Godolphin - Year 1/2, Miss McLennon 2021/22

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.
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June - Rainbow KS1 Games 2022
On Wednesday 22nd June we took ten Year 1 children and ten Year 2 children to St Meriadoc Infant School to take part in the Rainbow Games 2022. The children took part in several events: basketball; bean bags in hoop; football dribbling and scoring; hitting the cricket stumps. It ended with a couple of relay races. Penponds team won the basketball game. It was an amazing afternoon.
June - Science Workshops – Energy Live Show in school for all classes
On Tuesday 21st June, Nerys from the Royal Institution in Bristol came to Penponds School to present science shows for us. In the morning, KS1 and KS2 watched the same show (at different times) all about energy. Nerys showed us some experiments to do with different types of energy. It included: fire, magnets, explosions and very loud noises. In one experiment, Nerys turned a plastic water bottle into a rocket that launched over the room. It was very cool. After lunch, the whole school came together to watch a second show. Some parents were invited to come as well. In that show, Nerys created fire using oxygen, flour and a blow torch. Unfortunately, the fire alarm went off twice! At the end of the show, she propelled many rockets off at once – it was extremely loud! Written by Bella and Freya (Tregonning) 
June - Pendennis Castle 
On Thursday 16th June Godolphin really enjoyed their trip to Pendennis Castle which links to their 'Castles and Coasts' topic. In class, they have been learning about all of the parts of the castle, so it was great for them to see it in real life!
June - Developing the Rainbow Promise
School councillors from across the Rainbow schools went to a special meeting last week tasked with creating a list of 30 things you will do/experience/achieve in your time at one of our Rainbow Schools. The list was full of wonderful ideas from the children and the final article will be shared soon! Watch this space! Thank you School Councillors: Rights Ambassadors!


We have been creating collages of birds, inspired by Mark Hearld. They studied his work and explored different collage techniques. They created different patterns and textures. Well done Godolphin Class!

Rocksteady Music School Came to Town!  - April
We were visited on Wednesday 27th April, to be introduced to the new music lessons being offered to us at Penpond,  by Rocksteady Music School.
We learnt all about the instruments on offer to us to learn - drums, vocals, electric adn bass guitar and keyboard. We were able to have a go with the instruments and were even entertained to a live music rock concert! Within our 45 minute session, the band could already play part of a song. It was incredible!
If you would like to have Rocksteady music lessons, fill in the form sent home for the team to begin the arrangements. Lessons will be in school time on Friday afternoons. All arrangements and payments will be made directly with Rocksteady.
There are bursary and funded placements available too - so please ask us about it!
Check bags for the letter on how to sign up! Let's get music making!

We were delighted to welcome Simon Bailey, international bass-baritone opera singer (and Mrs Bailey's brother-in law) into school today. Simon spoke to children across the school about:  *alternative careers and job opportunities 

*to think outside the box

*to follow their dreams with hard work 

* live out our school vision of 'Aiming High, Achieving Our Best'. 

 He shared his own journey of being a boy who grew up in musical family and the love for singing and the stage. He shared how he started out, his education and where he is now, travelling and singing across the world. 

The children also experienced live music and listened to Simon sing, He explored his use of voice and range and took questions from the children.

To find out more about Simon Bailey visit www.simon-bailey.com or go and see him currently performing in the Welsh National Opera tour of Don Giovanni - nearest venue to us is Plymouth Theatre Royal Don Giovanni Mozart | WNO

Rainbow Holi Red Nose and Spoon Race We were due to be fundraising like the rest of the country for Comic Relief a few weeks ago, but as so many children and staff were not able to be in school due the Covid-19 outbreak we decided to postpone it to Friday 1st April – we didn’t want so many missing the fun! It was also the Hindu festival of Holi. Many of our children have been learning about Hinduism in their RE lessons and we felt that we would try and mark both events together. Holi is the festival of love, colours and spring and it is traditionally celebrated by people getting very colourful by throwing powder paint and getting very messy and colourful! The One Show took part in the Red Nose and Spoon Race Challenge and we felt that we could do our own version in school and link it to learning about Holi too.
Godolphin class children attended a multi skills session at CSIA. There were a lot of stations which were based on the Winter Olympics, even with the children carrying the torch. They used plenty of skills including throwing, catching and working as a team. It was well organised and the children really enjoyed themselves.
Godolphin Class have been extremely busy with all their learning recently. In DT, Godolphin have been testing the strength of different shapes so that they can make a stable structure for Baby bear to sit on! In Science lessons pupils have been outside searching for minibeast and recording their results on a tally chart. They have also had lots of fun making weather mobiles for Geography and understanding what the different weather symbols mean.
February - NSPCC Number Day!
Today we all came in dressed up for the NSPCC Number Day event to help raise money for the NSPCC. We had an extra-special fun day of Maths activities. Thank you everyone for taking part and so far we have raised £52. If you haven’t done so already please donate £1 for you child on Parentpay. Much appreciated
December - End of Topic Celebration of Learning
Click the picture below to see our Flip Book celebrating our learning about The Voyage of the Mystery.
December - Multiskills Event at CSIA
Year 1 attended Camborne Science and International Academy for a Christmas Multi-Skills Event. It was sports-based and the children had a lot of Christmas fun. They were also excited to travel in a mini-bus.
December - Advent Service and Christingle
We had a wonderful advent service in the hall and decorated our school Christmas tree with our homemade decorations. We learnt about Advent and Christingle too.

November - ‘Window Wanderland’

Camborne Town Council sent Penponds School a lovely message of thanks for our contribution to Camborne’s first ‘Window Wanderland’.  They said our art work was fantastic and made the JoJangles shop glow with beautiful colours for the event.  Well done all classes for taking part.

November - BBC Children in Need

Today we celebrated Children in Need.  This year’s theme was “Together We Can”.  To mark this Penponds School children came to school dressed in certain colours of the rainbow.  Each Year group was allocated a colour.

Year 6 Red

Year 5 Orange

Year 4 Yellow

Year 3 Green

Year 2 Blue

Year 1 Indigo

Reception Violet/Pink

We created a whole school rainbow to share - “Together We Can”.  Thank you for all your donations to Children in need.  We have raised £52 today.  If you would like to donate please pay £1 on Parentpay.


Godolphin Class – ‘Window Wanderland’ and Aboriginal Art.
Godolphin Class went to Falmouth to visit the National Maritime Museum in support of their class topic and the story of “The Voyage of the Mystery” They discovered the reasons why the fishermen decided to leave Cornwall, what life was like onboard the Mystery, the places they visited and how they survived some very exciting storms!
Godolphin class have started to explore seascapes and are using old photographs to find out about the past in History as part of their topic work on the Voyage of the Mystery. 
We are very proud of two of our children for their super homework and winning a medal for cricket!