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Whole School Beach Trip

We all had a fantastic time when we visited the seaside at Weymouth on 4th July. We were very lucky with the weather and we all had a great day playing in the sea, building sandcastles and eating ice cream.






Kite Class Visit Easton C of E Academy


The Kites had a fantastic time when they visited Easton Academy. They have been writing to their pen pals and it was great to finally meet up and put faces to a names!


First, we went to visit a mosque where we learned about Ramadan, how Muslims pray and the Imam explained all about how people who commit acts of terrorism in the name of Islam are not real Muslims.


Next, we went to Chelsea Park and had time to eat lunch with our new friends and play together on the play equipment. Some of the Easton children's mothers had cooked lots of traditional Somalian food and we all enjoyed eating it- it was delicious! This was very kind of them as they were fasting for Ramadan and they could not eat any of the food they had cooked while we were eating it.


Finally, we went to a local church and we learned about how Christians pray and why they believe Jesus is the Saviour of the world.


We are looking forward to welcoming the Easton children back to Ludwell and showing them where we live and our community.




Cake Sale

Thank you very much to SoLS who very kindly ran our cake sale to raise funds for school. There was a huge selection of cakes- thank you to you all for your generosity. The children (and staff) enjoyed eating the cakes and, at the last count, we had raised £96.00. A great effort!



Ludwell Pupil Related To Mary Queen of Scots!

We were very interested to hear that Mary Queen of Scots is one of Elinor's ancestors. Here she is dressed up as Mary Queen of Scots- what a great costume!



World Book Day 2019

We have had great fun in school today celebrating World Book Day. We have taken part in lots of book -related activities in class, taken part in a whole- school book treasure hunt, listened to stories in different classrooms and used potatoes to create our favourite book characters. Have a look at some of the fantastically creative entries to our book character potato competition!





6th March 2019

A group of Year 5 and 6 boys were invited to Sandroyd School to play a 9 V 9 football match.

The boys all worked very hard to play their best games and the final score was 6- 0. Well done to everyone involved and a huge thank you to Sandroyd for being such fantastic hosts. We hope to welcome you to Ludwell soon for a re- match. 


Enjoying match tea with the children from Sandroyd.

5th February 2019

No Added Sugar- a group of community artists- came to Ludwell to help us create a community piece of artwork for our entrance foyer. We decided that we would like to create a butterfly display so all members of the school community and the wider community in Ludwell and beyond could be involved in the life of the school. 


Everyone painted at least one butterfly in whatever style they chose; it was lovely to see so many parents joining us to contribute. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and we are delighted with the results of this project.


We are sure that you'll agree that it really does have the Wow! factor and ensures that the first impression of Ludwell is of a warm and welcoming place. If you haven't already seen it, please do pop in to have a look.



Parents working together to paint their butterflies


27th November 2018

The whole school community went to visit the members of The Stroke Club to sing Christmas songs and carols. It was a lovely event and the children took time to talk with the members of the club and tell them about what they had been doing in school. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces and it helped to get us all feeling very Christmassy!



20th November 2018

As part of our commitment to provide opportunities for our Most Able children to extend and enhance their learning, some of our most talented artists attended an art enrichment day at Chilmark School. The children learned how to draw with quills and we are sure you will agree that their pieces are wonderful. 



31st October 2018

As part of our PSHE curriculum focussing on caring for objects, people and living things, Gail from Animal Aid came to our school today to teach us how to look after animals and what we can do to help protect our natural environment. The children all had the opportunity to participate in workshops and asked some really insightful questions. Thank you to Gail for giving up her time!





16th October 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Festival. It was lovely to see so many of you supporting the children and joining with us to express our gratefulness for this year's wonderful harvest. In church, we were treated to a song from the Wrens, a book recital from the Robins, a poem from the Owls and Harvest facts from the Kites. Well done to all the children!


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A special mention must go to Diego who very kindly helped to set up the donations we received. Thank you, Diego!


12th October 2018


Dr Riggins very kindly came to school to teach Kite Class about microscopes and the living things we have in our school pond. The children all enjoyed learning how to move the plates, adjust the light and view the items on the plates of the microscope. Thank you very much to Dr Riggins for giving up her time to teach the children such valuable scientific skills. 




11th October 2018


Today we welcomed Oumar from Mandika Roots to teach us African drumming as part of our learning during Black History Month. We all had a fantastic time learning to drum, singing traditional Senegalese call and respond chants and dancing. Some children have already returned home and asked their parents to buy them a drum so that they can continue their learning! 






Cluster MAT Art Day at Semley

Cluster MAT Art Day at Semley 1 Charley's insect
Cluster MAT Art Day at Semley 2 Reilly's insect

Sports Week

What a fantastic week of physical activity!  We tried rugby, football, fencing, gymnastics, cheerleading, Zumba, netball, swimming, rounders and dance and enjoyed them all. 

World Book Day

Thank you to all the volunteers who came along to read with our children for World Book Day. Everyone had a great time and all enjoyed a hot chocolate afterwards.

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Halloween Disco

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Shaftesbury Carnival 2015

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We had a great time at the Carnival on Saturday 4th October.  Our theme was Happy Birthday Ludwell to celebrate our school's 140th birthday.  The cake looked amazing thanks to the hard work of Mrs Robson and her team of helpers.  Many thanks too to Mrs Webber and Mrs Davies - we all looked great in our birthday t-shirts - and everyone who took part in bringing this event together.  We won 4th prize this year (well - we had to give the others a chance!) and I expect the thinking caps will be on again soon for next year's theme.

Well done to everyone!