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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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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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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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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A lovely morning for some Bingo!

Welcome back to the new term at Penpol School! As a fun starter for this year, Mr Woolcock and his classes played a game of ‘Summer Holiday Bingo’ using the new Outdoor Classroom area and our iPads. This game proved quite the hit with the pupils, who spent

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Year 5 have been learning about the Ancient Greeks

This term both Year 5 classes have been learning about the Ancient Greeks.  As part of this learning they have built their very own Greek Temples using Keynote on computer and have created these gorgeous animations for you to enjoy. Each child took a different Greek figure and

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Class 8 have made an Elephant inspired by Art from India

Class 8 have been learning about India for the last couple of weeks, including looking at some of the beautiful vibrant artwork that has been inspired by Indian culture over the years. Having considered lots of examples and discussed the colours and shapes that make them stand out,

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Year 6s bring their classrooms to life using Stop Motion

This week the Year 6’s have been exploring film making by looking at Stop Motion Animation.  Using the iPads and a huge amount of their own imagination, they have come up with some incredible short films which they have filmed and directed themselves. This is a showreel of

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Penpol Pupils extend Be Internet Legends with their own ideas

This half term we’ve been revisiting our learning on E-Safety and reminding ourselves how to stay safe online using the five sections of the Google Be Internet Legends scheme.  We’ve dived into each of these five areas, had some fascinating and honest conversations and we’ve managed to ensure

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What Makes a Super Strong Password?

For our third week of E-Safety lessons this year we’ve been looking at what makes a strong and secure password.  Each class in Key Stage 2 has had discussions about what passwords are, why they are important and how they can protect our digital stuff. It’s very important

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How can we Recognise Fake News?

‘Fake news’ is a huge topic at the moment and believable but untrue content online has become more and more commonplace.  Luckily, this week in our E-Safety lessons we are learning all about being Internet Alert, which means recognising what is real and what is fake, as well

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What is our Online Persona?

We are spending this half term focusing on the internet and how we can keep ourselves safe whilst online.  Over the next six weeks we’ll be looking at online safety from a variety of different aspects, starting with looking at the information we choose to share online. We’re

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Penpol School attend the BETT Show 2019

A couple of weeks ago myself, Mr Chislett and Paul all went up to London to visit the BETT show.  This massive educational technology show involves thousands of companies, hundreds of workshops and some fascinating presentations from industry and educational leaders.  This year we were also lucky enough

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