Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Artistic Adjectives

Just before half term we finished an exciting and creative project which involved creating artwork on our iPads.  We spent several lessons learning different techniques and building our drawing skills, which was put to good use in the final lesson where everyone created their own Artistic Adjective.

The goal was simple, pick an adjective and create a piece of Word Art which showed that word illustrated as if it were describing itself. ¬†So ‘chilly’ had to look really cold, ‘sleepy’ had to look really tired and ‘boring’ had to look really, well, boring!

The children had great fun creating these pieces of art. Keep an eye out around the school for a big Word Art display popping up soon…

Teamwork and Cooperation help Class 8 race to success with LEGO Race Cars

Year 3s have started using LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics sets for the first time this week!  After much excitement and anticipation, Class 8 have been building race cars for their first project.  From building with LEGO bricks to writing the code on screen, the children have demonstrated fantastic teamwork and perseverance to overcome obstacles, locate missing pieces and connect the robots to their iMacs.

The key to success here was good teamwork and cooperation, something which Class 8 realised from the start.  Working in pairs they set about co-ordinating their approach so one had the instructions on screen whilst the other built the model, often switching roles as the process went on.  

In forty minutes we all had race cars built, but then it was time for the biggest challenge of all – getting the cars connected to the computers and moving by themselves!

Of course we had to have a race to finish the lesson, check out the breathtakingly fast action on the video below…

Year 6s bring their classrooms to life using Stop Motion

This week the Year 6’s have been exploring film making by looking at Stop Motion Animation. ¬†Using the iPads and a huge amount of their own imagination, they have come up with some incredible short films which they have filmed and directed themselves.

This is a showreel of the films made by Class 13:

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And here are the short films made by Class 14:

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Class 6 brave the elements, whilst visiting St Michael’s Mount

Before being beaten by the weather, Class 6 had a great time exploring in the sand, rocks and sea.  The children were so excited to find a crab and with a little bit of help from Hazel, managed to find its way back to the sea.

The children enjoyed walking across the causeway and heading up the steep path towards the castle. After visiting the inside of the castle the weather  deteriorated  very quickly and sadly the children had to make a very quick return to the mini buses. All of the children from Class 6 demonstrated great stamina and perseverance against heavy rain, hail showers and a biting cold wind. As their Class Teacher, I am extremely proud of all  of them!

 

 

 

 

 

Class 4 enjoy World Book Day

It was World Book Day this month and Class 4 celebrated in style. All of the children enjoyed a fun filled day, reading books, listening to stories and drawing their favourite book characters. Their costumes were fantastic. Check out our fab photos…

Well done Class 4. You looked great!

Class 6 travel back in time

 

Class 6 travelled back in time last week when they visited  The National  Maritime Museum in Falmouth, to hear all about the Titanic and how she met her fate by striking an iceberg.

The children enjoyed meeting the Captain Edward John Smith, dressing up as survivors, making their own sailing boats and having time to explore other areas of the museum.

” I enjoyed meeting the real Captain Smith” – Amelia

“I loved making and sailing our boats” – Riley

” I loved looking out to sea using the binoculars” Hazel

“I enjoyed going back in time” – Jasmine

 

Robot Makers

For the last half term, Class 10 have been learning all about robots. They’ve looked at the developments of robots and even had a go at coding a Mars Rover Robot. At the beginning of the topic the class decided that they wanted to build their own robot. Class 10 spent a lot of time building electrical circuits and designing their robots. They have worked really hard and produced some brilliant models.

Freya ready to blast off!

Year 5 are currently preparing to make rockets in class, but one pupil has already got experience in this,creating a fantastic child-sized rocket, made by herself, her dad and her grandad!

I really enjoyed making it, though I wasn’t pleased that ‘We love MCFC’ was written on the side. – Freya

Let’s hope the other rockets can turn out just as well. Watch this space!