Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

@PenpolSchool

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

“Penpol pupils are curious, creative and courageous learners. Our school community believes in authenticity as the foundations of deep-rooted learning. Through our rich and relevant curriculum, we nurture community-minded, forward-facing international citizens of the future.” - our Penpol School vision.

Penpol Celebrates European Day of Languages 2021

This week, the whole school celebrated European Day of Languages. With a wealth of languages being spoken along the corridors of our school, from Polish to French, Lithuanian to Portuguese, it was especially important to give all languages the recognition they duly deserve.

Students and staff were invited to dress up in the colours of their favourite country and rose to the call in spectacular fashion; by 9am, the whole school was awash with all the colours of the rainbow!

In the morning, KS1 students were invited to sample a French breakfast in the yurt with Mr Emery and six KS2 volunteers. Each class enjoyed singing in French and were then able to order from KS2 students, learning the basics such as ‘Bonjour’, ‘s’il vous plaît’ and ‘merci.’

“Miam miam!” Phrase of the day, which translates as ‘yummy’ in French


KS2 students showed off their already fantastic French skills by competing as a whole class on LanguageNut Live, where each student puts their knowledge of their current French topic to the test in real time against their peers. A huge well done to Reuben and Merryn from Year 3 who came top in their year group on animals and colours in French – Bravo!!

All classes in KS2 also competed in the European Day of Languages shirt competition.
This had all students creating a design to best represent European Day of Languages. If proven successful, they will have it printed on the official European Day of Languages T shirt next year and receive 30 T-shirts for them and their class. I have already received some extremely creative designs so far – keep them coming!

Finally, Mr Emery led each of the assemblies to round off a fun European Day of Languages. From the video of students and staff speaking a multitude of different languages, to singing one of the classic “Tu as un animal” (do you have any pets) song, the assembly encouraged students to be adventurous and have a go at speaking in another language. Whether that’s greeting Diane the dinner lady with a ‘Czesc’ (hello), asking how Mrs Bailie is – ‘como você está’ (how are you?) in Portuguese, or asking for a strawberry ice cream on holiday in France(une glace à la fraise s’il vous plaît). Using a language is fun and the students and staff of Penpol proved that again today.

“Today has been the best day ever!” Louis, Class 12


A huge thank you to everyone who made the day such a great success! Check out the photos from the day, as well as the video of students and staff speaking in different languages.


 

Class 3 Seaside Art

Class 3 have enjoyed exploring a variety of mediums and skills to create Seaside themed art. So far they have used, paint, water colour paint, sketching pencils and pens as well as collaging.

They particularly enjoyed following a step-by-step teacher tutorial using sketching pencil to create lines and discover how to make the huts appear 3D.

  

Class 3 then used water colour paints. After exploration, they realised that the more water they added, the lighter the colour became.

The calming music created a lovely atmosphere where the children concentrated beautifully and all felt proud of what they’d achieved.

Sticky Jam Sandwich Fun in Year 1

Jam 3

After reading ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’  in our ‘Talk Through Stories’ session, Year 1 explored instruction writing whilst making jam sandwiches. They focused on sequencing, using time connectives and imperative verbs.

Jam 1
Jam 2

Apart from watching their teachers get messy whilst they followed the classes vague instructions, their favourite part was of course eating them.

Jam 4

Jam 5

Jam 6

Sports Day 2020

2020 brought around a slightly different kind of sports day. Over 100 of our pupils took part in first ever Rainbow games, both at home and in school.

The day consisted of children competing in for their houses in a range of throwing, jumping and running activities alongside some cross-curricular olympic themed activities such as designing/cooking a healthy meal; researching one of the continents; creating banner and posters to show their support for their house.

A brilliant event with many children engaging in the activities. Over 18000 points were shared between the 4 houses with less than 100 separating first and second.

Results are announced in the below video!

Music Without the Marquee 2020

Here at Penpol School we are delighted to be able to bring a slice of Music in the Marquee to you virtually.  Yes, we know it’ll never be the same as being in the marquee together as we celebrate the end of another school year, but we sincerely hope that this mini-event can bring a slice of that fun to you at home.

So it is time to get the wristbands on and the fizzy pop out as we all have a bit of a party in our own homes.

This is Music Without the Marquee!

– Mr Woolcock

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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

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!

 

 

 

 

A big ‘WOOF’ from Betsy

Hello again everyone, I hope you are all well and still enjoying your home learning challenges.

Since I last wrote to you, I have had a few days that were lovely and also a few days where I chose to be  a bit naughty and I ended up in a little  bit of trouble.

Last Monday, when my family were very busy, I began to feel  a little bored, so I  decided  to have a little roam around my house.  I suddenly noticed that someone had left the bathroom door open and I saw some white paper hanging from the wall. I went up to the paper and grabbed it in my mouth.  I then started to run out of the bathroom door with the paper following behind. Oh what fun I had playing with that paper, I felt so happy, until I heard someone shout ‘Betsy’. I looked up and saw my family staring down at me. They didn’t look very happy.

 

My family then decided that perhaps it would be better for me to  go outside and get some fresh air,  before I got myself in to any more trouble. I was so excited when I saw that I was going to my favourite place, the beach.

I had so much fun at the beach running and rolling around in the sand but because I have a long coat, I had to have a bath before I went to bed.  When I lay down in my basket, I felt quite excited as I had heard my family saying that tomorrow was going to be a special  day and that they were all going to  be baking delicious buns for everyone to eat.

 

 

When I woke up in the morning everyone was really busy, in the kitchen, baking and there was such a lovely smell coming from the oven. I looked through the oven door and I could see some of my favourite buns being cooked. I wanted to just sit and watch them cook but no luck, ‘Walkies Betsy”.

Although I wanted to sit and watch the buns cooking, it was great to get outside in the fresh air and get some morning exercise.

On the way back from my walk, my owner decided to let me off the lead so that I could walk on my own. Suddenly, I could smell those delicious buns and I just knew that I had to have one ,as my mouth was beginning to water.  I started to run home as fast as I could and there, outside of my garden, was a table all decorated with blue, red and white flags and on the top was a tray full of buns with icing on the top. I thought to myself, ‘This must be the special day celebrations that I heard my family talking about”. I just couldn’t wait any longer, I jumped up and  started to eat the buns, licking the icing off first. Suddenly I heard someone shout, “Betsy, those buns were for the V.E day celebrations, now we will have to make some more. I know now that I shouldn’t have taken the buns but they were just looking and smelling so delicious, I couldn’t help myself. Next time, I will wait for my owner to give me one. I think I should now try to stay out of mischief for a while.

 

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Hello everyone at Penpol School, I hope you are all o.k and enjoying all of your home learning challenges. I really am missing all of my extra cuddles and also seeing everyones smiley faces.

At this strange time, I am also not allowed to go outside and do all of the fun things that I used to enjoy doing. Some days,  I often sit and look out of my window,  wishing things could get back to normal and I could go outside to play and visit everyone  at Penpol School, where I love to be made a fuss of.

Although I miss going outside and not visiting Penpol School, I have enjoyed being at home with my family, where I have also been learning new challenges and practicing old tricks. When the sun was shining,  I was so lucky to go down to the beach and play fetch. This is one of my favourite games, especially when the ball goes in to the sea.

Another trick that I have been practicing is  ‘Stay’ and ‘Here”.  This is a good trick, as I get to sit or stand in the same position and then when I hear the command  ‘Here’ I have to run to my owner.  They always give me a big cuddle when I run up to them.

Although I am really happy most days, being at home and learning with my family, some times I feel a bit sad and fed up and just don’t want to get out of bed, especially when it is raining.

On these days, I always tell my family how I am feeling so that they can help me and give me things to do that will stop me worrying and make me feel better. Last week, when I felt really sad, my family let me watch some horse racing on the television.

It was so exciting watching all of the horses galloping down the track and then jumping over the fences. After watching the horses, I felt so much happier and couldn’t wait to get started on my next learning challenge followed by playing in the garden and then having plenty of  cuddles and playtime with my family.

Well I hope you have all enjoyed reading about what I’ve been up to at home. Perhaps you would like to send some photographs of your pets to Mrs Ruffell, so that she can share them with me and everyone else on  the Penpol Times.

class6@penpolschool.co.uk

Take care

Love Betsy xxxx

 

Fred, from Class 1

Here is a picture of Fred from Class 1 with Sydney, she’s an Hungarian vizsla.

 

Ebbie, from Class 3

What a beautiful photo of Ebbie playing with her dog on the beach!

 

Isla, from Class 2

Here is Isla from class 2 with her pet Cat Alfie, they are watching a film together.

 

Izzy, from Class 2

It looks like  Luna has been having a fab time playing with Izzy. I wonder what game they are playing? It looks like Luna is taking Izzy for a ride.

Kensa, from Class 6

Kensa and Bruno have also been visiting the beach to have some fun and exercise. Bruno looks just like Betsy. I wonder if they go to the same dog parlour to have their coats groomed?