Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

@PenpolSchool

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

Year 6 Activity Week- ‘In to the woods we go…’

Tuesday brought about a trip to Tehidy woods, again an excellent day right on our doorstep!

We set off in the hunt for the illustrious lesser-spotted Tehidy Treacle Bear, but had to bid our time with a morning of activities: den building, raft making and a blind trail.

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On the children’s arrival, we were fortunate to find an already constructed blind trail (thanks Mr Peck!) Navigating this took excellent team work and careful communication and on reflection, I know who I’d not want to be leading me through the woods with a blindfold on! The children had to work in pairs to guide each other around a roped route…with varying success!

Next on the list, deep in Treacle Bear territory, was den building. Most woodlands are a brilliant places to build dens but Tehidy may be the best around! We, as adults, had the opportunity to sit in on in-depth planning meetings where floor plans and designs were discussed before witnessing the children building some breathtaking structures (none of which resembled the plans!)

After no successful sightings of the bears we headed down to the stream to craft some prototype rafts, less planning this time round, just more elastic bands! Races were had, races were lost and races were won and then there were the racers who cheated and gave it an extra throw down stream. Competition aside the children had great fun splashing in the stream! I wasn’t the only one to get wet feet!

With everything prepared for our final venture into the depths of the woods, Mr Peck made the children aware of the various animal actions (just incase we spotted anything) and we donned our camouflage war paint (some needing encouragement) and set off on a wet and wild adventure!

Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our quest to spot the wildlife we were hoping for, we had plenty of false alarms as well as a host of French squirrels and insects in the river, legs flailing helplessly! However, a lot of fun was had and we headed home tired, wet and smelly (and I mean SMELLY)

Class 2 Visit the Yurt

On Wednesday, Class 2 enjoyed their first visit inside the new yurt on the school field.  The children enjoyed sharing stories with each other as well as listening to a story altogether and even found time for some cloud gazing!

Inside I liked it because it was big and I liked seeing the shapes on the wall. I liked seeing the clouds – they looked like a bunny, a unicorn and a heart! – Aggie

I liked lying and looking up and seeing the clouds. I read Hickory Dickory Dock – Elowen

We’re looking forward to our next visit to the yurt again next week!

 

Year 2 Explore North Quay

As part of this terms Geography topic, ‘Coasts and Oceans’, year 2 spent a lovely day at North Quay beach.

After walking to the beach, in the lovely sunshine, the children spent the day sketching the beautiful scenery, recording physical and human features and also creating a selection of sand sculptures.

Take a look at the scenery photographs, can you name any physical or human features?

 

 

 

 

Class 2 STEM Week

 

Class 2 have done some great learning as part of STEM week and enjoyed becoming scientists, engineers and mathematicians for the week.

On Monday, after listening to the story of The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff, the children were set the challenge of building a bridge for the goats to cross, using only spaghetti, masking tape and teamwork! Once built, the class tested their bridges to see which was the strongest and came up with ideas to improve their bridges next time.

On Tuesday, we took part in an experiment using skittles and watched what would happen as water was added. After waiting a few seconds, the children loved seeing the patterns that emerged and looking at how different the other patterns around the class were.

On Wednesday came one of the children’s favourite activities of the week – making volcanoes! In small groups, the children were challenged to build a volcano using whatever they could find around the classroom, making sure they left a space for the volcano to erupt.  Once the volcanoes had been constructed, it was time for them to be filled with lava (a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and red food colouring) and to erupt!

The children put their maths and engineering skills to the test on Thursday by creating ramps for cars and measuring how far each car travelled. They predicted how far each car would travel and then tried raising and lowering the ramp to see if that would make a difference. After recording our results, we then talked about what might have affected how far the cars travel as a group.

Finally, on Friday we created some artwork using a swinging bottle/bucket and watched the different patterns it created when the children pushed harder or gentler on the bottle. We’re really pleased with how the artwork came out and hope to have it up on display in our outdoor area for you all to see soon!

Well done Class 2 on some great STEM learning, it was brilliant to see you enjoy becoming scientists/mathematicians/engineers and artists!

Welcome Back Year 2!

What an exciting first day it has been in year two for both children and teachers.  All children have had a great first day back and from the smiles on their faces you could tell  that they were all thrilled to be back at school playing and interacting with their friends.

The children were also very delighted with the new play equipment and refurbished fire pit.

Year 1 – Home Learning Challenges – Week 11, 12 & 13

 

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 Sukstien

 

New Link 13.07.2020

www.penpolschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-rainbow-games.pdf

 

://rnli.org/youth-education/water-safety-from-home (Copy and paste the link in to your browser)

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

 

Harley, from Class 3

Harley has enjoyed – making his information book 🙂 What super facts he’s recorded!

 

 

Harrison, from Class 3

Look at all the things that Harrison has been up to. Gardening with grandad.Building confidence in the sea and jumping from the rocks.Picking strawberries 🍓 talking about them needing to be red and letting the green ones grow a little more.

 

Florence, from Class 4

Florence has written a poem about a shell and also drawn a picture with hidden words in it! I wonder if you can spot them all? Great work Florence!

Miles, from Class 3

Miles enjoyed writing interview question sentences and using real coins to support his maths learning! He also built a bug hotel!

Luke, from Class 4

Luke has had a great week, learning all about the weather and different coins. He has been painting lovely rainbow pictures with his sister too. He also helped his family to sand down and paint their garden furniture – Great work Luke!

Rosie, from Class 4

Rosie has been busy doing mathletics this week and designing a recipe for a garden potion then measuring liquids and making the potion.

Toran, from Class 3

Toran’s garden with ten hidden plant themed words… can you spot them?!

Toran is loving today’s maths 🙂

Harley, from Class 3

Harley wanted to tell us all what happened yesterday, he was very excited to find a baby dove! Lovely writing about it Harley 🙂

Toran, from Class 3

Super code calculations today Toran!

Miles, from Class 3

Miles enjoying taking part in the Cornwall Schools Games!

Keira, from Class 3

Such determination on Keira’s face in these pictures! I’m very impressed!
Keira did 28 jumps in 30 secs
Jumped 22 hands in the long jump
And 2.1/2 hands higher
3 family members, had a go at all 3 events