Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Reception Home Learning – June

Hello Class 1 and 2.

We are missing you all lots and can’t wait until we can see you again. We love seeing all the amazing learning you’ve been doing at home and wanted to share some of it with everyone.

 

Alex – Class 2

Alex has been learning all about 3D shapes this week and made this lovely castle! Alex says his favourite shape is the cone because you can get ice cream cones!

Noah – Class 1

Noah has also been learning about shapes this week and built this castle big enough for his dinosaur! Great job Noah.

Alayah – Class 2

Alayah enjoyed our puzzle challenge and created this lovely sea creature puzzle with her Dad. Well done Alayah, your puzzle looks fantastic and looks like you had lots of fun making it!

Morgan – Class 1

Morgan has been busy learning about the outdoors and how to light and put out a camp fire. He’s also done some great learning all about fish and did some lovely drawing too.

Noah – Class 2

Noah has done some great learning all about number bonds to 10 as well as creating an imaginary world using the Duplo. Well done Noah!

Maverick – Class 1

Maverick has been learning all about directions and was able to follow instructions whilst wearing a blindfold! He also enjoyed our puzzle challenge and created this lovely puzzle to put together.

 

Izzy – Class 2

Izzy has made a lovely rainbow puzzle, a great maze out of crayons and designed a magical animal – a dog that has a horn that lights up and helps to save other dogs. Great ideas Izzy, well done!

 

Lowenna – Class 1

Lowenna did some great learning in maths this week, recognising where the patterns had gone wrong. She also made a lovely jigsaw puzzle of her family and then timed herself to see how long it would take to put it back together. Well done Lowenna!

Everly – Class 2

Everly created this brilliant life size picture of herself as part of our body challenge. She labelled all the different parts beautifully. Amazing learning Everly!

Lexi – Class 1

Lexi created a very tricky maze using the blocks as well as a lovely rainbow fish. She’s also been very busy practising her writing and maths work. Well done Lexi!

Logan – Class 2

Logan has been very busy doing lots of learning at home. He’s been practising riding his bike, experimenting with skittles and helped his Mummy to make pasties. Well done Logan, thanks for sharing your lovely learning.

Bobby – Class 1

Bobby coloured and labelled this lovely picture of the Rainbow Fish as well as creating his own maze using lego. He listened to instructions for how to move around his maze whilst blindfolded! Great learning Bobby!

Fred – Class 1

Fred has been doing some great learning and has written some amazing fact files. He also enjoyed our bridge building challenge and has been working on labelling a life size picture of himself. Brilliant learning Fred!

Lili – Class 1

Lili has been doing some beautiful artwork all about the rainbow fish as well as about life cycles. Well done Lili, these are lovely pictures.

Ethan – Class 2

Ethan created this great maze out of Duplo and practised moving the dog character through it. He’s also been working on some addition to 10. Well done Ethan!

Luna – Class 1

Luna has done some great learning all about our bodies as well as some artwork about sea creatures. She also wrote some brilliant sentences about what she had drawn. Well done Luna!

Isla – Class 1

Isla has been practising her sounds and teen numbers, learning all about the human body as well as about the different parts of a fish.  Well done Isla, looks like you’ve been very busy!

 

Phoebe – Class 1

Phoebe created this brilliant bridge and also did some lovely writing all about her half term. Well done Phoebe, this is lovely home learning!

Sorrel – Class 1

Sorrel has enjoyed learning all about World Ocean’s Day and helped her family with a beach clean. She’s also been learning about electricity and enjoyed looking at circuit boards and the inside of items. She’s also measured herself against her own sorrel plant too and found it’s bigger than her now! Brilliant learning, well done Sorrel!

Reception Home Learning

Hi Class 1 and Class 2, we’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent us some pictures of your home  learning. We wanted to share some of  the brilliant things you have been up to over the past few weeks. We’ll keep updating this page throughout the week with this week’s learning so keep sending the pictures in.

We both hope that you are all well and enjoying the learning challenges that we are setting.

Take care and see you soon

Miss Nidds and Miss Aspden

 

Lexi – Class 1

Lexi has been doing some great learning all about shapes, shadows and patterns. She’s drawn and labelled 2D shapes, been on a shape hunt around her house and created her own patterns using lego. Great work Lexi!

 

 

Everly – Class 2

Everly has been busy practising her phonics with her big sister as well as practising reading words independently. We loved seeing you making a boat with your family too as part of one of our challenges. Well done Everly!

Edwyn – Class 1

Edwyn has done some great learning in maths. He has been practising his addition with double digit numbers as well as building a tower taller than he is. He’s done some brilliant writing and he’s  also baked some delicious Millionaires’ Shortbread with his family – they look delicious Edwyn!

Alex – Class 2

Alex has been very busy with his home learning. He’s been practising his phonics sounds, learning about shadows and created a fruit face. He also went on a colour hunt around his house looking for blue items and estimated how many he would find. Great job Alex!

Charice – Class 1

Charice has been working hard with her letter formation and shape drawing as well as enjoying some colouring in and designing her own t-shirt!

 

Freya – Class 2

Freya has been doing some great investigating all about floating and sinking at home. She’s also been on a hunt to find everything pink in her house and ordered these by size, as well as doing some baking. Well done Freya, great learning!

 

Koby – Class 1

Koby enjoyed creating his fruit and veg face and very carefully prepared the ingredients for it. He has also been learning all about shadows on the beach and made a ‘sparkly magic potion’ using items from the garden. Well done Koby!

Alayah – Class 2

Alayah has done some brilliant learning about patterns, shadows and animals over the past few weeks. She also created her own musical instruments and played them along to music.

 

Luna – Class 1

Well done Luna on some great learning over the past few weeks. Luna has been practising her reading and writing, as well as creating a lovely picture of her family and going on a pink colour scavenger hunt!

Izzy – Class 2

Izzy has made a great guitar out of recycling, as well as a fruit and veg face. She also explored how shadows move by drawing around her toys in the garden.

Maverick – Class 1

Maverick has been very busy with his home learning. He’s been learning about shadows, made musical instruments using spaghetti and has practised his writing and numbers. Great work Maverick!

 

Evie – Class 2

Evie has been busy practising her writing, doing some baking and making a fairy door. Well done Evie – those brownies look delicious!

 

Phoebe – Class 1

Phoebe has been doing some brilliant learning all about patterns this week, as well as enjoy doing some painting and finding how many different places she could read her book in. Well done Phoebe!

Isla – Class 1

Isla has also had a busy week and has been practising writing words using magnetic letters, finding different shapes around the house and making vegetable faces with her sister. Looks great Isla!

 

Well done everyone on your great learning! Keep the pictures coming and we’ll post more in the next few weeks.

 

Miss Nidds and Miss Aspden

Reception Visit The Seal Sanctuary

This week, the children in Classes 1 and 2 were very excited to visit the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek as part of our learning about ‘Under the Sea’. We travelled to Gweek on the school minibuses – our very first time on the minibuses at Penpol!

We visited all the different animals at the Sanctuary from seals to penguins to otters and sea lions as well. We learnt all about how the seal sanctuary has rescued 74 seals this year and how they don’t drink but get all the fluid they need from the fish. We also learnt that they can hold their breath underwater for 45 minutes at a time!

We loved visiting the Humbolt penguins and learnt they live in pairs and can live for up to 25 years! We liked seeing them swimming under the water.

We enjoyed having a picnic lunch and even had time to play on the pirate ship play area afterwards!

After lunch we walked down the nature trail to visit the otters at their home in Otter Creek. We loved looking out for all the animals on the nature trail and got to listen to lots of interesting facts about the animals on the way. We saw a bug hotel and talked about the insects that might live there.

We all had a lovely day at the Sanctuary and are eagerly looking forward to our next school trip!

Around The World With Class 2

Since Christmas Class 2 have been learning about the different continents and countries all around the world.  The class have learnt about their own country, as well as others such as China, Mexico, Hawaii and the Arctic. The children have enjoyed looking at lots of photos and videos to see what different places look like and even have a travel agents in the classroom where they can pretend to book holidays!

The class also got the chance to use Google Earth in our IT lessons with Mr Woolcock to look at some different places and really enjoyed the randomise button which showed them lots of different places all over the world.

I liked looking at the places on the computer. I went to China. China is a big country – Hunter

The class have also been thinking about the different ways people travel around the world and some children have been busy making hot air balloons in the afternoons.

We have to put the paper and glue on first. We wait for it to dry and then paint it. I painted mine purple -Kensa

Here are some pictures of the finished balloons!

Class 2 have also been learning about the different animals that live in different countries and the children particularly enjoyed learning all about the animals that live in the Arctic and Antartica! Some have put their artistic skills to use by drawing some great pictures during free choice.

My picture has reindeer in it – Tilly

As a class, we have also been learning about different celebrations from around the world. Before half term, we celebrated Chinese new year in class and tried some different foods from China using chopsticks. We had great fun trying to use them!

The children have also been busy practising some dances from different countries and we are looking forward to showing off our moves to parents in a few weeks time!

Super Science in Class 2

Class 2 were very excited this week to welcome a special visitor Mollie into our classroom to do some science experiments. Mollie showed the class lots of experiments all to do with colours.

The first experiment involved some skittles and warm water. A couple of children carefully arranged the skittles on a plate to make a circle, making sure that none of the same colour were touching. Then we added warm water and waited to see what would happen.

It was amazing! The skittles made a rainbow! – Jessica

Next we had a go at making some lava lamps. We put some water and oil into a bottle and then Mollie added some food colouring to each one. Some children also added some glitter to make the lamps sparkle!

I liked putting the glitter in. I chose silver sparkly glitter – Lola

In our final experiment, we had some special filter paper which we dyed with red cabbage to turn purple. When the paper had dried we had great fun using lemon juice, vinegar and bicarbonate paste to paint on the paper. The children were amazed to see how the paper changed colour when they painted it (lemon and vinegar turned the paper pink, while the bicarbonate turned it blue!)

We had great fun with our science experiments and would like to say a big thank you to Mollie for visiting us in Class 2!

Fantastic Flowers with Louise

Class2 had great fun this week when we were visited by Louise for a morning of jar decorating. Each child chose a glass jar and a piece of ribbon to wrap around it. Then we carefully glued the ribbon on with the help of an adult and a glue gun!

I chose the orange ribbon for my jar and some orange stickers – Lucas

After we had glued the ribbon on, we had some stickers to decorate our jars with. They looked very colourful when they were finished!

I liked making the jar because I got to put lots of stickers on. It was tricky to get the back off! – Lexie

Next we chose some flowers to put into our jars to take home. There were lots to choose from! Some children decided not to put flowers in their jar, but instead are going to put a tealight inside to make it light up!

I put yellow flowers in my jar. They are pretty – Jessica

We had lots of fun decorating and filling our jars and would like to say a big thank you to Louise for coming in to visit us!

Learning About Autumn

Children in classes 1 and 2 have been busy learning about Autumn and Harvest this week.  We have learnt all about the changes that take place during Autumn such as the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees.  In class 2, we looked at different photos of Autumn scenes and the children have been painting the leaves onto trees using their fingers.

I used red, yellow and brown on my fingers for the leaves – Erin

I liked using my fingers to paint. My favourite colour was red – Ayveeahnah

In class 1, the children foraged for leaves in the wildlife garden and discussed the different trees the leaves came from. We studied the shape of them and the different colours. We then brought them back to class and painted them to make leaf prints.

 I liked learning about Autumn. My favourite picture was of the leaves in the wood – Kieran

In Autumn, the leaves fall down. They go gold, yellow and red. – Bella

 

A Great Start To School

The new children in classes 1 and 2 have had a great first week at school.  We have been very busy meeting all the new children in our classes as well as going on a tour of the school to see where to go for lunch, where we will be doing our IT lessons, the library and to meet the older children.

I love going to school because I like playing with my friends Dakota and Debora – Sophia (Class 1)

I like going to school because I like to do drawing and colouring in – Kensa (Class 2)

We have had our first phonics lesson where we practised saying and writing the letter ‘s’ and we had a delicious school dinner in the hall.  We’ve also been busy doing PE and practising our counting to 10!

I love school because when we play with the mobilo I’m very sneaky at getting the toys out – Finley (Class 1)

I can write my name. It starts with a big ‘s’ – Skye (Class 2)

We are looking forward to a great year and have lots planned. Our first topic will be ‘ourselves’ and we will be having a go at some self-portraits in the coming weeks!

On Fridays we are looking forward to learning some French with Mr Emery and some music with Mr Jones and are busy practising our singing ready for Harvest Festival in a few weeks time.

I loved playing with the parachute – Nicholas (Class 2)

I love school because I like playing outside and with the castles – Will (Class 1)

 

 

 

 

 

C’est magnifique! – Class 8’s Fashion Show

A little slice of France came to class 8 this week!  On Tuesday, Class 8 were very excited to invite the children and teachers from Class 3 to a very special fashion show performed entirely in French. Since Easter, the children have been busy preparing for their show in their weekly French lessons and have really impressed both their French teacher Michelle as well as the adults in class 3 and 8.

The children dressed up in a range of outfits including sports kits, school uniform, roller-skates, onesies, pyjamas, wetsuits and even grass suits! After walking up and down the catwalk in their costumes to songs chosen by the class, each child described their outfits in detail and then answered questions by Class 3 about their outfits.

Everyone was really impressed with the fashion show and below we have included some photos as well as the french the children had to learn in preparation for the show.

Je porte une robe multicolore et des chaussures blanches (I am wearing a multicoloured dress and white shoes) – Rebecka

 

Je porte une t-shirt de foot blanche, un short de foo blanc, des chaussettes bleues, ds chaussures noires (I am wearing a white football shirt, white football shorts, blue socks, black trainers) – Isabella

 

Je porte une chemise de rugby noir, un short de rugby noir, des chaussettes noires, des chaussures noires (I am wearing a black rugby t-shirt, black rugby shorts, black socks and black trainers) – Ronnie