LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 03.07.20
LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 03.07.20
A word from the Principal...
You will no doubt have seen the headlines and guidance regarding school opening in September
that have been all over the news in recent days. The main points are the Government want all children
to be back in school all of the time and that attendance will return to being compulsory. They
are also happy for bubbles to increase in size from 15 to a whole class. The implications of this are
that we can offer a full curriculum for all children at Ludgvan, which is great, but that we will need
to continue with protocols that limit the amount of mixing between bubbles. We will provide you
with a detailed plan of how this will look before we break up for the summer on the 23rd July. As in
normal years, there will be no provision through the summer holidays at Ludgvan School, but you
will be able to book holiday club provision at Oasis. Oasis will also provide kids club after school in
September, but this also needs to be booked directly with Oasis.
You will soon be receiving information about our exciting virtual sports day! Our participation in the
Cornwall School Games was so successful, that we are running a similar format for our own sports
day. There will be a number of activities and challenges set and an online form for children to enter
their scores into. We will then be able to total these scores and announce the winning coloured
team! Our virtual sports day will be held on the 15th July and scores will need to be submitted by
3pm on that day.
Another project that we are entering into is creating a rock path that will be created by the children.
For this to be a success, we need as many rocks as possible to be painted by children, so that we
can varnish them and begin creating the path. Colourful, exciting designs are best and they can
be dropped into school when they are complete. Some of children who are attending school have
already started painting theirs, so the project has begun.
Mr Adam Anderson
This week in Early Years we have been learning all about the RNLI. The children
have enjoyed finding out about the different lifeboats and what they are used
for. We learnt that the all-weather lifeboat can operate in any weather condition,
the inshore lifeboat is only used in shallow water and they were amazed
by the hovercraft! The children had great fun exploring and investigating how
to rescue our toy dinosaur from a bucket of water without touching it! We had
some very interesting ideas.
We looked at the ever changing colours of the sea and how the weather conditions
impact on the colours. The children then used different colours and materials
to make sea pictures. The children investigated which materials would
float or sink. They then had a go at making boats using a selection of different
The children have been working incredibly hard with their writing this week and
listened well to the story of Who Sank the Boat? The children were very engaged
discussing who they thought might sink the boat and why.
Year 1 have been continuing with their work on Sayeeda the Pirate Princess.
This week we have made pirate hats. Mrs Patrick and I loved seeing all the
photos from home of your hats! The handwriting that Year 1 have been producing
this week has been fabulous. In fact, the children in class are producing
such neat handwriting that they wrote out their pirate letters in blue pen. They
put so much effort into the handwriting that it could easily have been work
produced by children in year 2!
Year 2 have been looking at the mythical story of Pandoras Box. They have
done a lot of work using the text and have created their own magic boxes as
well as poems of the things they would put in their boxes. We have linked this
to National art week and the children have been drawing mythical creatures
and mythical gods. The children have done a super job at their art work. Well
Done Year 2.
Year 3 have been looking at, area and perimeter of 2D shapes and also exploring short
and long multiplication within maths. Even though some of the questions were quite
tricky, several members of the class embraced the challenge and had a great go. We
have also read the story of The Cat in the Hat and made ourselves into a character
from the story for art as well as generated some adjectives to describe a specific character.
For our PSHE focused on kindness last week, playing kindness ‘bingo’ and challenging
ourselves to think about how we can help other people. Some of of the
children wrote some wonderful poems as a part of this task. In Art, the children
have been practicing their drawing skills, some of the pieces they have created
are truly amazing! In Topic, the children have continue to develop their map
skills, finding coastal locations around the world and in the UK. Class 4 have
been out and about exploring this week, a special well done to Rowan who cycled
This week Class 5 and 6 had a zoom meeting together. They spoke about their different
experiences of lockdown; asked the Year 6 questions about school; checked
whether Class 5 were still working at home; discussed new skills they have learnt
and talked about growing their own food. It was great to see everyone’s confidence
improving as the conversation continued. As part of English the children have been
writing their own diary entries which have been amazing to read as they have put so
much thought and emotion into them. There were a variety of diaries written from
different experiences such as visiting space; trips to different places, in the mind of
a dog and even a diary with a ghost. For their next piece of English the children are
writing a story from different cultures. Part of this study has involved reading and researching
a variety of stories, planning their story mountains and drawing pictures of
Class 6 have really enjoyed creating and drawing their own fantasy island maps
this week. The outcomes were excellent. Some of the creations drawn were a
Kingdom of Ginger snap in a hot island; Montsia a mountainous cold place; The
Island of Liberdade;The Island of Life and Utopia an island that split apart into
many small islands. In science the children are learning about how creatures
adapt to different environments. The children enjoyed a great quiz this week.
The rounds included riddles, sports, geography, music and animals. Here are
some of the questions, do you know the answers? Wat has hands but can not
clap? What do you have to break before you use it? How many times does a
snake blink in a day? What’s the longest tiger? What is a female cat called?