Godolphin - Year 1/2, Miss King 2022/23

Welcome to Godolphin Class!
Have a look below at all the amazing things we have been getting up to.
Scroll down to the bottom to find information about our curriculum. These documents can also be found on the Curriculum page
May - We are artists
Godolphin have really enjoyed being artists this week. We have used a sharp pencil to score a design onto a polystyrene print plate and used a roller to apply a layer of ink onto it. We pressed the print onto a piece of paper and used a clean roller to apply pressure. 
It was super exciting to reveal our prints, they look brilliant, and we are looking forward to displaying them in the classroom!
May - Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla

Coronation Celebrations – see video below

On Friday 5th May we marked the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. We began the day with a whole school assembly learning about the history and pageantry of the coronation and how people celebrate significant events. Each class then spent the morning learning about British Values and creating food to share with the school in the afternoon picnic.

We were delighted to welcome Les Ladner, former pupil, back into Penponds to talk to each class about his experience of the late Queen's coronation in 1953, where he shared photographs too. We enjoyed a delicious picnic outside together.

At the end the day we held our usual celebration assembly which also include a fancy dress pageant where Jasper was chosen as the winner. 

In 1953, during the Penponds pageant, Les' role was a servant. So we felt this time around Les should be crowned as King of Penponds. He was crowned on a Cornish tartan throne with crown, sceptre and orb.  

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April - Cornwall my Home


What an amazing start to the summer term?! On Tuesday we had a day to celebrate our Cornish Heritage in preparation for Trevithick Day, and what better way to do so than to focus the day on the song ‘Cornwall my Home’ written by Harry Glasson. For more information about this incredible day, please click on the link. 


Penponds Primary School - Personal Development at Penponds

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March - Spaceport Cornwall Visitor

On Tuesday, Fritha from Spaceport Cornwall visited Godolphin. We had an exciting afternoon based around careers, materials used in space and the jobs of satellites too. Next week we will be designing, making and evaluating our own space robots for a specific job so this was a great way to start. We learnt lots of new facts to add to all of the other amazing things we have learnt throughout this topic. Fritha was also blown away by how much we knew about the history and science of space and commented that we are a credit to our school. We have worked so hard this term! 

March - Carn Brea and Godolphin Class Trip to Camborne Library

Carn Brea and Godolphin visited Camborne Library. We had a wonderful afternoon learning about the library and what it has to offer as well as discussing signs of spring and making posies and bumble bee hats. We also had the opportunity to explore a huge range of different books. It was a great addition to our science learning this term. 

March - Black Voices Cornwall 

Exciting News! Mrs Richards, our wonderful RE Lead, had had her first working session to support the curriculum development in Cornwall with Black Voices Cornwall!

This is a three year project to ensure equality and diversity is positively represented throughout the taught curriculum in Cornwall. We are so proud that Mrs Richards is supporting this and we cannot wait to see what work we can begin as a school!

March - Rocksteady End of Term Concert

The whole school and parents of children taking Rock Steady Lessons with Tom were treated to an end of term concert in the hall. We loved watching the older children rock their socks off! The children were confident, skillful and entertaining.  Thank you.

March - Pull up your Odd Socks for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!

On Tuesday 21st March we wore odd socks to school with our uniforms to raise awareness for Down Syndrome. Odd socks were chosen as a symbol by World Down Syndrome Day, because chromosomes are shaped like socks, and those with Down Syndrome have an extra one.

We 'Rocked our Socks!'

This day holds a very special place for Penponds and our families. 

4th March - World Book Day in Godolphin Class

Godolphin had a wonderful World Book Day. We came into school dressed as a character from one of our favourite books and enjoyed sharing our books with each other. We spent the day learning all about Beatrix Potter. We created a fact file about her, read many of her stories and sequenced the events in them and drew and painted some of her characters. 

March - Special Visitor - Jessica Roper

We were very excited to welcome top athlete Jessica Roper, GB Kickboxing Champion to Penponds School.

Jessica led a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils and followed-up with an inspirational assembly, and question and answer session. The aim of the event was to inspire the children to be more physically active, but just as importantly, encourage them to discover and pursue their passion in life.


The event both connected the children to an extraordinary athlete role model and raised money to improve physical activity in the school, while also supporting both athletes and para-athletes, so that they can continue to inspire the next generation. 

Thank you to all the families who sponsored the children in the worthwhile event.  Total raised was an amazing £1562.51 which is split between Sports for Schools and Penponds School and will allow the school to buy new sports equipment to the value of £829.

February - School Councillors

On Monday 27th February our School Councillors met with Les who was a pupil at Penponds in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth ll. Our School Councillors asked Les lots of questions to find out about how Penponds School celebrated the coronation so that we can celebrate in similar way for King Charles lll's coronation in May. It was really enjoyable to chat with Les and we even managed to look at some really old photographs and squeeze some football chat in too! Thank you so much to Les for giving up his time to come into school to chat with us.

February - Newquay Zoo 

We were lucky enough to go on a whole school trip to Newquay Zoo. We were kindly gifted free entrance as part of Paignton Zoo’s 100th birthday celebrations. The children (and animals) were so well behaved and we were treated to lots of amazing spectacles. It was so amazing to see all the different family groups and dynamics and continue our exploration of our amazing world. Thanks Newquay zoo. 

February - Sewing Club 

The master seamstress' have been busy creating their cushions. They developed hand stitching skills and how to use a sewing machine. They worked well as a team too helping each other with the tricky bits. I am so proud of them all and their gorgeous cushions! 

February - Shelter Box Fundraiser for Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal
How amazing is this little lady?! She spoke to her friends and family and asked for donations to bring into school to add to the fundraising for Shelter Box today. The friends and family donations in this envelope will make a huge difference. What a star you are!
February - Get ready for World Book Day!
We love reading at Penponds! 
As we get ready to celebrate World Book Day 2023, every night leading up to the big day , we will be sharing a bedtime book virtually. These videos will be posted on Facebook, here on our website and on Class Dojo to enjoy at home.
Visit our reading page to see the videos each night here
February - NSPCC Number Day
Penponds marked NSPCC Number Day with a relaunch of Times Table Rockstars! Children came to school dressed as a Rockstar and took part in the national TimesTable competition. Some of our younger children cam e dressed in with numbers, shapes and patterns too. We had a great day of Maths fun, all raising money for a worthy cause.

February - Godolphin Class Topic Work

Godolphin have been making some fantastic models at home based on our space topic!

Reading Tea Parties
Children across the school, enjoyed a reading tea party with Mrs Bailey, our Headteacher, because they had shown super effort and shared their love for reading. Hot chocolate, biscuits and cake were on the menu, as was super discussion talking about our favourite books and authors.

January 2023 - New topic: Out of this World

In Godolphin class we are enjoying our new topic ‘Out of this World’. We started by thinking about what we already know and what we would like to learn. We wrote questions and added them to our ‘curious questioning’ board. 

This week we began to understand where we are in our solar system before we start to learn about the Space Race. We learnt a song and created a fold out solar system to remember the order of the planets from the sun. 

December 2022 - Christmas Parties

Carn Brea and Godolphin have joined forces this week for lots of Christmas fun! All Classes had a great time!

December 2022 - Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner was a family affair this year. We managed to get all of the children into the hall at the same time to eat together (and the staff too!). We listened and sang along to some festive favourites, pulled crackers and had a lovely time. We are very thankful to our relief cook Victoria who has ensured our kitchen has remained open this week as our usual cook has not been in work. Without her there would have been no Christmas Dinner - so thank you Victoria!

December 2022 - Special Visitor in School

We had a very special visit in school this week from Father Christmas!

All children received a book from the Big Man himself. Children were very polite receiving their gifts and asked some great questions too. For those children that have been poorly and not in school, don't worry, your gift is being safely looked after and will be here ready and waiting when you return.

December 2022 - Experience Christmas at Penponds Church

Although the weather stopped us from visiting Penponds church for the Christmas experience on Monday, the church came to us! Thank you to the volunteers that changed their plans last minute to come to school and hold the workshops in the hall. The children had a wonderful time!

December 2022 - North Pole Challenge

Penponds School have been clocking up the miles toward the Trust-wide mission to achieve 4,237 miles from the MAT Central Office to the North Pole.  Today the children and staff walked or ran around the field in their Christmas hats in the sunshine and blue sky.  In the course of the week we have achieved 309 miles!

December 2022 - Christmas with the Aliens performance

Godolphin and Carn Brea classes have had a fantastic week entertaining staff, governors, parents and families with their Christmas with the Aliens performances.  A huge well done to all the children and staff!

December 2022 - Camborne Lantern Parade
The Penponds School Community were proud to be part of the Camborne Lantern Parade last Friday with our beautiful swan lantern taking centre stage! All the children carried their individual lanterns as well that they had made in school especially.
December 2022 - Christmas Tree Advent Assembly
On Thursday this week the children each brought in a home-made decoration to hang on the school Christmas tree during our Advent assembly. It looks very beautiful.
December 2022 - Tasting
Godolphin class enjoyed tasting and describing food that grows in the rainforest. We didn’t think it would be good to taste cocoa beans, so we tasted chocolate instead! This was lots of fun and we used our senses to write fantastic descriptions about each food.

November 2022 - BBC Children in Need Day

To celebrate BBC Children in Need Day children and staff wore spotty or striped clothes to school today.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  So far we have raised £82.

Youth Royal British Legion Remembrance Service – Camborne Parish Church – Friday 11th November

This year our school councillors from Tregonning Class represented Penponds School at the Youth Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Camborne Parish Church. All classes made a wreath and our councillors lay them on behalf of each class. We also made another wreath to add to our remembrance display for Queen Elizabeth II.

November 2022 - BBC Children in Need
To celebrate BBC Children in Need Day children and staff wore spotty or striped clothes to school today.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  

November 2022 - Lantern Making

This week we made lanterns in school for the Camborne Lantern Parade on Friday 25th November.  Children helped made a large lantern in the hall and their own lanterns to take along.  Parents and Grandparents enjoyed coming into school to help.  Thank you to our special visitor and expert, Amanda Lorens for coming in to help us.

October 2022

Well done to our School Council: Rights Ambassador children! They attended and represetned the CRF Youth Conference at the Fibre Hub. They were a perfect ambassadors for our school and contributed to issues affecting our local community.

Message from George Le Hunte:

Thank you for attending our 2022 CRF Youth Conference at the Fibre Hub on Friday. 57 students, plus staff, were there from 10 Camborne & Pool schools. It was a wonderful event in a great venue. Please thank all your students that attended for their brilliant engagement in the conference & for their immaculate behaviour. I am sure they learnt a lot and I hope they pass that on to all their colleagues at school.

Thank you for partaking in our Youth Conference. 

George Le Hunte

Camborne Regeneration Forum

September 2022

Godolphin class went on a virtual trip to the rainforest this week.  We used our senses to describe what we could hear, smell, see and feel.  We wrote some very imaginative poems.

September 2022

Godolphin have been enjoying getting stuck back into learning after 6 weeks off. Our new focus story is ‘The Papaya that spoke’, we have been retelling the story every day using actions. Our new topic is ‘Down in the Jungle’, we have been using videos, books and pictures to discover what a rainforest looks like and what we might find there before we begin learning all about them. 

September 2022

Football Club

This week we started our PE football unit, it looks like we have some future stars in the making - great sportsmanship shown by all and a great attitude - look out Ronaldo and Beth Mead here we come!

Cookery Club

Yesterday the ‘Cooking Club Chefs’ were busy making Greek dips  - hummus and tzatziki. The children peeled and grated garlic, zested and juiced lemons, chopped mint, cucumber, and carrots, measured out tahini paste, olive oil and water and used the food processor! All chefs were super well behaved and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I’m looking forward to next week! Recipes can be found on Dojo.