Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Schools in the UK are now closed to the majority of pupils until further notice, in line with Government policy.

Staff Learning Celebration Assembly (29th May 2020)

Each week while school is closed I’ll be bringing you a Friday afternoon assembly showcasing some of the diverse and exciting learning that’s being shared by Key Stage 2 on Showbie.  As well as the assembly itself, this page also has a gallery where you can see the learning in more detail should you wish.

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PFA Rainbow Art Winners

KS2 Learning Celebration (22nd May 2020)

Each week while school is closed I’ll be bringing you a Friday afternoon assembly showcasing some of the diverse and exciting learning that’s being shared by Key Stage 2 on Showbie.  As well as the assembly itself, this page also has a gallery where you can see the learning in more detail should you wish.

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Gallery of Featured Learning

Chair Inventions

KS2 Learning Celebration (15th May 2020)

Each week while school is closed I’ll be bringing you a Friday afternoon assembly showcasing some of the diverse and exciting learning that’s being shared by Key Stage 2 on Showbie.  As well as the assembly itself, this page also has a gallery where you can see the learning in more detail should you wish.

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Gallery of Featured Learning

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

Home Learning Challenges – Year 2 – Week 6 & 7

New – Week commencing – 11.05.2020

Hi Class 6 and Class 5, Mrs Ruffell and Mrs Daniel would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent images of your home  learning, which you have completed  over the past two weeks. We have now created a new home learning page, on the Penpol Times, for weeks 6 and 7.  Please keep sending us images of your learning so that we can share it with your friends and families.

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

Take care – Mrs Ruffell & Mrs Daniel

 

New – Half term activity

New –    https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-how-honey-is-made/z7j76v4 (Copy & paste the link in to your browser)

PE and Outdoor Learning at Home

New -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCStjKlMICO-Em7zMJoHR3A  (Copy & paste link in to your browser)

New – Digital Ocean – Surfers against Sewage – Copy and paste the link in to your browser

: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school

Online safety at home – copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Fun ways to exercise and keep fit! – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://imoves.com/the-imovement

New – Additional online home learning. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

New – Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm

Use your mind – Laugh & Giggle – Breathe Deep – Stretch it out – Relax

 

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily! I love your spaceship, it’s so colourful and what a great idea to put your photograph inside the space helmet. I can see, from the learning you have completed, that you really enjoyed this literacy based topic all about space.

Also well done on your spelling test results 10/10 great job!

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has been busy with her maths this week, drawn a great picture of a rocket and made a beeswax candle. She also found a little mole in her garden, he’s very cute!

Faith, from Class 5

Faith has really enjoyed the alien project this week, take a look at her amazing photos of all the craft work and writing she has been doing!

 

Lily, from Class 6

Well done Lily. You have found so many interesting facts about bees and I love your honey comb pattern.

Hana, from Class 5

Hana has been very busy lately with all her home learning, even though she is missing all her friends. Take a look at her photos and enjoy her pirate story.

 

Rosie, from Class 6

Rosie and George made some cheese today, after completing their numeracy challenges.
They were very proud of what they made, but didn’t like the taste.

Well done, it looks amazing!

 

Poppy, from Class 6

What great learning you have completed.  I love your pictures, especially your spacesuit….
I was also very impressed with your handwriting . Well done.

 

 

Poppy wanted to share this photograph of a beautiful mermaid, which she found swimming in her paddling pool. How lucky was Poppy to find a mermaid in her back garden.

Bella, from Class 5

Bella was inspired by Mrs.Pope’s assembly and has made some amazing frozen flowers! She’s also written a great bee poem and diagram and drawn a couple of brilliant self portraits, one inspired by Gustav Klimt, can you guess which one?

Nicholas, from Class 6

Thank you for sharing your learning from this week Nicholas. I can see that you are really enjoying the space theme. Well done!

 

Faith, from Class 5

A lovely photo of Faith showing some of her work on Noah’s Ark, she really enjoyed this R.E story. She and her mum thought it very topical at the moment as we are all looking forward to much brighter and happier times.

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has become quite the chef at home again this week, baking cookies that look delicious!
She has also completed some maths sheets and brilliantly illustrated her brothers fantastic story.

Alfie, from Class 5

Alfie has been as busy as usual this week, take a look at his photos to see what he has been up to. I love his alien story and animal game. What  a lovely picture of him on the beach too, making the most of the lovely weather.

Nicholas, from Class 6

Thank you Nicholas for sharing your home learning from this week. It looks like you are really enjoying the space writing  theme. I love your colourful space suit and what a fab rocket! Well done.

Lily, from Class 6

Wow Lily, you have been very busy with your home learning! It was lovely to see your smiley face again and to see that you are showing such dedication to your home learning challenges. I was really impressed to see you calculating your number problems by using such good resources and what a fantastic sunflower picture you have created. Well done.

Emily, from Class 6

Thank you Emily for sharing your home learning challenges from this week. You have shown such dedication towards your learning. I loved your honeycomb pattern and I was glad to see that you are still using your mathematical skills to solve number problems and also completed the R.E activity. I am so proud of you. Well done!

 

Tilly, from Class 6

Wow Tilly, you have completed some lovely home learning challenges. Your art work is beautiful and I can see that you have taken great care with your illustrations. I was really impressed with your bee mobile. I would love for you to bring it in to school to show your friends when we return. Great home learning Tilly.

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has finished her week by completing some great maths today, and she made some delicious cakes too!

 

Isaac, from Class 5

Isaac has really enjoyed the pirate craft work, take a look at his photos. A clever idea to stain paper with a tea bag to make it look old and a cleverly disguised egg box as treasure chest, well done Isaac!

Harry, from Class 6

Wow Harry! look at your chilli plant, it looks so healthy and such a lovely colour green. You must be taking great care of it. I look forward to seeing a picture of the first chilli. Well done

Verity, from Class 5

I have been looking forward to reading Verity’s pirate story and here it is, she’s had quite an adventure to find that treasure chest!

Lola, from Class 6

what a lovely picture of a bee Lola! I was also impressed to see that you are using your mathematical knowledge to solve number problems. Well done, great home learning!

Lola, from Class 6

Well done Lola! you have shown great dedication to your home learning this week. You have used your mathematical mind to complete so many number problems. Great home learning!

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily! it looks like you really enjoyed the pirate topic. I loved reading your letter and what a great picture of your  treasure chest and flag. What a great idea to complete a V.E day word search puzzle. Well done!

Alfie, from Class 5

Some lovely photos from Alfie this week, he’s been working hard and having fun. I loved his description of the boat journey. Apparently he adopted two snails and made a house for them!

Anya, from Class 6

Thank you Anya for sharing this lovely picture of you being the teacher. It was great to see you sharing your knowledge and supporting your younger sister with her phonics. Well done!

Faith, from Class 5

Take a look at Faith’s fantastic art work, she has really enjoyed completing all the pirate activities this week. Well done Faith.

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has been enjoying doing arty bits.   She had great fun making pebble bees and ladybirds for a game ’noughts and crosses’ and even got Grannie involved by making a special games bag!!
She has been planning her Pirate treasure hunt and has started by drawing her boat and map. She has been talking through her story with me that she is planning to write. Well done Verity!

Emilija, from Class 5

Emilija has been doing a fantastic job with all her home learning lately, take a look at her photos, I really love her paper plate pirates

Nicholas, from Class 6

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Challenges – Year 1 – Week 6 & 7

Week commencing – 11.05.2020

Hi Year 1,
We are missing you very much but know that your adults are doing a super job of looking after you and teaching you.
We hope you’re enjoying the home-learning tasks as much as we are enjoying receiving the photo’s and videos?!
Please do send any photo’s through if you have the time. Remember we love seeing you playing as well as learning!
Miss Whear and Mrs Sukstiene

 

New -PE and Outdoor Learning at Home

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCStjKlMICO-Em7zMJoHR3A (Copy & Paste the link in to your browser)

New

New – Digital Ocean – Surfers against Sewage – Copy and paste the link in to your browser

: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school

 

Luke, from Class 4

Luke has had a fab time enjoying the sunshine this week. He has been playing in his pool, been bodyboarding at the beach and has been doing some great fraction work too! He has also been bug hunting in his garden and creating a super bar chart to show all the different kinds of insects that he has found. Great work, Luke!

 

 

Joseph, from Class 4 

Joseph has been writing letters to his friends (and Mrs Sukstiene!). Look at that gorgeous handwriting!

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has been busy learning about fractions, positional language and punctuation recently! Well done Elliott!

Ezra, from Class 4

Ezra has had a super week learning all about mental health awareness. He’s been really busy learning about things that make us feel happy and has decided that being outside and exploring helps him to feel positive. Ezra’s family are having a ‘Feel Good Friday’ party today too, it sounds a lot of fun!

Carys, from Class 4

Carys made a super punctuation poster for our English home learning this week. She chose to tell us all about using a question mark. Well done Carys!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo’s chose the question mark for his punctuation poster this week and enjoyed completing it with his dad!

Miles, from Class 3

Miles loved tricky word bingo yesterday , he’s asked to play again today!

Florence, from Class 4

Florence has been staying active and getting outdoors a lot during the school closures. She has visited the beach, built dens and was even lucky enough to have a treehouse built by her very clever Dad! Florence has also been a great big sister, playing lots with Agatha. It looks like so much fun!

Rosie, from Class 4

Rosie has had a lovely time practising her dancing, going out on her scooter and having a little pamper with a face mask. It looks like fun!

Olivia, from Class 3

Olivia has been loving exploring number bonds, money and tally charts in maths! She’s also made an incredible plants information poster and been practising her days of the week!

 

Harley, from Class 3

Harley’s been a busy busy these last couple of weeks. Take a look at his super learning!

James, from Class 3

James has enjoyed studying the weather this week. He has drawn some pictures of the weather and has also been doing some maths sums by filling in the missing numbers.
James climbed Trencom Hill and he felt like he was on top of the world!

 

Keira, from Class 3

Keira has made a pattern with fruit and vegetables printing.

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison used the computer to learn about halves and quarters and created a super weather report from last week-

Harrison walked up to Trencrom and loved climbing and jumping around on the big rocks. Harrison and his brother found little caves and spotted St Michaels amount, Penzance, St Ives, Godrevy lighthouse, Hayle and the estuary.

Isla F from Class 3

Isla F has enjoyed recording the weather, and making a wind vane to see which direction that cold wind was blowing in from, earlier in the week. She’s also baked some tasty vegan banana muffins!

Ebon, from Class 3

Ebon has been busy learning his timetables, making flags on VE day and riding his new bike which he was so happy to get riding when his cast came off!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo is feeling very proud of his weather report this week… and so he should be – it’s fantastic!

Thomas, from Class 3

Thomas has been enjoying lots of walking and running on the beach the last few days and exploring St George’s Walk looking at the fish and flowers. He has really enjoyed keeping a weather record and drawing lots of happy sunshines.
He has been very good with his reading, phonics and maths. Thomas has also been looking after his sunflower which is growing really fast.

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison baked flapjack with me today to send to his great grandad for his birthday and he made a wonderful birthday card, drawing the picture and doing all the writing inside. He also planted 4 types of flowers and 4 types of herbs.

Miles, from Class 3

Miles has completed his weather diary and the challenge I set him to think of adjectives and adverbs to describe the weather! He then used them in a weather poem! Well done Miles!  He’s also been adding to his story each day.

Toran, from Class 3

Toran’s been working really hard on his home-learning!    Super addition 🙂

 

Toran exploring rhyming words!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo enjoying dressing up time as Stanley Hulk!

Miles, from Class 3

This morning miles watcher weather videos on you tube and made a weather poster.

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has been doing so well practising the DFE online phonics screening past papers! Well done Elliott. He’s also loved exploring money and plants!

Toran, from Class 3

Toran used paint for his pointillism flower and loved exploring money!

Geoffrey, from Class 4

Geoffrey has been learning lots at home this week. He has been exploring the different parts of a plant, practising his handwriting and working on his maths. Super work, Geoffrey – well done!

Ezra, from Class 4

Ezra had a fantastic day celebrating VE Day. He had an indoor street party with his family where they made medals, ration books and danced to music from the 1940s. It looks like so much fun! Great work Ezra, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

 

Isla, from Class 3

Isla F had a fun week doing coin and leaf rubbings, practising her phonics and writing her short story about a mermaid, called Isla.

James, from Class 3

James is enjoying the weekly challenges – this week he raided his piggy bank to find out about money and to do some coin rubbings. He also explored the different parts of a plant and did some sums in the sand on the beach.

Matteo, from Class 4

Matteo has been learning lots about plants and growing this week. He has practised his English and Maths and also built a boat from recycling. Great work, Matteo!

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison learning how to use the suffix -ing and learning the value of money by doing some coin rubbings! Well done.

 

Miles, from Class 3

Miles loved testing out the rockets and writing the experiment up, he said that ‘the big one went the furthest , the little one went round in circles’. He also celebrated VE Day and helped to make mini toad in the holes and bunting!
For their family themed day, they had Chinese day! Miles didn’t think much of Hong-Kong style egg tarts for breakfast but he did like noddles and apple fritters!

 

 

 

 

KS2 Learning Celebration (8th May 2020)

Each week whilst school is closed I’ll be bringing you a Friday afternoon assembly showcasing some of the diverse and exciting learning that’s being shared by Key Stage 2 on Showbie.  As well as the assembly itself, this page also has a gallery where you can see the learning in more detail should you wish.

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Gallery of Featured Learning

World first as Penpol get a Be Internet Legends virtual assembly!

On Friday we were lucky enough to be the first school ever to receive a Be Internet Legends virtual assembly.  This involved all of our pupils in Key Stage 2 taking part in an interactive assembly with the team from Google and ParentZone.

In the exciting assembly children were reminded of the importance of being Internet Legends through questions and answers, audience participation and lots of other fun activities.  Teachers were able to feed back to the presenters in real time as children responded on Showbie, meaning the presenters could then talk to the children and celebrate their learning with them during the assembly.

It was a lot of fun and we’re very lucky at Penpol to have been selected as the first school to experience this.  The presenters said afterwards that we were such a lovely school to work with and that they hope you all keep up your Internet Legends learning over the next few weeks.

To help with this Mr Woolcock will be sharing weekly Be Internet Legends online safety activities on Showbie that you can complete with your family at home.  They’re quick and fun and may just involve playing a few levels on Interland too…

If you missed the assembly you can rewatch it below

A big ‘WOOF’ from Betsy

Hello again everyone, I hope you are all well and still enjoying your home learning challenges.

Since I last wrote to you, I have had a few days that were lovely and also a few days where I chose to be  a bit naughty and I ended up in a little  bit of trouble.

Last Monday, when my family were very busy, I began to feel  a little bored, so I  decided  to have a little roam around my house.  I suddenly noticed that someone had left the bathroom door open and I saw some white paper hanging from the wall. I went up to the paper and grabbed it in my mouth.  I then started to run out of the bathroom door with the paper following behind. Oh what fun I had playing with that paper, I felt so happy, until I heard someone shout ‘Betsy’. I looked up and saw my family staring down at me. They didn’t look very happy.

 

My family then decided that perhaps it would be better for me to  go outside and get some fresh air,  before I got myself in to any more trouble. I was so excited when I saw that I was going to my favourite place, the beach.

I had so much fun at the beach running and rolling around in the sand but because I have a long coat, I had to have a bath before I went to bed.  When I lay down in my basket, I felt quite excited as I had heard my family saying that tomorrow was going to be a special  day and that they were all going to  be baking delicious buns for everyone to eat.

 

 

When I woke up in the morning everyone was really busy, in the kitchen, baking and there was such a lovely smell coming from the oven. I looked through the oven door and I could see some of my favourite buns being cooked. I wanted to just sit and watch them cook but no luck, ‘Walkies Betsy”.

Although I wanted to sit and watch the buns cooking, it was great to get outside in the fresh air and get some morning exercise.

On the way back from my walk, my owner decided to let me off the lead so that I could walk on my own. Suddenly, I could smell those delicious buns and I just knew that I had to have one ,as my mouth was beginning to water.  I started to run home as fast as I could and there, outside of my garden, was a table all decorated with blue, red and white flags and on the top was a tray full of buns with icing on the top. I thought to myself, ‘This must be the special day celebrations that I heard my family talking about”. I just couldn’t wait any longer, I jumped up and  started to eat the buns, licking the icing off first. Suddenly I heard someone shout, “Betsy, those buns were for the V.E day celebrations, now we will have to make some more. I know now that I shouldn’t have taken the buns but they were just looking and smelling so delicious, I couldn’t help myself. Next time, I will wait for my owner to give me one. I think I should now try to stay out of mischief for a while.

 

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Hello everyone at Penpol School, I hope you are all o.k and enjoying all of your home learning challenges. I really am missing all of my extra cuddles and also seeing everyones smiley faces.

At this strange time, I am also not allowed to go outside and do all of the fun things that I used to enjoy doing. Some days,  I often sit and look out of my window,  wishing things could get back to normal and I could go outside to play and visit everyone  at Penpol School, where I love to be made a fuss of.

Although I miss going outside and not visiting Penpol School, I have enjoyed being at home with my family, where I have also been learning new challenges and practicing old tricks. When the sun was shining,  I was so lucky to go down to the beach and play fetch. This is one of my favourite games, especially when the ball goes in to the sea.

Another trick that I have been practicing is  ‘Stay’ and ‘Here”.  This is a good trick, as I get to sit or stand in the same position and then when I hear the command  ‘Here’ I have to run to my owner.  They always give me a big cuddle when I run up to them.

Although I am really happy most days, being at home and learning with my family, some times I feel a bit sad and fed up and just don’t want to get out of bed, especially when it is raining.

On these days, I always tell my family how I am feeling so that they can help me and give me things to do that will stop me worrying and make me feel better. Last week, when I felt really sad, my family let me watch some horse racing on the television.

It was so exciting watching all of the horses galloping down the track and then jumping over the fences. After watching the horses, I felt so much happier and couldn’t wait to get started on my next learning challenge followed by playing in the garden and then having plenty of  cuddles and playtime with my family.

Well I hope you have all enjoyed reading about what I’ve been up to at home. Perhaps you would like to send some photographs of your pets to Mrs Ruffell, so that she can share them with me and everyone else on  the Penpol Times.

class6@penpolschool.co.uk

Take care

Love Betsy xxxx

 

Fred, from Class 1

Here is a picture of Fred from Class 1 with Sydney, she’s an Hungarian vizsla.

 

Ebbie, from Class 3

What a beautiful photo of Ebbie playing with her dog on the beach!

 

Isla, from Class 2

Here is Isla from class 2 with her pet Cat Alfie, they are watching a film together.

 

Izzy, from Class 2

It looks like  Luna has been having a fab time playing with Izzy. I wonder what game they are playing? It looks like Luna is taking Izzy for a ride.

Kensa, from Class 6

Kensa and Bruno have also been visiting the beach to have some fun and exercise. Bruno looks just like Betsy. I wonder if they go to the same dog parlour to have their coats groomed?