Newsletter 7 17.12.20






A word from the Principal...


We have made it to the end of the first term of the year! Thank you to everyone for their support

through this difficult period, we appreciate that the changing routines and additional measures put

in place have been challenging for all, but we feel they have enabled us to provide a safe and secure

environment in which your children can learn.

You may have already seen our Virtual Christmas Carol Service through one of our various communication

channels, but if not, you can access it by following this link:

We have really missed welcoming you all into school this term, but hopefully it is something

that we will be able to start doing again as the year goes on.

Please take note of the term dates and Inset days for next term which are at the bottom of the

next page. Next term is set to be very engaging for all of our children, with all staff joint planning

their exciting topics this afternoon!

Finally, on behalf of all of the staff, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all again in January for the start of 2021!

Kind regards,

Mr Adam Anderson


What’s been going on...


School Parliament Christmas Craft

Ludgvan School Parliament would like to thank everyone that bought their Christmas craft

items last week. The children were on the stalls all week in the cold, wind and rain and never

complained once, but instead smiled and served customers!

Our treasurer, Kyla, has now counted all the money raised and we can confirm we raised

£323.61. The School Parliament are amazed and delighted with this and can’t believe how

much money they have got to spend on new playground equipment!

Thank you for your support and kind donations.

Merry Christmas!

Healthy lunch boxes

We have noticed that a number of children are coming into school with lunchboxes filled with

food that does not represent a balanced diet. Please read this document for how to create a

lunchbox that will support your child to function well at school and promote healthy eating:

Dog free site

A reminder that we are a dog free site, including evenings and weekends. There have been

several occasions recently where dog mess has been found on the school site, which is not

acceptable. Thank you.


All classes have windows and doors open throughout the day to ensure adequate ventilation.

If your child would like to wear an additional layer under their school uniform, this will help

prevent them from feeling the cold.

Term Dates 2020-2021

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 Days

25th Jan and 7th June

Broad and Balanced...


Wow, what an exciting few weeks it’s been in Rainbow class! We have been

busy making and selling Christmas decorations; performing some songs for

the Christmas show; eating our delicious Christmas lunch; feeding the chickens;

and making Christmas cards to name but a few things! This week, we had

a visit from some very cheeky reindeers who sneaked into the classroom and

danced about on the carpet. Luckily, they were caught on Santa Cam so we

could see what they had been doing. We then spent the rest of the afternoon

trying to find them by making treats for them, setting traps, writing notes,

singing them songs, making sleigh bells and going on a hunt around the school

to see if we could find them. Sadly, we didn’t find them because Santa had

come to get them while we were outside looking for them but he did leave us a

note to say thank you for helping him look.

All of the staff in Rainbow class would like to wish all of the children and their

families a very merry christmas and a happy new year. We have all been so

proud of the children this term and how well they have settled into their new

school. Thank you for all of the support you have given them and us. Enjoy

your well deserved break!

Broad and Balanced...


Well as you can imagine we have had lots of excitement as we have been getting

into the Christmas spirit in Class 1. The children sang beautifully for our

Virtual Christmas Concert. We had an afternoon of making and learning all

about Christingle and they have worked hard making lovely Christmas crafts to

share with their families.

The children took part in the Christmas PE games and worked on teamwork,

participation, self-belief and determination. They had lots of fun joining in with

the different games.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Broad and Balanced...


Class 2 have had a fun filled end to the year with lots of Christmas crafts and

fun Christmas activities. We have also been learning The Nativity and reason

Christmas is so important to Christians. Mr Goodchild took the class for the

Virtual Active Christmas Games. This happened to fall on Christmas jumper day

so the children looked very festive! We also had a visit from Lowen’s ponies.

The class have heard a lot about these ponies so it was lovely to finally meet.

them. Thank you Mrs Gardner-Norris for bringing them in looking so festive.

Broad and Balanced...


Year 3 have worked hard over the last two weeks to complete their Egyptian time

travel stories and they shared their stories with their peers using great expression

and good story vocabulary when reading aloud. The children have also enjoyed some

festive fun and were pleased they could still take part in a Christingle through the

online event. The class also took part in the Cornwall Sports Active Christmas Event.

This involved lots of PE games to improve fitness and have fun with a festive theme!

Broad and Balanced...


This week, Class 4 have enjoyed a recreation of the battles between the Romans

and Cetic warriors on the shores of Kent. We had designed and made our

own Roman shields using colours linked with original Roman shields and even

included a Scutum for attacking as well as defending. Our class split into several

groups and practised the ‘Tortoises formation which was a well regarded

tactic that countered ranged weapons. We then used this effective technique to

manoeuvre a distance whilst under attack from projectiles. We had a great day

and even escaped injuries, mostly. We even attacked the teachers when they

took up arms against the Celts. Regardless of their lack in tactical awareness

and complete incompetence with any kind of teamwork, they still managed to

successfully scale the hill to our settlement.

Broad and Balanced...


Class 5 have worked so hard during the Autumn term; they definitely deserve

a well-earned break. They have particularly enjoyed their sessions at the forest

school with Jo Cooper where they learnt so much about nature and the importance

of protecting all living things. Last week, they visited Cubit Woods in

Carbis Bay where they got to put their newly learnt knowledge and skills into

practice. For lunch they all enjoyed eating beans on toast and delicious S’mores

cooked on the fire. It was really lovely to watch the children being free in the

woods particularly after the year we’ve all been a part of. They all loved playing

hide and seek, as they had endless places to hide amongst the trees. One of

the children’s ‘highlights’ was using the environmentally friendly outdoor toilets

where they had to use sawdust instead of water to get rid of their waste products.

They found it really interesting seeing their waste recycled back into nature,

half of them said that they preferred them to the toilets at school.

They also enjoyed performing & filming their Christmas songs around the

campfire and we all hope that you enjoy watching them.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Broad and Balanced...

Year 6

Year 6 has had a fantastic final two weeks of term! To complete their WW1 topic,

they have been researching the techniques used to build the trenches and

had a go at designing their own. While designing, they considered how to make

the trenches functional for their purpose and stable so that they would withstand

attacks. It was brilliant to see the whole class being so creative, choosing

a variety of materials to build their trenches and carefully considering how to

meet the design brief. All of the trenches looked amazing and the children were

very proud of their creations. Year 6 also enjoyed taking part in the Winter

Games during PE and had an intensive and Christmas themed circuits session

last week, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Well done on such a successful term

Year 6 and enjoy a very well earned rest!


A word from the Principal...


Festive Football Fun at MBFDC


Monday 21st December 2020

Soccer Tots, 3 - 6 Year Olds

School Years Reception & Year 1

10:00am - 12:00pm


Soccer Pros, 7 - 13 Year Olds

School Years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

10:00am - 3:30pm



Mounts Bay Football Development Centre

Mounts Bay Academy Sports Centre, Penzance, TR18 3JT

Other Info

All children are welcome to attend from any school or club

The MBFDC coaching staff are UEFA / FA qualiÞed and DBS checked

Pre-booking only, register & book online

Visit the website for further information -


Kevin Lawrence - Head of Football Development

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Email -

Website -

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A word from the Principal...

Dear parents/carers,

Thank you for your support over this past Autumn Term, and for following the advice and guidance that is

helping to keep children, staff, and other members of our community safe. This has not been an easy time

and we are extremely grateful for your help and co-operation.

Now that the Christmas holiday period is upon us, we want to make sure that we all have the Christmas we

want (and deserve!) whilst also keeping safe. Cornwall has relatively low numbers of COVID-19 cases, and

we want to keep it that way and avoid an increase going into 2021.

It can sometimes be difficult to keep up to date with all the guidance, so to help make things clearer we

have compiled some Top Tips and FAQs to help over the last week of term and the Christmas period.

Top Tips for the final week:

• If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, please let us know and get a test ASAP.

• If your child is unwell, please keep them at home!

• Try and limit the number of contacts your child has outside of school, this will help to reduce risk of

transmission in the build up to Christmas.

• If your child does test positive or if you have concerns, please contact NHS 119.

Top Safety Tips for the Holiday:

• Remember, even though it is Christmas, COVID-19 has not gone away. The more people you see, the

more likely you are to spread or catch COVID-19.

• To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to friends and family, limit your contact with people you do

not live with as much as possible in the 2 weeks before you form your Christmas bubble.

• Remember to socially distance as much as you can, keep washing your hands, open a window for

ventilation, and clean frequently touched surfaces regularly.

• If you become unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested ASAP and isolate at home.

• If your child develops symptoms, please get a test ASAP. Notify us if they test positive and have been in

school within 2 days of developing symptoms or testing positive if asymptomatic.

Christmas Bubble FAQs:

What is a Christmas bubble and how do we form one?

A Christmas bubble is a bubble formed from three households only, between the 23 rd and 27 th

December. These three households must agree to be each other’s bubble as the households of the

Christmas bubble cannot be changed. You should not form a Christmas bubble if you are selfisolating.

Can I travel to other areas with higher Tier restrictions to form a Christmas bubble?

Yes. You can travel to other areas with Tier 2 or 3 restrictions, as with all Christmas bubbles you

must be careful to practice social distancing, keep rooms ventilated, clean frequently touched

surfaces regularly, and wash your hands or sanitise often. Be sure to follow the rules of the higher

tier the households are from. You should only travel between the 23 rd and 27 th .

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Where can we meet our Christmas bubble?

You can meet in your homes, private gardens, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces. You

cannot meet in any other indoor setting, such as a pub, restaurant, hotel, or shop. In these settings,

rules who you can and cannot meet depend on the tier. You must follow the guidance from the

higher tier if households are from areas with two different tiers.

Are existing support bubbles counted as one household towards the Christmas bubble?

Yes. Existing support bubbles are considered as one household. So, if you are in a support bubble

with one other household, you can still be part of the Christmas bubble formed with two additional


bubble they are part of?

No. For children who are under 18 whose parents do not live together they can be part of both

Christmas bubbles if parents choose to form separate bubbles. This is the only exception

and nobody else should be in two bubbles.

Can I still form a Christmas bubble if I have been asked to self-isolate?

No. You must not form a Christmas bubble if you have symptoms or are self-isolating. You must

follow the self-isolation rules which apply if you, someone you live with, someone in your childcare

or support bubble, or someone you have been in contact with has symptoms or has tested positive

for coronavirus.

Can we form a Christmas bubble with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)?

Yes, you can still form a Christmas bubble, but it does involve greater risk for those who are CEV.

Risk of infection will be minimised if those who are CEV limit social contact with people that they do

not live with. If you are forming a bubble with someone who is CEV, you should take extra

precautions with hand washing, ventilation, cleaning, and social distancing, and limit your contact

with others in the 2 weeks before forming the bubble.

Who can we meet after the Christmas bubble period has ended?

Once the Christmas bubble period ends on the 27 th , you should follow the rules of your Tier. It is

recommended to try and limit contact with other people for 2 weeks after this to reduce the risk of

spreading the virus.

Thank you again for your support and I wish you a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Sally Hawken

Cabinet Member for Children, Wellbeing &

Public Health


Rachel Wigglesworth

Director of Public Health

Wellbeing and Public Health


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