LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 24.04.20
LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 24.04.20
A word from the Principal...
I am always impressed with the standard of work that our children produce and this has continued
during recent weeks. What I have been even more pleased about is how supportive our children
are of each other online. On our online platform, Seesaw, our children have been commenting on
each others work brilliantly and really setting an example for us all to follow in terms of following
our own advice to ‘be kind’. I have attached some screenshots below so you can see how wonderful
your children are.
In this difficult times, we are aware that financial strains are greater than ever, If you feel that you
may now be eligible for Free School Meals, please apply here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-meals/application-for-free-school-meals-and-pupilpremium/
We are delighted to be offering vouchers that can be redeemed online and used at local
supermarkets to those who are eligible.
As always, thank you for your continued support during these difficult times and if there is anything
we can do to support you in return, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mr Adam Anderson
This half term the Early Years children are learning all about mini beasts. Their
first challenge was to build a bug hotel for Bertie Beetle and his friends. They
all live in the garden but unfortunately it was very windy and their houses were
ruined. I have been totally amazed by the fantastic bug hotels the children
have designed and built. I can’t wait to see who comes to stay in their hotels…
This week our focus has been on garden worms. The children have listened to
stories and created their own Super worm story maps. They have found out
interesting facts about worms, painted pictures and even made a wormery!!
It has been wonderful to see what the children have been doing at home with
their families. Here are just a few examples; Camping in the garden, rainbow
skittle experiment, asteroid experiment, roasting marshmallows, planting
seeds, making time capsules, bike riding 35 miles in a week!!
A big thank you to all the parents for spending the time to share these great
learning experiences with me.
Keep safe and hope to see you all soon
Year 1 has had another busy week. One of their tasks was to keep a diary of
each day. We have really enjoyed reading what they have all been up to. We
are also amazed at how much maths is being completed. They will all be super-mathematicians
when we get back to school! We have also enjoyed seeing
all the creative activities you have enjoyed. Keep up the good work Year 1.
Well done Y1 - here
is your badge from
Epic Books to celebrate
that you have
read 325 books
as a class, that’s
Year 2 have continued their work on The Great Fire of London this week. They
have been writing fantastic newspaper reports, poems and stories about the
fire. Many children have also been following instructions to create products for
their own bakeries. We have had some fantastic pasties, sausage rolls, chocolate
cakes, pizza swirls and more! They have also been finding out about the
River Thames and planning a journey on it. They have been continuing with
their daily exercise, with some even managing to do gymnastic routines on
their daily walk! The children have also continued their maths work and reading!
All in all, they are doing a fantastic job! Thank you Year 2, you brighten
Class 3 have been exploring different types of food that make up a balanced
diet for our new topic. We have read a handful of books that give us information
about foods and the nutrients they contain to maintain a healthy diet. We have
also researched how food is produced around the UK and the different types of
food that are most common in certain areas (cattle farming, wheat, grain, vegetables,
Class 4 have been busy learning about Romans this week. They’ve researched
Roman soldiers, discovered Pompeii and written information texts about Vesuvius!
They’ve also continued to improve their French skills, creating menus and
role playing cafes this week. They have also been producing some great maths.
Class 5 have been busy engaging in their learning, it has been really inspiring.
The quality of work across the curriculum has been extremely high with children
presenting/expressing their ideas in many different ways such as: videos,
drawings, drama, singing, dancing, writing, maps, voice overs, dressing up and
role play. The list is endless! They have been really enjoying their new topic
‘Fork to Food’ and I have loved seeing all of their work so far. Thank you Class
5, keep up the great work.
Year 6 have continued to work extremely hard at home and have shown such
creativity over the past week. I have been amazed by the variety of skills I
have seen demonstrated in the art that has been created and how much detail
is being included. Year 6 have also been very forward thinking in the ways that
they can support each other in the current situation. This has included fundraising
activities and artwork to support and encourage the NHS. It has been
lovely to see them being so proactive and caring. Finally, I have been so impressed
by the positive and supportive way that they are using our class blog,
helping and praising each other to ensure that all of their classmates are happy
and staying strong throughout this time. Well done Year 6!