Tregonning - Year 5/6, Mr Brokenshire 2022/23

Welcome to Tregonning 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 - 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's 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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May - New Prefects

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that we have two new prefects at Penponds.  I would like to introduce you to Prefect Freya and Prefect Harry.  They have been chosen for very unique reasons special to them.  Freya as you know is a fantastic role model in all that she does but we are particular proud of her independence and drive to succeed as an author.  Harry has overcome many hurdles in his time at Penponds and his natural sense of justice and caring personality exudes from him.  We are so proud of you both.  Congratulations.

April - William at Wells!
Our musical star, shone again this weekend, taking part in a Trumpet/Cornet event with the brass department at none other than Wells Cathedral School!
He spent the day there in musical workshops and even had a music lesson with the Head of Brass himself. This was such an achievement for William musically, but also socially as went not knowing anyone else there!
He took part in a concert at the end of the day.
A great experience for him musically and for building confidence too.
To top it all off, he was also awarded a Distinction in his Grade 1 exam! Well done William - we are so proud and are happy basking in your reflected glory!
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. 
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New Prefects

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that we have two new prefects at Penponds.  I would like to introduce you to Prefect Freya and Prefect Harry.  They have been chosen for very unique reasons special to them.  Freya as you know is a fantastic role model in all that she does but we are particular proud of her independence and drive to succeed as an author.  Harry has overcome many hurdles in his time at Penponds and his natural sense of justice and caring personality exudes from him.  We are so proud of you both.  Congratulations.

April - Published Author at Penponds!
Amazing news!
We now have a published author at Penponds School!
Freya Dickenson has written her own book and had it published.
Three Dragons of Element.
It is now on sale on Amazon, so if you’ve just finished your book or fancy a change - try out Freya’s first Novel - it’s a real page turner!

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Freya has always written comics which we have printed and sold at school, but now she is writing novels! Congratulations to Freya and well done, what an amazing accomplishment!

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. Here we have some band members rocking their socks off.  The children were confident, skillful and entertaining.  Thank you.

March - School Choir sing at Memory Café 

We always love to go and sing at the Memory Café. We spent some time with members of the Memory Café taking part in craft activities. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more!

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. 

March - Congratulations to William! We are so proud of you!
William played his cornet in the County Music festival on Saturday 18th March in the grade 1-2 class against 3 other children. 
William played his grade 1 pieced called Strollin. The adjudicator commented on his very rhythmic playing as well as his clear tone...and he won!
The uniform William wore represented his brass band, the St Agnes silver band. 
Well done William - what a super ambassador for Penponds!

 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.

March - Football Match – Penponds v Crowan

Well, what a match.  It was our hardest match to date.  Crowan’s children were a very strong team and mainly Year 6s and 5s.

Penponds fought hard and worked well trying to pass the ball and press the opponents.  Unluckily we lost 7-1 but the team showed good resilience and kept trying to the end.  Persons of the match were Orrin and Kelyn.

Great learning match and hopefully puts us in a good mindset for our next match.

March - Basketball Final

Penponds won a place in the final of Basketball at Penryn college on the 3rd March 2023.  We took the 4 children who qualified and they played 5 games which they won 1, drew 1 and lost 3 but all were very close games and they put in 110% every game. Man of the match was Brody who was awesome.

They all showed great sportsmanship and were a credit to the school.

March - Sing-In Choir Workshop

Penponds and Bishop Bronescombe schools represented Rainbow and joined forces this week at the Sing In Choir workshop, part of Truro Music Festival. We contributed to a choir of 265 children’s voice from across Cornwall! The children were excellent ambassadors for Rainbow and learned the skills to sing in a choir of that size, the importance of following the conductor and a new repertoire of music for warms ups and performances.

March - First Book completed for Ethan!
We are so proud of Ethan!
Ethan has read and more importantly enjoyed, his first chapter book! He has read Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is already a good way into reading the second book in the series!
To celebrate Ethan’s achievement, he spent Friday afternoon watching the movie of the book with Mrs Bailey whilst chomping on popcorn. Ethan spotted lots of similarities between the film and the book, but the character Greg did not look how Ethan expected he would look in the film compared to the book description. Keep reading Ethan and Mrs Bailey thanks you for a wonderful afternoon! 

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 4th - World Book Day - 2023 
We had a fantastic day celebrating our love of reading! Our class decided to look at the author 
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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 - 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 - 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 - Youth Speaks

Congratulations to our fabulous finalists for Youth Speaks! 

All children spoke wonderfully and were all presented with a certificate, voucher and chocolate egg for getting to this stage. After much deliberation by the judging panel, the winning team was announced as Olivia, Janise and Laurie!

Well done - we are so lucky to have fabulous ambassadors for our school.

February - ShelterBox Fundraising 

After the recent tragic events in Eastern Turkey and Northern Syria, Trencrom Class decided to organise a fundraiser. They invited our class along to support their fundraising. We had a great time! All in all, the whole school managed to raise £460! 

February - Indoor Athletics

Children from Years 3 and 4 took part in an Indoor Athletics qualifier at CSIA against Troon School, St Meriadoc Juniors and Trevithick School.  The children enjoyed taking part in a variety of events.  In the afternoon children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the same events.  It was a well organised event and we hope to get the results after half-term.

February - Our football match against Troon

Written by Laurie and Freya.D 

On Wednesday the 8th of February, the football team visited Troon primary school for a football match. We all met up after school and started practicing our passing. The halves were meant to be 20 minutes but were modified to 10 minutes each; Our team began with the ball and soon after we were given a hand ball. We dominated possession, but Troon eventually managed to sneak the ball past our goalie. The whistle blew for half time and that marked the end of the first half.

In the second half, there were lots of substitutes. This half was good for our team, as we managed to score 2 goals!! Both were scored by our team captain Joel, Troon played well but our team was triumphant with the scores 2-1. Once the whistle blew for the last time all of the subs excitedly ran onto the pitch to celebrate. After shaking hands with our opponents, we all happily returned home.


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 - Stargazing Evening 

On Wednesday evening Tregonning class enjoyed a night with the stars, looking at constellations and all things cosmic. Lots of fun was had by all - even though it was overcast. The children also enjoyed some treats being served - hot dogs and hot chocolate. Thank you to all the parents/carers that came along.

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.
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

On Wednesday we visited the Nexus campus of CSIA. We were treated to an amazing space workshop that built upon the children’s fantastic space knowledge. The children were brilliant at answering and asking questions about space! 

See our End of Topic Celebration Class Flipbook below - just click on the image 

December 2022 - Rocksteady Concert

Today to finish off a very busy week the children who had been attending Rocksteady lessons entertained their parents and families and the rest of the school to an end of term rock concert.

December 2022 - Christmas Prefects

I am delighted to introduce you to our new prefects Indie-Rae and Ava who will join Isla, Freya, Charlie and Olivia in their duties. Indie-Rae and Ava are such reliable members of our school. They are both incredibly hardworking and always want to be the best they can be in all aspects of school life.  Indie-Rae and Ava are both extremely kind, especially to their buddies and younger children and are always on hand to help where needed. They do this in such a quiet and genuine manner, not seeking recognition for their instinctive caring nature - please be rest assured that it certainly does not go unnoticed! Wear your prefect badges and ties with pride! Continue to fly high!

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 - 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 - John Harris Competition
Last year, Bella, Elijah, Sophia, Freya B, Freya D and Laurie in Tregonning class were selected to enter a competition celebrating the 200th birthday of miner-poet John Harris. The children produced wonderful artwork, poetry, music, sculpture, interviews and newspaper reports based on the interesting life experiences of John Harris. In October, the display - which some of you may have seen at the Trevithick Day festival - was judged by three members of the John Harris Society who were impressed by the variety of work presented in the project. Very quickly, we were told that we had won a prize and were invited to an award ceremony at Kresen Kernow, where the award would be announced. Mrs Bailey and Miss Murphy met Freya B and Laurie at the venue on Saturday 19th November, excited for the awards to be announced. We are extremely proud to announce that their hard work, team playing attitudes and creativity has won £1,000 for the school! We are yet to meet to discuss what we will spend the prize money on! A huge well done to all children involved. Keep shining you super stars.

November 2022 - Christmas Tree Festival

Trencrom and Tregonning Classes made decorations linked to our School Values for our tree at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival at Camborne Parish Church. You can find it there over the festive period, it is a very festive event!

November 2022 - New Prefects

I am delighted to introduce you to our new prefects Olivia and Charlie who will join Isla and Freya in their duties.  

Olivia and Charlie are such hardworking individuals and persevere with challenges, always striving to be the best they can be and never give up when things get a little tricky.

Charlie is such a polite young man, with impeccable manners and is always willing and keen to help whenever a job needs doing. Olivia is always kind and caring, particularly to younger children. She always looks out for them and is always on hand to offer a helping hand. Both, Olivia and Charlie, can be relied upon and are great assets to our school. Wear your prefect badges and ties with pride! Continue to fly high!

November 2022 - Choir visit to Memory Café in Pool

On Thursday the choir visited and sang at the memory café in Pool.   The children sang for about half an hour and were then treated to festive snacks and treats. The members of the cafe then asked the children to help decorate their hall by making paper chains together. It was a really wonderful afternoon and all had a fantastic time. They enjoyed it so much we plan to re-visit them in March next year.

November 2022 - Tregonning Class visit to Bodmin Keep

Tregonning Class had such an amazing time at Bodmin Keep on Wednesday this week - the military history museum is a must visit if you’re interested in the war and the history of Cornwall at that time. Here are a few snaps of the children in their workshops. Enjoy!

Mr Brokenshire received this lovely thank you message after the event:

 I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, the amazing support staff and all of the students that came in to visit yesterday.

I absolutely loved working with the year 5/6’s, who were so well behaved, kind and respectful towards one another. Their breadth of knowledge regarding the topic and the vocabulary they used to share this information was also very impressive. 

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

This year our school councillors from Tregonning Class represented Penponds School at the Youth Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Camborne Parish Church.

November 2022

We are incredibly proud of our Penponds School Choir. This week they represented our school at The Camborne Music Festival – and we came back with a trophy! 

The children were excellent advocates for the school and it was lovely to see our very own Chair of Governors, Mrs Alvine Holmes there too. 

The children sang two contrasting pieces - Please Don’t Buy Me A… by Mark and Helen Johnson, a song about unwanted Christmas presents, sung with gusto and full of funny actions and a very poignant and reflective piece, Remember by Emily Bardon, a timely song about Armistice Day. The choir performed this piece today as well during our Remembrance service which included a respectful two-minutes silence. If you scan the QR code, you will be able to see and hear this performance of Remember. 

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 - New Prefects

I am delighted to introduce you to the first Prefects of the Class of 22/23.

Freya and Isla are both conscientious young people who always work to the very best their ability. Both love a challenge and are not afraid to persevere when things seem tricky. Isla is a very thoughtful student at Penponds always willing to help and is kind and caring to all. Freya is a great role model to all in her learning, always looking for the next challenge, striving to improve. They have been the perfect buddies to their charges in Carn Brea too.

October 2022 - Harvest – Tregonning Class

Here are some photos of our harvest artwork, we are slowly getting ready for our harvest assembly. We can’t wait! 

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

October 2022
This week we have been developing our siege stories all about Britain in the Blitz. Here are some of the examples, where we have focused on the setting and using great detail. We have some amazing writers in Tregonning - sadly we couldn’t show them all.

September 2022 - Year 6: Camborne Science and International Academy – Science Event

On Friday we had a fantastic opportunity for Y6, we were invited to a science workshop at Camborne Science and International Academy. It was great.  We learnt about: Density, surface tension, different gases and the processes between solid, liquid and gas. What a great experience, we can’t wait for the next one! 

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.