Newsletter 10 - 13.02.20






A word from the Principal...


Yesterday, we welcomed back our returning

Y4 children who have spent three incredibly

busy days exploring the sights and sounds of

London. They were all fantasically behaved and

represented the school superbly and we are

looking forward to hearing their stories from the trip.

After half term, we have a number of exciting events coming up. The first being our Global Empathy

Exhibition, which will be held at Ludgvan Community Centre on the 23rd March from 1:30. It

was due to be held on the 19th, but this has changed to another exciting opportunity, which I will

explain shortly. Our Global Empathy Exhibition will showcase all of the learning that our children in

Y1-Y6 have done this term through our whole school project on refugees. The children have already

engaged in a wide range of associated learning and this will be brought to life further with visits

from Dr Lynn Jones who has spent her life working in refugee camps across the world. It would be

wonderful to see as many of you as possible on the 23rd to provide a real life audience for our children

and give them the opportunity to show off, explain and talk about all of their learning.

The reason we have moved the date of our Global Empathy Exhibition is because we have the

opera coming to visit! The cast from Opera Holland Park are on tour

and have offered the opportunity to visit a select few Cornish Schools and we have been fortunate

enough to be selected. The cast members will be leading short workshops with two classes before

their hour long performance of The Pirates of Penzance in the school hall! There may be a chance

for parents to watch the performance as well, so watch this space! This is a unique opportunity for

our children as a first hand experience of opera in primary school is unheard of.

Kind regards,

Adam Anderson


Broad and balanced...


In EYFS, the children have been learning

all about habitats in Science. They

have looked at the arctic, rainforest,

woodland, desert, ocean and farm

habitats. They have enjoyed making

lots of crafts, exploring inside and outside

and getting as hands on as possible,

such as looking at ice and feathers

from a parrot! The children have

all shared lots of interesting facts,

asked excellent questions and listened

to some lovely habitat focused stories.


Following our work on World War 2,

through English this week we have

been learning about the life of a refugee

from Afganistan. The children

have listened to a story about a boy

called Ali who became a refugee in

Europe with his Grandma during the

start of the war. They have been writing

diary entries for Ali’s journey and

have created artwork of Ali as a refugee

seeking a brighter and safer life in


Broad and balanced...


Year 1 made a web of friendship. Each

child held the wool and chose another

member of the class to pass the

wool to, explaining why they found it

easy to be friends with that person.

We ended up with a complete web of

friendship and each and every member

of our class connected to it. There

was a lot of discussion around what

makes it easy to be friends and why

sometimes it is not always easy. We

then listened to a variety of Bible

stories where Jesus had not always

found it easy to be friends but positive

things happened when he did reach

out and make friends. (Luke 10 38 –

42, Luke 19 1 -9, and Luke 8 20 - 25.)

Year 1 took part in the RSPB Birdwatch

2020. We spent an afternoon

spotting as many different types of

birds as we could find. The numbers

and types of bird we spotted will be

entered into the RSPB bird count for

this season. I have never heard Year

1 so quiet! A few of the children told

me they love bird spotting with family

members so feel free to join the count

over the holidays.

Broad and balanced...


Every week Class 5 have been participating

in Cornish Life Skills lessons

with The Beach Rangers. So far

they have completed the following

sessions: beach safety, mindfulness

growth mindset, yoga for relaxation,

future careers and plastic pollution.

Mrs Peters has been teaching Class 5

French which they’re really enjoying.

They have been learning about family

names, body parts and conversations


As a part of our World War One topic,

Year 6 have been creating some silhouette

art. This involved building up

a background using paints and cutting

silhouettes out of black paper to create

a scene in front of it. The silhouettes

represent events during World War One.

Excellence and Ethical...


On Thursday 6th February a team of 6 children from Year’s 3 and 4 went to

Mounts Bay Academy to take part in a badminton festival. The children worked

their way through 10 different stations using a variety of different equipment to

build up badminton skills. It was great to see the children working as a team

and enjoying a sport that was new to some of them. The children were keen

to promote badminton in school and hopefully we will be ordering some new

equipment soon. Well done to Rory, Seth, Poppy, Reenie, Felix and Delilah.

Also, thank you to Jacob Odetayo (an ex pupil) who was our Year 9 leader for

the day.

Ghost Fishing Assembly

On Monday 3rd February Ludgvan School welcomed a team from

into our assembly. This assembly linked to our whole school topic last

term of Plastic Pollution. During the assembly the team talked about the work

they do as volunteers to help clear our oceans of plastic pollution and lost fishing

nets. The children saw video clips of the team working under water to carry

out surveys of areas where debris had been found, as well as learning how

they clean areas. After the assembly children from Years 2, 4 and 6 worked

with the team in workshops to take a closer look at the things the team had

found, the equipment they wear and use and they had a go at surveying the

animals found in a net.

Thank you to and their team, it was great to have you visiting

us. Thank you to Katrina (Olivija and Sofija’s mum) for helping to organise


What’s been going on...

Other news...

Expectations and Standards

Apologies for the nature of this page of reminders, but it is important to clarify the

expectations that remain in place so that we can retain high standards throughout.

• Large JoJo bows and other hair accessories are not appropriate headwear. Hair

should be tied back with simple hairbands.

• Blue hoodies with the school logo on are excellent for outside PE sessions or clubs,

but are not to be worn in place of a school jumper or cardigan as part of the uniform.

• School PE kit consists of a coloured Ludgvan PE T-shirt (the colour of their team)

and black shorts or leggings. Tracksuits or other warm clothing can be worn for

outside PE.

• PE kit should be in school every day. The classes have set days for PE each week,

but there may be changes to the schedule or the opportunity for extra sessions.

Children without PE kit will be unable to participate in PE lessons.

• The school register is taken ay 8:55am. Children not in their classrooms by this

time will be marked as late. A punctual start to the day is vital for your child to ensure

they are settled and prepared for their learning to begin.

• Clubs finish at 4:15 unless otherwise stated and it is important that children are

collected at this time. There have been a number of occasions where children have

been collected significantly later than this and this puts an unfair expectation on

staff who need to stay to ensure your children remain safe. We appreciate that

circumstances can sometimes be out of your control, but should this happen more

than once, a £5 fine per 15 minutes may be applied at the Principal’s discretion.

Children’s Society

Thank you all for you generosity at our Christingles at Ludgvan Church this year, as

combined with Oasis and Church donations, they raised a total of £431.08 to send to

the Children’s Society.

Sport Relief

To support sport relief this year, during the week beginning 9th March, each class will

take part in a sponsored sporting challenge, please see your children’s sponsor form

for a date and activity etc

This year, it links really strongly with our refugee topic as:

‘£2 could buy a warm blanket for a child living in a refugee camp’

‘£10 could buy a pair of warm winter shoes for a child living in a refugee camp in


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

Stars of the week

EYFS: Freddie, Jack, Emily and Logan

Y1: Harry K, Hugo, Jake and Maison

Y2: Danny, Megan, Shay and Scarlett

Y3: Emily, Ellie, Harry and Delilah

Y4: Kyla, Sophie and the whole class!

Y5: Jayden, Lucas, Josh and Beau

Y6: Izzy, Nicole and Frankie

Times Table Rockstarz

Musician of the Week

Thank you again to Benjy for volunteering

again to play the piano as

the children entered assembly this


Important Dates

What’s been going on...

Term Date Event

17 th – 21 st February

Half Term

4 th March

Parent Consultation Day

9 th March

Inset Day



18 th March EYFS High Tea

19 th March

23 rd March 1:30-3 @ Ludgvan

Community Centre

Thursday 26 th March @ 9:30am

Friday 27 th March

Opera Holland Park


Global Empathy


Easter Service at

Ludgvan Church

Break up for Easter

Tuesday 14 th April

Return to School



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


15 th July

Y5 and Y6 Summer


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


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

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


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 -


Kevin Lawrence - Head of Football Development

Mounts Bay Football Development Centre

01736 352323 ext-2

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



On Wednesday 19 th February at

Ludgvan Lions, Penzance,

from 11am – 3pm

(registration from 10.30am)

Ages 5-14 year olds, only £10 per child.

Please bring football kit, boots, packed

lunch and drinks.

To book, ring or text Scott Goodchild with

your Child’s Name and Age to 07763171524.

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