Newsletter 1






Artwork courtesy of Y2

A word from the Principal...


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

in great spirts and are quickly adapting to the different surroundings of their new

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

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

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

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

issue currently.

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

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

off work for a few months battling cancer and unfortunately was unable to recover.

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

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

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

We will be hosting a fundraising event in the near future so that we can

create a memorial garden in memory of Carol which will provide a nice place to sit

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

Friends, so any donations in her name would be greatly appreciated.

We have had a busy summer, with a number of improvements being made to the

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


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

me on or catch me at the main entrance in the


Kind regards,

Adam Anderson


Developments over the summer

Community Project

We are fortunate enough to have a very

active Crowlas and Ludgvan Women’s Institute.

I contacted them in June and over the

summer holidays they have re-cushioned

and upholstered the class chairs in Y3 and

Y5. This has saved us throwing out chairs

that could no longer be used and also prevented

us from having to buy 60 brand new

chairs. They are the only classes with the

old padded chairs, so are very pleased with

themselves! Thank you very much to all the

members of Crowlas and Ludgvan Women’s

Institute that helped.

Successful CIF Bid

You may have noticed that over the summer holidays, we have had new windows

fitted throughout the school. The old windows had been in place since the school was

originally built so were no longer adequate. This was possible thanks to a successful

bid to the Condition Improvement Fund.

National Lottery

More good news! Over the holidays,

we found out that have been successful

in our bid for some Lottery

funding for play equipment for our

outside area. Our outside environment

is a big focus this year and this

money will really help kick start a

number of projects we have in place.

Start of term...

Start of the day

Thank you for working with us and ensuring your children are settled in their classes

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

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

doors on their own and make their way to their classroom. This is an important

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

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

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

engaged with an activity with their friends. Also, please ensure that you drop your

children to the main school entrance rather than the class doors at the back of the

school; this is for safeguarding purposes. Thank you.

End of the day

At the end of the day, we encourage you

to use our community path as an alterative

route to collect your child. This helps

us alleviate some of the parking congestion

at the front of the school and provides

a safer alternative for school pickups

and drop-offs. To do this, please park

in the Ludgvan Community Centre Car

Park or adjacent Ludgvan Lions field.

School Dinners

Our school dinners are incredibly popular with over 150 children eating them on some

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

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

experience for your child to get to the front of the line and realise they have to try

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

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

Thank you.

FLS Update

There will be a bag2school collection on Wednesday

9th October at 9am. Bags and information on what can

be donated to sent home in the diaries.

An invitation to all new parents of the School to

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

Useful information


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

looking smart makes a difference to their attitudes toward learning and their sense of

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

any items of uniform.

• School Royal Blue sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo

• School white polo shirt with school logo

• Grey pleated skirt or grey trousers

• Blue gingham dress or grey shorts Grey or white socks

• Sensible black shoes

For PE all children need:

• School team coloured t-shirt

• Black shorts

• Sensible trainers

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

In order to ensure that purchasing the new items is as simple and straightforward as

possible, we have developed a new purchasing system in partnership with Exhibit 1

clothing. Items can be delivered to a specified address or sent to school for collection

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

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

are welcome to visit the Exhibit 1 clothing shop in Hayle.

To order items of the new uniform and P.E. kit please contact (01736) 759995 or visit to place an online order.

All clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled with your child’s name

Second-Hand Uniform

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

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

you of the date in the coming weeks. However, the uniform is always available for

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

Much of the uniform is in excellent condition and costs only a fraction of the new



A30 Crossroads Forum

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

Derek Thomas, about improving the traffic situation around Crowlas crossroads and

associated areas. It was very productive and over 100 suggestions were made to Mr

Thomas and the representatives from Highways England. Linked to this, is our issue

of large quarry vehicles travelling past the school at unsafe speeds during peak times.

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

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

Strike for Climate Change

We recently received this message and are enthusiastic about supporting the cause.

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

child, we will happily authorise the absence. Taking responsibility for our planet in

vital and supporting those who wish to make a difference is something we will always


Dear Ludgvan school,

In 2018 the United Nations declared that we had only 12 years left before the effects

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

came out next to nothing has been done to preserve the natural beauty of our

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

to rise up and demand action from our peers.

Because of this students from all over the world have been leaving lessons on strikes

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

strike for climate will be on September 20th where there will be music and entertainment.

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

your students to leave school and promoting this in your communities. We will be

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

around 2 o’clock.

I hope you consider this and understand what an important issue this is. We hope to

see you there.

Yours sincerely,

Ella Davey

Cape Cornwall School

If you are considering Cape Cornwall for your Y5 or Y6 child,

please see Mrs badcock in the office who has details about

their open day on the 25th September.

What’s been going on...


Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all our children for making such a positive start to the year. A

special well done to the following children who won Star of the Week:

Y1 - Amelia and Maisy

Y2 - Jack and Sofija

Y3 - Elijah and Hollie

Y4 - Rowan and Finn

Y5 - Jayden and Riley

Y6 - Jacob and Finley

Handwriting Licence

We also had 4 children from Y4 who have earnt their handwriting licences already!

Well done Rory, Sofia, Ena and Emily.

What’s been going on...


Names in Uniform

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

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

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

Kill your speed

After dropping off and collecting your children, please drive carefully along the roads

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

and end of the day so please drive considerately. Thank you.

Please park considerately

We have had a number of complaints from local homeowners about parents parking

inconsiderately; blocking driveways, garages, over yellow and zig zag lines, on pavements

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

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

Thank you.

School gate

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

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

through the gates at these times. If you see that the gates have not been closed at

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

Thank you.

Dog free site

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

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


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


Starting Saturday 14 th September

At St. Uny School, boys and girls welcome!

(weather permitting)

Ages: 4 – 6 yrs

Ages: 7 – 9 yrs

Ages: 10 plus

Time: 9 – 10am

Time: 10 – 11am

Time: 11 – 12pm

Only £3 per child!

Bring football boots/trainers, shinpads,

sports kit and drinks.

To book a place ring or text Scott Goodchild

with your Child’s Name and Age to


St Ives Leisure Centre

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





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

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

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

and confident in the water.

10.30 -11.30 Swim Trial for stages 1,2 and 3 Learner Pool

11.30- 12.00 Pre-School Drop-in Learner Pool

12.00-12.30 Fun time for the little ones Learner Pool

10.30- 11.15 Rookie Life Guard Main Pool

10.30- 12.00 Fun distance challenge Main Pool (2 lanes)

11.15-12.00 Swim School Trial stages 4 & Above Main Pool

12.00- 12.30 Adult Lessons Main Pool

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

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


Please contact reception on 01736 797006 for further details or to book a session

For more information please speak to a member of staff or

call us on:

01736 797006

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

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

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

Training for an hour with games on Sundays

RFU Qualified coaches

First 2 Sessions FREE, Good Facilities, Great People

For more information please contact:

Come on and give it a go!!!

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