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NEWSLETTER 13.9.18<br />


Artwork courtesy of Y2

A word from the Principal...<br />

Welcome,<br />

Firstly, I hope you all had a wonderful summer. The children have returned to school<br />

in great spirts and are quickly adapting to the different surroundings of their new<br />

year group. Please ask the children about their project, which all of their work will be<br />

based around this term. Each class will have a slightly different ‘essential questions’<br />

that they are trying to answer, but they are all around the whole school them of plastic<br />

polluction, which so many of our children are passionate about and is a very relevant<br />

issue currently.<br />

Unfortunately, I do have some sad news to pass on to you. Over the holidays, Carol<br />

Gee, who has been one of our TAs for a number of years, passed away. She had been<br />

off work for a few months battling cancer and unfortunately was unable to recover.<br />

We will miss her greatly as a valued member of our team and our best wishes go to<br />

all of her family and friends. We haven’t told the children as this can be unsettling<br />

news to hear in a group context, so please pass this news on to them if you feel appropriate.<br />

We will be hosting a fundraising event in the near future so that we can<br />

create a memorial garden in memory of Carol which will provide a nice place to sit<br />

and reflect. In the meantime, Carol was a keen volunteer and advocate for Penhaligon’s<br />

Friends, so any donations in her name would be greatly appreciated.<br />

We have had a busy summer, with a number of improvements being made to the<br />

school and also have number of events coming up, so please read on to find out<br />

more.<br />

As always, if you have any comments, questions and queries, please feel free to email<br />

me on a.anderson@ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk or catch me at the main entrance in the<br />

mornings.<br />

Kind regards,<br />

Adam Anderson<br />


Developments over the summer<br />

Community Project<br />

We are fortunate enough to have a very<br />

active Crowlas and Ludgvan Women’s Institute.<br />

I contacted them in June and over the<br />

summer holidays they have re-cushioned<br />

and upholstered the class chairs in Y3 and<br />

Y5. This has saved us throwing out chairs<br />

that could no longer be used and also prevented<br />

us from having to buy 60 brand new<br />

chairs. They are the only classes with the<br />

old padded chairs, so are very pleased with<br />

themselves! Thank you very much to all the<br />

members of Crowlas and Ludgvan Women’s<br />

Institute that helped.<br />

Successful CIF Bid<br />

You may have noticed that over the summer holidays, we have had new windows<br />

fitted throughout the school. The old windows had been in place since the school was<br />

originally built so were no longer adequate. This was possible thanks to a successful<br />

bid to the Condition Improvement Fund.<br />

National Lottery<br />

More good news! Over the holidays,<br />

we found out that have been successful<br />

in our bid for some Lottery<br />

funding for play equipment for our<br />

outside area. Our outside environment<br />

is a big focus this year and this<br />

money will really help kick start a<br />

number of projects we have in place.

Start of term...<br />

Start of the day<br />

Thank you for working with us and ensuring your children are settled in their classes<br />

in the morning this week. The following message, does not apply to reception children<br />

and parents. From Monday however, please allow your children to go through the internal<br />

doors on their own and make their way to their classroom. This is an important<br />

step in their independence and although it’s not always easy when they first move<br />

into Y1, it is really beneficial in the longer term. If your child is reluctant to leave you,<br />

I assure you that within a few minutes (sometimes seconds!), they will be happily<br />

engaged with an activity with their friends. Also, please ensure that you drop your<br />

children to the main school entrance rather than the class doors at the back of the<br />

school; this is for safeguarding purposes. Thank you.<br />

End of the day<br />

At the end of the day, we encourage you<br />

to use our community path as an alterative<br />

route to collect your child. This helps<br />

us alleviate some of the parking congestion<br />

at the front of the school and provides<br />

a safer alternative for school pickups<br />

and drop-offs. To do this, please park<br />

in the Ludgvan Community Centre Car<br />

Park or adjacent Ludgvan Lions field.<br />

School Dinners<br />

Our school dinners are incredibly popular with over 150 children eating them on some<br />

days. The menu is very varied and there is always a choice, but please go through<br />

the menu with your child and ensure that they like one of the options. It isn’t a nice<br />

experience for your child to get to the front of the line and realise they have to try<br />

to eat something they don’t like and this can give them a negative opinion of lunchtimes<br />

completely. If ever you need another copy of the menu, please ask at the office.<br />

Thank you.<br />

FLS Update<br />

There will be a bag2school collection on Wednesday<br />

9th October at 9am. Bags and information on what can<br />

be donated to sent home in the diaries.<br />

An invitation to all new parents of the School to<br />

request to join the FLS page - ‘Ludgvan School Parents’.

Useful information<br />

Uniform<br />

Thank you all for supporting the school’s uniform policy; we believe that the children<br />

looking smart makes a difference to their attitudes toward learning and their sense of<br />

belonging. Please bear in mind the policy if you are looking to buy or replace<br />

any items of uniform.<br />

• School Royal Blue sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo<br />

• School white polo shirt with school logo<br />

• Grey pleated skirt or grey trousers<br />

• Blue gingham dress or grey shorts Grey or white socks<br />

• Sensible black shoes<br />

For PE all children need:<br />

• School team coloured t-shirt<br />

• Black shorts<br />

• Sensible trainers<br />

• Tracksuit / joggers and warm top for outdoor P.E.<br />

In order to ensure that purchasing the new items is as simple and straightforward as<br />

possible, we have developed a new purchasing system in partnership with Exhibit 1<br />

clothing. Items can be delivered to a specified address or sent to school for collection<br />

from Pupil Services. We fully appreciate that the online system will not be suitable for<br />

all parents and we therefore have order forms available at the school office, or you<br />

are welcome to visit the Exhibit 1 clothing shop in Hayle.<br />

To order items of the new uniform and P.E. kit please contact (01736) 759995 or visit<br />

www.exhibit-1clothing.com to place an online order.<br />

All clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name<br />

Second-Hand Uniform<br />

We have a huge amount of clean, second-hand uniform available for purchase at<br />

school. We will be laying it all out once a half term for a large sale and will notify<br />

you of the date in the coming weeks. However, the uniform is always available for<br />

purchase, so please ask Grace or Sarah in the office if you would like to take a look.<br />

Much of the uniform is in excellent condition and costs only a fraction of the new<br />


Community...<br />

A30 Crossroads Forum<br />

Thank you to all members of our local community who attended the forum, led by<br />

Derek Thomas, about improving the traffic situation around Crowlas crossroads and<br />

associated areas. It was very productive and over 100 suggestions were made to Mr<br />

Thomas and the representatives from Highways England. Linked to this, is our issue<br />

of large quarry vehicles travelling past the school at unsafe speeds during peak times.<br />

If you see and quarry lorries driving unsafely or past the school during drop-off or<br />

pick-up times, please send their registrations and photos if you have them to our local<br />

Strike for Climate Change<br />

We recently received this message and are enthusiastic about supporting the cause.<br />

We would like to take a group of children to the strike, but if you wish to take your<br />

child, we will happily authorise the absence. Taking responsibility for our planet in<br />

vital and supporting those who wish to make a difference is something we will always<br />

do.<br />

Dear Ludgvan school,<br />

In 2018 the United Nations declared that we had only 12 years left before the effects<br />

of the Climate Crisis became irreversible. We now only have 11 years. Since this report<br />

came out next to nothing has been done to preserve the natural beauty of our<br />

environment. Older generations have let us down so as youth we believe it is our responsibility<br />

to rise up and demand action from our peers.<br />

Because of this students from all over the world have been leaving lessons on strikes<br />

for climate and since March we have been doing the same in Penzance. Our next<br />

strike for climate will be on September 20th where there will be music and entertainment.<br />

We ask that you, as a school, support us in this important issue by allowing<br />

your students to leave school and promoting this in your communities. We will be<br />

meeting at 11:30 at the top of Causeway head and proceeding through town, finishing<br />

around 2 o’clock.<br />

I hope you consider this and understand what an important issue this is. We hope to<br />

see you there.<br />

Yours sincerely,<br />

Ella Davey<br />

Cape Cornwall School<br />

If you are considering Cape Cornwall for your Y5 or Y6 child,<br />

please see Mrs badcock in the office who has details about<br />

their open day on the 25th September.

What’s been going on...<br />

Congratulations...<br />

Stars of the Week<br />

Congratulations to all our children for making such a positive start to the year. A<br />

special well done to the following children who won Star of the Week:<br />

Y1 - Amelia and Maisy<br />

Y2 - Jack and Sofija<br />

Y3 - Elijah and Hollie<br />

Y4 - Rowan and Finn<br />

Y5 - Jayden and Riley<br />

Y6 - Jacob and Finley<br />

Handwriting Licence<br />

We also had 4 children from Y4 who have earnt their handwriting licences already!<br />

Well done Rory, Sofia, Ena and Emily.

What’s been going on...<br />

Reminders...<br />

Names in Uniform<br />

Please ensure you have put your child’s names in ALL items of their uniform. We have<br />

had some items go missing already and much of it was without a name. It is very<br />

hard to locate lost uniform without a name in when it all looks the same.<br />

Kill your speed<br />

After dropping off and collecting your children, please drive carefully along the roads<br />

to Gulval and Ludgvan Leaze. Lots of our children walk along the roads at the start<br />

and end of the day so please drive considerately. Thank you.<br />

Please park considerately<br />

We have had a number of complaints from local homeowners about parents parking<br />

inconsiderately; blocking driveways, garages, over yellow and zig zag lines, on pavements<br />

etc. This is not acceptable, so please park at the community centre and use<br />

our new path to collect your children if there is nowhere safe or reasonable to park.<br />

Thank you.<br />

School gate<br />

The school gate will be closed between 8:30-9:00 and 15:00-15:30 to ensure that<br />

our children are safe during drop off and pick up times. Please do not attempt to drive<br />

through the gates at these times. If you see that the gates have not been closed at<br />

these times for any reason, please help us keep our children safe by closing them.<br />

Thank you.<br />

Dog free site<br />

Please be reminded that our school site is dog free. If you do bring a dog with you at<br />

drop off or pick up time, please do not bring them onto the school site. Thank you.


What’s Congratulations... been going on...<br />


Starting Saturday 14 th September<br />

At St. Uny School, boys and girls welcome!<br />

(weather permitting)<br />

Ages: 4 – 6 yrs<br />

Ages: 7 – 9 yrs<br />

Ages: 10 plus<br />

Time: 9 – 10am<br />

Time: 10 – 11am<br />

Time: 11 – 12pm<br />

Only £3 per child!<br />

Bring football boots/trainers, shinpads,<br />

sports kit and drinks.<br />

To book a place ring or text Scott Goodchild<br />

with your Child’s Name and Age to<br />


St Ives Leisure Centre<br />

What’s Congratulations... been going on...<br />


DAY<br />

TASTER<br />


You’re invited to our dedicated swim school open day on 21 st September 2019 where we will be offering FREE taster<br />

sessions. From pre school lessons for 3-5 year olds, BETTER swim school, rookie life saving and adult lessons, there has<br />

never been a better time to join us. So come along and join in to see how we can help you and your children stay safe<br />

and confident in the water.<br />

10.30 -11.30 Swim Trial for stages 1,2 and 3 Learner Pool<br />

11.30- 12.00 Pre-School Drop-in Learner Pool<br />

12.00-12.30 Fun time for the little ones Learner Pool<br />

10.30- 11.15 Rookie Life Guard Main Pool<br />

10.30- 12.00 Fun distance challenge Main Pool (2 lanes)<br />

11.15-12.00 Swim School Trial stages 4 & Above Main Pool<br />

12.00- 12.30 Adult Lessons Main Pool<br />

Throughout the day, our qualified swim instructors will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have<br />

regarding our swimming lessons and free goody bags will be given out to anybody signing up to a membership on the<br />

day.<br />

Please contact reception on 01736 797006 for further details or to book a session<br />

For more information please speak to a member of staff or<br />

call us on:<br />

01736 797006

What’s Congratulations... been going on...<br />

Non-Contact Tag rugby for boys and girls, Year 2 to 3 – 4:30pm Friday afternoon<br />

Contact rugby progression for boys and girls, Year 4 to 11 – 4:30 or 5:30pm Friday afternoon<br />

Training for an hour with games on Sundays<br />

RFU Qualified coaches<br />

First 2 Sessions FREE, Good Facilities, Great People<br />

For more information please contact:<br />

info.PZNrfc.minijuniors@gmail.com<br />

Come on and give it a go!!!

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