Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

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!

 

Brilliant Balance Ability

Reception have been enjoying some great Balance Ability sessions since coming back after Easter.

I like letting go when we’ve held the bikes and then we go very fast down the hill – Jude

The children have enjoyed the challenges set for them to ride the bikes around the cones, practise gliding and have learnt about how to keep safe when on the bikes.

When you glide you have a big push off and then your bike moves – Niyah

I like gliding because the bike moves by itself – Suki

Reception have also enjoyed using the bikes in the afternoon and have been showing off what they have learnt.

I like the balance bikes because you can ride them in the afternoon. I like pedalling my bike at home – Seth

Well done Reception, we’re looking forward to seeing your bike skills grow over the next few weeks!

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!

Reception Home Learning – June

Hello Class 1 and 2.

We are missing you all lots and can’t wait until we can see you again. We love seeing all the amazing learning you’ve been doing at home and wanted to share some of it with everyone.

 

Alex – Class 2

Alex has been learning all about 3D shapes this week and made this lovely castle! Alex says his favourite shape is the cone because you can get ice cream cones!

Noah – Class 1

Noah has also been learning about shapes this week and built this castle big enough for his dinosaur! Great job Noah.

Alayah – Class 2

Alayah enjoyed our puzzle challenge and created this lovely sea creature puzzle with her Dad. Well done Alayah, your puzzle looks fantastic and looks like you had lots of fun making it!

Morgan – Class 1

Morgan has been busy learning about the outdoors and how to light and put out a camp fire. He’s also done some great learning all about fish and did some lovely drawing too.

Noah – Class 2

Noah has done some great learning all about number bonds to 10 as well as creating an imaginary world using the Duplo. Well done Noah!

Maverick – Class 1

Maverick has been learning all about directions and was able to follow instructions whilst wearing a blindfold! He also enjoyed our puzzle challenge and created this lovely puzzle to put together.

 

Izzy – Class 2

Izzy has made a lovely rainbow puzzle, a great maze out of crayons and designed a magical animal – a dog that has a horn that lights up and helps to save other dogs. Great ideas Izzy, well done!

 

Lowenna – Class 1

Lowenna did some great learning in maths this week, recognising where the patterns had gone wrong. She also made a lovely jigsaw puzzle of her family and then timed herself to see how long it would take to put it back together. Well done Lowenna!

Everly – Class 2

Everly created this brilliant life size picture of herself as part of our body challenge. She labelled all the different parts beautifully. Amazing learning Everly!

Lexi – Class 1

Lexi created a very tricky maze using the blocks as well as a lovely rainbow fish. She’s also been very busy practising her writing and maths work. Well done Lexi!

Logan – Class 2

Logan has been very busy doing lots of learning at home. He’s been practising riding his bike, experimenting with skittles and helped his Mummy to make pasties. Well done Logan, thanks for sharing your lovely learning.

Bobby – Class 1

Bobby coloured and labelled this lovely picture of the Rainbow Fish as well as creating his own maze using lego. He listened to instructions for how to move around his maze whilst blindfolded! Great learning Bobby!

Fred – Class 1

Fred has been doing some great learning and has written some amazing fact files. He also enjoyed our bridge building challenge and has been working on labelling a life size picture of himself. Brilliant learning Fred!

Lili – Class 1

Lili has been doing some beautiful artwork all about the rainbow fish as well as about life cycles. Well done Lili, these are lovely pictures.

Ethan – Class 2

Ethan created this great maze out of Duplo and practised moving the dog character through it. He’s also been working on some addition to 10. Well done Ethan!

Luna – Class 1

Luna has done some great learning all about our bodies as well as some artwork about sea creatures. She also wrote some brilliant sentences about what she had drawn. Well done Luna!

Isla – Class 1

Isla has been practising her sounds and teen numbers, learning all about the human body as well as about the different parts of a fish.  Well done Isla, looks like you’ve been very busy!

 

Phoebe – Class 1

Phoebe created this brilliant bridge and also did some lovely writing all about her half term. Well done Phoebe, this is lovely home learning!

Sorrel – Class 1

Sorrel has enjoyed learning all about World Ocean’s Day and helped her family with a beach clean. She’s also been learning about electricity and enjoyed looking at circuit boards and the inside of items. She’s also measured herself against her own sorrel plant too and found it’s bigger than her now! Brilliant learning, well done Sorrel!

Reception Home Learning

Hi Class 1 and Class 2, we’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent us some pictures of your home  learning. We wanted to share some of  the brilliant things you have been up to over the past few weeks. We’ll keep updating this page throughout the week with this week’s learning so keep sending the pictures in.

We both hope that you are all well and enjoying the learning challenges that we are setting.

Take care and see you soon

Miss Nidds and Miss Aspden

 

Lexi – Class 1

Lexi has been doing some great learning all about shapes, shadows and patterns. She’s drawn and labelled 2D shapes, been on a shape hunt around her house and created her own patterns using lego. Great work Lexi!

 

 

Everly – Class 2

Everly has been busy practising her phonics with her big sister as well as practising reading words independently. We loved seeing you making a boat with your family too as part of one of our challenges. Well done Everly!

Edwyn – Class 1

Edwyn has done some great learning in maths. He has been practising his addition with double digit numbers as well as building a tower taller than he is. He’s done some brilliant writing and he’s  also baked some delicious Millionaires’ Shortbread with his family – they look delicious Edwyn!

Alex – Class 2

Alex has been very busy with his home learning. He’s been practising his phonics sounds, learning about shadows and created a fruit face. He also went on a colour hunt around his house looking for blue items and estimated how many he would find. Great job Alex!

Charice – Class 1

Charice has been working hard with her letter formation and shape drawing as well as enjoying some colouring in and designing her own t-shirt!

 

Freya – Class 2

Freya has been doing some great investigating all about floating and sinking at home. She’s also been on a hunt to find everything pink in her house and ordered these by size, as well as doing some baking. Well done Freya, great learning!

 

Koby – Class 1

Koby enjoyed creating his fruit and veg face and very carefully prepared the ingredients for it. He has also been learning all about shadows on the beach and made a ‘sparkly magic potion’ using items from the garden. Well done Koby!

Alayah – Class 2

Alayah has done some brilliant learning about patterns, shadows and animals over the past few weeks. She also created her own musical instruments and played them along to music.

 

Luna – Class 1

Well done Luna on some great learning over the past few weeks. Luna has been practising her reading and writing, as well as creating a lovely picture of her family and going on a pink colour scavenger hunt!

Izzy – Class 2

Izzy has made a great guitar out of recycling, as well as a fruit and veg face. She also explored how shadows move by drawing around her toys in the garden.

Maverick – Class 1

Maverick has been very busy with his home learning. He’s been learning about shadows, made musical instruments using spaghetti and has practised his writing and numbers. Great work Maverick!

 

Evie – Class 2

Evie has been busy practising her writing, doing some baking and making a fairy door. Well done Evie – those brownies look delicious!

 

Phoebe – Class 1

Phoebe has been doing some brilliant learning all about patterns this week, as well as enjoy doing some painting and finding how many different places she could read her book in. Well done Phoebe!

Isla – Class 1

Isla has also had a busy week and has been practising writing words using magnetic letters, finding different shapes around the house and making vegetable faces with her sister. Looks great Isla!

 

Well done everyone on your great learning! Keep the pictures coming and we’ll post more in the next few weeks.

 

Miss Nidds and Miss Aspden