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NEWSLETTER 27.9.19<br />


Artwork courtesy of Y5

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

Welcome,<br />

Incredibly, we are already at the midpoint of the first half term!<br />

We have had a really strong start to the year, with a number of new and exciting events<br />

taking place. Last week was the first time we have taken a group of children to the Climate<br />

Change Strike in Penzance. It was a fantastic opportunity for children who have already been<br />

proactive in this area to contribute and feel like they are part of something much bigger than<br />

just a small group at school. The event was really well supported and the participation of the<br />

children was widely appreciated by fellow strikers and members of the community.<br />

We have also held elections and announced the new responsibilities for the upcoming year.<br />

These include, Head Boy and Girl and Deputies, School Parliament Members, Team Captains,<br />

Librarians and ICT monitors. Many of these roles, required children preparing speeches and<br />

delivering them to a large audience of children and/or adults. We are very proud of all the<br />

children who put themselves forward and demonstrated such determination and bravery.<br />

This week we also welcomed headteachers from across Leading Edge (St Hilary, Mounts Bay<br />

Academy and Fowey River Academy) and CEO, Sara Davey, to our school. They spent a morning<br />

visiting all of the classes and were really impressed with the learning environment and the<br />

provision offered. I will share the formal feedback from this visit in the next newsletter.<br />

Your children may have told you that the new play equipment is being installed this week and<br />

next. Once completed, it will really add an extra element to our outside space and provide<br />

more opportunities for physical and exploratory play. The FLS are also moving forward with<br />

their plans to develop the adjacent area to provide a quiet and sociable space for children to<br />

read, draw and relax.<br />

You will see that one page of this newsletter is entirely dedicated to dates. We have tried<br />

to provide you with as many of the major dates for the whole year as we can at this point.<br />

Please be aware that there will be more events added as we go through the year and some of<br />

the listed dates may change as circumstances do.<br />

Kind regards,<br />

Adam Anderson<br />


Meet A word our from Local the Principal... Academy Committee...<br />

We have a very strong Governing Body at Ludgvan School who do a lot of work behind<br />

the scenes to ensure that the schol runs as smoothly as it does. In order to ensure<br />

that you are aware of who our current governors are and their areas of expertise<br />

they have, please read on.<br />

Michael Payne<br />

Chair<br />

My family and I made the decison to move to Cornwall from Essex five years ago, after<br />

spending many happy family holidays here since childhood. I am Finance Director of a Pharmaceutical<br />

Recruitment Agency based in Kent. I have also had almost 30 years experience<br />

within the healthcare insurance market, now running a Trade Association that represents advisers<br />

and insurers in that sector. Both roles often take me up country during the week but its<br />

always a pleasure to come back to our home in Cornwall.<br />

I have two children at Mounts Bay Academy. When I am not running the “parent taxi<br />

service”, I enjoy live theatre, music, ancient history, reading, eating out, fine wines and walking<br />

our two dogs.<br />

In additon to Chair of Governors at Ludgvan, I am also a Parent Governor at Mounts<br />

Bay Academy and can often be seen at Ludgvan as a volunteer in one of the classrooms.<br />

Emily Kent<br />

Joint Vice-Chair<br />

In my professional capacity I am the Head of Economy, Skills and Culture for Cornwall Council<br />

leading policy, implementation and delivery of the economic growth and culture strategy for<br />

Cornwall. I lead a large multidisciplinary team ranging from economists and policy formers,<br />

skills and inclusion specialists to Cornish language and archivists at the Cornwall Record Office.<br />

I have a positive, forward thinking attitude and am driven to ensure that young people<br />

are offered the best possible chances in life. I was born and grew up in Penzance and have<br />

two children, Rowan in Year 4 and Laurel in YR.<br />

Caitilin Finch<br />

Joint Vice-Chair<br />

I have been a part of Ludgvan school for the past 14 years and having a caring nature and<br />

passion for children and their education, I became a parent Governor 6 years ago. All four of<br />

my children attend/ed Ludgvan and my youngest is now in year 5. I run a small artisan textiles<br />

business from my home in Marazion and in my spare time I love to spend time with my<br />

family, gardening, coast walking, the beach, arts and crafts and travel.<br />

I feel privileged to be part of such a welcoming, compassionate and inspiring team here at<br />


Meet the Local Academy Committee...<br />

Susan Ranson<br />

I spent my early years in Lagos, Nigeria, before my parents returned to the UK to settle<br />

in Ludgvan, where I grew up. Between degrees at University in Canterbury, I squeezed an<br />

amazing year travelling around the world. After qualifying as an Architect, I worked in the<br />

Cotswolds, where I won the SPAB 9-month travelling scholarship and met my husband. We<br />

built a house together and brought our two children (now Y8 and Y4) to Cornwall in 2011. My<br />

hobbies are less exciting nowadays, but badminton, gardening and family walks with our dog<br />

are current favourites. I feel my background, professional and team skills are beneficial to<br />

the Governing Body. My roles include being Link Governor for Achievement and Maths and a<br />

member of the Finance Committee.<br />

Lorna Trudgeon<br />

I am the Senior Manager of the Oasis Childcare Centre, which is situated on-site at Ludgvan<br />

Academy. I have worked at Oasis since 2001 and was previously the Manager of Ludgvan<br />

Community Centre. I have a wealth of experience with supporting children and their families<br />

across all age ranges. As a member of Ludgvan Parish Council and the Secretary of Ludgvan<br />

Cricket Club, I value and appreciate the importance of strong working partnerships within our<br />

local community. I enjoy spending quality time with my family, watching my son play a wide<br />

range of sports and walking our beautiful coastal paths.<br />

Gail Terry<br />

I have been involved with Ludgvan School for 18 yrs and part of the FLS for 12 yrs. You may<br />

have also seen me driving one of the school minibuses on one of the many great excursions<br />

they go on.<br />

I have four children which have all gone to Ludgvan, the youngest of which is in Yr 4.<br />

I became a Governor because I wanted to represent the views of the parents and support<br />

the staff.<br />

I live in the village so know a lot of the children who have gone through Ludgvan and are<br />

now heading off to Uni and College, and so I feel part of the community that Ludgvan School<br />

represents. Because of my time on the FLS I have a particular interest in the relationship between<br />

parents and the school and how important the community is to the school.

Meet the Local Academy Committee...<br />

Hayley Wherry<br />

My name is Hayley Wherry and I am currently the Year 2 teacher, a member of the school SLT<br />

and Key Stage 1 leader. I have worked at Ludgvan School since 2007. During my time at<br />

Ludgvan School I have taught in Years 2,3,4 and 6. My responsibilities throughout my time<br />

here have involved leading P.E, Swimming, PSHE, Humanities and Creativity, as well as running<br />

the School Parliament. Many of which I still currently lead. I became a Teacher Governor<br />

in 2011 and have really enjoyed working within the school in a different capacity and<br />

gaining a wider knowledge and experience of the finer workings of our fabulous school.<br />

I live locally within the village of Crowlas and my daughter has just started in our Reception<br />

class. I am currently expecting our second child, so I will be in school until October half term<br />

and will return before the end of the school year.<br />

I am friendly and approachable, so please feel free to say hello!<br />

Sue Winn<br />

I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant based in Yr 4. My areas of interest in school are<br />

Health and Safety, PSHE and cookery/ healthy eating. Before I worked in school I worked as a<br />

chef for 20 years. I run the after school cookery club.<br />

Outside of school I help my husband run our building consultancy business. I enjoy reading,<br />

playing badminton, gardening, eating out and listening to live / loud music. I also love to<br />

bake and enjoy cooking for family and friends.<br />

I have two children, who used to attend Ludgvan School, one now studying at Falmouth University<br />

and the other at Penwith College.<br />

Adam Anderson<br />

I am Principal of the school and have been here since I was an NQT in 2006. In that time, I<br />

have taught from Y1 - Y6, led PE, Maths and Pupil Attainment and undertaken the roles of<br />

KS2 Lead, Senior Teacher and Vice Principal.<br />

Outside of school, I recently stopped gig rowing, which I did for over 20 years, winning 8<br />

World Titles. You will now find me spending time with my wife and two daughters or sweating<br />

it out at Jolly Sailor Crossfit.<br />

I feel privilged to be a Governor at such a fantastic school and will continue to give my all to<br />

drive further imprvoement.

Broad and balanced...<br />

EYFS<br />

The children have all settled in extremely<br />

well and are very confident<br />

within the school environment. This<br />

half term our topic is Getting to know<br />

me.... The children have had the opportunity<br />

to talk to the adults about<br />

their likes, dislikes and their families.<br />

We have introduced daily phonic sessions<br />

and the children love learning<br />

with Fred the Frog. They have produced<br />

some lovely art work and had<br />

fun making pizza faces!<br />

Y1<br />

The children in Class 1 have had lots<br />

of fun creating self-portraits using<br />

only things they could find outside. I<br />

have to say, I am very impressed with<br />

what they created!

Broad and balanced...<br />

Y2<br />

Last week Class 2 went on a trip to<br />

Marazion beach to do a beach clean.<br />

They found lots of plastic waste and fishing<br />

ropes, which they turned into plastic<br />

monsters on the beach, before most<br />

importantly binning it all! They sketched<br />

St Michaels and then created some fabulous<br />

pieces of artwork back in class.<br />

To continue our plastic pollution theme,<br />

this week the children have been busy<br />

learning about ‘ghost fishing’ through<br />

the story book Nelson’s Dangerous Dive.<br />

During English they got to practise their<br />

questioning skills and interviewed Nelson<br />

about his awful incident with fishing<br />

ropes!<br />

Y3<br />

Year 3 have been exploring qualities<br />

needed to be an effective team member<br />

and created some word collages<br />

on the iPads. We then applied these<br />

skills to work as a team to create 2D<br />

shapes with our bodies - this was a<br />

great problem solving exercise.

Broad and balanced...<br />

Y4<br />

This week, we started our D+T project<br />

where we will be designing and<br />

making beeswax wraps. First, we<br />

measured up how much material we<br />

needed. Maria and Mary lent us some<br />

bread to make sure our measurements<br />

were realistic!<br />

Y5<br />

Class 5 have been studying a variety<br />

of styles to create a picture of a sea<br />

creature. We were so impressed with<br />

the high level of artistic skills<br />

Class 5 also designed and built rafts to<br />

test in a river and the sea. They were<br />

investigating how to make a boat that<br />

was strong, fast, and able to cope with<br />

strong waves. Here are the results of<br />

each competition:<br />

Fastest river boat<br />

Joint 1st: Josh and Casey Lennon<br />

and Alex<br />

2nd:Sophia and Anya<br />

3rd Beau and Megan

Broad and balanced...<br />

Y6<br />

As a part of Year 6’s history unit on<br />

Benin, they looked at some African<br />

masks and the traditional patterns and<br />

materials used for these. They then<br />

had a go at painting self-portraits in<br />

the style of these African masks. They<br />

used so much detail whilst painting<br />

their self-portraits and they really<br />

reflected the style of the masks they<br />

looked at.<br />

Tennis<br />

On Thursday 26th September Harlyn, Isaac, Riley and Sophie represented<br />

Ludgvan School in a Tennis tournament at Penzance Tennis Club. The team<br />

just missed out on a podium finish coming 4th overall, but the competition was<br />

tough as some players were regional champions! Well done team, what a great<br />

start to our sporting season and thank you to Heather Sykes who led the team<br />

on the day.

What’s Congratulations...<br />

been going on...<br />

Responsibilities<br />

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various successes, including naming our<br />

Head Boy and Girl, Team Captains and Librarians.<br />

Our Y6s had to prepare and deliver speeches in front of over 100 of their peers to<br />

convince them of their qualities for each role. In the spirit of true democracy, each<br />

child then voted for who they thought would best represent them.<br />

Congratulations to:<br />

Head Boy – Isaac Hutchings<br />

Deputy Head Boy – Atti Evans<br />

Head Girl – Harlyn Sykes<br />

Deputy Head Girl – Frankie Wiezel<br />

School Parliament<br />

6 – Matthew and Holly<br />

5 – Liam and Anya<br />

4 – Emily and Rylan<br />

3 – Felix and Evie N<br />

2 – Jack and Megan<br />

1 – Quinn and Finley<br />

Team Captains<br />

Green. Captain – Alaya Vice Captain – Archie<br />

Red. Captain – Benjy, Vice Captain – Hector<br />

Blue. Captain – Layla O, Vice Captain – Sasha<br />

Yellow. Captain – Emily, Vice Captain – Tilly<br />

Librarians<br />

Izzy, Mati, Samuel, Gracie and Abbey<br />

ICT monitors<br />

Georgie and Nicole<br />

Junior Road Safety Officers<br />

Scarlett<br />

Matt<br />

Megan<br />

Beau<br />

Lewis<br />


What’s been going on...<br />

Other news...<br />

Curriculum Information Session<br />

On Wednesday 2nd October 2:30-3pm, we will be hosting a Curriculum information<br />

session for all parents and carers. Our curriculum is quite dramatically different this<br />

year and this is a great opportunity to share what we will be covering.<br />

Oasis Job Vacancy<br />

We are seeking: -<br />

An experienced Finance Administrator for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Excellent<br />

interpersonal and computer skills required.<br />

Please see our website www.oasischildcare.org.uk for further details and an application<br />

pack.<br />

Oasis is committed to equal opportunities in employment and to safeguarding and<br />

promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants will require an enhanced<br />

DBS.<br />

Closing date: Monday 30th September 2019.<br />

Interviews: W/C 14th October 2019.<br />

FLS Dates<br />

9th October – Bags 2 School<br />

18th October – Monster’s Ball (Disco) EYFS-Y2 3-4. Y3-Y6 4:15-5:45.<br />

29th October – AGM<br />

15th November – Sending home paper bags for parents to fill with party treats (more<br />

details to follow)<br />

21st November – Pantomime (donations for Christmas Fayre, more details to follow)<br />

29th November – Christmas Fayre<br />

Message for Y4 parents<br />

This year Y4 pupils will be making lanterns for the Trengwainton Lantern Walk. Admission<br />

to the Lantern Walk nights and visits to Father Christmas (Friday 6 & Saturday<br />

7 December) is by pre-booked tickets only and these go on sale from 1 October. Last<br />

year they sold out in two weeks and this year it could be even quicker.<br />

From 1 October there’ll be a link on their website to purchase tickets https://www.<br />

nationaltrust.org.uk/trengwainton-garden/whats-on or you can call the box office on:<br />

0344 249 1895<br />

Admission is free for National Trust members but you will still need to reserve a free<br />

ticket to gain entry.<br />

Volunteers<br />

If you would be able to volunteer any of your time to hear children read in the mornings<br />

or afternoons, please let me know at a.anderson@ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk

Dates What’s Congratulations... for been the going year... on...<br />

Term Date Event<br />

Autumn<br />

Term<br />

Spring<br />

Term<br />

15-17 Oct<br />

21 st -25 th October<br />

28 th October<br />

11 th Dec<br />

Tuesday 17 th December 6pm Ludgvan<br />

Church<br />

Thursday 19 th December 6pm Ludgvan<br />

Church<br />

Friday 20 th 1pm/1:15pm -<br />

Monday 6 th January<br />

17 th – 21 st February<br />

4 th March<br />

9 th March<br />

Parents Evenings<br />

Half term<br />

Inset Day<br />

Christmas Dinner<br />

Christingle KS1<br />

Christingle KS2<br />

Break up for Christmas<br />

Return to school<br />

Half Term<br />

Parent Consultation Day<br />

Inset Day<br />

18 th March EYFS High Tea<br />

Friday 27 th March<br />

Break up for Easter<br />

Summer<br />

Term<br />

Tuesday 14 th April<br />

Return to School<br />

1 st June<br />

Inset Day<br />

25 th – 29 th May<br />

Half Term<br />

30 th June<br />

Sports Day<br />

13 th July KS1 Summer Show<br />

14 th July<br />

Y3 and Y4 Summer<br />

Show<br />

15 th July<br />

Y5 and Y6 Summer<br />

Show<br />

Thursday 23rd July<br />

Break up for Summer

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