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LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 24.05.19

LUDGVAN SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER 24.05.19

LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 24.05.19

Artwork courtesy of Y4


A word from the Principal...

Welcome,

As we approach the final half term of the year, it is time to reflect on one of our most important

values - Endurance. This is a value that all of our children show on a daily basis, whether it is

not giving up when they find a maths problem challenging or refusing to stop running in a cross

country race. Our Y6 children have shown the value in abundance in the last few weeks, when

they have taken their Y6 SATs.

Y6 SATs are treated as a chance to show off all of the learning and skills that they have acquired

through their schooling and we make every effort to ensure they feel prepared rather than pressured.

This has been very effective, with quotes such as ‘That was easy’ and ‘They didn’t even put

the hard questions in’ heard around the corridors.

We are immensley proud of how our Y6 children conducted themselves through the week and

are confident that their results will befit the hard work that they have put in. More important than

that is the character that these children have shown, with many of our quieter and less confident

members of the class tackling the tests with maturity and assurance.

The final day of the week was a celebration party for the Y6 and a chance for them to relax and

enjoy each other’s company.

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and I look forward to seeing you again on the 3rd June.

Kind regards,

Adam Anderson

Principal

We were so proud of Class 6 last week during

their SATs test. They all showed such a mature attitude

and really tried their best. As a treat last Friday they decided

to throw them a well deserved party. They had so much

fun! Miss Laity and Mrs Peters


Excellence...

A word from the Principal...

Cricket in Y2

Year 2 have been brushing up their cricket skills

this half term. Today they were able to practise

on the field while enjoying some fresh air and

sunshine.

Ludgvan Lions winners

It is great to see the Ludgvan Lions junior

section being so successful and offering quality

football opportunities to the children in

our school. Last week was their presentation

evening and many of our children came back

with medals and trophies, like Jamie Harris

(pictured left) who was named ‘Sportsman of

the Year’ in his age group. Well done all!


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Y1 and 2 drumming

Class 1 and 2 have been continuing their African

music session with Mr Curnow from

Mounts Bay Academy. There was a definite improvement

in their rhythm and timing today!

Ask them to perform toast, marmite, peanut

butter and chocolate spread. They may surprise

you!

Y4 and 5 at the Minack

Yesterday, Year 4 and Year 5 were lucky

enough to take part in the Shakespeare Festival

at the Minack Theatre. They performed their

part of the play alongside 4 other Schools. Even

though it was a windy afternoon, they made

their voices heard. They had the crowd cheering

and laughing along with them. Well done

to all the children that took part, you made

Ludgvan School very proud.


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Y3

On Wednesday 15th May, Year 2 visited year

3 for an afternoon of DT related to modes of

transportation. As the year 3 topic is currently

heroes, we decided to use some of the qualities

that we believe all good heroes possess:

(Helpfulness, kindness, generosity and selflessness)

in order to aid the year 2s with this task

of creating their very own rocket to travel to

Africa.

Once each rocket was complete, both classes

took to the playground to launch their design

via air propulsion and many of the rockets flew

great height and distance - no seagulls were

harmed in the launch.

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Y1

As part of their topic learning about Africa,

Class 1 have been having fun making Shaku

Shaku Nigerian coconut balls. They were delicious!


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Maths in Y2

The children have been learning to measure

accurately this week in year 2. They had the

challenge of measuring the School hall. There

are definitely some budding architects amongst

them!

Y6 trip to Praa Sands

On Monday, Year 6 went to Praa Sands beach.

While they were there they: learnt about beach

safety; had a go on a quad (that wasn’t moving);

sat on a boat; built dams; made pools and

rivers with the sand; swam and surfed in the

sea and had a jolly good time. Thank you to

Gail Terry and Mary Trembath for helping with

the trip.


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Gardening Club

The first two weeks of gardening club have

been very successful and it has been great to see

a growing number interested in joining. Some

children have even taken their own lunchtimes

to carry on working. Our first project is clearing

the area outside of Year 5. We also visited B&M

yesterday where the children picked out a selection

of vegetables and plants which we hope

to plant after half term. Well done Gardening

Club, keep up the hard work!

Outdoor Learning in Year 5

Year 5 have been making the most of the nice

weather over the last two weeks and have

been taking their learning outside. A group of

children did some practical work on the playground

making angles using each other and

finding angles around the school. We have

also been working on poetry in English for an

upcoming competition and went outside to get

some inspiration from the nature around us.


What’s been going on...

Staff Focus

Mrs Cahill - Y2 Teacher

What was your ambition when you were growing up? To be a teacher

Where did you grow up? Near Camborne

Do you have any siblings? I have 1 brother

Do you have any pets? Benjy the dog

What is your favourite food? Pizza and cheese

What is your favourite animal? A giraffe

What’s your favourite country to visit ? Thailand

Interesting fact – I lived in Spain for a year and taught in a school there

Best snack – Cashew nuts

Favourite colour – Purple

Favourite sport - Rugby

Interviewers: Jenna Morrall and Gabriel Tswei


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Gardening Club

The first two weeks of gardening club have

been very successful and it has been great to see

a growing number interested in joining. Some

children have even taken their own lunchtimes

to carry on working. Our first project is clearing

the area outside of Year 5, we also visited B&M

yesterday where the children picked out a selection

of vegetables and plants which we hope

to plant after half term. Well done Gardening

Club, keep up the hard work!

Outdoor Learning in Year 5

Year 5 have been making the most of the nice

weather over the last two weeks and have

been taking their learning outside. A group of

children did some practical work on the playground

making angles using each other and

finding angles around the school. We have

also been working on poetry in English for an

upcoming competition and went outside to get

some inspiration from the nature around us.


Broad and Balanced Curriculum...

Y4 Topic

We used toilet roll to create a scaled solar system.

The children had to decide the scale, some

completed it successfully. Others would have

needed 450 pieces to complete theirs!

An update from...

As the CEO of Leading Edge Academies Partnership, I am delighted to welcome Fowey River

Academy to the Trust on May 1st 2019. Fowey joins the MAT with significant financial backing

from the DFE that has been provided for capital works and to support a healthy general budget.

The MAT will work with the DFE and leaders of Fowey over the next year to transform and update

Fowey River Academy’s current premises and we will use a healthy start up budget settlement

to appoint new inspirational staff and develop an exciting and progressive curriculum.

The Fowey staff and students are celebrating the move to Leading Edge Academies Partnership as

they are now involved with an innovative and aspirational new Trust that is one of the most high

performing in the country. The Academy in Fowey was removed from the discredited Adventure

Learning Academies Trust for inadequate provision and re-brokered to join Leading Edge by the

DFE last year. Leading Edge Trustees and Leaders joined the celebrations that took place on 1st

May 2019 on the spectacular playing fields overlooking the sea and river at Fowey. They welcomed

the new Governors, staff and students to the new partnership and look forward to great

success in the times ahead.

The Chairs of Governors of all the Academies in the MAT will be meeting together soon to begin

the journey together as a successful family of schools who aim to fly high in the future’.

Sara Davey

leadingedgeacademies.org

fracademy.org


What’s Congratulations... been going on...

Stars of the week and Timestable Rockstarz.

We continue to award star pupil and dojo winners

each week. Both of these awards recognise children

who have gone the extra mile, either in terms of behaviour

or personal achievement.

Our Stars of the Week have been:

EYFS Miaya, Martha, Quinn and Amelia

Y1 Amelia, Summer, Jack and Reece

Y2 Cameron, Maisy, Jowen and Felix

Y3 Jonny, Abby and Whole Class!

Y4 Keira, Lennon, Riley and Isabel

Y5 Layla V, Benji, Sasha and Hector

Y6 Keiran, Hayden, Angus, Shelby

Times Table Rockstarz Winners

Every week, we reward those who practised their times tables the most. One

child from KS1, Y3/4 and Y5/6 get a nice drink and watch assembly from a comfy

chair at the front! Our most recent winners have been Connor, Shelby x 2, Rory

x 2 and Alex.

Class 2 Achievement

Class 2 have worked so hard over the last couple of weeks that they earned

themselves a trip to the park!


Information

What’s Congratulations... been going on...

Important Dates

Sports Day - 26th June @ 1:30pm (Reserve 3rd July)

Leavers Assembly - 18th July @ 1:30pm

End of term - 23rd July @ 1pm/1:15pm

Start of next year - 9th September

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