Newsletter 22 - 19.06.20

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LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 19.06.20

LUDGVAN SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER19.06.20

LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 19.06.20


A word from the Principal...

Welcome,

I’d like to start this week’s newsletter with some lovely news; Miss Wright is due to have a baby

later this year! We are all really excited for her and wish her and her husband, Luke, the very best.

We will miss her next year, but are very fortunate to have Miss Law taking on the role of SENCO in

her absence.

Our partial opening has gone incredibly well, with numbers increasing from around 40 in the first

week, to over 60 this week. We are approaching capacity in many of our learning bubbles now

though, so please contact me soon if your child is in an eligible year group and you would like them

to return.

You should have received a letter this week explaining which class your child will be in next year

and who their class teacher will be. We have made all of our decisions based on the needs of the

children, with the intention of retaining as much consistency for the younger children as possible.

Thank you for all of the positive feedback we have already received about this.

You will hopefully be aware that next week is the Virtual School Games. This is an opportunity for

our children to take part in daily sporting challenges and submit their scores online to represent

Ludgvan. Please keep an eye out for updates via our Facebook and your child’s Seesaw account.

Stay safe,

Mr Adam Anderson

Principal


Home Learning...

We have had lots of fun in Early years this week, learning all about rock pools.

We started the week with the lovely story of Sharing a Shell. The children

chose a page from the book and added speech bubbles, they also wrote some

fantastic letters and used descriptive words to describe shells. They made puppets

and had a go at retelling the story.

We learnt all about how rock pools are created and what kind of animals live

in them. Some children even managed to go to the rock pools! We had a go

at making our very own rock pools, the children really enjoyed this. They designed

and built a new home for the characters in the story to share and we

made some great sea creatures.

This week in our zoom session we had fun playing bingo. It was lovely to see

all the children so engaged. In maths we have been comparing numbers and

finding out how numbers are made up of other numbers.


Home learning...

This week year 1 have been staying in touch by writing postcards to each other.

There have been some lovely messages received from children learning at

home, these have been shared on the class blog for children in school to read.

The children in school will be writing and sharing their postcards on the class

blog soon. Children also had a chance to see each other at our Joke Telling

Zoom meeting. Mr Anderson and I were very impressed with all of the jokes

and the confidence of the children telling them. We have all been working

hard on finding halves and quarters and Mrs Patrick and I have enjoyed seeing

the creative ways children have been finding to practise these skills. Well

done class 1, to both the children learning at home and the children attending

school, you are all amazing!


Home learning...

Year 2 have continued to look at significant people and after looking at Grace

Darling last week, they have moved on to the RNLI this week. The children

have been learning about the organisation, locating lifeboat stations around

Cornwall and even making their own lifeboats! They have been creating beach

safety posters and writing stories and poems about the sea. They have done

a great job again this week and are so enthusiastic about their learning. Well

done Year 2!


Home learning...

Class 3 are entering the final stages of our geography topic this term ‘Rainforests’. This

week, we have created various forms of posters to advertise the rainforests around the

world whilst using some of the computing skills learnt this year as well as the features

that contribute to making posters visually attractive to an audience.

We have also viewed an emotive advert about palm oil and deforestation before exploring

our own cupboards to find out how many products we have, that contain this

ingredient. Some children researched information about sustainable farming of palm oil

and realised this was a much more, environmentally friendly way to produce an ingredient

that is is so many of our daily foods and showering products.


Home Learning...

This week we have continued with our topic of ‘Water’, beginning to learn about

rivers, how they are formed and the characteristics of a river at different stages.

We’ve also started to explore a Pie Corbett text called ‘King of the Fishes’

and have begun to innovate the story, starting with designing a new main character.

There have been some amazing creations! The children have also shared

some of their learning outside of the tasks set, including cooking and exploring

rivers! Well done Class 4, keep up the fantastic work!


Home learning...

This week Class 5 enjoyed speaking to each other on zoom. At first everyone was a

little quiet but it did not take long for the children to relax with each other, they behaved

extremely well and waited for their turn to talk while listening to others. We

had a great conversation about how their time at home had been and all of the activities

they have been getting up to. Mr Anderson and Mr Richards also joined the meeting

which was great, the children loved seeing them both. After a while, we listened

to children play the guitars; show off gymnastic moves; change screen backgrounds;

say hello to a dog; see a surviving bugee that a child is saving; ask questions; laugh

together then finally a general chat. Next week the children will meet again on zoom

for a quiz.

As part of their learning this week the children were given a special task to take part

in the J K Rowling- The Ickabog Illustration Competition. The entries that have been

sent off so far for Chapter 1 King Fred the Fearless and Chapter and Chapter 6 The

Peacock and the Water Fountain are amazing. In maths this week the children have

been learning about the names of 3D shapes and their properties. The outcome of

their learning was excellent with children making tables and drawing the 3D shapes

to help them work out the answers. Last week, the children wrote an information text

as part of their learning with some shared in the newsletter, This week, while marking

I came across a space model that last week I thought was part of a science lesson

taught by Mrs Wheeler. However, when looking again I then realised that it was part

of a child’s information text writing. They enjoyed writing an information text about

space so much that they went off and made a 3D space model. This showed independence

and engagement in an activity where the child led their own learning even

deeper.


Class 5 continued...

Home learning...


Home learning...

Year 6 have had another brilliant week! We have seen some more fantastic

illustrations for the Ickabog competition, with very detailed drawings that include

the information we have read in the story. Our class, at home and at

school, have continued to read The Explorer together and wrote our own postcards

home as if we were stuck in the Amazon. As well as this, we have had

a go at becoming journalists and created very professional newspaper reports

detailing the plane crash. In Geography, Year 6 have also taken to some map

drawing and have mapped out their local area ensuring they are detailed and

accurate for others to follow. We enjoyed another brilliant quiz on Zoom and

were so impressed by the new ‘quiz masters’ this week. To round off the week,

some of our class have even designed a new outdoor area for the students at

Hogwarts using a budget of £1500, they have designed some very extravagant

areas and stuck to their budgets well. Well done on another brilliant week Year

6!


A word from the Principal...

Harrison C.

is awarded this certificate for achieving

1 st

HIGHEST NUMBER OF MINUTES

PLAYED

in the last 30 days

out of everyone in

Year 1, Year 2

18-06-2020


Numbots..

Alfie H.

1 st

Biggest Increase in Correct answers

over the last 7 days

Year 3, Year 4

18 / Jun / 2020


A word from the Principal...

Alex C.

1 st

Biggest Increase in Correct answers

over the last 7 days

Year 5, Year 6

18 / Jun / 2020

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