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LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER <strong>31.01.20</strong><br />

LUDGVAN SCHOOL<br />

NEWSLETTER<strong>31.01.20</strong><br />

LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER <strong>31.01.20</strong>


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

Welcome,<br />

This week has made me especially proud to be the Principal of Ludgvan School for a couple of reasons.<br />

The first being receiving a letter from the Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, congratulating<br />

us on the excellent outcomes our Y6 children achieved last year. In particular, the progress<br />

that our children made between Y2 and Y6, placed in the top 3% of schools in the whole<br />

country, meaning that our children made more progress than over 20,000 other primary schools.<br />

This is fantastic, as there are lots of schools that achieve excellent results, but it is the progress that<br />

the children make from their individual starting points that I feel is particularly important. I would<br />

like to thank all of the staff for their continued hard work and all of the families and friends for their<br />

support.<br />

The second moment that made me proud this<br />

week was watching our Youth Speaks team<br />

present at their first ever competition this week.<br />

Not only was it the first time that this team had<br />

spoken in a public competition, but they were the<br />

first Youth Speak team that Ludgvan School have<br />

ever had! They conducted themselves brilliantly,<br />

presenting a 7min speech in front of an audience<br />

of over 50 people, including judges and competitors. What I was most impressed about was how<br />

their presentation was completely written by the children themselves and then they only used<br />

prompt cards for their delivery, well done Samuel, Isaac and Alfie.<br />

Kind regards,<br />

Adam Anderson<br />

Principal


Broad and balanced...<br />

EYFS<br />

The Early Years children have had<br />

an extremely busy week learning all<br />

about Chinese New Year. They had<br />

fun exploring a range of activities and<br />

learning the meaning behind them.<br />

Kung Hei Fat Choy! The children learnt<br />

how to say Happy New Year.<br />

The class made Chinese lanterns to<br />

drive off bad luck. They learnt that red<br />

is a good luck colour and they made<br />

and exchanged red envelopes for their<br />

friends.<br />

Every year is represented by one of<br />

the 12 animals and 2020 is the Chinese<br />

Year of the rat. They explored<br />

Chinese symbols and Dragon dancing!!<br />

We even had the opportunity to<br />

taste some Chinese food.<br />

Y6<br />

This week, Year 6 went on a fact<br />

finding search around our classroom<br />

where there were hidden facts about<br />

a real-life female spy in World War<br />

One. They were amazed by how courageous<br />

she was and loved the idea<br />

of being a ‘spy’. They will now type up<br />

their own fact files about her and will<br />

create a short video to inform others.


Broad and balanced...<br />

Y3<br />

This week, class 3 have learnt how to<br />

create a Powerpoint presentation using<br />

Google slides. We explored adding<br />

images from Google searches, changing<br />

transitions, animations and also<br />

presented our project to the class in a<br />

very professional way.<br />

Our Powerpoints were based on the<br />

theme ‘Refugees’ and had to include<br />

the research we had evidenced last<br />

week as well as some of the Literacy<br />

features we have recently learnt such<br />

as Titles, subtitles and bullet points.<br />

Year 2<br />

On Monday 27th January Year 2 went<br />

on a trip to Porthcurno Telegraph<br />

Museum. The children explored the<br />

museum and learnt how to communicate<br />

using the morse code. They<br />

experimented with electrical circuits<br />

and spelt their names using the Morse<br />

code. They also explored the World<br />

War 2 tunnels and the look out point<br />

and they even found an Anderson<br />

shelter whilst they were there. The<br />

children had a great day and came<br />

back to school with lots of new facts.


Broad and balanced...<br />

Y1<br />

Year 1 have been learning about Alfred<br />

Wolmark who was a famous<br />

artist. His parents were refugees<br />

who fled Poland. Despite this, Alfred<br />

became a respected painter. We attempted<br />

to recreate some of his work.<br />

The zoo posted some animal poo to us<br />

so we could pretend to be detectives<br />

and find out whether the poo is from<br />

herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.<br />

We found poo from all 3 groups and<br />

had great fun in the process!<br />

Year 1 experienced forest school. We<br />

made hedgehogs with salt dough and<br />

pine cones before listening to a story<br />

and hearing all about the hedgehog Jo<br />

had rescued. Then we enjoyed crumpets<br />

and warm spiced apple juice.


Broad and balanced...<br />

Y4<br />

Class 4 have been working on their art<br />

skills. They have been experimenting<br />

with charcoal and are learning to show<br />

emotion through their art. The children<br />

will be working towards an exciting<br />

final piece of artwork for the end<br />

of term exhibition.<br />

Y5<br />

Year 5 enjoyed another transition morning<br />

at Hayle Academy which was focused<br />

on STEM. During the morning,<br />

the children worked with children from<br />

6 other primary schools where they<br />

engaged in activities based on Science,<br />

Technology, Engineering and Maths.<br />

They completed activities which included<br />

making solar powered cars, solving a<br />

maths murder mystery, exploring colour<br />

and explosions in science, experimenting<br />

with batik in textiles, and making<br />

trebuchets.


Broad and balanced...<br />

KS1 Stem Club<br />

Key Stage 1 STEM Club have been enjoying creating and exploring. In their<br />

first week, they listened to the story of the Gingerbread Man and had to create<br />

a bridge to save the Gingerbread Man from the sly fox. The children had<br />

to work in groups and were only allowed cocktail sticks, midget gems and one<br />

piece of paper. They created some excellent designs as you can see and were<br />

all successful in saving the Gingerbread Man.<br />

Gardening Club<br />

We have a new poly tunnel which was very kindly constructed by one of our<br />

parents, Oliver Donaldson. We have all been so excited to start growing things<br />

in there and have already put up some shelving and planted some herbs to<br />

start off our collection. We are looking forward to getting lots more planted<br />

soon and ready to be used in our school kitchen by the Summer Term.


What’s been going on...<br />

Other news...<br />

Parking in the Community<br />

Please be considerate when parking in our local community at the start and end of the<br />

day. We appreciate it gets very busy, which is why we have staggered ends of the day<br />

for KS1 and KS2 and have built the community path. There have been several incidents<br />

this year of driveways and garages being blocked and residents being verbally<br />

abused. This is not acceptable behaviour and not what we want to model for our children.<br />

Please use the Community Centre Car Park at busy times and make the short<br />

walk to the school. Thank you for your support.<br />

Arrival at School<br />

Please be reminded that your children need to be in school in time for the register at<br />

8:55am. This allows lessons to start at 9am and all classess to have a settled start to<br />

their learning.<br />

Tradespeople<br />

Are you a plumber/electrician/handman/gardener/mechanic? If so, please contact us<br />

if you would like to join our pool of tradespeople that we call on when we have works<br />

that need to be done around the school.<br />

FLS Upcoming events (dates TBC)<br />

• Loose Change Challenge after half term. Each class gets an empty bottle to fill with<br />

loose change and the class that raises the most gets a class prize!<br />

• Film Afternoon on the last day of term when we break up early for Easter. £1.50<br />

for popcorn and film, with yummy tuck on sale.<br />

• Easter egg raffle.<br />

School Parliament Event<br />

Jumble Sale - donations needed - books, unwanted toys, regifting christmas presents,<br />

puzzles etc.<br />

New date: Tuesday 25th February, 2.30pm School Hall.<br />

Cars for EYFS<br />

If you have any toy cars or trucks that you would be willing to donate to our reception<br />

class, Mrs Cutter would be extremely grateful! Thank you.


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

Stars of the week<br />

EYFS: Evie, Charlie and Ellie<br />

Y1: Mani, Briony, Curtis and Billy<br />

Y2: Alex, Megan, Anna and Sennen<br />

Y3: Mason, Evie W, Harry and Joel<br />

Y4: Abby, Niamh, Harriet and Olivia<br />

Y5: Jayden, Alex and Lewis<br />

Y6: Isaac, Layla O, Lucas and Harlyn<br />

Times Table Rockstarz<br />

Musician of the Week<br />

Thank you to Isaac who played<br />

some improvised Jazz as the children<br />

entered assembly this week.<br />

Prefect<br />

Well done to Frankie, who became<br />

our first prefect of the year!


Important Dates<br />

What’s been going on...<br />

Term Date Event<br />

Spring<br />

Term<br />

Monday 6 th January<br />

Monday 20 th Jan @ 2:30pm<br />

Tuesday 21 st Jan @ 2:30pm<br />

Tuesday 4 th February @ 2pm<br />

Monday 10 th February @ 2:30pm<br />

17 th – 21 st February<br />

4 th March<br />

9 th March<br />

Return to school<br />

London trip information<br />

meeting<br />

Eden trip information<br />

meeting<br />

School Parliament<br />

Jumble Sale<br />

Carnyorth trip<br />

information meeting<br />

Half Term<br />

Parent Consultation Day<br />

Inset Day<br />

18 th March EYFS High Tea<br />

Thursday 26 th March @ 9:30am<br />

Friday 27 th March<br />

Tuesday 14 th April<br />

Easter Service at<br />

Ludgvan Church<br />

Break up for Easter<br />

Return to School<br />

Summer<br />

Term<br />

Friday 8 th May (not Monday 4 th )<br />

Bank Holiday<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


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

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.<br />

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various<br />

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,<br />

Team Captains and Librarians.<br />

Congratulations to:<br />

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall<br />

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei<br />

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie<br />

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N<br />

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max<br />

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina<br />

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella


MBFDC<br />

What’s Congratulations... been<br />

- HOLIDAY<br />

going on...<br />

CAMPS<br />

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.<br />

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various<br />

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,<br />

Team Captains and Librarians.<br />

Congratulations to:<br />

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall<br />

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei<br />

February Half Term 2020 <br />

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie<br />

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N<br />

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max Dates<br />

Blue team Wednesday captains -Tristan 19th February and Nina - Multi Sports Camp (an array of fun sports available!)<br />

Thursday 20th February - Football Camp<br />

Friday 21st February - Football Camp<br />

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella<br />

<br />

Tots: 4-6yrs<br />

10am - 12pm <br />

£6 per day, £10 for two days or £13 for three days<br />

<br />

Pros: 7-13yrs<br />

10am - 3:30pm<br />

£15 per day, £25 for two days or £35 for three days<br />

<br />

Venue<br />

Mounts Bay Academy Sports Centre, Penzance, TR18 3JT<br />

All players welcome from any school or club<br />

Come along and have some fun<br />

All coaching staff are UEFA / FA qualiÞed and DBS checked<br />

Pay & register online or just turn up on the day<br />

For further info check out our website - www.mbfdc.co.uk<br />

<br />

Contact<br />

Kevin Lawrence - Head of Football Development<br />

Mounts Bay Football Development Centre<br />

01736 352323 ext-2 <br />

klawrence@mountsbay.org


Everyone will<br />

receive a medal<br />

at the end of<br />

each course!<br />

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

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.<br />

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various<br />

successes,<br />

FEBRUARY<br />

including name our Head Boy and Girl,<br />

HALF TERM<br />

Team Captains and Librarians.<br />

Congratulations to:<br />

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall<br />

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei<br />

Book our courses online<br />

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie<br />

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N<br />

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max<br />

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina<br />

www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk<br />

2020<br />

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella<br />

LEARN.<br />

PLAY.<br />

SUCCEED.<br />

Prices from £5 - £32<br />

Registration opens at 9.40am<br />

All courses for boys and girls of all abilities aged 5 - 15 years<br />

Courses run from 10am to 3pm with the exception of Mini Pilgrims 10am to 12pm<br />

Additional activities are available<br />

T 01752 562561 ext 4 www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk


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

16 medals to collect!<br />

Every participant on every course<br />

will walk away with a medal.<br />

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.<br />

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various<br />

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,<br />

Team Captains and Librarians.<br />

Congratulations to:<br />

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall<br />

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei<br />

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie<br />

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N<br />

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max<br />

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina<br />

SOCCER ROADSHOW<br />

Our Soccer Roadshows are age and football specific with<br />

the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and development. Sessions<br />

include skills, technique, competitions and small sided<br />

games.<br />

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella<br />

FEB SPECIAL<br />

Finish the February half term with an action packed day of<br />

football activities from shooting sessions to World Cup<br />

Tournaments. Added incentive all participants will walk away<br />

with a Argyle related prize alongside coaches holding some<br />

random draws at the end of the day for a selection of prizes.<br />

GIRLS ONLY ROADSHOW<br />

Our Girls Soccer Roadshows Specials are age and<br />

football specific with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment<br />

and development. Sessions include skills, technique,<br />

competitions and small sided games.<br />

MINI PILGRIMS<br />

Mini Pilgrim football sessions are aimed at three – six year<br />

olds, who are experiencing their first taste of a structured<br />

coaching session. The sessions are staffed at a ratio of<br />

4 coaches to 16 children. The emphasis is to improve the<br />

children’s listening and concentration skills whilst working<br />

on balance and co ordination. The children can develop<br />

in a safe and fun environment over the duration of the<br />

sessions.<br />

DISABILITY SOCCER ROADSHOW<br />

A fun-filled day packed with football games in an inclusive and<br />

comfortable environment. The day is tailored for children with<br />

a physical impairment, learning disability or mental health<br />

condition.<br />

TRAIN LIKE A PRO<br />

Invitation only – a chance for players to receive additional<br />

training during the school holidays.<br />

PL STARS<br />

Premier League Future Stars offers multi-sports activities<br />

that include football, handball and dodgeball. From learning<br />

the sports to engaging within competitions we focus on the<br />

core PL Stars values – Be Connected, Be Ambitious, Be Fair,<br />

Be Inspiring. Can you be the next future star?<br />

MULTI SPORTS<br />

Chance for participants to undertake a wide range of<br />

sports throughout the day. Sports will vary from football,<br />

handball, tag rugby plus many more. Each venue and area<br />

will operate different sports to keep participants engaged.<br />

T 01752 562561 ext 4<br />

www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk<br />

All courses for boys and girls<br />

of all abilities aged 5 - 15 years.<br />

Courses run from 10am to 3pm with the exception of Mini Pilgrims 10am to 12pm

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