Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

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 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

 

Surfs up in Class 1

What an amazing day. The children were in their element on their fun filled, action packed day of excitement, thrills and frolics on the beach.

Ben and Kate Holtaway had planned a full day of surf lifesaving activities and games for the children to enjoy. They were both fantastic with the children and the day ran effortlessly from one fun activity to the next.

The morning started in the surf life saving club where we learnt about beach safety, the equipment used by the life guards, the role of the life guards and where is safe to swim on the beach. The children had fun dressing up as naughty tourists and life guards and role played swimming in the wrong area of the beach and saving each other.

 

Next it was down to the life guard hut to meet the very funny lifeguards. They told us all about what they have to do each day and answered all our questions about their fun and exciting job. We learnt that they had even rescued 3 boats that morning. We also had a go on their rescue surf board.

After the life guard hut it was a picnic on the beach. The moment we sat down to eat our lunch the skies cleared and it was beautiful sunshine.

We needed to wave from the sea then the other children come and save you. If you go too deep the lifeguards will help – Lana

After lunch it was surfs up. The children were amazing on the surf boards and loved catching a few waves.

I liked surfing, you lie on a surfboard, you wait for a wave then it makes you surf – Sienna

After the surf it got competitive on the beach with a few team games and the exciting game of flags.

Next we found a message in a bottle from Captain  Smellybeard with a treasure map inside. It led the children to a pirates cave, where we found some hidden delicious treasure, the best kind of treasure.

I liked finding the treasure best. We had sweeties – Enya

The day was a massive success. A massive thank you to the superhero life guards and the brilliant Ben and Kate Holtaway.

It was good fun, I love Mummy and Daddy – Martha

Aboriginal Art

For our topic of Weather Around The World, Class 8 have visited Australia. We found out about the climate there and studied some of the Aboriginal culture: Dream stories and artwork. Inspired by some of the pieces that we had studied, the children set about designing and drafting their own animal based picture in the aboriginal style.

I loved looking at all the different pieces of aboriginal art. I especially liked finding Australian animals. – Harry

We then painstakingly completed our final pieces with acrylic on paper, dot by dot by dot!  The animal designs were made first using paint on black paper. We then used white paper to make our backgrounds. We had to choose colours that complemented our animal designs so they stood out. To create our dots, we used cotton wool buds liberally loaded with paint and carefully applied onto the paper.

I really enjoyed making the background – Tess

Our finished products will be on display in our classroom.

 

 

Around The World With Class 2

Since Christmas Class 2 have been learning about the different continents and countries all around the world.  The class have learnt about their own country, as well as others such as China, Mexico, Hawaii and the Arctic. The children have enjoyed looking at lots of photos and videos to see what different places look like and even have a travel agents in the classroom where they can pretend to book holidays!

The class also got the chance to use Google Earth in our IT lessons with Mr Woolcock to look at some different places and really enjoyed the randomise button which showed them lots of different places all over the world.

I liked looking at the places on the computer. I went to China. China is a big country – Hunter

The class have also been thinking about the different ways people travel around the world and some children have been busy making hot air balloons in the afternoons.

We have to put the paper and glue on first. We wait for it to dry and then paint it. I painted mine purple -Kensa

Here are some pictures of the finished balloons!

Class 2 have also been learning about the different animals that live in different countries and the children particularly enjoyed learning all about the animals that live in the Arctic and Antartica! Some have put their artistic skills to use by drawing some great pictures during free choice.

My picture has reindeer in it – Tilly

As a class, we have also been learning about different celebrations from around the world. Before half term, we celebrated Chinese new year in class and tried some different foods from China using chopsticks. We had great fun trying to use them!

The children have also been busy practising some dances from different countries and we are looking forward to showing off our moves to parents in a few weeks time!

All aboard The Titanic!

Year 2 having been learning all about the Titanic, investigating and researching the questions:

  • What happened?
  • Who did and didn’t survive?
  • Where were they going?
  • Why did it happen?
  • How could the disaster have been avoided?

They have really enjoyed compiling facts, colouring pictures, watching clips on the internet, discussing events, compiling a timeline of events and as you can see making some marvellous models at home!

It took me a couple of weeks to make and my dad helped me. The Grand staircase was very special but my favourite bit was when it sank! – Remy – Class 5

My mum helped me, it was tricky sticking the sticks in and I enjoyed painting on the lighted windows – Agnes – Class 5

My model moves. It crashes into the iceberg because I’ve used a magnet ¬† ¬†Austin

Stars of the Week

Infant Star of the Week

Class 5 – Year 2 – Lula

Overall star of the week for Infants is Lula from Class 5.

Lula is a quiet and hard working member of the class. She listens well to instructions and is quick to settle down to her work. She is very thorough in her approach, not rushing but thinking and completing work to the best of her ability. Lula is also very friendly, with a lovely smile, polite and helpful. Well done, keep the great work 

Mrs Daniels



Junior Star of the Week

Class 9 – Year 4 –¬†¬†Jake

Jake is a very keen learner. He is self-motivated and hard working. At the end of last term we were learning about Modern Europe in Geography and had a competition to see who could learn the most capital cities. He learnt all of the capital cities on our list. Although we did some of this learning in class, it was a homework challenge and he did lots of extra work at home. He also works hard on three-minute maths, speed tables and reading at home and because of this he really deserves star of the week.

Mrs Hamilton/ Mrs Peck



Class Stars of the Week

Class 2 ‚Äď Reception – Alice

Class 2’s star of the week is Alice. This week Alice has done some brilliant work in maths and showed the class a great method of counting on to find a missing number. ¬†She has worked really hard in phonics on our new sounds as well as remembering all our sounds from last term. In PE she joined in with all our activities¬†and helped her team to win the beanbag game, as well as being one of the first children to get changed for PE. Well- done Alice on a great first week back at school!¬†

Miss Nidds


Class 4 – Year 1- Alfie

This weeks star of the week is Alfie. Alfie is incredible. He always listens and concentrates. Whenever I ask a question in class, Alfie is the first person to put up his hand to offer an answer. He is so enthusiastic, it is lovely to see. Alfie works really hard with his written work as well. Thank you Alfie for working so hard. Keep up the great work. 

Miss Ryan


Class 6 ‚Äď Year 2 – Obi B

The star of the week in Class 6 is Obi.¬†Since joining Year 2,¬†Obi has been working extremely hard in all area of the curriculum. He always faces new challenges with a positive attitude and has recently demonstrated that he has the courage and perseverance to complete a variety of ¬†‘Maths Mastery Challenges.’ Obi has also been working hard to improve his handwriting skills and I am happy to see that he is now beginning to add flicks to his letters to join them together.

Well done Obi and keep up the hard work.

Mrs Ruffell


Class 8 ‚Äď Year 3 – Jasmine W

I am delighted to say that Class 8’s star to the week is Jasmine.  Jasmine is working really hard in all areas of her schoolwork and has made great progress in spelling and grammar during the run up to Christmas.  She always works very hard during class lessons and is now sharing her great ideas with her class during class discussions.  Jasmine has made very good progress in spellings and is able to recognise root words in spelling which can then help her tackle more complex words with prefixes and suffixes.  She is always enthusiastic, has a great sense of humour and is always kind to her friends.  Well-done Jasmine.

Mrs Conners


Class 10 ‚Äď Year 4 – Clarissa R

Since we have returned from the school holidays Clarissa has is making a lot more effort in all aspects of the classroom. She has now become one of the first members of the class to put her hand up and answer a tricky question. Clarissa is also able to explain her answers carefully and with justification. As well as in lessons Clarissa has also become extremely efficient and independent. Along with the other girls on her table, she is always the first to clear away without fuss and is sat quietly ready for the next instruction. This is a huge improvement and I am delighted to see this positive change in her. Well done Clarissa! Miss Simpson

Miss Simpson


Class 12 – Year 5 – Jamie T

This week, Jamie has brought in some amazing homework. He has made a Lego spacecraft and buggy against a moon surface background framed in a shoebox. This links to our recent Earth and Space work in Science. You might say it is out of this world! I have been also been pleased with Jamie’s improved attitude to learning. He has been working harder, much faster and is getting tasks completed to a better standard. Keep it up Jamie!

Mr Peck


Class 14 ‚Äď Year 6 – Alfie Channon

The star of the week in class 14 this week is Alfie Channon. Whenever Alfie comes into the class, he always asks if he can do anything to help. At the end of each lesson, he always offers to tidy things away, even if they are not his own. In short, Alfie is an extremely helpful young man who always sets a fantastic example by his actions. Well-done Alfie, great work!

Mr Wise



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