn’t mirror the determination and effort put in from the boys as they lost their first two games 1-0. Heroic efforts from Caden in goal ensured that the score line stayed at 1-0.

The team began to grow in confidence and started to enjoy the day a little more, the second two games ended with Penpol on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline; with Charlie scoring both goals.

I for one am intensely proud of the team, their team spirit and effort cannot be questioned. They need to remember that they are still champions of Cornwall, a massive feat in itself- Mr Stanlake

Although the boys were initially disappointed however the realisation that they were representing every child who has played school football in Cornwall they left with their tired heads held very high indeed. A massive thank you to all of those who made the trip to offer support and join the 25 strong band of supporters.

Le petit déjeuner français!

Having the confidence to order food and drink in French is fundamental to anyone wishing to visit France.  This week, Year 4 completed their final lesson on the topic of food and needed to use everything they had learnt to order and serve food at a french café.

For one morning only, Classes 9 + 10 were treated to a French breakfast. They were able to sing a song in French (to the tune of a popular Taylor Swift song!), order food and drink in French and, of course, taste the foods typically associated with a French breakfast.

I was nervous ordering in French at the beginning but now I feel much more confident.  Summer, Class 9, Year 4

Every student had a go at both ordering French food, as well as serving. Both classrooms were buzzing with French language, such as “je voudrais” ( I would like), s’il vous plaît (please) and the signature phrase “bon appetit” (used as a salutation to someone about to eat).


I definitely know how to order more in French next time I go to France! Oscar, Class 9, Year 4.

All of the students enjoyed the café atmosphere and certainly took pleasure from tasting the French pastries on offer with a glass of jus d’orange or jus de pomme.

I preferred eating the croissant today, it was tasty!  Freddie, Class 10, Year 4

Check out some of the children singing and ordering food in French below.


Choral Speaking at Truro Music Festival

‘Choral Speaking’ is working together as a team in order to ‘act out’ a poem using voices and sometimes actions.

Class 7 have been working on ‘Oh, Oh The Story Man’ for several weeks, ensuring light and shade, good expression and diction as well as a change of pace and tone, at times using individual voices as well as working as a whole class.

We attended the Truro Music Festival on Monday 12th March, where we performed our poem.  Two other schools took park, reciting the same poem.  Class 7 performed extremely well and won the shield, gaining 87 marks with distinction!

The judges said: “Good discipline today – loud/soft and the sound of the snail moment was lovely!  The dragon moment was impactful too!”

Freddie: Computing Star of the Week

Freddie in Class 14 is this weeks Computing Star of the Week.  Yesterday his class started set of lessons about Online Safety and, whilst everyone participated in a very sensible and mature discussion about the key topics, I was consistently impressed with the contributions Freddie offered to the class conversation.  Not only this, but his positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning allowed him to discover even more ways to stay safe online.

Well done Freddie and congratulations on being Computing Star of the Week.

– Mr Woolcock

Winners of the Penpol Times Easter Egg Hunt 2018

At the end of last term, a mysterious message appeared on the Penpol Times, along with a dozen hidden eggs!  Nearly fifty children managed to hunt down all twelve eggs in order to unscramble the secret message contained within.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the secret message was actually ‘Happy Easter!’

Well done to our winners, who were chosen at random earlier today.  They are James B from Class 3, Scott from Class 8 and Gabby from class 12.  Well done to all three of you and enjoy your prizes!