Friday 22nd April 2016
Spring Term - Week 27
Friday 22nd April 2016
This week has been an incredibly busy week. I began on a wonderfully sunny, Sunday afternoon at the Mennaye
Stadium in Penzance where Pennoweth Tag Rugby Team were invited to be the half time entertainment for the
crowd watching Cornish Pirates V London Welsh. We played in a match with Trewirgie School and took part in a
highly entertaining 'friendly'. The whole experience was tremendous and the children were very excited and
slightly nervous about playing in front of a crowd of 3000. We travelled down to Penzance in our school mini bus,
parked it in a prominent position to catch people's attention and proudly walked into the stadium. Our children
were so well behaved and a credit to the school and to you, as parents too. Well done. Have a look at the Cornish
Pirates website for more photos of the team and Sam (our Pirates mascot for the day).
I'm sure many of you will have heard about the Key Stage 1 spelling fiasco on the news. For those that have not, it
seems as though the Year 2 spelling paper the children were due to sit in the next few weeks had been put onto
the national testing website for parents and schools to use to prepare children for these tests. Obviously this is a
huge mistake but rest assured the school will continue to ensure the children are supported through this
challenging time of testing, sensitively and sensibly despite the chaos the mistake has caused. Fingers crossed the
Standards Testing Agency have not made any further errors.
We hosted a hockey tournament on the new sports pitch on Wednesday. Redruth School had sent out invites to all
the local schools but Treleigh and Pennoweth were the only two school to show an interest. Pennoweth fielded
two teams with Pennoweth A team winning and beating Treleigh by four goals to nil. This now qualifies us for the
Peninsula Finals at Penair School next Friday afternoon. Once again the teams played exceptionally well and were a
credit to the school. Spectators from classes in the upper school had to chance to come along and watch too and
hopefully be inspired to get involved in after school sport.
Pupils of the week
Times Table Challenge
4/5KN: Breanna - Bronze A,
Rhianna V - Silver C, Dylan Purple A, Luk - Gold B, Corban
- Silver B, Cayden - Silver A,
Gaja - Bronze B, Skye - Gold A,
Annabelle - Gold A
5/6DS: Viktor - Diamond A,
Alisha - Gold A, Oliver - Blue A
FS2/HT - Christopher
FS2/1LA - Christian
1/2LS - Ella
1/2HT - Marley
2/3EL - Riley
3/4SD - Max
3/4MA - Autumn
3/4SD: Ines, Jaydn, Molly, Leo,
4/5KN - Jennifer
5/6DS - Lewis
6GC - Ethan
2/3EL: Ethan, Keiron, Filip
FS2/HT: Exodus, Jonah FS2/1LA: 1/2LS: Grace, Gabriel, Michelle, Sophie, Niko, Mason, Lucy
1/2HT: Cruz, Finley G, Marley, Callum x2, Finlay H, Sophie, Toby 2/3EL: Riley, Whitney, Keiron, Lauren,
Aziza 3/4SD: Emily, Imogen, Callum, Kaya, Toby, All of 3/4SD 3/4MA: Kiran S, Jack, Seth, Ellenie, Morgan,
Ollie x3, CJ, Daisy, Charlie, Penny, Mackenzie, Merewen, Ellenie, Lottie, Rihanna, Georgia, Harley, Szymon
4/5KN: Anna x2, Annabelle, Breanna, Cayden, Riley, Kierran, Skye, Dylan, Harry 5/6DS: Alisha, Viktoras,
Grace, Chelsie 6GC: Daniel, Ethan
Pen Licence 5/6DS: Kacey 6GC: Chloe
Check out our Website! www.pennoweth.cornwall.sch.uk
This week’s reading sweep
winners are Mrs Sadler’s Class.
School camp dates
Isles of Scilly - Monday 6th June - Friday 10th June
London - Monday 20th June - Friday 24th June
Carnyorth - Wednesday 25th May - Friday 27th May
Thursday 28th April 10.00am - 11.30am
At Bethel Community Church.
Raising funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Well done to
class for the
attendance this week!
Mon 25th April - KS2 having RNLI Safety Talk
Mon 25th April - Year 1 Family Leaning at Children's Centre
Tue 26th April - Tempest Class Photos
Tue 26th April - Miss Tonkin’s Class Library Visit
Wed 27th April - 3/4SD Swimming (5 of 7)
Wed 27th April - Warrens Bakery visiting Nursery
Wed 27th April - Redruth Learning Group Trust Awards evening
Fri 29th April - Pennoweth Coffee Morning - All welcome
Fri 17th June & Friday 22nd July - Training Days (Children do not attend)
After School Care will be available until 6pm. More information to follow.
May Half Term: Friday 27th May finish normal time - Return Monday 6th June
Last day of Summer Term:
Thursday 21st July 2pm finish
Come and share our love of reading every morning, in the school
library, everyday between 8.10am - 8.35am.
Next week’s story is ‘The Ghost of Grania O’Malley’
by Michael Morpurgo.
The theme for next week is Pirates - so feel free to bring
any pirate possessions along with you to share as you read!
Reading certificates will be given
out in next week’s celebration assembly
for dedicated pirates with excellent
book club attendance!
Homemade burger selection in a bap
Roasted vegetable quiche (V)
Menu, Week 3:
w/c 25th April
Baked Beans, Sweetcorn
Angel delight & mini cookie
Turkey & vegetable pie, gravy
Creamed swede / sweetcorn
Summer vegetable curry,
mango chutney & poppadum (V)
Sticky toffee pudding & custard
Local roast gammon, pineapple, gravy,
Cornish roasted/boiled potatoes,
Cornish carrots and cabbage
Smokey pepper & white bean
Lamb creole with Cheese polenta cakes
Country mixed vegetables
Vegetable lasagne (V)
Fresh fruit kebab
Oven baked battered fish, lemon slice
Sweet chilli vegetable wrap (v)
Chips/ new potatoes
peas/mushy peas or baked beans
Chocolate fudge cake
(with salad and
choice of fillings)
Our school kitchen have
been awarded the
‘Food in Schools’ award.
Well done to Janet, her
team and the whole
school for the hard work
that they do to promote
health and well being.
The award will be
received in a formal
presentation at school.
On Wednesday afternoon, class 4/5KN and class
5/6DS took part in a Skype call to Monsieur Salim
(Mrs Houghton’s uncle - photographed) who lives
in Mauritius. This was a fantastic opportunity for
children to ask questions about for children to ask
questions about another commonwealth country,
as part of their topic learning, including the languages spoken, climate, landscape, religion,
currency and much more”! If your child is in either
of these classes, perhaps you could ask them what
facts they learned. All children (and staff!) enjoyed
the experience. Ruby, in class 4/5KN said “I wasn’t
expecting to see him, it was really cool”.
Thank you to Mrs Houghton for helping
A huge thank you to everybody who very kindly donated and bought
cakes at our cake sale on Monday.
The cakes looked and tasted amazing and raised a total of £161.75!
RedYouth have very kindly made the total donation up to £200.00
for the RNLI.
Next Friday, our school council, eco council and some RedYouth
dancers will be going to the RNLI station in St.Ives to present
them with a cheque.
Here is our rugby team to
who took part in the
game against Trewirgie
School at the
Cornish Pirates game last