Newsletter 23 - 26.06.20






A word from the Principal...


As Government advice changes and we approach the end of the year, things are becoming increasingly

busy at school. Numbers attending school are increasing, with 85 children due to be in next

week, which is great. We would love to open further for additional year groups and those of you

not classed as key workers, but due to maximum group sizes and limited staff and classrooms we

are currently unable to. If you are a key worker, please keep an eye out for the online booking form

that will be emailed and texted to you as well as made available on our Facebook page.

We are also in the process of planning transition for next year’s reception class, which has included

Zoom calls and Seesaw activities. Plans are also afoot for a leavers service of sorts for our Y6 children,

so watch this space.

We are delighted to see that engagement with Seesaw has continued to increase, with over 2200

pieces of work submitted over the past week, which is fantastic. Thank you for your continued

support with this. It’s also been excellent to see so many children actively representing Ludgvan in

the Cornwall School Games; we’ve seen lots of photos and videos of you all all getting involved and

being active!

If there is anything that we can do over the

final few weeks of term that will support your

child or your family as a whole, please do not

hesitate to let us know.

Stay safe,

Mr Adam Anderson


Home Learning...

This week the Early Years children have been learning all about sun safety and

beach safety. They have impressed me with their knowledge of beach safety.

We made sun safety posters and made beach safety flags. The children

liked using Google Earth to find out about our local area. I enjoyed looking at

the fantastic sandcastles they made. They were very creative! It was great to

catch up with some of the children when we played word bingo this week on


We have had great fun and really enjoyed taking part in the Cornwall virtual

school games. Every afternoon in school we have completed a different challenge.

On Monday Athletics, Tuesday Bowls, Wednesday Dance and Gymnastics,

Thursday Ball skills and Friday Tennis. The children have worked really

hard to complete each challenge and I am very proud of them.

Home learning...

Year 1 have had another busy week. They have loved being a part of the Cornwall

Virtual School Games, whether they have been taking part at school or

at home. We’ve really enjoyed seeing them learn new skills and then showing

them off to earn lots of points - their dance moves were amazing! They

have enjoyed reading the story of Sayeeda, the Pirate Princess and using that

to help them with their English work. Maths has been lots of fun this week as

we’ve been learning about position and direction - we are trying really hard to

remember left and right! Well done for another great week Year 1; you continue

to impress us with your resilience and positivity - we can all learn a lot from


Home learning...

In Year 2 this week the children have been revising their money skills and have

all worked hard on this. They have been looking at the author Benji Davies

and his book called Grandad’s Island. The children have used this text to help

them learn about and locate islands around the UK and they have continued to

use great map skills to locate these islands. They have used body percussion

to create the sounds of the rainforest from Grandad’s Island and these have

been fantastic to listen to! They have built boats, written postcards, compared

islands and created rainforest animal fact files. They have also reached 800

books read as a class on Epic Books! The children have also had a lot of fun

taking part in the Cornwall Virtual School Games and they have earned lots of

points for our school! Well done Year 2, super effort again this week!

Home learning...

Class 3 have enjoyed a successful week competing in the Cornwall School’s Virtual

Games activities. Many of our children sent in amazing videos of themselves completing

the challenges with dexterity, guile, flexibility and pure skill! It was great to see so

many participate as physical education is such an important part of the curriculum as

well as developing the intrinsic motivation to live a healthy life-style.

We have also integrated our learning for this term into a rainforest project. We included

a contents page, map of rainforest locations, detailed information about creatures

that inhabit the rainforests and also key information about the damaging impact of

deforestation on us and our planet. Please visit our Seesaw blog page at https://blog. to see our amazing work. It will also be included on the school’s

Facebook page.

Home Learning...

I have been blown away by the art work submitted by the children this week!

The children were given pictures of Cornish rivers and picked one to recreate

using art resources of their choice. They really impressed me with their creativity.

There have also been some amazing efforts for the virtual games this

week, including a 2.1 mile run by Gracie! Continuing with the topic of rivers

this week, the children researched a famous river and presented their learning

in a format of their choice. They taught me lots of interesting information. Outside

of the tasks set the children have shown off other skills, including Rory’s

dancing he has been learning on zoom, sea swimming from Jonny and Lucas

and a lovely act of kindness from Aurelia who made cookies for a neighbour.

Well done Year 4, I am really proud of you all.

Home learning...

This week Class 5 have been getting involved with the Cornwall School Virtual Games

and earning lots of points for Team Ludgvan. It was great to see how much effort the

children and their families have been putting into the activities; everyone looked like

they were having loads of fun together. Throughout the Summer Term, the children

have been enjoying the topic ‘Food to Fork’. They have been completing so many

different activities such as making healthy meals, drawing pictures of foods and even

growing their own vegetables. Class 5 met together again this week on zoom for a

quiz, everyone loved seeing each other again.

Home learning...

Year 6 have had a brilliant week getting active! They have thoroughly enjoyed

taking part in the Cornwall Virtual School Games and we have loved seeing

some extravagant costumes being worn whilst completing activities. We enjoyed

another Zoom quiz, which had a great variety of questions. It did get

competitive near the end with three joint winners! As well as this, we have

continued to enjoy reading The Explorer and learning all about the World. Year

6 have even started looking into other famous explorers and expeditions. Finally,

we have completed some amazing writing inspired by a video on Literacy

Shed. I have been so impressed by the sophisticated vocabulary and the

fantastic descriptive language used in all of the writing produced. Well done on

another brilliant week Year 6!

Home learning...


I am so incredibly proud of how well the whole school has continued to engage with

Science throughout all of their home learning. We are so lucky that Science is all

around us and can be found in all aspects of our day to day lives.

Every year group has continued to work on their own topics and the variations in the

way work has been presented has been so inventive and great to see. There have

been videos, photos, quizzes, kahoots, powerpoints, diagrams, graphs, posters, leaflets

and much more. Some of the topics covered this half term include, materials,

forces, evolution and inheritance, states of matter and animals including humans. I

have thoroughly enjoyed watching rockets being designed and then blasted off, nutritious

meals being made, boats being created with waterproof materials, ice being

melted and items being boiled, family genetics being explored and much more.

Keep up the fantastic work Ludgvan!

More Science!

Home learning...

Home learning...

We are after your help.

We are looking for some bits to add to our early years classroom. We are

in need of the following if anyone is able to kindly help:

cushions, blankets, throws, flat sheets

toy cars, toy diggers

toy animals such as dinosaurs, farm animals,

toys for water play such as funnels,

baby dolls and baby doll clothes

role playing items such as doctors sets, vets, emergency services etc,

craft items,

photo frames (just the outside frame is needed)

Natural items such as shells, pine cones, sticks, sliced branches

Rope, tarpaulin

Kitchen utensils and wooden spoons (for a mud kitchen)

Wicker baskets of all shapes and sizes

Any help would be very greatly received.

Thank you in advance.

A word from the Principal...

Harrison C.

is awarded this certificate for achieving

1 st



in the last 30 days

out of everyone in

Year 1, Year 2



Charlie M.

1 st

Biggest Increase in Correct answers

over the last 7 days

Year 3, Year 4

26 / 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

26 / Jun / 2020

A word from the Principal...

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