LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 23.07.20
LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 23.07.20
A word from the Principal...
It is with mixed emotions we come to the end of another academic year at Ludgvan School. I feel
sadness that so many of our children missed out on some wonderful experiences; pride in how our
Y6 children have developed and will go on to be successful; however, the overriding feeling is one of
optimism that we will be able to return in September to something that resembles ‘normal’ and get
back to what we are all here to do – providing the best we can for your children.
Yesterday, we held our first ever Virtual Leavers Assembly. The Y6 children were socially distanced
I the hall and families could watch via Zoom. With the exception of a few technical difficulties, all
went well and it was really nice for the children to have an official send off before they move on to
secondary school. We are all proud of our Y6 children; the journey they have been on and the
young people they leave us as. We know they will go on to be huge successes and can’t wait to
hear their stories.
It’s not only the Y6 children leaving us. Mrs Sara Davey is retiring as the CEO of Leading Edge
Academies Partnership and has been instrumental in setting up the MAT which has been such a
positive impact on Ludgvan School. I will miss working with her greatly, but wish her the very best
in her well deserved retirement. We also say goodbye to Mrs Trevorrow who is retiring as well. She
is our longest serving member of staff, first starting 1984! She will leave a big whole in our team,
but we wish her a happy retirement.
A word from the Principal...
Before signing off, I would like to thank all of you who have had such a positive impact on our
school and children this year. Firstly, the FLS who constantly give up their time to raise additional
funds to enhance the experience for our children, they even have a summer outdoors project
taking place that they would welcome your help with. Secondly, our Local Academy Committee who
volunteer their time to support and challenge to ensure that Ludgvan is offering the best possible
provision to our children. Next, I would like to thank all of the families who support everything we
do at Ludgvan. The links between home and school are vital and without your input, the full impact
on your children cannot be realised. Finally, I would like to thank all of the staff at Ludgvan. We are
so fortunate to have such a determined, committed and enthusiastic group who would do anything
for the children in their care. This has never been more evident than during the recent lockdown
and subsequent return to school where I couldn’t have asked for more.
I hope you all have a lovely summer and can’t wait to see you again in September.
Mr Adam Anderson
Term Dates 2020-2021
7th September – 17th December (Half term: 26-30 October)
5th January – 31st March (Half Term: 15-19 February)
19th April – 21st July ( Half Term: 31 March – 4 June)
In term Inset Day
All of the Early years children really enjoyed their first sports day. They were
very excited and extremely enthusiastic.! It was lovely to see pictures of the
children at home participating in the same activities.
This week we have been learning about pirates. The children made pirate ships,
designed their own flags, made treasure maps, produced some fab writing and
investigated who stole the treasure from the classroom! We then had a pirate
dress up day to finish the week.
I have been impressed by the way the children have adapted to their ever
changing circumstances. Home learning, zoom sessions and some children returning
back to school either part-time or full time. They are all amazing super
stars!!! It has been a joy to teach them this year and I am really looking forward
to continuing this journey with them in September.
Year 1 are enjoying a fun and relaxed end of term after all their hard work,
both those learning at home and those in school. The amount and the quality
of the home learning really has been superb and Mrs Patrick and I have been
so impressed with seeing all the things the children and their families have
been up to. I cannot thank those families enough for their consistent support
and engagement. We have had many Zoom events which have been popular
and have really supported the children, enabling them to see friends across
this strange time. I know in class, the children were always so excited to see
their classmates and this certainly had a positive impact on their well-being.
So thank you again for your support with this. The children that have attended
school, whether in the year 1 bubble, key worker or Mrs Cutters bubble, have
shown resilience and respect towards each other and the new way of school
life, turning up each day with big smiles on their faces. Thank you to all those
parents as well, for supporting your children and helping them understand and
follow the different ways we have needed to do things to keep everybody safe.
We had a great virtual sports day which saw children at home and in school
competing and earning points for their team. Lots of fun was had by all! Class
1 also received replies from their pirate letters which was very exciting. They
had written instructions telling the pirates where to find the hidden treasure on
their maps, and the pirates, in return, led them to find hidden treasure around
Ludgvan School! Mrs Patrick and I would like to wish you all a relaxed and
peaceful, well-earned summer break!
Year 2 have ended the year with some more fabulous pieces of work. They
have continued to work hard right until the end of term. They have had fun
learning about superheros by reading the story ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra.
They have created their own superheros using natural products and writing
character profiles and acrostic poems about superheros. They have also practised
their superhero drawing skills, superhero moves and created some superhero
jet packs! To end the year they have been writing postcards to one another
and have reached over 1100 books read on Epic books! Year 2, you are
all stars, well done!
Year 3 explored the qualities needed to be a good friend. We looked at different virtues
needed to create positive relationships with people around us.
We have also been creative and thought about what animal we would like to become
based on their skills and appearance (features). Class 3 have been amazing at building
their vocabulary this year and have really made me proud as a teacher. Awesome job
class 3. Many of class 3 also took part in the sports day activities set by Mrs Wherry,
and they did a fantastic job to show off their coordination, dexterity and athleticism.
Class 4 worked really hard this week, producing some wonderful poetry, art
work and giving their best efforts to sports day! On Friday, they also went on
some virtual school trips to the zoo and a national park where they explored
and learnt about different animals and land marks. Lots of the children also
shared what they have been getting up to at home. Charlie made some delicious
bread and Harriet continued to improve her running this week with a 2.1
mile run! Well done to all the children (and parents!) who worked extremely
hard through challenging times. I am so impressed with the efforts made by
you all and hope you all have a wonderful summer
Last week Class 5 got involved in sports day, it was great to see how much fun the
children were having and how determined they were to score points for their team.
The children have been very creative this week, firstly they have been busy painting
rocks for the ‘rock river’ at school; the designs were excellent including ‘rainbow’ designs
to thank the NHS staff and key workers. In English, the children have been writing
biographies which have been very interesting to read as there was a wide variety.
Many of the children entered the ‘Ludgvan Horticultural Society’ photography competition;
the standard of photo was so high that they looked like they had been taken by
professionals. Some of the children also entered the ‘Edge of the World’ poetry competition
which focused on the children’s hopes for the future. It was inspiring reading
all of the wonderful dreams and changes that they would like to make or see happen.
Class 5 what a year! I would like to thank you all (children and parents included) for
all of your hard work, commitment and patience in this academic year. I have been
so impressed with the quality of work completed; the level of learning continued; the
new skills learnt; adventures had; vegetables grown; time spent making new games
and even some boat building. I have loved teaching you all this year and know you
will continue to grow and flourish next year when you enter your final year at Ludgvan
School becoming a Year 6. I hope you all have a great summer.
Well, what a fantastic final week Year 6 have had at Ludgvan School! It is hard
to believe that this has been their final week with us and school will not be the
same without them. We have had some great moments this week, reminiscing
about all of the memories they have had throughout their time here and have
even been leaving their mark so that we always remember them. Mrs Peters
and the FLS came up with the idea of a ‘Year 6 Lockdown Garden’ which has
been planted outside of Class 6, consisting of three apple trees, which the children
helped to plant. They also enjoyed some Choc Ices in the sun and a final
Zoom quiz with the winners taking home the flags made by the class in Year 5
and 6. Well done to all of Year 6 for having such a positive and fun final week
All I can say is wow! I have been incredibly impressed with all of the Science
work that has been happening from you all whilst you have been working from
home and from those of you who have returned to school. I can see that so
many of you have learnt new things and asked some amazing questions. Not
only that, but I’ve also been learning so much from you too!
Remember, Science is part of our everyday lives and is all around us. I’m looking
forward to seeing more Science experiments when you return to school in
This year, we held our first ever ‘Virtual Sports Day’. Following on from the
success of the school games, Mrs Wherry set a range of activities that the children
coud partake in and submit their scores. Participation was fantastic, with
a huge proportion of our children taking part. Well done to everyone for taking
part and particularly to yellow team who ended up as our winners!