Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Celebrating our first Careers Fair

On Wednesday the 6th of November, Penpol held our first ever Careers event. 30 different businesses and employees gave up their time to explain just what makes their job sector special, with hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and a stream of answers ready for the children’s questions. The event was a huge success and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Special thanks must go to those people who gave up their time to inspire others. The exhibitors were very impressed with the children’s interest and described them as ‘eloquent, interested and a joy to talk to’.

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 ‚Äď 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.

 

A lovely morning for some Bingo!

Welcome back to the new term at Penpol School!

As a fun starter for this year, Mr Woolcock and his classes played a game of ‘Summer Holiday Bingo’ using the new Outdoor Classroom area and our iPads.

This game proved quite the hit with the pupils, who spent a good half an hour trying to fill their game cards before everyone else could.

The game itself was very simple – each child had to take a selfie with another child who had taken part in a particular activity over the summer holidays. ¬†For example, “rode a bike’, ‘went on an aeroplane’ or ‘watched an amazing film’.

The only catch was that they couldn’t get a photograph with the same child twice! ¬†This didn’t seem like a big deal at first, but soon proved quite tricky…

It quickly became apparent that some of the bingo squares were harder to find that others and that only a couple of children had completed some of the activities.  This led to some rather hasty rearranging of selfies to ensure every box was filled.

This activity was a great chance to get outdoors with the iPads, but also to get to know our new classes and catch up with old friends.

Class 6 will not be beaten by the weather!

Despite the awful weather conditions, Class 6 had an enjoyable day out at Trevaskis Farm. During their visit the children heard interesting facts about a range of fruit and vegetables and then went to meet some of the animals, who were brave enough to venture out in the rain to meet them.  Before heading back to school, the children got to pick and eat  the best strawberry they could find.

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!