Newsletter 9 - 31.01.20

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LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 31.01.20

LUDGVAN SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER31.01.20

LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 31.01.20


A word from the Principal...

Welcome,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

like to thank all of the staff for their continued hard work and all of the families and friends for their

support.

The second moment that made me proud this

week was watching our Youth Speaks team

present at their first ever competition this week.

Not only was it the first time that this team had

spoken in a public competition, but they were the

first Youth Speak team that Ludgvan School have

ever had! They conducted themselves brilliantly,

presenting a 7min speech in front of an audience

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

their presentation was completely written by the children themselves and then they only used

prompt cards for their delivery, well done Samuel, Isaac and Alfie.

Kind regards,

Adam Anderson

Principal


Broad and balanced...

EYFS

The Early Years children have had

an extremely busy week learning all

about Chinese New Year. They had

fun exploring a range of activities and

learning the meaning behind them.

Kung Hei Fat Choy! The children learnt

how to say Happy New Year.

The class made Chinese lanterns to

drive off bad luck. They learnt that red

is a good luck colour and they made

and exchanged red envelopes for their

friends.

Every year is represented by one of

the 12 animals and 2020 is the Chinese

Year of the rat. They explored

Chinese symbols and Dragon dancing!!

We even had the opportunity to

taste some Chinese food.

Y6

This week, Year 6 went on a fact

finding search around our classroom

where there were hidden facts about

a real-life female spy in World War

One. They were amazed by how courageous

she was and loved the idea

of being a ‘spy’. They will now type up

their own fact files about her and will

create a short video to inform others.


Broad and balanced...

Y3

This week, class 3 have learnt how to

create a Powerpoint presentation using

Google slides. We explored adding

images from Google searches, changing

transitions, animations and also

presented our project to the class in a

very professional way.

Our Powerpoints were based on the

theme ‘Refugees’ and had to include

the research we had evidenced last

week as well as some of the Literacy

features we have recently learnt such

as Titles, subtitles and bullet points.

Year 2

On Monday 27th January Year 2 went

on a trip to Porthcurno Telegraph

Museum. The children explored the

museum and learnt how to communicate

using the morse code. They

experimented with electrical circuits

and spelt their names using the Morse

code. They also explored the World

War 2 tunnels and the look out point

and they even found an Anderson

shelter whilst they were there. The

children had a great day and came

back to school with lots of new facts.


Broad and balanced...

Y1

Year 1 have been learning about Alfred

Wolmark who was a famous

artist. His parents were refugees

who fled Poland. Despite this, Alfred

became a respected painter. We attempted

to recreate some of his work.

The zoo posted some animal poo to us

so we could pretend to be detectives

and find out whether the poo is from

herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.

We found poo from all 3 groups and

had great fun in the process!

Year 1 experienced forest school. We

made hedgehogs with salt dough and

pine cones before listening to a story

and hearing all about the hedgehog Jo

had rescued. Then we enjoyed crumpets

and warm spiced apple juice.


Broad and balanced...

Y4

Class 4 have been working on their art

skills. They have been experimenting

with charcoal and are learning to show

emotion through their art. The children

will be working towards an exciting

final piece of artwork for the end

of term exhibition.

Y5

Year 5 enjoyed another transition morning

at Hayle Academy which was focused

on STEM. During the morning,

the children worked with children from

6 other primary schools where they

engaged in activities based on Science,

Technology, Engineering and Maths.

They completed activities which included

making solar powered cars, solving a

maths murder mystery, exploring colour

and explosions in science, experimenting

with batik in textiles, and making

trebuchets.


Broad and balanced...

KS1 Stem Club

Key Stage 1 STEM Club have been enjoying creating and exploring. In their

first week, they listened to the story of the Gingerbread Man and had to create

a bridge to save the Gingerbread Man from the sly fox. The children had

to work in groups and were only allowed cocktail sticks, midget gems and one

piece of paper. They created some excellent designs as you can see and were

all successful in saving the Gingerbread Man.

Gardening Club

We have a new poly tunnel which was very kindly constructed by one of our

parents, Oliver Donaldson. We have all been so excited to start growing things

in there and have already put up some shelving and planted some herbs to

start off our collection. We are looking forward to getting lots more planted

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


What’s been going on...

Other news...

Parking in the Community

Please be considerate when parking in our local community at the start and end of the

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

for KS1 and KS2 and have built the community path. There have been several incidents

this year of driveways and garages being blocked and residents being verbally

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

Please use the Community Centre Car Park at busy times and make the short

walk to the school. Thank you for your support.

Arrival at School

Please be reminded that your children need to be in school in time for the register at

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

their learning.

Tradespeople

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

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

that need to be done around the school.

FLS Upcoming events (dates TBC)

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

loose change and the class that raises the most gets a class prize!

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

for popcorn and film, with yummy tuck on sale.

• Easter egg raffle.

School Parliament Event

Jumble Sale - donations needed - books, unwanted toys, regifting christmas presents,

puzzles etc.

New date: Tuesday 25th February, 2.30pm School Hall.

Cars for EYFS

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

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


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

Stars of the week

EYFS: Evie, Charlie and Ellie

Y1: Mani, Briony, Curtis and Billy

Y2: Alex, Megan, Anna and Sennen

Y3: Mason, Evie W, Harry and Joel

Y4: Abby, Niamh, Harriet and Olivia

Y5: Jayden, Alex and Lewis

Y6: Isaac, Layla O, Lucas and Harlyn

Times Table Rockstarz

Musician of the Week

Thank you to Isaac who played

some improvised Jazz as the children

entered assembly this week.

Prefect

Well done to Frankie, who became

our first prefect of the year!


Important Dates

What’s been going on...

Term Date Event

Spring

Term

Monday 6 th January

Monday 20 th Jan @ 2:30pm

Tuesday 21 st Jan @ 2:30pm

Tuesday 4 th February @ 2pm

Monday 10 th February @ 2:30pm

17 th – 21 st February

4 th March

9 th March

Return to school

London trip information

meeting

Eden trip information

meeting

School Parliament

Jumble Sale

Carnyorth trip

information meeting

Half Term

Parent Consultation Day

Inset Day

18 th March EYFS High Tea

Thursday 26 th March @ 9:30am

Friday 27 th March

Tuesday 14 th April

Easter Service at

Ludgvan Church

Break up for Easter

Return to School

Summer

Term

Friday 8 th May (not Monday 4 th )

Bank Holiday

1 st June

Inset Day

25 th – 29 th May

Half Term

30 th June

Sports Day

13 th July KS1 Summer Show

14 th July

Y3 and Y4 Summer

Show

15 th July

Y5 and Y6 Summer

Show

Thursday 23rd July

Break up for Summer


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

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,

Team Captains and Librarians.

Congratulations to:

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella


MBFDC

What’s Congratulations... been

- HOLIDAY

going on...

CAMPS

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,

Team Captains and Librarians.

Congratulations to:

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei

February Half Term 2020

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max Dates

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

Thursday 20th February - Football Camp

Friday 21st February - Football Camp

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella


Tots: 4-6yrs

10am - 12pm

£6 per day, £10 for two days or £13 for three days


Pros: 7-13yrs

10am - 3:30pm

£15 per day, £25 for two days or £35 for three days


Venue

Mounts Bay Academy Sports Centre, Penzance, TR18 3JT

All players welcome from any school or club

Come along and have some fun

All coaching staff are UEFA / FA qualiÞed and DBS checked

Pay & register online or just turn up on the day

For further info check out our website - www.mbfdc.co.uk


Contact

Kevin Lawrence - Head of Football Development

Mounts Bay Football Development Centre

01736 352323 ext-2

klawrence@mountsbay.org


Everyone will

receive a medal

at the end of

each course!

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

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various

successes,

FEBRUARY

including name our Head Boy and Girl,

HALF TERM

Team Captains and Librarians.

Congratulations to:

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei

Book our courses online

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina

www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk

2020

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella

LEARN.

PLAY.

SUCCEED.

Prices from £5 - £32

Registration opens at 9.40am

All courses for boys and girls of all abilities aged 5 - 15 years

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

Additional activities are available

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


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

16 medals to collect!

Every participant on every course

will walk away with a medal.

Y6 responsibilities, Stars of the week, Dojo winners and Pen License awards.

Over the last 2 weeks, we have celebrated various

successes, including name our Head Boy and Girl,

Team Captains and Librarians.

Congratulations to:

Head Girl: Jenna Morrall

Head Boy: Gabrield Tswei

Red team captains – Harry and Darcie

Green team captains – Kacey and Oliver N

Yellow Team captains – Evie and Max

Blue team captains -Tristan and Nina

SOCCER ROADSHOW

Our Soccer Roadshows are age and football specific with

the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and development. Sessions

include skills, technique, competitions and small sided

games.

Lirarians – Oliver M and Isabella

FEB SPECIAL

Finish the February half term with an action packed day of

football activities from shooting sessions to World Cup

Tournaments. Added incentive all participants will walk away

with a Argyle related prize alongside coaches holding some

random draws at the end of the day for a selection of prizes.

GIRLS ONLY ROADSHOW

Our Girls Soccer Roadshows Specials are age and

football specific with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment

and development. Sessions include skills, technique,

competitions and small sided games.

MINI PILGRIMS

Mini Pilgrim football sessions are aimed at three – six year

olds, who are experiencing their first taste of a structured

coaching session. The sessions are staffed at a ratio of

4 coaches to 16 children. The emphasis is to improve the

children’s listening and concentration skills whilst working

on balance and co ordination. The children can develop

in a safe and fun environment over the duration of the

sessions.

DISABILITY SOCCER ROADSHOW

A fun-filled day packed with football games in an inclusive and

comfortable environment. The day is tailored for children with

a physical impairment, learning disability or mental health

condition.

TRAIN LIKE A PRO

Invitation only – a chance for players to receive additional

training during the school holidays.

PL STARS

Premier League Future Stars offers multi-sports activities

that include football, handball and dodgeball. From learning

the sports to engaging within competitions we focus on the

core PL Stars values – Be Connected, Be Ambitious, Be Fair,

Be Inspiring. Can you be the next future star?

MULTI SPORTS

Chance for participants to undertake a wide range of

sports throughout the day. Sports will vary from football,

handball, tag rugby plus many more. Each venue and area

will operate different sports to keep participants engaged.

T 01752 562561 ext 4

www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk

All courses for boys and girls

of all abilities aged 5 - 15 years.

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

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