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Summer holidays  

We made it!
Thank you to everyone who came to our party and for being so patient when I had some technical issues. I hope you all had fun and enjoyed seeing each other.

You have all been a brilliant class this year. Thank you. You all continue to be so kind, patient and hardworking through the tricky times that we've had. You have had to be so flexible and have always accepted changes and things that have been different. Well done to each one of you :) 

Good luck to the Y1 children, I know Miss Gibbings really liked talking to you today and she's really looking forward to getting started with excited learning opportunities with you all in September. Thank you for a fun two years together.

YR - You will come back to us as such grown up Y1s and we are really looking forward to having more fun with you. 

Keep reading over the Summer holidays as we know how important it is for everything we do in our lives and helps our brains to grow! :)

Have a fantastic summer, stay safe, keep well and we'll see you in September. 
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie and Mrs G. 


Friday 23rd July Home Learning  

Last Day!

Hello Penhallow,

What can we say? Today is our last day of the year. Unfortunately we're not together. 

I hope you have received the invite to our Gem Party 1.00pm-1.30pm - It would be great to see as many people as possible. 

Please bring a snack, and wear your favourite party clothes - I've attached the party hats template for you or it would be great to see what you could come up with. 

I have added a grid with different maths activities for you try at home, if you do please email me a photo.

Please find a link to free phonics play games. 

Sadly, today we say goodbye to Mrs Joslin. I think we all know how special she is to the school and as Penhallow Class I will be sure to tell her your good wishes and thank yous.

See you tomorrow! 

Mrs Counsell 

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Wednesday's Home Learning 21/7/21 

Wednesday's Learning and a Well Done from Mrs Fernie!

WOW! What a lovely few days, it has been amazing to see so many wonderful photographs of all the recipes and challenges you have been up to at home. There were so many different things going on which was lovely to see. I loved the different things you found in your gardens to make natural paints. Many of your recipes look absolutely delicious and if you keep an eye on the blog I will add a post with all the recipes in the next few days as I know a couple of you have not quite finished them then you can decide if you want to cook any over the summer, I know I certainly will be trying them and seeing which ones we can cook at school during outdoor learning next year. Well done to you all for your hard work and efforts and keep going your almost there.

I know Mrs Counsell has a number of exciting things for you do so over the next 3 days so keep persevering you are doing an amazing job. I hope you all  have a wonderful restful summer and look forward to seeing you in September in Penhallow or in the playground for those of you heading into year 2!

Please continue to send your amazing work to Mrs Counsell.

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Thursday's Home Learning 22/7/21 

Dear Penhallow,

I hope you've been enjoying the sunny weather today.

Thank you to everyone who joined me online this morning, it was lovely to see you all and your happy faces. 

Below you will find our home learning grid for Thursday. There will be a session for Y1 at 9.30am and YR your learning is at home so please email me anything you are doing. 

Attached on this blog are some party hat templates - we will be hopefully having our end of year 'Gem Party' live on Teams on Friday morning. Please check this blog later on Thursday for more information. 

Please continue to email me your home learning, I love looking at it. 

Please email me with any queries

Stay safe, keep smiling and I'll see some of you tomorrow. 
Mrs Counsell. 

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Home Learning for Tuesday. 

Tuesdays Learning

Hello Penhallow!

It was so lovely to see lots of happy smiley faces this morning at our Teams lessons. Thank you for all your hard work today you tried so hard and I have loved getting all the photos of your efforts.

I have sent out the invitations for our teams meeting tomorrow morning too. We will go for the same times Year 1s at 9.30 and Reception at 10.30 and Reception I look forward to seeing your magic maths pots you have made today. Please bring them along as we will use them in the session . Please do get in touch if you have any questions or query's my email is below and I cannot wait to see all your smiley happy faces on again

Mrs Fernie

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Well done Everyone!  

Happy Friday! 

Well done Everyone!

WOW! What a challenging end of the week we've all had! As expected, you've all been amazing and have adjusted so well to home learning and I feel very proud.

Once again, thank you to those who have sent me work, I know it's tricky to fit it in with everything else you have to do, so I appreciate all of the support. Thank you for everyone who came to our online sessions today, it was lovely to see so many smiling faces on the screen.

Congratulations to Jamie and Leo for being our writers of the week, it's always so hard to choose.

Year 6s
Next week is the Y6 children's last week at Polperro. They are having their leaving assembly next week. Mrs Visick is collecting together messages from our class. If you would like to write a short message please email it to or before Tuesday 20th July

Please follow this link which gives you information on how to get FREE Maths resources from Morrisons for the summer holiday. It will help your child to practise and revisit skills they've learnt in school and will be perfect for those typical, Cornish, rainy days! Morrisons has teamed up with White Rose Maths which we use in school. They're to collect from 26th July. 

Next week's home learning: week beginning 19/7/21
Your next online session will be on Monday with Mrs Fernie, please expect a Teams meeting invite over the next few days.
We will also be posting a grid with home learning activities for the final week of term on here over the weekend. Please check for it to be uploaded at the bottom of this blog. 

Please email any questions about the learning to (Mon and Tue).

I hope you have a lovely weekend, stay safe and enjoy the weather.
Mrs Counsell.

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Friday 16th July - Home Learning 

Friday's Home Learning

Hello Penhallow Class.

I hope you had a good day today. Thank you if you had a go at the activities on the learning grid on Thursday. I appreciate the support you are giving in this difficult situation and understand this is all very short notice for everyone involved. 

Please find at the bottom of this blog your home learning grid for Friday. I hope you enjoy doing the maths activities, you can do them inside or outside, have fun doing them with your grown ups at home. 

Once again, we would like the work highlighted in yellow to be emailed to us or uploaded to Tapestry. 

I am really looking forward to seeing you all online tomorrow morning. 
Year 1 - 9.30 - 10.00 - please bring a piece of paper and a pencil.
Reception - 11.00 - 11.20

see you there
Mrs Counsell.

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Home Learning Thursday 15th July 

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well. 

I have uploaded your home learning grid at the bottom of this page.

YR -
Phonics this morning we are working on our blending skills to help us to read more tricky words.
Maths - we are remembering telling the time to the hour (o'clock) as we did in school yesterday. Can you remember the language we used to name the clock hands? 

Y1 - In Phonics this morning - we are continuing to learn about consonant clusters. 
Any work I would like to receive is highlighted on the home learning grid. 
Maths - our learning challenge is: I can tell the time to the half hour. 

By the end of today you will get a Teams invite to join me online tomorrow morning where we can all say hello to each other.

As we are learning at home once again - please email direct me about any of the learning between 9am - 4pm:

If you have any other queries please contact Mrs Hillman

I hope you all have a lovely day. I look forward to seeing you online tomorrow. 
Mrs Counsell. 

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Friday 9th July 


Happy Friday!

We've had another very busy week in Penhallow Class. 

Congratulations to Kora for achieving her 33 club badge and to Chilali, Henry and Kora for being our people of the week. Also congratulations to Heidi for being our reader of the week.

In English we have been continuing with our 'Handa's Surprise' story where we have been creating our own story maps.

In Y1 we have been recognising and counting coins using our 2s, 5s and 10s. 
In Reception we have been thinking about 'teen' numbers,

In our Science lessons this week we have been making a fantastic piece of art using wax crayons and investigating the texture of different fruits. 
In Music we have been exploring African drumming and making our own instruments.

We are looking forward to sports day next week, we've been practising hard. We will post photos on here for everyone to enjoy.

We do hope you enjoy reading your child's report.

Have a good weekend
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie, Mrs G and Mrs Garaghon. 



This week we were so lucky again to get in the swimming pool, thank you for sending in the children's swimming kit. This will allow us to use the sunny weather when it's here and get swimming again.


This week, congratulations to Imogen, Flora and Elijah for being our people of the week.
Well done to Skye for being our mathematician of the week :). We celebrate these in our whole school assemblies and the grown ups in Penhallow find it so hard because everyone is amazing!

Our Enquiry
This week we have continued our 'How is our World filled with colour?' enquiry by learning all about Africa and making our own traditional necklaces in Geography.

In Art - we have been learning about the famous artist Kandinsky and creating our own bright and colourful versions of his painting 'Squares with concentric circles'.

In English this week we were visited by a character from our story, this has helped us to think of adventurous adjectives for using in our writing. Can you remember how we described the monkey and the goat? 

In Maths the Y1 children have been learning about money. We have been sorting and recognising coins and notes. We are looking forward to counting in 2s, 5s and 10s next week to help us to find totals of different amounts. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Counsell, Mrs Fernie, Mrs G and Mrs Garaghon


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