Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Freya and Sienna: French Stars of the Week

Freya (Class 12), is a very motivated student in French.  This week, her excellent knowledge of the new topic, sports using the past tense, saw her as the overall Language Star of the Week out of the Juniors.  Her enthusiasm in class is just one of the reasons why the accolade was hers this week.  In addition, the learning in her book on what she did over the weekend was incredibly detailed.  A fantastic effort, Freya, well done!

 

Sienna (Class 4) was outstanding in French this week.  She demonstrated an excellent understanding of sports in French this week.   Her learning was very neat and she knew all of the 10 outdoor sports in French by the end of the lesson, clearly labelling the drawings of her favourite sports in French, as well as using the opinion “j’aime”.  Well done Sienna!

Stars of the Week

Infant Star of the Week

Class 4 – Year 1 – Ada

Huge congratulations to Ada who is this week’s overall winner of star of the week. Ada always works hard but this week, she has really impressed me with her perseverance in our maths lessons. We have been learning how to quarter numbers and dividing by 4. Ada has been concentrating, working extremely hard and working out some tricky sums. I also have to mention her fantastic knowledge about the Great Fire of London and the work she has done at home and at school on this subject. Brilliant work Ada! Congratulations!

Miss Ryan

 



Junior Star of the Week

Class 12 – Year 5 – Oliver

Ollie was an absolute star at Porthpean camp last week. He smiled all week and was his usual polite and cheerful self around instructors, making a great impression. He encouraged others and was a great team member. Ollie had a real go at all outdoor and adventurous activities and nothing phased him. From mountain biking down country lanes to firing bow and arrows in archery; climbing up walls or towers or leaping off high platforms and dangling from heights; kayaking across the bay to secret coves or coasteering along the coastline, Ollie did it all with a smile and war paint on his face. Great memories Ollie!

Mr Peck

 



Class Stars of the Week

Class  2 – Reception –Lana

Lana is a super star. She has done some amazing reading this week and her writing is coming on fantastically. She helps the other children in the class and loves to get involved in all activities. Her maths is a particular strength and she is working well within her early learning goal already for this. Her cheeky smile and charismatic personality brightens up all of our days. Super effort Lana, well-done.

Miss Nidds

 


Class 3 – Year 1 – Myla

Myla is class 3’s star of the week. Her handwriting and spelling have improved enormously through her effort and determination. I am very impressed that her reading age is now is now age 7 in the test. She is always patient, polite and helpful in class and very able in gymnastics. Well-done Myla.

Mrs Rodda

 


Class 5 – Year 2– Stellan

Stellan has been a superstar this week. During literacy he wrote some amazing descriptive sentences about Dinosaurs and then wrote an impressive fact file on the T.Rex together with a super picture.  During maths he carried out his work with money quickly and correctly without help and then did some complicated subtraction sums.  It has been a pleasure to teach him this week thank you Stellan and well done!

Mrs Turner / Mrs Hampshire / Caroline

 


Class 8 – Year 3 – Summer

Class 8’s star of the week is Summer Morey-Watson. This week Summer has shown a fantastic attitude to learning and has really thought about how she can make changes to improve. She has shown dedication and perseverance when completing some really challenging tasks. Well-done Summer!

Mrs Connors / Mr Jones

 


Class 10- Year 4 – Alex

This week I am so happy to give the star of the week to Alex. Recently, he has taken on every challenge thrown his way and hasn’t given up at the first hurdle. He is demonstrating a fantastic attitude towards his learning and is taking pride in what he achieves. Alex wrote a brilliant description this week and had the confidence to read it out to the whole class. It was such a delight to see Alex read this work with a big smile on his face.

Keep up this brilliant attitude Alex and don’t lose that smile!

Miss Simpson

 


Class 11 – Year 5 – Jacob

This week’s star of the week should actually be ‘the star of camp week’. Year 5 went on camp to Porthpean last week where Jacob  excelled. Jacob took responsibility for his and his tent-mates well being ensuring they all had their possessions in order as well as offering a sympathetic shoulder for some homesick children. Jacob also undertook one of the most important jobs of the week where he monitored and offered frequent updates on Cornwall’s only volcano. Jacob is also a pleasure to have in class, he often goes under the radar but his work and effort is always far above satisfactory. Keep up the good work Jacob!

Mr Stanlake

 

 

Thomas: Computing Star of the Week

Thomas has won the Computing Star this week in recognition of both his incredible effort and also his interest into E-Safety.  After our Google assembly earlier this week, Thomas went home and produced these two incredible drawings featuring the characters and messages from Interland.  He was very excited to show me the next morning and told me all about how the characters behave in order to be sensible on Interland.  His knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is lovely to see and the amount of work he put into his posters is fantastic.  They’re now up for display in the Mac Suite and everyone keeps saying how great they are!

Well done Thomas.

– Mr Woolcock

 

Internet Legends Assembly with Google

This afternoon we had a very special assembly from Jenny and Daniel who came to visit us from Google.  They came down to Cornwall to visit a couple of schools and Penpol were one of the lucky ones chosen.  

The assembly itself was linked to our recent work on how to stay safe online and in particular the Be Internet Legends program.  The assembly was a chance for the children to celebrate completing their lessons on e-safety and also a chance to experience the various characters and worlds from Interland come to life in the school hall.

Jenny and Daniel bought a whole host of exciting things with them for the assembly, including special hands for everybody to hold up and participate in the assembly with.  The hands were green on one side and red on the other, letting us answer yes or no to a number of tricky questions!  They also built a massive display in the hall to really get everyone in the mood to learn about e-safety.  Giant banners and flags lined every wall in the hall, surrounding us with the colourful characters from Interland.

Audience participation was very much key to this assembly and we all had a chance to get involved and shout out answers at the right times.  Daniel and Jenny guided us through the islands of Interland and this proved to be a fun and friendly look at some serious topics including cyberbullying, password hacking, identifying fake information online and sharing sensitive information on the internet.

Speaking to our visitors from Google before the assembly, it was clear that they were very impressed with our Computing lessons at Penpol – particularly the work we’ve all been doing recently on E-Safety.  Mr Woolcock and the special guests spoke at length about the animation project we’re working on with the Year 5s and 6s which links to Interland and they are both very excited to see the finished films in the next few weeks.

To complete an already fantastic afternoon, Jenny and Daniel also gave out certificates to every child to confirm that they are now Internet Legends!  

Thomas in Class 7 enjoyed the assembly so much he went straight home and created these lovely posters featuring characters from Interland.  Well done Thomas, they are lovely!

Penpol have Sporting Stars in Gymnastics!

This week we’ve had some excellent news from Kiki, Myla, Zannah and Maizy who have all competed and won prizes in gymnastics.  Here they are talking about their wins in their own words…

 

Kiki (Class 7)

“I definitely didn’t think that I would win, but I was really proud when I did.” Kiki came first in her Gymnastics with her tumbling routine.


Myla (Class 3),  Zannah (Class 10) and Maizy (Class 10)

“There was a gymnastics competition and we had to learn three runs and we had to do them and the judges judged us.  There was sixth, fifth, fourth, third, second and first places.  We came fourth, fifth and sixth overall and have these lovely rosettes to show how well we did.  There were 14 people taking part so we were really excited to be in the top six.”

Stars of the Week

Infant Star of the Week

Class 3 – Year 1 – Ethan

The overall trophy winner this week is Ethan in class 3. He is consistently polite, helpful, thoughtful and hard working. He always gives his best and often produces more than is expected in the lesson. His handwriting and spelling have improved enormously and he has started to learn some times tables with instant answers. He has read a variety of books at a high level and is confident reading aloud to the class. Well-done Ethan.

Mrs Rodda



Junior Star of the Week

Class 13 – Year 6 – Delilah

Delilah has been magnificent this week, and all other weeks before now, always trying her best and meeting us with her great big smile and her enthusiasm.

This week has been the week of SAT’s testing, and unfortunately Dee was unable to come to school on Monday due to not being very well. This meant that she had to do both Monday’s and Tuesday’s tests on Tuesday, whilst also not being allowed to talk to her friends. This could have been a stressful time for Delilah, but she coped admirably, still with that smile on her face. Well done Delilah and thank you!

Mr Pollard



Class Stars of the Week

Class 2 – Reception – Erin

Star of the week is Erin. Everyone in class 2 has been very impressed by Erin’s positive attitude to her learning this week and we know everyone at home will be delighted for her to receive the Star of the Week award. This week Erin has shown the care she takes in her learning, by taking the time to carefully form her letters and numbers to ensure she gets them correct. Well-done Erin on a great week at school!

Miss Nidds


Class 4 – Year 1 – Harrison

Huge congratulations to Harrison who is this week’s star of the week in class 4. Harrison has had a fantastic few weeks in school and has impressed me with his ‘I can do it’ attitude. Harrison always listens and works hard but this newfound confidence is having such an impact on his work. In literacy, Harrison has been creating interesting sentences, using commas correctly and in maths, he has been learning how to multiply numbers using arrays. Well-done Harrison. I am really proud of you.

Miss Ryan


Class 6 – Year 2– Emmy

The star of the week in Class 6 is Emmy. Emmy is a quiet and polite young lady who always offers to look after her peers and  help out around the class. Over the past few weeks Emmy has really tried hard in class and shown great perseverance, whilst trying to calculate difficult number problems. She enjoys writing for pleasure  and is now demonstrating that she has the ability to edit her own work for spelling and grammar errors.

Well done Emmy and keep up the hard work.

Mrs Ruffell


Class 7 – Year 3 – Jade

Star of the week for Class 7 is Jade.  Jade has a fabulous work ethic and has worked hard in literacy and math’s to produce a lovely standard of work.  Jade has her own style and is quite creative.  She has lots of friends and is a lively happy member of the class; a delight to teach.  Well-done Jade!

Mrs Jane


Class 9 – Year 4 – Lily

Lily has been working even harder than usual in class. Each morning she greets us with a big smile and a willingness to work hard and do her best. She has become a very independent, conscientious and enthusiastic learner. This is really helping to improve her understanding and learning. What more can a teacher ask for? Well done Lily, keep up the good work.

Mrs Hamilton / Mrs Peck


Class14 – Year 6 –Finley Hendra

This week’s star of the week in Class 14 is Finley Hendra.  Finley always works very hard in class at whatever he is asked to do.  He always sets a fantastic example to everyone around him with his amazing behaviour, kindness to other children and willingness to help others.  Well-done Finley

Mr Wise