Overhall Infant Star of the Week
Class 6 – Year 2 – Penny
The overall star of the week in KS1 is Penny Learny from Class 6.
This term Penny has returned to school with a very positive learning attitude. She has been working really hard during the numeracy lessons and has demonstrated great perseverance, whilst learning about a selection of graphs and recording information. Penny has also started to display an increase in her stamina by successfully completing most of the Learning Objectives set.
Well-done Penny! I am so proud of you.
Overall Junior Star of the Week
Class 13 – Year 6 – Mya
My star if the week this week is Mya Vigus. Mya has been working extremely hard in the last few weeks and has returned for 2019a different child, a child who is extremely keen to learn, improve and more impressively, ask for help. Whether it is English or Maths, Mya is giving 100% effort and is staring to real the rewards of her efforts, as mentioned Mya was quite reluctant to ask for help, however now she has the confidence to ask her general confidence has began to increase as she is achievement more success in the classroom.
Keep it up Mya, well done.
Class Stars of the Week
Class 2 – Reception – Lowenna
Star of the week from class 2 is Lowenna Jose. Lowenna has had a great start back to school after the holidays and always sets a great example for other children in our class. She is always very helpful and kind, often volunteering to do a job or to help. This week Lowenna has done some great blending in our phonics lessons and has been working hard on her doubling in maths. Well-done Lowenna!
Class 4 – Year 1 – Ayveeahnah
Ayveeahnah has done some fantastic work in class 4 this week. Her handwriting has been very neat and she has tried really hard in class. Ayveeahnah also did some maths independently showing her number bonds to 10 using different ways including the part-hold model. Well-done Ayveehnah.
Class 5 – Year 2 – Miles
Miles is a very conscientious young man, who always works to the best of his ability. He listen well to instructions and settles down quickly to his work, he really thinks about the task in hand and will take on board any suggestions to further improve its quality. Well done Miles, keep up the great effort.
Class 8 – Year 3 –Dylan
Dylan has worked really hard in maths this week, answering some really tricky equations and maths problems.
He works so hard in all areas of his school life and is so helpful and kind to his friends and staff at Penpol.
Mrs Connors / Mr Jones
Class 9 – Year 4 – Peyton
Peyton has made a great start to the new term. She is working really hard in class and making some great progress. Not only is she working well in lessons but she is also proving to be a great friend to anyone who needs it. She is a great role model and is often used by adults to demonstrate what great independent learning looks like. Well done Peyton, keep up the good work.
Mrs Hamilton / Mr Jones
Class 11 – Year 5 – Josh
Josh is an incredibly conscientious and determined student. He always tries hard at everything he does, asking for help if unsure.
A real asset to the class, Josh’s positivity and calmness under pressure is an excellent example of why he ends the week as star of the week. Keep it up, Josh!
Mr Pollard / Mr Emery
Class 14 – Year 6 – Nathan
I was really impressed with Nathan’s practical skills when making his Morse code machine recently. He made it all independently and took great care with the design and finish. I have also been pleased with his understanding in maths and he has been enjoying the work on adding and subtracting fractions. In English, he is now producing more writing and his presentation of work is improving. Keep it up Nathan!
This term the Year 4 pupils are learning all about robots and their uses in the world. They’ve been taking this learning into Computing as well and this week we’ve written programs to help us draw our very own robotic creations.
Using Scratch 3.0 the children have worked together to make a program which mimics a traditional Etch-A-Sketch, moving the pen up, down, left and right by using the correct blocks of code.
Here’s a few pictures of what their programs looked like, followed by a gallery of the Class 9 robots and the Class 10 robots.
To make their programs even better the children used the MicroBit as a remote controller, adding in pen up, pen down and clear screen functionality into their coding.
Class 9 Robot Drawings
Class 10 Robot Drawings
On Wednesday, Year 5 zipped up to Hayle Academy for a fantastic, fun filled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) morning. The children had an excellent morning learning how to cook, make solar powered cars, do advanced maths, science and art.
As well as this being an opportunity to learn some fantastic new skills, the children were able to acquaint themselves with the ‘big’ school, meet new people and meet the teachers that they might be taught by one day.
A fantastic time was had by everyone and the children came back with smiles on their faces and freshly cooked muffins in their bags.
Have you ever wondered where electricity comes from? Class 9 have been investigating the different ways in which electricity is produced. After investigating and finding information, the children wrote short scripts outlining what they have found. Using iPads, the children have narrated a video from the BBC website to help people understand more about where electricity comes from.
During this terms English lessons, Class 6 have been reading the story ‘The Adventures of the Egg Box Dragon’ by Richard Adams. Whilst listening to extracts from the story, the children have had the opportunity to read aloud, visualise or picture a place from the story, plan procedural writing, perform a kenning poem about dragons and write a letter to the Egg Box Dragon asking for help. The children have also been able to incorporate this story into their DT lessons, by planning and creating an Egg Box dragon of their own.
The long awaited announcement of this year’s first crop of ‘Super Six’ pupils took place this week with the awarding of 5 ties and certificates. Becoming a ‘Super Six’ is not simply about academic success but more so recognising excellent role models that demonstrate the shared values and ethos of the school.
Our five pupils have been presented with a certificate signed by all members of teaching staff as well as the Year 6 team. This means that the children’s awarding of the certificate must be agreed by all, a wonderful achievement and one to be very proud of. The children have also signed a contract to show that they now fully understand the responsibilities for their new role.
These particular children share a tremendous work ethic and constant drive to succeed and improve. Through both homework and classwork they have shown immense effort and diligence and we are wholly confident they will continue to set an excellent example for children at Penpol School as they wear their new ties with pride.
We look forward to seeing these children continue to develop and flourish at Penpol as well as looking forward to the opportunity to present more awards to deserving children. For any Years 6 wishing to find out what they need to do, they need look no further than the attached contract.
Below are some photos with some very proud parents who we were glad could join us for the assembly on Christmas jumper Day!
Aliens…do they actually exist? This is a question which has been at the forefront of space exploration since the first human was launched into Space in 1961. This question is precisely what Year 5 are in the midst of learning about, having started reading ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’, by Christopher Edge, this new term.
Year 5 have explored in Science the ideal conditions for Extra-Terrestrial life forms to exist in our universe, referred to in the book as the ‘Goldilocks Zone’.
The Goldilocks Zone is neither too hot nor too cold.
Once accepting the fact that our universe is incredibly vast, all students were in agreement that in some corner of our universe, life must exist. With this in mind, both classes in Year 5 immediately began designing their own aliens in their French lesson, labelling and talking about them in French. Each one of their creations have been unique in their own way, with exceptional use of French vocabulary which would be impressive even for a GCSE French student.
In Science and Literacy, we have also looked at different attributes which are essential in order to be an astronaut. Year 5 students have completed their own mini astronaut application and were interviewed by their peers on why they would be the ideal candidate to send into Space on a mission to discover alien life form.
This week, Year 5 students will be finalising their applications and delivering a persuasive group presentation on why their group would be the ideal team to be sent into Space. Year 5 students will also be interviewing a NASA employee via Skype over the next couple of weeks in order to find out more about what it would be like to work at America’s Space Agency.
Look out for presentation videos to follow over the next few days!