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NEWSLETTER14.02.20<br />


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

Welcome,<br />

Yesterday, we welcomed back our returning<br />

Y4 children who have spent three incredibly<br />

busy days exploring the sights and sounds of<br />

London. They were all fantasically behaved and<br />

represented the school superbly and we are<br />

looking forward to hearing their stories from the trip.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The reason we have moved the date of our Global Empathy Exhibition is because we have the<br />

opera coming to visit! The cast from Opera Holland Park https://operahollandpark.com/ are on tour<br />

and have offered the opportunity to visit a select few Cornish Schools and we have been fortunate<br />

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

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

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

our children as a first hand experience of opera in primary school is unheard of.<br />

Kind regards,<br />

Adam Anderson<br />


Broad and balanced...<br />

EYFS<br />

In EYFS, the children have been learning<br />

all about habitats in Science. They<br />

have looked at the arctic, rainforest,<br />

woodland, desert, ocean and farm<br />

habitats. They have enjoyed making<br />

lots of crafts, exploring inside and outside<br />

and getting as hands on as possible,<br />

such as looking at ice and feathers<br />

from a parrot! The children have<br />

all shared lots of interesting facts,<br />

asked excellent questions and listened<br />

to some lovely habitat focused stories.<br />

Y2<br />

Following our work on World War 2,<br />

through English this week we have<br />

been learning about the life of a refugee<br />

from Afganistan. The children<br />

have listened to a story about a boy<br />

called Ali who became a refugee in<br />

Europe with his Grandma during the<br />

start of the war. They have been writing<br />

diary entries for Ali’s journey and<br />

have created artwork of Ali as a refugee<br />

seeking a brighter and safer life in<br />


Broad and balanced...<br />

Y1<br />

Year 1 made a web of friendship. Each<br />

child held the wool and chose another<br />

member of the class to pass the<br />

wool to, explaining why they found it<br />

easy to be friends with that person.<br />

We ended up with a complete web of<br />

friendship and each and every member<br />

of our class connected to it. There<br />

was a lot of discussion around what<br />

makes it easy to be friends and why<br />

sometimes it is not always easy. We<br />

then listened to a variety of Bible<br />

stories where Jesus had not always<br />

found it easy to be friends but positive<br />

things happened when he did reach<br />

out and make friends. (Luke <strong>10</strong> 38 –<br />

42, Luke 19 1 -9, and Luke 8 20 - 25.)<br />

Year 1 took part in the RSPB Birdwatch<br />

2020. We spent an afternoon<br />

spotting as many different types of<br />

birds as we could find. The numbers<br />

and types of bird we spotted will be<br />

entered into the RSPB bird count for<br />

this season. I have never heard Year<br />

1 so quiet! A few of the children told<br />

me they love bird spotting with family<br />

members so feel free to join the count<br />

over the holidays.

Broad and balanced...<br />

Y5<br />

Every week Class 5 have been participating<br />

in Cornish Life Skills lessons<br />

with The Beach Rangers. So far<br />

they have completed the following<br />

sessions: beach safety, mindfulness<br />

growth mindset, yoga for relaxation,<br />

future careers and plastic pollution.<br />

Mrs Peters has been teaching Class 5<br />

French which they’re really enjoying.<br />

They have been learning about family<br />

names, body parts and conversations<br />

Y6<br />

As a part of our World War One topic,<br />

Year 6 have been creating some silhouette<br />

art. This involved building up<br />

a background using paints and cutting<br />

silhouettes out of black paper to create<br />

a scene in front of it. The silhouettes<br />

represent events during World War One.

Excellence and Ethical...<br />

Badminton<br />

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

Mounts Bay Academy to take part in a badminton festival. The children worked<br />

their way through <strong>10</strong> different stations using a variety of different equipment to<br />

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

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

to promote badminton in school and hopefully we will be ordering some new<br />

equipment soon. Well done to Rory, Seth, Poppy, Reenie, Felix and Delilah.<br />

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

the day.<br />

Ghost Fishing Assembly<br />

On Monday 3rd February Ludgvan School welcomed a team from ghostfishing.org<br />

into our assembly. This assembly linked to our whole school topic last<br />

term of Plastic Pollution. During the assembly the team talked about the work<br />

they do as volunteers to help clear our oceans of plastic pollution and lost fishing<br />

nets. The children saw video clips of the team working under water to carry<br />

out surveys of areas where debris had been found, as well as learning how<br />

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

with the team in workshops to take a closer look at the things the team had<br />

found, the equipment they wear and use and they had a go at surveying the<br />

animals found in a net.<br />

Thank you to ghostfishing.org and their team, it was great to have you visiting<br />

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


What’s been going on...<br />

Other news...<br />

Expectations and Standards<br />

Apologies for the nature of this page of reminders, but it is important to clarify the<br />

expectations that remain in place so that we can retain high standards throughout.<br />

• Large JoJo bows and other hair accessories are not appropriate headwear. Hair<br />

should be tied back with simple hairbands.<br />

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

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

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

and black shorts or leggings. Tracksuits or other warm clothing can be worn for<br />

outside PE.<br />

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

but there may be changes to the schedule or the opportunity for extra sessions.<br />

Children without PE kit will be unable to participate in PE lessons.<br />

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

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

they are settled and prepared for their learning to begin.<br />

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

collected at this time. There have been a number of occasions where children have<br />

been collected significantly later than this and this puts an unfair expectation on<br />

staff who need to stay to ensure your children remain safe. We appreciate that<br />

circumstances can sometimes be out of your control, but should this happen more<br />

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

Children’s Society<br />

Thank you all for you generosity at our Christingles at Ludgvan Church this year, as<br />

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

the Children’s Society.<br />

Sport Relief<br />

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

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

for a date and activity etc<br />

This year, it links really strongly with our refugee topic as:<br />

‘£2 could buy a warm blanket for a child living in a refugee camp’<br />

‘£<strong>10</strong> could buy a pair of warm winter shoes for a child living in a refugee camp in<br />


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

Stars of the week<br />

EYFS: Freddie, Jack, Emily and Logan<br />

Y1: Harry K, Hugo, Jake and Maison<br />

Y2: Danny, Megan, Shay and Scarlett<br />

Y3: Emily, Ellie, Harry and Delilah<br />

Y4: Kyla, Sophie and the whole class!<br />

Y5: Jayden, Lucas, Josh and Beau<br />

Y6: Izzy, Nicole and Frankie<br />

Times Table Rockstarz<br />

Musician of the Week<br />

Thank you again to Benjy for volunteering<br />

again to play the piano as<br />

the children entered assembly this<br />


Important Dates<br />

What’s been going on...<br />

Term Date Event<br />

17 th – 21 st February<br />

Half Term<br />

4 th March<br />

Parent Consultation Day<br />

9 th March<br />

Inset Day<br />

Spring<br />

Term<br />

18 th March EYFS High Tea<br />

19 th March<br />

23 rd March 1:30-3 @ Ludgvan<br />

Community Centre<br />

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

Friday 27 th March<br />

Opera Holland Park<br />

performance<br />

Global Empathy<br />

Exhibition<br />

Easter Service at<br />

Ludgvan Church<br />

Break up for Easter<br />

Tuesday 14 th April<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 />

<strong>10</strong>am - 12pm <br />

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

<br />

Pros: 7-13yrs<br />

<strong>10</strong>am - 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 />


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


FUN DAY!<br />

On Wednesday 19 th February at<br />

Ludgvan Lions, Penzance,<br />

from 11am – 3pm<br />

(registration from <strong>10</strong>.30am)<br />

Ages 5-14 year olds, only £<strong>10</strong> per child.<br />

Please bring football kit, boots, packed<br />

lunch and drinks.<br />

To book, ring or text Scott Goodchild with<br />

your Child’s Name and Age to 07763171524.

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