Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

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

Year 4 embrace the return back to school!


Today, Class 9 took their Maths lesson outside and, it has to be said, they have embraced the outdoors despite the change of weather!

The lesson today was a recap of what they have been learning about this term – Place value. The students showed great teamwork and were able to confidently partition 4 digit numbers, as well as round their chosen number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.

In addition, our Topic this term is ‘Romans on the Rampage.’ The class have been busy learning about who exactly the Romans were and what they have done for us. For DT, each of the students were tasked with creating a Roman helmet using paper mache, balloons, cardboard and, of course, the red and gold paint! This was a great success, with all students now learning Latin salutes in anticipation of a Roman Legion army drill in the coming weeks. ‘Dextrum sinistrum!

Finally, the good weather so far was not wasted, with many of our Guided Reading sessions taking place outside in the Gazebo and our first session of Tag Rugby taking place in glorious sunshine.

Enjoy the pictures below!

Team Y4

Class 6 have been learning in the great outdoors

Class 6 have enjoyed learning outdoors.

Class 6 have had a great start to the new term. They are really enjoying taking their learning outside where they have been able to calculate a variety of number problems and then discuss their reasoning.

The children have also been busy collecting and recording facts about polar bears and discovering who built the first castles in the U.K.

Well done Class 6, I am very proud of you all for making a great start to the new term

Mrs Ruffell

 

 

 

Writing Code that’s “Out Of This World” [UPDATE: Now with Certificates!]

This week the children in Year 5 have been taking part in an international event which is quite simply “out of this world”!.

Astro Pi is a fantastic event run by Code Club and the European Space Agency whereby school children can write a computer program to be run on a modified Raspberry Pi computer on the International Space Station.  Yes, IN SPACE!

Each child in Year 5 has worked in a team to design and code their programs, which will display messages, pictures and the current temperatures to the astronauts onboard the ISS.  The children then decided on their team names before finally submitting their error-free code into space.

As soon as their program has been run on the Space Station the children will receive a certificate which will show the exact time and location of the International Space Station from when their code was run.

Class 11 Team Photos

Class 12 Team Photos

Home Learning Challenges – Year 1 – Week 6 & 7

Week commencing – 11.05.2020

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 Sukstiene

 

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

 

Luke, from Class 4

Luke has had a fab time enjoying the sunshine this week. He has been playing in his pool, been bodyboarding at the beach and has been doing some great fraction work too! He has also been bug hunting in his garden and creating a super bar chart to show all the different kinds of insects that he has found. Great work, Luke!

 

 

Joseph, from Class 4 

Joseph has been writing letters to his friends (and Mrs Sukstiene!). Look at that gorgeous handwriting!

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has been busy learning about fractions, positional language and punctuation recently! Well done Elliott!

Ezra, from Class 4

Ezra has had a super week learning all about mental health awareness. He’s been really busy learning about things that make us feel happy and has decided that being outside and exploring helps him to feel positive. Ezra’s family are having a ‘Feel Good Friday’ party today too, it sounds a lot of fun!

Carys, from Class 4

Carys made a super punctuation poster for our English home learning this week. She chose to tell us all about using a question mark. Well done Carys!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo’s chose the question mark for his punctuation poster this week and enjoyed completing it with his dad!

Miles, from Class 3

Miles loved tricky word bingo yesterday , he’s asked to play again today!

Florence, from Class 4

Florence has been staying active and getting outdoors a lot during the school closures. She has visited the beach, built dens and was even lucky enough to have a treehouse built by her very clever Dad! Florence has also been a great big sister, playing lots with Agatha. It looks like so much fun!

Rosie, from Class 4

Rosie has had a lovely time practising her dancing, going out on her scooter and having a little pamper with a face mask. It looks like fun!

Olivia, from Class 3

Olivia has been loving exploring number bonds, money and tally charts in maths! She’s also made an incredible plants information poster and been practising her days of the week!

 

Harley, from Class 3

Harley’s been a busy busy these last couple of weeks. Take a look at his super learning!

James, from Class 3

James has enjoyed studying the weather this week. He has drawn some pictures of the weather and has also been doing some maths sums by filling in the missing numbers.
James climbed Trencom Hill and he felt like he was on top of the world!

 

Keira, from Class 3

Keira has made a pattern with fruit and vegetables printing.

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison used the computer to learn about halves and quarters and created a super weather report from last week-

Harrison walked up to Trencrom and loved climbing and jumping around on the big rocks. Harrison and his brother found little caves and spotted St Michaels amount, Penzance, St Ives, Godrevy lighthouse, Hayle and the estuary.

Isla F from Class 3

Isla F has enjoyed recording the weather, and making a wind vane to see which direction that cold wind was blowing in from, earlier in the week. She’s also baked some tasty vegan banana muffins!

Ebon, from Class 3

Ebon has been busy learning his timetables, making flags on VE day and riding his new bike which he was so happy to get riding when his cast came off!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo is feeling very proud of his weather report this week… and so he should be – it’s fantastic!

Thomas, from Class 3

Thomas has been enjoying lots of walking and running on the beach the last few days and exploring St George’s Walk looking at the fish and flowers. He has really enjoyed keeping a weather record and drawing lots of happy sunshines.
He has been very good with his reading, phonics and maths. Thomas has also been looking after his sunflower which is growing really fast.

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison baked flapjack with me today to send to his great grandad for his birthday and he made a wonderful birthday card, drawing the picture and doing all the writing inside. He also planted 4 types of flowers and 4 types of herbs.

Miles, from Class 3

Miles has completed his weather diary and the challenge I set him to think of adjectives and adverbs to describe the weather! He then used them in a weather poem! Well done Miles!  He’s also been adding to his story each day.

Toran, from Class 3

Toran’s been working really hard on his home-learning!    Super addition 🙂

 

Toran exploring rhyming words!

Arlo, from Class 3

Arlo enjoying dressing up time as Stanley Hulk!

Miles, from Class 3

This morning miles watcher weather videos on you tube and made a weather poster.

Elliott, from Class 3

Elliott has been doing so well practising the DFE online phonics screening past papers! Well done Elliott. He’s also loved exploring money and plants!

Toran, from Class 3

Toran used paint for his pointillism flower and loved exploring money!

Geoffrey, from Class 4

Geoffrey has been learning lots at home this week. He has been exploring the different parts of a plant, practising his handwriting and working on his maths. Super work, Geoffrey – well done!

Ezra, from Class 4

Ezra had a fantastic day celebrating VE Day. He had an indoor street party with his family where they made medals, ration books and danced to music from the 1940s. It looks like so much fun! Great work Ezra, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

 

Isla, from Class 3

Isla F had a fun week doing coin and leaf rubbings, practising her phonics and writing her short story about a mermaid, called Isla.

James, from Class 3

James is enjoying the weekly challenges – this week he raided his piggy bank to find out about money and to do some coin rubbings. He also explored the different parts of a plant and did some sums in the sand on the beach.

Matteo, from Class 4

Matteo has been learning lots about plants and growing this week. He has practised his English and Maths and also built a boat from recycling. Great work, Matteo!

Harrison, from Class 3

Harrison learning how to use the suffix -ing and learning the value of money by doing some coin rubbings! Well done.

 

Miles, from Class 3

Miles loved testing out the rockets and writing the experiment up, he said that ‘the big one went the furthest , the little one went round in circles’. He also celebrated VE Day and helped to make mini toad in the holes and bunting!
For their family themed day, they had Chinese day! Miles didn’t think much of Hong-Kong style egg tarts for breakfast but he did like noddles and apple fritters!

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Challenges – Year 2 – Weeks 3, 4 & 5

WEEK COMENCING – 20.04.2020

Hi Class 6 and Class 5, Mrs Ruffell and Mrs Daniel would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have sent images of your home  learning, which you have completed  over the past two weeks. We have now created a new home learning page, on the Penpol Times, for weeks 3 and 4.  Please keep sending us images of your learning so that we can share it with your friends and families.

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

Take care – Mrs Ruffell & Mrs Daniel

PE and Outdoor Learning at Home

New -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCStjKlMICO-Em7zMJoHR3A  (Copy & paste link in to your browser)

New – Digital Ocean – Surfers against Sewage – Copy and paste the link in to your browser

: https://www.sas.org.uk/digital-ocean-school

Online safety at home – copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Fun ways to exercise and keep fit! – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://imoves.com/the-imovement

New – Additional online home learning. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

New – Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious. – Copy and paste the link in to your browser.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm

Use your mind – Laugh & Giggle – Breathe Deep – Stretch it out – Relax

New – As the weather is now getting warmer, many of you have started to plant seeds and watching them grow. Below is a link to a lovely song called ‘One Seed’. Perhaps you could learn the words and record yourself singing it.

 

 

 

A big hello from Shelly.

Mrs Ruffell’s tortoise, Shelly, would like to say a big hello to everyone in Class 6 and Class 5

 

 

Chloe, from Class 6

Thank you for sharing your home learning with us Chloe. I was really pleased to see that you have completed the  Easter R.E challenge and also the comprehension ‘A day at the Zoo’. Well done Chloe!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been really busy doing mathematical calculations and look at her amazing Aztec collage!..Well done Bella

Oakley, from Class 6

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Oakley, happy birthday to you! (Saturday 8th may) have a great day from everyone in Class 6

Wow! what a fab cake you are making and well done on all of your home learning challenges.

Nicholas, from Class 6

Wow!Look at that amazing bee picture, it looks so realistic. I also love the way you have created your treasure map and included so much detail. Well done Nicholas.

Poppy, from Class 6

Thank you Poppy for sharing all of your home learning from this week. It looks like you are really enjoying writing all about pirates. You have designed a great treasure map and written a detailed description of what you would find inside. That’s if you were lucky enough to find it!

Joseph, from Class 5

Joseph has made a brilliant rainbow mask to put a smile on all our faces!

Bella, from Class 5

Bella has been having fun in the kitchen this week, take a look at her delicious chocolate banana cake! She has also made a mosaic inspired by her brother’s topic on the Aztecs, and keeping her maths brain going with some tricky fractions.

 

 

Ava, from Class 6

(Written by Ava) Today I wrote my letter in a bottle from the pirate and completed the RE and some worksheets love Ava.                         Well done Ava, What a great letter from the pirate.

Alfie, from Class 5

Alfie has been very busy again, take a look at a few of the things he’s been up to. I’m looking forward to reading more pirate stories!

Finley, from Class 5

Take a look at what Finley has been up to. What a fantastic model of a bee! His story will also make you want to practise your pirate voice impersonations!

Kensa, from Class 6

Wow! well done Kensa. What a great way to learn you’re spellings.

Oscar, from Class 6

(Written by Oscar) Today we made our treasure maps, we stained the paper with coffee and rolled them up into messages in a bottle. We also started to make a film with dad about our rascally adventures as pirates.
We like this challenge a lot.

Oscar, it was so lovely to see a photograph of you wearing your  Penpol School uniform, I had almost forgotten how smart it looked. Your photograph put a big smile on my face!

Harry, from Class 6

Wow! Harry look at how big your chilli plant has grown, no wonder it needed a bigger pot. Now that it has more room, the roots will be able to grow even better. Keep me updated on how it grows.

Tilly, from Class 6

(Written by Tilly) Today I have had great fun making a message in a bottle from a pirate. After I had written the letter I dyed the paper with a teabag to make it look old and then tore around the outside to give it rough edges. I then rolled it up and put it in a bottle. We took some photos too. (Well done Tilly)

Hana, from Class 5

Hana has been very busy of late. Take a look at all the great activities she has been up to so far, I love her mini beast game!

Violet, from Class 5

Violet would like to share a movie that she wrote and directed herself. She started to plan her movie with a story board
The second video  is a green screen video diary about her thoughts at this strange time.
Lastly she wanted to give you a review of her reading book so far!

Click on the links and continue with website.

Violet’s Video

Violets video

Violet’s video

 

Emily, from Class 6

Emily, what a great poem about five little bees. well done!

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, thank you for sharing your home learning from last week. I can see that you are still enjoying calculating number problems and what a lovely picture you have drawn. Well done!

Lola, from Class 6

Wow Lola how artistic are you? and what a great idea. I think we will definitely try this activity out when we are back in school. I hope you didn’t get hand prints all over the house?

Isaac L, from Class 5

Isaac L has had a very productive week. Take a look at his amazing beehive he has made and read his story about dream balloons!

Lola, from Class 6

Thank you Lola for sharing your home learning from this week. I can really see that you have been using your mathematical mind to solve the number problems. Well done!

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has really enjoyed listening to the poetry this week and inspired her to write one of her own, fantastic!

Harry, from Class 6

Thank you Harry for sharing the photographs of you keeping fit. I was so impressed to see you skipping. Well done!

Oliver, from Class 5

Oliver has been hard at work, writing a story, working out fractions, baking and even bringing to life his Star War pictures! Take a look at his lovely photos.

 

Violet, from Class 5

Violet has been up to lots of interesting things this week, from writing poetry, interviewing a friend, to writing in code! Take a look at her lovely photos.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has found an ingenious way to paint a bee, take a look!

Hugo, from Class 6

Wow! Hugo, you have completed so much home learning. I was really impressed to see that you have remembered to learn your weekly spellings and also participated with the online R.E learning. You are also becoming such a good cook! Well done Hugo, you are demonstrating great dedication to your home learning challenges. Well done!

 

Jessica from Class 5

As you can see, Jessica has been extremely busy at home engaging with all the home learning.
Brilliant to see, well done and keep it up!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith has been working on some amazing nature projects, take a look at her impressive ice sculpture and clay Goldfinch! She is currently working on a papier mache beehive, looking forward to seeing that as well.

 

Poppy, from Class 6

Wow! I loved reading all of the information (Data) that you have collected on bees. I have seen so many bees recently. I think there are more bees around this year. Well done Poppy!

 

 

 

Nicholas, from Class 6

Thank you Nicholas for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been using your mathematical knowledge to solve a variety of number problems. I was so pleased to see that you have remembered to edit your number formation, where needed. Also great home learning on suffixes. Well done!

 

Lola, from Class 6

Wow  Lola!  You have really been thinking about the grammar rules, which we need to apply to our writing.Well done!

Alfie, from class 5

Alfie would like to share what he has been up to. As you can see he’s doing a brilliant job! You have to be impressed with his rock Bumblebee, Mrs. Daniel is hoping for one!!

 

Emily, from Class 6

What a fab cake Emily. I can see the concentration on your face, whilst creating the bees. I bet it tasted great too!

Tilly, from Class 6

Thank you Tilly for sharing the  learning, which you have completed  this week. You have created a detailed fact sheet all about rabbits and drawn a beautiful picture! I also enjoyed looking at your picture of a bee, which you have labelled correctly. Wow! what a great bee bookmark, I look forward to seeing it when we are all back at school.

 

Verity, from Class 5

Verity has been doing well with education city this week and decided to complete the story from last week (see attached).
She has enjoyed the bee topic. Unfortunately she found a dead bee but gave her opportunity to compare it to her picture!

 

 

 

Emily, from Class 6

Wow Emily, you have completed so much home learning this week. Again you have been using your mathematical skills to solve several number challenges and completed the English activities on Educational City. I was pleased to see you learnt your spellings and took the weekly test. What a great score!

 

Oakley from Class 6.

Thank you Oakley for sharing your home learning with us. I can see that you have been busy recapping your letter formation and researching for information about bees.  I enjoyed reading your bee fact file and I am glad to see that you are participating with  the online activities set. Well done Oakley, super home learning!

 

Faith, from Class 5

Faith is very keen and able horse rider, so no surprise she chose a horse as her pet! Take a look at these lovely photos.

Joseph, from Class 5

Take a look at Joseph’s amazing Hama bead craft work! A lot of patience but I think you will agree well worth the effort.

 

Kensa,from Class 6

Kensa has been practicing her spellings by writing out words that contain the sound ‘tion’. She has also written an interesting fact file about her dog who is called Bruno. Great home learning Kensa!

 

Poppy, from Class 6 

Thank you Poppy  for sharing some of your learning from this week. I can see that you have been really busy learning about bees and completed the learning objectives set on Educational city. Great learning and I am glad to see you achieved 100% on your certificates. Well done!

 

Emilija, From Class 5

Thank you Emilija for sending us all these lovely photos of you and your home learning. Well done, you are doing a great job!

 

Alfie, from Class 5

Here is a great football story about Alfie’s toys when they come alive at night, it’s exciting to see who finally wins!

Lily, from Class 6

Lily has been learning all about bees and created a poster to show their life cycle. Well done Lily.