Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Super Sixes Announced!

The long awaited announcement of this year’s first crop of ‘Super Six’ pupils took place this week with the awarding of 5 ties and certificates. Becoming a ‘Super Six’ is not simply about academic success but more so recognising excellent role models that demonstrate the shared values and ethos of the school.

Our five pupils have been presented with a certificate signed by all members of teaching staff as well as the Year 6 team. This means that the children’s awarding of the certificate must be agreed by all, a wonderful achievement and one to be very proud of. The children have also signed a contract to show that they now fully understand the responsibilities for their new role.

These particular children share a tremendous work ethic and constant drive to succeed and improve. Through both homework and classwork they have shown immense effort and diligence and we are wholly confident they will continue to set an excellent example for children at Penpol School as they wear their new ties with pride.

We look forward to seeing these children continue to develop and flourish at Penpol as well as looking forward to the opportunity to present more awards to deserving children. For any Years 6 wishing to find out what they need to do, they need look no further than the attached contract.

Below are some photos with some very proud parents who we were glad could join us for the assembly on Christmas jumper Day!

Penpol Do Cornwall Proud At South West Finals

The extraordinary season for the Penpol School football team continued this weekend as they represented the county at the ESFA Danone South West Primary Schools Finals.

Captain Dylan with the pendant presented to him for winning the County Championship.

Representing Cornwall, they played against fellow county champions from Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Dorset. The standard of football was very very high and the team performed very well.

The results didn’t mirror the determination and effort put in from the boys as they lost their first two games 1-0. Heroic efforts from Caden in goal ensured that the score line stayed at 1-0.

The team began to grow in confidence and started to enjoy the day a little more, the second two games ended with Penpol on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline; with Charlie scoring both goals.

I for one am intensely proud of the team, their team spirit and effort cannot be questioned. They need to remember that they are still champions of Cornwall, a massive feat in itself- Mr Stanlake

Although the boys were initially disappointed however the realisation that they were representing every child who has played school football in Cornwall they left with their tired heads held very high indeed. A massive thank you to all of those who made the trip to offer support and join the 25 strong band of supporters.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Keira-Mae: Computing Star of the Week

This week it has been easy to pick Keira-Mae as the Computing Star of the Week as she truly excelled herself in her lesson by showing determination, perseverance and a huge amount of focus.  Her challenge was to get as far as possible on the Keyboard Climber game (as she’d finished the rest of her work) and she quietly started concentrating and working her way through the levels.  Before we knew it she was on the final level and then she’d completed the whole game!

To do this she had to find and type 150 characters on her keyboard, each with only a few seconds between them.  What a fantastic effort Keira-Mae, well done and keep it up! – Mr Woolcock

You can have a go on Keyboard Climber yourself here and see if you can finish too!

Reggie: Computing Star of the Week

Reggie is the Computing Star of the Week this week because of his incredibly determined and impressive work last week in the Infant Mac Suite.  The class were learning keyboard skills and letter recognition and Reggie preserved and ended up achieving the highest results in the class by far!  In the game they were playing the children had to find a letter and press it within five seconds to help their character move up through the levels  Reggie managed a run of 75 correct letters (without a single mistake!) and got onto the highest level of the game.  Plenty of our Juniors would find that difficult!  Well done Reggie.

You can have a go on Keyboard Climber yourself and try to beat Reggie’s score here!

Penpol School- Champions of Cornwall!

Our talented football team travelled to St Austell to take part in the England Schools County Cup. After sealing their qualification with a final penalty defeat to Parc Egos only two weeks previous, the boys set their sights on the top prize.

Drawn in a group with Carclaze, St Mewan and St Breock the competition started well for the boys in black. A nervous 1-0 against St Austell based Carclaze allowed the boys to settle and trust their style of football. By the time their second match came about the free flowing Penpol had passed themselves into an early 3-0 lead before finishing the game 5-0 winners against St Brock (Wadebridge). This was followed by another strong performance against St Mewan, again St Austell based, controlling the game at 1-0 a late goal from St Mewan made the final minutes tense. Before an even later winner ensured the Penpol team progressed from the group with maximum points.

Group 2
Penpol 1-0 Carclaze
St Breock 0-5 Penpol
Penpol 2-1 St Mewan

As the competition moved into the knockout stages the boys began to practise their penalties, after defeat in the previous competition robbed them of the trophy. But they were not required in the semi-final as the ‘Boys in Black’ beat local rivals Alverton 4-0 and secured their place in the final.

Semi-Final
Penpol 4-0 Alverton

In the final the boys came up against a familiar team, St Breock, who they had beaten 5-0 earlier that afternoon. The final turned out to be a much more competitive game that its predecessor. However, two very well worked team goals allowed the Penpol School football team to lift the trophy for the first time in many years.

Final
Penpol 2-0 St Breock

Victory is one thing, however it is the manner in which it took place that is really impressive. I couldn’t be prouder! – Mr Stanlake

I’m really happy, it was a great day and a brilliant performance from all the team… and now its time to go home and sleep! – Dylan, Captain – Class 14

The quality of football was exceptional drawing applause from many teachers and spectators. Playing in what is perceived as ‘the right way’ with the ball on the floor and smiles on their faces. Next up- the regional competition in Bristol in the Spring!

What an absolutely amazing bunch of talented, respectful and wonderful young gentlemen. They played like true professionals, trusting each other with every precision pass. Each goal was a collaborative effort and the overall way they behaved showed real strength both as a supportive and connected team. To say I’m proud is an understatement. They are an absolute credit to themselves and the school. Well done! – Mr Doyle