Newsletter 17 26.03.21

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LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 26.03.21

LUDGVAN SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER26.03.21

LUDGVAN SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 26.03.21


A word from the Principal...

Welcome,

It has been a very busy two weeks at Ludgvan with a particular highlight being Red Nose Day! The

children looked brilliant in their funny clothes and hair and we also raised an impressive £219.90, so

thank you for your support.

Tuesday marked the 1-year anniversary of when the first lockdown began. All of our children joined

with many others across the country in a minute’s silence to pay our respects to all of those who

have died and suffered during the past year. The children were hugely respectful and I was so proud

of how they conducted themselves.

This week, we held our first virtual Friday assembly where I moved around the school to see each

class from their door with Laurie from Y6 as my roving cameraman. It worked really well and is another

example of how we are keeping things different and interesting during these tricky times.

Next week, will be our final week in school before the Easter holidays and we finish just after lunchtime

on Wednesday 31st March. EYFS and KS1 will finish at 1300, KS1 at 1310 and KS2 at 1320. As

always, children may wear their own clothes on the last day of term.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Mr Adam Anderson

Principal


Useful information...

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club runs from 0730 - 0840 every day.

Fees are as follows:£5 before 0800 and £3.50 after 0800. All fees include a range

of breakfast options and drinks as well as covering our staffing costs.

Concessions. If your child is eligible for Pupil Premium, you only pay 50% of the

stated fees. If you book in one child, places for further siblings only cost 50% of

the stated fee.

Please book your child’s place and process payment on our ‘schoolmoney’ portal.

This is the same platform that we use for school dinners and residential trips.

Term Dates

Our term dates for the rest of the academic year are as follows:

Break up for Easter Holidays on 31st March @ 1300/1310/1320

Summer Term: 19th April - 21st July

Half Term: 31ts May - 4th June

Inset Day: 7th June

School Gate

Please be reminded that our school gate will be closed between 0830-0900 and

1500-1530.

This is to create a safe environment for our children to enter school. Thank you for

your support.

Reading Challenge

Thank you for those who took part in our reading challenge, raising an impressive

total of £311.50.

Contributors were

Lily Waters - £100!

Libby Simpson Edmands - £85!

Joseph and Flossie Gill

Elowyn Wherry

Jamie Harris

Ella Snoxall

Logan Treloar

Community Centre Parking

For those of you who are new to Ludgvan School, you may not be aware that you

are able to park at Ludgvan Community Centre to drop off and collect your children.

From there, it is only a short walk along the path we have had built across

the field to the school. It is an easier and safer alternative that enable you to avoid

the traffic and congestion at the front of the school.

FLS Easter Egg Raffle

The FLS will be holding their Easter Egg raffle on Wednesday 31st March. Thank

you for the donations of eggs so far - any more donations would be greatly

appreciated! Thank you


Exciting and Engaging...

EYFS

What a busy couple of weeks we have had! We continued our learning about

the Gingerbread Man, including writing sentences to describe scenes from the

story, making salt dough gingerbread men and changing the characters in the

story to create new versions of it.

This week, we started to learn all about Easter. The classroom has been filled

with Easter themed activities, eggs have been everywhere and feathers have

been floating around. The children have made playdough chicks, life drawn daffodils,

learnt about new life through the story of the Hungry Caterpillar, made a

pasta butterfly life cycle, created themselves easter egg hunts and decorated,

named and looked after their own special eggs.

We are so proud of how well they are all engaging with their learning both in

school and in their home challenges too. Keep it up Rainbow Class and have a

wonderful Easter holiday. Don’t eat too many chocolate eggs!


Exciting and Engaging...

Y1

Our focus in Geography this week has been to locate and name the 5 Oceans.

We explored how the sea changes colour depending on the different weather

conditions. The children then made a sea collage picture by tearing different

coloured paper.

We have been learning about different Jewish celebrations and this week we

learnt about the harvest festival called Sukkot. During this celebration families

make a Sukkah and the children had great fun making their own miniature

Sukkahs.

The children have been working really hard in English and Maths. I am incredibly

proud of the super work they have produced over the past two weeks.


Exciting and Engaging...

Y2

Class 2 were given the challenge of making their very own 3D Titanic cabins.

The staff at school have been absolutely amazed by the ideas and creativity

these children and their families have shown. They are proudly displayed on

our very own Titanic!


Exciting and Engaging...

Y3

Year 3 have had a great couple of weeks in class. They have been working hard in

all areas of the curriculum but they have particularly enjoyed the final week of their

chocolate topic. To round off their English and Computing work they have written their

own stories for Charlie and the chocolate factory and have created their own book

trailers using ‘imovie’ on the ipads. They have also enjoyed making some of their own

chocolate products!

The class have also had a lot of fun orienteering and have developed their map work

skills, teamwork and communication skills.

Well done Year 3!


Exciting and Engaging...

Y4

This week in class 4, we have been working very hard on completing our assessments.

However, in the afternoons we have been exploring electrical circuits and the

work of the famous artist, Michelangelo. We found out that he painted the Sistine

chapel, in Italy, but spent 4 years on this task - UPSIDE DOWN. We had a good try to

paint an animal painting from under our tables and really developed an appreciation

for Michelangelo as it was much more difficult and uncomfortable doing this. Moreover,

to be doing this in the 1400’s when there were limited and unsafe ways to be

suspended in the air.

We finished our electrical circuit unit by designing our own circuit using the components

of our choice. We then attempted to recreate this to see if our design was successful

at transferring an electrical current through a closed circuit.


Exciting and Engaging...

Y5

What a busy two weeks it’s been in year 5! We have been learning around

the theme of ‘Journey’. In English we have been creating balanced arguments

based on the global food production and its transportation and the impact this

has on the environment. There are a lot of very persuasive pieces of writing!

In art we have been inspired by the journeys taken by Vikings on their way to

invade Britain and decided to create our own collages with the title of ‘Journey”

using lots of different layers and textures. Our computing sessions have seen

us programming Microbits to create working pedometers. Great work year 5!


Exciting and Engaging...

Y6

Year 6 have had a busy couple of weeks! They have been getting very stuck

into our Computing project, all about Bletchley Park. This week, they have

been exploring a program called Sound Trap, which is a piece of audio software.

They started by creating a piece of music using the program and they

had to add in at least three different instruments, which worked together to

create a cohesive piece of music. We were blown away by the fantastic songs

that they came up with, ranging from rock to pop music. Later on, they created

their own ‘radio plays’ where they created a script and had a go at adding

in appropriate sound effects and backing tracks. Year 6 have also been working

on some poetry and are entering into a competition. Their task was to write a

poem with a focus on a face. We looked at some famous faces with a connection

to Cornwall. We have seen some amazing poems, which are beautifully

written and illustrated. Well done for such a productive two weeks Year 6!


A word from the Principal...


Saturday’s 12-6pm,

Free of charge

17 th April and 15 th May-

Age 11-18

24 th April, 1 st May, 8 th May-

Age 8-11 (School years 4-6)

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To book visit: Sherlock Holmes - a play in a day | Minack

Theatre

Call 01736 810181

for more information email: kim@minack.com

Once all spaces are filled, we will open a waiting list

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