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.

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

 

 

 

 

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?

 

Home Learning Challenges – Year 2 – Weeks 3, 4 & 5

WEEK COMENCING – 20.04.2020

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 3 and 4.  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

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

New – As the weather is now getting warmer, many of you have started to plant seeds and watching them grow. Below is a link to a lovely song called ‘One Seed’. Perhaps you could learn the words and record yourself singing it.

 

 

 

A big hello from Shelly.

Mrs Ruffell’s tortoise, Shelly, would like to say a big hello to everyone in Class 6 and Class 5

 

 

Chloe, from Class 6

Thank you for sharing your home learning with us Chloe. I was really pleased to see that you have completed the  Easter R.E challenge and also the comprehension ‘A day at the Zoo’. Well done Chloe!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been really busy doing mathematical calculations and look at her amazing Aztec collage!..Well done Bella

Oakley, from Class 6

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Oakley, happy birthday to you! (Saturday 8th may) have a great day from everyone in Class 6

Wow! what a fab cake you are making and well done on all of your home learning challenges.

Nicholas, from Class 6

Wow!Look at that amazing bee picture, it looks so realistic. I also love the way you have created your treasure map and included so much detail. Well done Nicholas.

Poppy, from Class 6

Thank you Poppy for sharing all of your home learning from this week. It looks like you are really enjoying writing all about pirates. You have designed a great treasure map and written a detailed description of what you would find inside. That’s if you were lucky enough to find it!

Joseph, from Class 5

Joseph has made a brilliant rainbow mask to put a smile on all our faces!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been having fun in the kitchen this week, take a look at her delicious chocolate banana cake! She has also made a mosaic inspired by her brother’s topic on the Aztecs, and keeping her maths brain going with some tricky fractions.

 

 

Ava, from Class 6

(Written by Ava) Today I wrote my letter in a bottle from the pirate and completed the RE and some worksheets love Ava.                         Well done Ava, What a great letter from the pirate.

Alfie, from Class 5

Alfie has been very busy again, take a look at a few of the things he’s been up to. I’m looking forward to reading more pirate stories!

Finley, from Class 5

Take a look at what Finley has been up to. What a fantastic model of a bee! His story will also make you want to practise your pirate voice impersonations!

Kensa, from Class 6

Wow! well done Kensa. What a great way to learn you’re spellings.

Oscar, from Class 6

(Written by Oscar) Today we made our treasure maps, we stained the paper with coffee and rolled them up into messages in a bottle. We also started to make a film with dad about our rascally adventures as pirates.
We like this challenge a lot.

Oscar, it was so lovely to see a photograph of you wearing your  Penpol School uniform, I had almost forgotten how smart it looked. Your photograph put a big smile on my face!

Harry, from Class 6

Wow! Harry look at how big your chilli plant has grown, no wonder it needed a bigger pot. Now that it has more room, the roots will be able to grow even better. Keep me updated on how it grows.

Tilly, from Class 6

(Written by Tilly) Today I have had great fun making a message in a bottle from a pirate. After I had written the letter I dyed the paper with a teabag to make it look old and then tore around the outside to give it rough edges. I then rolled it up and put it in a bottle. We took some photos too. (Well done Tilly)

Hana, from Class 5

Hana has been very busy of late. Take a look at all the great activities she has been up to so far, I love her mini beast game!

Violet, from Class 5

Violet would like to share a movie that she wrote and directed herself. She started to plan her movie with a story board
The second video  is a green screen video diary about her thoughts at this strange time.
Lastly she wanted to give you a review of her reading book so far!

Click on the links and continue with website.

Violet’s Video

Violets video

Violet’s video

 

Emily, from Class 6

Emily, what a great poem about five little bees. well done!

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, thank you for sharing your home learning from last week. I can see that you are still enjoying calculating number problems and what a lovely picture you have drawn. Well done!

Lola, from Class 6

Wow Lola how artistic are you? and what a great idea. I think we will definitely try this activity out when we are back in school. I hope you didn’t get hand prints all over the house?

Isaac L, from Class 5

Isaac L has had a very productive week. Take a look at his amazing beehive he has made and read his story about dream balloons!

Lola, from Class 6

Thank you Lola for sharing your home learning from this week. I can really see that you have been using your mathematical mind to solve the number problems. Well done!

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has really enjoyed listening to the poetry this week and inspired her to write one of her own, fantastic!

Harry, from Class 6

Thank you Harry for sharing the photographs of you keeping fit. I was so impressed to see you skipping. Well done!

Oliver, from Class 5

Oliver has been hard at work, writing a story, working out fractions, baking and even bringing to life his Star War pictures! Take a look at his lovely photos.

 

Violet, from Class 5

Violet has been up to lots of interesting things this week, from writing poetry, interviewing a friend, to writing in code! Take a look at her lovely photos.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has found an ingenious way to paint a bee, take a look!

Hugo, from Class 6

Wow! Hugo, you have completed so much home learning. I was really impressed to see that you have remembered to learn your weekly spellings and also participated with the online R.E learning. You are also becoming such a good cook! Well done Hugo, you are demonstrating great dedication to your home learning challenges. Well done!

 

Jessica from Class 5

As you can see, Jessica has been extremely busy at home engaging with all the home learning.
Brilliant to see, well done and keep it up!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith has been working on some amazing nature projects, take a look at her impressive ice sculpture and clay Goldfinch! She is currently working on a papier mache beehive, looking forward to seeing that as well.

 

Poppy, from Class 6

Wow! I loved reading all of the information (Data) that you have collected on bees. I have seen so many bees recently. I think there are more bees around this year. Well done Poppy!

 

 

 

Nicholas, from Class 6

Thank you Nicholas for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been using your mathematical knowledge to solve a variety of number problems. I was so pleased to see that you have remembered to edit your number formation, where needed. Also great home learning on suffixes. Well done!

 

Lola, from Class 6

Wow  Lola!  You have really been thinking about the grammar rules, which we need to apply to our writing.Well done!

Alfie, from class 5

Alfie would like to share what he has been up to. As you can see he’s doing a brilliant job! You have to be impressed with his rock Bumblebee, Mrs. Daniel is hoping for one!!

 

Emily, from Class 6

What a fab cake Emily. I can see the concentration on your face, whilst creating the bees. I bet it tasted great too!

Tilly, from Class 6

Thank you Tilly for sharing the  learning, which you have completed  this week. You have created a detailed fact sheet all about rabbits and drawn a beautiful picture! I also enjoyed looking at your picture of a bee, which you have labelled correctly. Wow! what a great bee bookmark, I look forward to seeing it when we are all back at school.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has been doing well with education city this week and decided to complete the story from last week (see attached).
She has enjoyed the bee topic. Unfortunately she found a dead bee but gave her opportunity to compare it to her picture!

 

 

 

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, you have completed so much home learning this week. Again you have been using your mathematical skills to solve several number challenges and completed the English activities on Educational City. I was pleased to see you learnt your spellings and took the weekly test. What a great score!

 

Oakley from Class 6.

Thank you Oakley for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been busy recapping your letter formation and researching for information about bees.  I enjoyed reading your bee fact file and I am glad to see that you are participating with  the online activities set. Well done Oakley, super home learning!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith is very keen and able horse rider, so no surprise she chose a horse as her pet! Take a look at these lovely photos.

Joseph, from Class 5

Take a look at Joseph’s amazing Hama bead craft work! A lot of patience but I think you will agree well worth the effort.

 

Kensa,from Class 6

Kensa has been practicing her spellings by writing out words that contain the sound ‘tion’. She has also written an interesting fact file about her dog who is called Bruno. Great home learning Kensa!

 

Poppy, from Class 6 

Thank you Poppy  for sharing some of your learning from this week. I can see that you have been really busy learning about bees and completed the learning objectives set on Educational city. Great learning and I am glad to see you achieved 100% on your certificates. Well done!

 

Emilija, From Class 5

Thank you Emilija for sending us all these lovely photos of you and your home learning. Well done, you are doing a great job!

 

Alfie, from Class 5

Here is a great football story about Alfie’s toys when they come alive at night, it’s exciting to see who finally wins!

Lily, from Class 6

Lily has been learning all about bees and created a poster to show their life cycle. Well done Lily.

 

 

 

Home Learning Challenges from Year 2 – Weeks 1 & 2

Hi Class 6 and Class 5, Mrs Ruffell and Mrs Daniel would like to share some  home learning photographs with you. Please email Mrs Ruffell or Mrs Daniel with  any home learning challenges completed, so that we can share them on the school web site.

Take care – Mrs Ruffell & Mrs Daniel

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

 

Emily, from Class 6 has been learning about punctuation.

Thank you Emily for sharing this weeks learning. You have been learning all about commas and apostrophes and created a fact file about how to look after a dog. I really love all the images you have used. I was so glad to see that you were able able to access the R.E plans, well done. Keep a look out for next weeks home learning challenges.

Verity, from Class 5 has been counting bees.

Thank you for sharing your home learning from this week Verity. I loved reading all of your facts about dogs and bees. Well done!

 

Lola, from Class 6 has been researching and collecting data

Well done Lola on researching and writing so many interesting facts about Cocker Spaniels. They really are a lovely breed of dog.  I was also very interested in your data collection. Well done on creating a Tally chart and then transfering the information, which you recoded, in to a Bar graph. Great home learning!

                     

 

Alfie, from Class 5 has been researching facts.

Alfie has written a couple of fact sheets all about bumblebees and rats, you can read all about their very interesting toilet habits!

 

                                   

 

Oliver, from Class 5 has designed a poster.

Oliver has written a fantastic poster all about his dog Ted, he loves going to the beach.

 

 

Isaac from Class 5 has been writing poetry.

Wow! Isaac has written  a poem and designed a poster to try and gain his blue and green blue letter badges. Fantastic home learning Isaac, your poem is brilliant. Well done!

 

      

Faith, from Class 5 has been very creative.

Thank you so much Faith for sharing your great artistic and cheerful artwork with us. Well done!

Anya, from Class 6 has been using her mathematical skills, writing facts and learning about Easter.

Wow, well done Anya! I am glad to  see that you have been using your mathematical skills to solve several number problems and also sequencing numbers correctly. You have also drawn a lovely picture of bee and written some interesting facts. I also found it very  interesting reading all about guinea pigs, I never knew that they loved being cuddled and ate vegetables.

 

                                     

             

Anya, thank you for sharing the picture of your homemade flapjack, it looks delicious! Also what a great  bike ride you did this morning! Well done.

                                                

Bobby, from Class 6 has been learning all about bees.

Thank you Bobby for sharing all of your home learning about bees. I was so excited to see that you are already showing an interest in our summer topic.  I thought that your picture, of a cartoon bee, called Bob was fantastic and what a great name for a bee.  I also loved your bee finger puppet. Well done Bobby, great home learning.

Lily, from Class 6 has been writing stories and sentences.

Thank you so much Lily for sharing your learning with us. I can see that you have been busy learning your 2, 3, 5 and ten times tables and also writing stories and  silly sentences, which were all home learning tasks from week one . I was  also very impressed when I read your sentences  that contained the word of the week ‘Saunter’. Well done Lily! Great home learning.

                                 

Emily, from class 6 has been putting her mathematical skills to great use.

Wow! Emily, you have really been using your mathematical knowledge to solve so many number problems. You have been learning about direction, time, mass and comparing numbers. I really enjoyed reading your story and  I was so impressed with your handwriting. I also loved the picture of your penguin, which I will save and put on the classroom wall as soon as we return. Well done Emily, great home learning!

            

           

Verity, from Class 5 has been busy adapting stories.

Hello Verity!
It was lovely to read your super story today. I loved the way you story boarded it first, just as we do in school. The Princess and the Pea is one of my favourite traditional tales and I loved the way you made it your own by having dogs as the main characters! Do you remember when I read it in school?

Jowan, from Class 6 has been experimenting and keeping fit.

Thank you Jowan for sharing with us your photographs of you keeping fit and how you are  keeping your learning going by watching and then recording  a variety of scientific experiments. It was also lovely to see you sporting a brand new hair style, which looks great! Well done Jowan.

  

                  

Ava, from Class 6 has been learning all about bees.

Ava has made a great start on the summer home learning challenges. She has been very busy researching for information about bees and recorded some interesting facts. She has also written a detailed story that was inspired by a picture and created her very own weather chart to record the temperature. Ava also used her mathematical knowledge to measure out a selection of ingredients to make her very own pasty. Well done Ava, great home learning.

         

                        

                                         

Tilly, from class 6 has been recording the weather.

Tilly has been very creative by making her own rain gauge out of an empty plastic bottle. Apart from decorating the bottle, she has also drawn a scale in ml to record the amount of rain that falls. Tilly will also be busy recording the daily temperatures and recording the weather conditions on her weather diary, that goes up until the end of April. I look forward to seeing the final amount of rain fall recorded. Well done Tilly, you have definitely shown an interest in recording the weather!

            

Oliver, from Class 5 has been busy writing stories.

Hello Oliver!                                                                                                                                                                                 I was so pleased to receive your home learning today and read your story all about the Billy Goats Gruff. I can see that you created a storyboard first and then used this plan to write the story out in the correct order. Well done and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

                              

Harry, from Class 6 has green fingers!

Harry has been busy learning all about seeds and what they need to grow in to healthy plants. He has also been researching for interesting facts about  bees and created a poster all about honey. Well done Harry, great home learning. Remember to let us know how your chilli seed grows,  perhaps you could keep a diary of its growth and share with us again?

                                                      

Wow! Thank you Harry for telling us what we would need if we were to have a snake as a pet.

                                                   

Lola, from Class 6 has been very busy writing, calculating  and baking .

Thank you Lola for sharing your home learning photographs with us. You have produced a draft copy of your story, edited your spelling and grammar mistakes and then written the story out again in your very best hand writing. You have also shown that you have given the characters a lot of thought by  drawing them in such detail.  It was also lovely to see that you have been calculating a variety of number facts and problems and then using measure to bake some delicious buns.  I am also very excited to see that you have already started to learn all about bees. Well done Lola, I am very proud of your home learning achievements!

       

         

     

Hugo, from Class 6 gets very creative.

Hugo has sent me some pictures, of his home learning challenges, that he would like to share. Not only has Hugo been busy practicing his letter formation and reading skills, he has also enjoyed creating and  completing many D&T activities and by reading and following instructions, made a delicious chocolate cake, which he knows is one of my favourite treats! I just wish I could have tried  a slice. Well done Hugo! I am very proud of your learning achievements.

 

    

       

Violet, from Class 5 has been planning and writing.

Violet has been very busy planning and writing stories of her own. In her writing she has ensured that she has used her best handwriting and included well structured sentences. Well done Violet, some super home learning! keep it up.

Well done! Some super work about bees Violet. Keep it going.

 

 

Poppy, from class 6 has been busy Home Learning.

Poppy has been very busy learning her two and tens times tables and then,  after comparing measures, made some very tasty buns. she also created a storyboard for her own story, ‘The Three Fairies’, which she then wrote out in her best handwriting. Well done Poppy! Great home learning.

                     

Well done Poppy, you have researched and written out some great bee facts. Great home learning again!

 

 

 

 

South West Water visit Year 2

As part of their new topic, ‘Make the Change’, Class 5 and 6 had a visit from South West Water to learn about how water is filtered prior to use within the home.

All of the children had the opportunity to carry out an experiment, which enabled them to identify all of the stages that dirty water needs to go through to make it safe for them to drink. They also became aware of the importance of ensuring that only toilet tissue is flushed down the toilet and not to waste water, whilst cleaning their teeth or taking a shower.

The Christmas Story by Year 2

 

Classes 5 and 6 have been very busy over the past few weeks rehearsing for their Christmas performance. All children, from both classes,  have been working very hard to recite  words, learn many new songs and getting to  know when they are required on stage.

Well done Year 2. Mrs Ruffell & Mrs Daniel are very proud of you all.

Year 2 enjoy a visit from the Cat’s Protection League

As part of their science topic ‘Animals including Humans’, the children in Year 2 had an exciting visit today from the Cat’s Protection League. The children heard all about the hard and caring work the volunteers do to help lost and stray cats and were then informed how we, as  cat owners, should care for cats and kittens correctly.

Mrs Ruffell and Mrs Daniel would like to say a big thank you for all of the lovely donations received for the Cat’s Protection League. They were very grateful for your generosity.

 

 

Class 6 get creative

As part of their English and art lessons,  Class 6 have been listening to the story ‘The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon’, written by Richard Adams. The children enjoyed listening to how the character, Emma, made her own dragon out of an egg box and then acknowledging the importance of writing a clear set of instructions for others to follow. The children had a great time planning and then selecting a variety of materials to make an Egg Box Dragon of their own.

 

Year 2 enjoy their visit to Hayle Pilot Gig Club

This term Year 2 have been learning all about the champion rower  Ann Glanville. Ann was born in Saltash and was married to John Glanville, who worked as a waterman – someone who rowed people and cargo across the River Tamar. Together they had 14 children and when John became ill Ann took his job to provide money for their family. She was tall, strong and very good at rowing.

To help the children identify what life may have been like for Ann, the children had a  very informative trip down to the Hayle Pilot Gig Club.