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Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue 5 Spring Term  01/02/17
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This week in our newsletter

  • An inspiring Young Carers Awareness Day
  • The latest Sports round-up
  • *New Weekly Feature* ~ Pick N Mix for Parents
  • Loads of Advice for supporting your child!
 Young carers create inspiration for all!
Thursday 26th February was Young Carers Awareness Day and to celebrate this four of our students (who are also Young Carers) created an inspirational piece of artwork with local artist Cosmic
 
The theme of this year’s YCAD is “When I Grow Up”. It highlights how difficult it can be for young carers to realise their hopes and dreams for the future without the right support. The aim of the day was to help them believe in their dreams and aspirations.

Click on the link below to read the full story and see the inspiring end result - which will be put on display at Penryn College!
Read the Full Story here!

Dates and events

Jan 30th - Feb 9th
Yr11 Mock Examinations

Feb 25th - Feb 26th
**Amended Date** : Ten Tors Training

Feb 9th - Feb 14th
KS4 GCSE History Trip - Germany
 
BUS PASS REMINDER

Please can you remind your child that if they forget their bus pass they MUST come to reception BEFORE the end of the day to get a temporary bus pass. Requests made at such late notice may result in them missing their bus due to the time it takes to call through and gain permission from the local authority.
*Pick N Mix for Parents!*
- Tips from the 
Parents Forum -

There are numerous ways you can support your child from ensuring they are wearing the correct uniform to being aware of their homework schedule. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start if you want to get more involved – The Pick N Mix is a collection of useful tips and suggestions for engaging with your child's learning.
 
 We will be sharing our Pick N Mix of the week in up-coming newsletters!
This week's Pick:

DON’T ASK:

 
“How was school today?” because they will say either “fine” “okay” or “something else!!!”
 
DO ASK:
 
“What was the best lesson today?” and “why?”
“What new thing did you find out today?” Ask them to explain it to you
“What did you struggle with today?” Ask them how they will deal with that.

“What are you most proud of today?” Ask if you can see the work.
You can find the full Pick N Mix list here
Year 11s become county Champions!
Our un-defeated super-squad.  
 

Last Thursday saw the first football County Final of the season, at which our Y11s claimed the trophy having overcome a very good Poltair side (and a very strong wind!). The score was 3-1 thanks to goals from Kian Thomas, Toby Webb and Kai Cornish.

More sporting success in the latest Sports round-up!

Literacy Advice for Parents

 

All students now have a new icon on their ipads - it's called Literacy Ladders and is designed to enable students to identify the progress of their literacy skills. The Literacy Ladders PDF is also on the literacy page of the school website.

 

Students should have a literacy sticker on the front of their books and need to take a photo of it so that they are aware of their literacy skills target when completing extended writing tasks across the curriculum.

 

Showbie group 677GH holds resources to help students with their literacy and a space where national competitions are regularly uploaded.

 

All students have registered for spellzone.com and should have undertaken an initial test to establish a personalise, bespoke online spelling course. Students can access this via an icon on their iPad home screen. Other helpful websites such as thesaurus.com have also been added to their iPad home screen.

 

Mrs Ribenfors is running 'Lyrical Literacy' on Tuesday lunchtimes in E3 where we focus on song lyrics, rap and poetry. All students are welcome to come along.

#Talk positively about Maths!

You can find two math-tastic new guides in the download section of our "Parent's Guide to:" Page.


Top Tips include: Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.

For example, Working out which are the best buys in the supermarket, checking change, working out sale price of an item.

 That and more can be found on our website!

Sports Results

Football
U12 Girls 5-a-side Regionals
Runners up position

Year U12 Boys Count Cup
Penryn 10-4 Humphry Davy
Penryn move to Round 2

U15 Academy
Penryn 7-0 Helston

U16 Country Final
Penryn 3-1 Poltair

 

Sports Fixtures

Football
2nd Feb Dev/Perf Squads vs Penair - Home

Hockey
2nd Feb Yrs 10/11 vs Penair - Home
 


Subject Reviews 
Dates and Information

Yr 11 Subject Review
23rd March 2017
Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 16th March

Yr 9 & 10 Subject Review
 20th April 2017

Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 30th March. 
Any problems or questions will be dealt with after the Easter holidays.

 

Yr 7 and 8 Subject Review
Details for booking appointments for the summer term will be notified nearer the time.

 

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