Newsletter 1 19.09.20






A word from the Principal...


It’s been fantastic to have all of our children and staff back at school and I have been amazed by

how quickly your children have settled immediately back into the school routine, it’s like they’ve

never been away.

I extend a special welcome to our new Reception class who, despite having limited transition, have

adapted to starting ‘Big School’ incredibly well. Already, they have made new friendships and they

are clearly loving being part of our school and learning.

Today we held our first virtual assembly of the year,

where each class joined via Zoom and announced

not only the Stars of the Week and Dojo winners,

but our Head Pupils and Deputies and Team

Captains. Congratulations to Anya and Lloyd who

are our Head pupils for this year and Logan and

Charlotte who will ably support them as deputies.

It was a really hard choice, with some incredibly

well written application letters and we are confident

that Anya, Lloyd, Logan and Charlotte will

represent the school fantastically. Our team captains

had to produce video speeches and their teammates

in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 then voted for who they wanted

to lead their team. The winners were:


Captain - Callum

Vice - Isabel


Captain - Sophia

Vice - Liam


Captain - Alex

Vice - Jamie


Captain - Scarlett

Vice - Laurie

A word from the Principal...

Hopefully, you will have seen the email I sent out last week regarding free access to a range of

Level 2 courses. We have had fantastic take-up and it’s great that so many parents are making the

most of this opportunity. If you would like to sign up to any of the following courses, please click on

the link below to start your enrolment:

NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Mental Health

NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour That Challenges (how mental health impacts behavioral


NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy in the Workplace


Some of you may have seen a documentary on BBC a couple of years ago, focussed on removing

the gender stereotypes that prevent boys and girls from reaching their potential. It is a fascinating

watch and we have discussed how we can bring in elements of good practice to our school over the

coming weeks, so watch this space. If you would like to watch the documentary, and I thoroughly

recommend you do so, please follow this link:


Kind regards,

Mr Adam Anderson


Term Dates 2020-2021

Autumn Term

7th September – 17th December (Half term: 26-30 October)

Spring Term

5th January – 31st March (Half Term: 15-19 February)

Summer term

19th April – 21st July ( Half Term: 31 March – 4 June)

In term Inset Day

7th June

What’s General... been going on...

COVID-19 Protocols

As guidance changes and staff, children and parents become used to the systems in place,

we are able to modify and improve our COVID-19 protocols. The following are our most recent


• Water bottles can be taken between home and school as often as needed to be washed.

However, please be reminded that if your child does not have their bottle with them each

day, we are unable to provide shared drinking facilities like we would have in the past.

• If you would prefer your child to wear their PE kit to school and for the whole day on days

they have PE to prevent the need to transport PE kit and change, this is now fine.

Breakfast Club

Thank you to those of you who are using breakfast club, it’s great to see that the increased

opening hours are helpful to many of our working parents. However, please ensure you book

in online through the school money portal as due to the popularity of the provision, we need

to use pre-booking to ensure we have adequate staffing. If you are unable to login to your

schoolmoney account, please let me know or contact Mrs Badcock in the office.

Out of hours

We have always been committed to offering a place for children in our community to socialise

and so have always kept our school site open during evenings and weekends. Unfortunately,

we have been coming into school in the mornings to litter strewn across our site. If your

children, of primary school age or older, use our school site outside of school hours, please

remind them to treat it with respect so that we can continue to keep it open.

Entry from the Community Centre

If your Y3, Y4 or Y5 child accesses the school site from the Community Centre in the morning,

they are able to enter their classroom directly through the outside classroom door rather

than having to come around to the main entrance.

Can you help our Early Years Class?

They are looking for some old telephones. If you have any at home that you could donate,

they would be very grateful.

Thank you.

Rock River

You will have seen how fantastic our Rock River is now looking. We would like to extend it

further, so please send in any further painted pebbles and stones. Thank you.

Disable Parking Space?

Unless you are a Blue Badge Holder, please do not park in our disabled parking space under

any circumstances. We appreciate on-site parking is limited, but this space needs to be available

throughout the day. Thank you.

Coronavirus related absences – a quick reference guide

What to do if… Action needed by family Action taken by school Return to school


My child has



My child tests

positive for


Someone in my

household has



Someone in my

household has

tested positive for


NHS Test and

Trace have

identified my

child as a ‘close

contact’ of

somebody with


We/my child has

travelled and has

to selfisolate as

part of a period of


We have received

medical advice

that my child

must resume


• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Keep any siblings home

• Self-isolate

• Get your child tested by ordering a test

• Inform school immediately about

the test result

• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Inform school immediately about

the test result

• Self-isolate for at least 10 days

• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Self-isolate for 14 days

• Household member to get a test

• Inform school immediately about

the test

• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Self-isolate for 14 days

• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Self-isolate for 14 days

• Do not take unauthorised leave in term


• Consider quarantine requirements and

FCO advice when booking travel

• Provide information to school as per

attendance policy Returning from a

destination where quarantine is


• Do not come to school

• Contact school

• Self-isolate for 14 days

• Do not come to school

• Contact the Headteacher

• Shield until you are informed that

restrictions are lifted and shielding is


To get a test visit

Bubble to continue as normal

Letter to be emailed and sent

home to children from the

class bubble. This group

instructed to self isolate for

10 days, school to provide

home learning

Home learning to be provided

if isolating for 14 days. If FSM

(not universal) School to

provide lunch provision

Home learning to be provided

if isolating for 14 days. If FSM

(not universal) School to

provide lunch provision

Home learning to be provided

if isolating for 14 days. If FSM

(not universal) School to

provide lunch provision

Home learning to be provided

if isolating for 14 days. If FSM

(not universal) School to

provide lunch provision

Learning at home to be

supported by school. If FSM

(not universal) School to

provide lunch provision

The test comes back


After 10 days,

providing they are

feeling better

The household

member test is


The child has

completed 14 days of


The child has

completed 14 days of


The quarantine

period of 14 days

has been completed

When you have


notification that it is

safe to return to


Broad and Balanced...


Well done Rainbow Class on such a brilliant start to Ludgvan School! We have

been so impressed with how well you have all settled into your new class;

you have all been super stars! You are getting used to your new classroom

and routines. You have loved playing with your friends as well as making new

friends. In class, we have been learning about the story ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver

Jeffers. We have talked about what we like to do on planet Earth; labelled parts

of our body and even made some wild art. We even found time to visit our

class chicken ‘Love’. Keep up your hard work and keep smiling!

Broad and Balanced...


It is lovely to see all the children back at school. I have been so impressed with

how well they have settled into class 1 and the new routines.

As part of the whole school topic we have been reading Here We Are by Oliver

Jeffers. The children have had the opportunity to share their experiences and

reflect on the world they are living in. We have focused on working together

and they have produced some amazing work. They have explored different animals,

looking at where they live on land, sea or sky.

We had fun using Google Earth to look at Earth from space and they enjoyed

locating England, Cornwall and eventually Ludgvan school. They have created

beautiful art work using natural resources found outside. Well done Class 1.

Broad and Balanced...


Year 2 have had a great start to the year with lots of smiling faces and excited

chatter to their friends.

We have been looking at Oliver Jeffers, Here We Are, and after learning the

words to Louis Armstrong ‘s What a wonderful world, we made up our own

class verse. The children told me their ideas of what makes their world wonderful

and we worked them into two verses. I am sure they would be willing to

sing it for you!

We have also been looking at all the creatures on our planet, where they live

and how we can protect them and our planet.

Broad and Balanced...


Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the year and have settled back into school

routines really well.

The children will focus on Africa as their class continent throughout the year

and they will start by looking at the question ‘Why is Africa such a diverse

place to live?’ The children have so far recapped their knowledge and understanding

of a continent and have used their map skills to locate countries within

Africa. They have looked at African patterns and have looked at where the

inspiration for these patterns comes from and how they are used. The children

have been around the school grounds and have been inspired by nature to create

their own African patterns.

Well done Year 3, you’re doing a super job, keep up the good work!

Broad and Balanced...


Class 4 have begun this academic year in amazing fashion. We have explored

anaphora poems, letter writing and the fundamentals of animations using


Some examples of our letter writing display, our learning of paragraphing

content as well as using letter writing features. We chose to write a letter to

someone special in our lives and there were a plethora of beautiful reasons for

choosing their recipient. We discussed virtues and positive relationships, within

PSHE, which gave us a good foundation to show our appreciation to someone

close to us. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to write to all of their chosen

family and friends or we would have been letter writing until Christmas.

Broad and Balanced...


Class 5 has made a great start back to school; they were so happy to be back

with their peers. This week the children have got involved in a number of PSHE

lessons exploring their power to protect the environment, writing letters to

people that are special to them, the importance of mindfulness and many other

areas. They produced brilliant persuasive slideshows, poems, artwork and recordings.

In ICT the children have been learning about the importance of internet

safety and creating their own stop motion clips which they really enjoyed.

This term they are learning drawing skills in art; I was really impressed with all

of their drawings of their eyes.

Broad and Balanced...

Year 6

Year 6 have had a fantastic start to the year! They have settled into the new

routines of school extremely well and are acting as very responsible role models

to the other children. The first couple of weeks have been very busy, beginning

learning about World War One. They have all been so enthusiastic to

share information about their relatives who were involved in the war and have

created fantastic timelines and maps to identify the key events during WW1

and the alliances different countries made. As well as this, they had an exciting

time dissecting a real heart in Science and learning about how all of the different

parts work. Some amazing applications and speeches have been made by

those wishing to be Team Captains or Head Pupils, which made the decisions

very difficult. Well done on such a positive start Year 6!

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