Mr Pollard

Designing Mars Rovers in Year 5

Last term, as part of our Space topic, the children were inspired by the landing of Perseverance on Mars and so created their own versions of a Mars rover, complete with a motor so that it could move forward and, most impressively a lever system to enable it

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol Pupils earn their Be Internet Legends Trophies

Children in Key Stage 2 have recently taken home their very own Internet Legend trophy to celebrate their ongoing learning into online safety and how to become responsible online citizens. It’s safe to say that these trophies have generated quite a buzz amongst our pupils and I’m sure

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Mr Woolcock

Exciting Connections at Swift Code Club

Last term we started a brand new club at Penpol, App Design Club. In this club the children in Year 5 and Year 6 are invited to consider an idea or problem and how they might make an app to solve this.  Following along with resources made by

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Mr Woolcock

Creating Mayan Temple Animations in Year 6

Our Year 6s have been learning all about the Mayans in their Topic lessons this half term.  In Computing we’ve been taking this learning and creating our own animations based around the idea of an ancient Mayan Temple. The animation itself is lovely, but to really appreciate it

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Mr Woolcock

Egyptian Animations from Year 3

This Half Term the children in Year 3 have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.  As part of this exciting topic they have created some beautiful animations of the Mask of Tutankhamun set against a colourful Egyptian scene. Class 7 Animations https://www.penpolschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/C7-Egyptians-HD-720p.mov The children paid close attention

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Mr Woolcock

Year 5 Space Spectacul-‘AR’

This half term our year 5 pupils have been learning about Space and the Solar System.  As part of this exciting topic, the children have been using their knowledge of our Solar System to create some video documentaries on the iPads. However, obviously getting video footage of the

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Mr Woolcock

Year 3 Create their own Winter Ornaments

This term children in Year 3 have been learning how to use the 3D design program Tinkercad. They’ve learnt how to rotate, resize and combine objects into creative and imaginative shapes. As well as this they’ve completed a series of mini-challenges to really test their digital building skills

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Mr Woolcock

Bringing a little digital snow to Penpol

This week we’ve been having some Festive Fun with the iPads and our Computing lessons by spending time learning how to use the Green Screen tool in iMovie. The children have learnt how to use this great effect to create their own Snowglobe videos using this technique. You

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Mr Woolcock

Painting with Sphero Robots

This week the children in Year 6 have been creating some quite unusual artwork involving robots… These paintings may look colourful and vibrant, but the way they were made is perhaps even more exciting.  By writing code and controlling Sphero robots, the children were able to create stunning

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Mr Woolcock

Artistic Adjectives

Just before half term we finished an exciting and creative project which involved creating artwork on our iPads.  We spent several lessons learning different techniques and building our drawing skills, which was put to good use in the final lesson where everyone created their own Artistic Adjective. The

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