Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Year 6 Evacuated Back To WW2

Nearly eighty years after thousands of children and young vulnerable adults were evacuated from cities across the country during WW2, our Year 6 children had a go themselves. To celebrate the end of our ‘Wartime Britain’ topic the children (and adults) dressed themselves in period clothing and lived the life pf an evacuee for the day.

After being collected from the gate by a member of the Home Guard, a U.S. Naval officer and our very own Land Girls they waved a teary goodbye to their parents before being subjected to a roll call and squeezing into a cramped school hall; much like the evacuees of 1939 would have been when they departed the trains.

I really enjoyed WW2 day, I loved making the food. It was great to have the opportunity to dress up in clothes that I borrowed from my Granddad! Throughout the day we had to hide under the tables when the air-raid siren went off, It was especially funny when the parents came in and had no idea what to do! – Jamie, Class 13

It was here the children had chance to act in character and meet their fellow evacuees, discussing the contents of their suitcases as well as their preferred destination. It was in the hall where the children also had to opportunity to look at some genuine WW2 artefacts including a British Army parachute, an army helmet worn during the Battle of Arnem and some U.S. Navy standard issue items.

Once the children had been sorted in the classes for the evacuation they had the opportunity to write a postcard home to their loved ones. The purpose of this was to reassure their loved ones of their safe arrival in the countryside.

For the remainder of the day the evacuees had the opportunity to create 2 pieces of artwork; one Blitz searchlight themed.

The children also tried their hands at some ration inspired baking. using a genuine ration recipe book the children worked under close supervision from the Land Girls to make bread and butter pudding. A dish very popular during the war as it used up many left over ingredients but also those readily available during the tough time.

Evacuee day was so much fun, my favourite part was making the origami spitfire! Closely followed by baking the bread and butter pudding. It gave us an insight into how people survived with rationing during the war- Abi, Class 14

At the close of the day the children were collected by their parents, their evacuation much shorter than those in the war. Many parents came into class to sample some of their cooking but also sit and enjoy their child’s work from the last term, with the majority of literacy and topic being based heavily

These day’s are brilliant, it’s great to see so many of the children and adults getting involved. It’s lovely to come in and look through my child’s work in the classroom as its not something I often get the opportunity to do. Thank you!- Parent

Penpol School make their own 3D Winter Ornaments on our 3D Printer!

This year, for the for the third time, we gave every child in Key Stage 2 the opportunity to design and refine their own 3D models on the computer, which we then printed out using our state-of-the-art Makerbot 3D printer.

This year the children had greater design freedom than ever before thanks to the fantastic new ‘Scribble’ tool on Tinkercad which lets the children draw their very own designs on screen, alongside their library of 3D shapes which the pupils have used previously.  This tool was hugely popular and has resulted in us creating some really personal and unique decorations.

We’ve made a short video below to show the process of making our decorations, followed by a very large gallery underneath of every single decoration we printed this year!

This year we printed two hundred and twenty different decorations, which took a very very long time!  You can see all of these decorations in the gallery below – see if you can spot yours…

This year there have been so many lovely designs and each one is completely unique.  They’re all brilliant, but are there any that you particularly like?

(click a decoration to view it bigger)

Star of the Week

Overall Infant Star of the week

Class 5 – Year 2 – Myla

Myla is a lovely, polite and well-behaved member of the class. She is attentive during class teaching, settles quickly to a given task and always tries her best to produce work of a high standard. Well done Myla, keep up the great effort and continue to be a great role model.

Mrs Daniels

Overall Junior Star of the Week

Class 14 – Year 6 – Abigail

I have been very impressed with Abigail’s attitude to learning all term. She has been working hard and getting more involved with class discussions, putting her hand up to contribute with more confidence. She has recently won a prize for her artwork at school with her winter scene piece. However, Abigail also has art -work displayed at the Tate gallery, St. Ives, in which she was a prizewinner in a recent competition. People were even bidding for her work! She has been keen to help in all areas and was a super volunteer at the Christmas fete. Great work Abi!

Mr Peck

Class Stars of the Week

Class 1 – Reception – Hallie

Hallie is the star of the week. She has done some amazing writing this week, especially some news writing where she wrote about going to the park. I love the way Hallie listens really well in class, follows instructions and works really hard at everything she does. Hallie wrote some great addition sentences this week too and is working hard to recognise her teen numbers. Hallie is really kind to her friends and comes to school with a lovely smile everyday. What a super star. Keep up the hard work Hallie.

Miss Aspden

Class 3 – Year 1Evie

Evie is this weeks star of the week. She is very positive in class and always gives her best. Her independent writing has improved enormously and her art work excellent. She was a singing star in the church and a pleasure to watch.

Mrs Rodda

Class 6 – Year 2 – Jasmine

The star of the week in Class 6 is Jasmine.

Jasmine is a friendly and polite young lady who always offers to help out around the class and support her friends. Recently Jasmine has been working extremely hard to learn her words for the Christmas production and it was through great determination and commitment that she was able to stand on the stage and read her words aloud with great confidence and presence.

Well-done Jasmine!

Mrs Ruffell

Class 7 – Year 3 – Stellan

Stellan is proving to be a reliable member of class 7. He works hard, listens carefully and completes tasks independently. You only have to ask Stellan once and he 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 Stellan. Keep up the good work.

Mrs Peck

Class 10 – Year 4 – Lucy

Lucy is someone who I could easily give this award to every week. Everyday she comes into school with a huge smile on her face and an extremely infectious giggle to match. It never fails to brighten the day! Over these last few weeks Lucy has proven to be an efficient member of the class, completing tasks quickly and with pride. Lucy is also eager to help her fellow class-mates and always looks out for them!

Never lose that big smile Lucy!!!

Mrs Riches

Class 12 –Year 5Zannah

This week’s star of the week in Class 12 is Zannah.

Zannah has had an amazing few weeks in Class 12.  She has worked quietly and extremely hard at everything that she has been asked to do and has really begun to find her voice in class.  This has meant that her work has been outstanding, especially her writing which is beautifully presented and a joy to read.  Zannah is an absolute star of the class who always sets a great example to everyone else and this is a well-deserved award.  Well-done Zannah.

Mr Wise

Class 13 –Year 6 -Autumn

This weeks star of the week is Autumn. The older children have spent a lot of time practicing for the KS2 carol concert. Autumn has a beautiful singing voice and always sings with a smile on her face. An infectious smile which she brings to all aspects of her school life along with exceptional amounts of hard work and enthusiasm.

Well done Autumn, keep smiling!

Mr Stanlake

Christmas Scene Winners

This year the PFA once again ran a very popular Christmas Scene competition.  Children from every class in he school entered and the judges had a really hard time picking the winners.

Below is a gallery of the lucky winners for you to enjoy.

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr Seuss

What an amazing half term it has been. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Extreme Reading Challenge. It has been incredible to see the exciting adventures your reading has taken you. 

Infant and Junior winners will be announced this Friday.

Have a lovely Christmas!

Keeeeeeeeeeeep Reading 🙂

Mrs Riches

Year 2 celebrate the Christmas story in style

Classes and 5 and 6 took to the stage on 5th December to retell the traditional nativity story and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

The children from both classes, worked extremely hard to learn the words to many songs and readings and also to know when they had a part to play.

The performance was a complete success with all children demonstrating great confidence and stage presence.

Well done!

– Mrs Ruffell

” I liked it when we sang All around the World” – Lily, Class 6

” I enjoyed being a king and wearing a crown” – Tommy, Class 6

“I enjoyed learning my words and reading them out to everyone” – Rafaella, Class 5

“I enjoyed singing the King’s song” –  James, Class 5