Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

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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Mr Woolcock

Announcing Music in the Marquee 2018

The last three years have seen sell out performances at our annual Music In The Marquee concerts from Bradley Johnson, Little Chix and last years Yellow. I’m delighted to say that this summer we will be hosting our fourth concert in the Marquee, featuring a somewhat familiar face…

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Mr Emery

French Email Exchange Excites Year 6 Students!

Year 6 Students at Penpol have begun to take part in an email exchange with a French primary school during Mr Emery’s French lessons. The students have already sent and received two letters each to a French primary school located 60 km outside of Bordeaux in South-West France.

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Mr Woolcock

Sphero Rolls into Penpol School

One of the reasons we visit the BETT Show in London each January is to try and find exciting and innovative ideas to bring back into the classroom at Penpol.  This year we’ve returned with a dozen brand new Sphero SPRK+ Robots for the children to get to

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Mr Pollard

Investigating volume with Year 6

This week we have been investigating the volume of different cuboids, using blocks to help find ways to create a shape with the same volume as another. The children found many ways to make a cuboid with an area of 36cm cubed, including Ben W’s findings that a

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Mr Stanlake

Penpol Become ‘Supermovers’

The BBC have recently launched a new scheme called ‘Supermovers’ which aims to increase the physical activity levels of children in schools with the help of children TV stars and Premier League football mascots. This is done through a series of videos based heavily around areas of  the

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Mr Woolcock

Penpol lead the way with LEGO Robotics!

At the end of last year LEGO Education got in touch with Penpol to see how we were getting on with our WeDo 2.0 robotics sets. After a lengthy discussion on the phone the LEGO team were incredibly impressed with how well the staff and pupils at Penpol

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Mr Woolcock

How to Build a Computer with Year 5 + 6

This week our Year 5 and Year 6 classes have all taken it in turns to build their own computers using the assortment of components that they learnt about last week.  Working in small groups (and with the help of Mr Woolcock and Paul) each child learnt where

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Mrs Turner

Stars of the Week

Infant Star of the Week Class 5 – Year 2 – Lula Overall star of the week for Infants is Lula from Class 5. Lula is a quiet and hard working member of the class. She listens well to instructions and is quick to settle down to her work. She

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Mr Woolcock

Taking a Look Inside a Computer…

This week in Computing Year 5 and Year 6 have been learning all about the different parts that make up a computer, including the Motherboard, Processor, Hard Drive, RAM, Graphics Card, Heatsink and the Power Supply Unit.  We learnt how all of these parts are useless by themselves,

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Mr Stanlake

Advent Boxes for Hayle Food Bank

Over the last month each class has been preparing an advent box for Christmas. However, these advent boxes are difference compared to those most children have at home because instead of taking a chocolate or treat out like traditional advent calendar, the children have been bringing food into

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Mr Pollard

Year 6 create super sock snowmen

Creativity has once again hit the Year 6 classrooms with wonderful sock snowmen being created. A huge range were created, from the conventional snowman to a polar bear and even Santa himself! The children planned how they wanted their particular snowman to look before using rice, elastic bands

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