Woodwind lessons

Mr Benevente will be in school on Thursday this week to carry out his teaching. We ask that all children who receive woodwind lessons ensure they have their instruments in school on this day.

Football Club

Football sessions with Gazza from Cardiff City have now finished, therefore the extra-curricular club after school on a Friday has also finished. We would like to thank Gazza for the time and commitment he has given to Bedwas Junior School and we look forward to welcoming him back next academic year.

Warm weather

As the warm weather is set to continue, we request that all children have sun cream applied before they come to school and also wear a hat to protect them from the sun. Thank you for your continued support.

NSPCC Workshop for Parents

The NSPCC will be running a workshop for parents in school on Friday 18th May from 9am. We will also be welcoming parents/carers from Bedwas Infants and Rhydri Primary to the event and we look forward to seeing you there!

PTA Royal Wedding Party – Friday 18th May

The PTA ‘Royal Wedding Party’ will be held in the school grounds on the afternoon of Friday 18th May. Children are requested to wear red, white and blue into school on this day. The event will be entirely funded by the PTA. If you are able to help set up for the afternoon, please contact Miss Storey.

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Sports Day

This year’s sports day will be held on Monday 25th June. A reserve date has been set for Wednesday 4th July. The format this year will incorporate the same inclusive approach in the morning, with a more competitive side to the events in the afternoon.

The morning events will be held on Bedwas Junior School’s grounds where pupils will be taking part in numerous group and individual events. Every pupil will be involved in at least two events and it is expected to be a fun packed morning! The afternoon’s events will take place at Bedwas High with the more traditional sports day events. More information about sports day will follow closer to the event.

Family Learning Sessions

Family Learning sessions will continue after half-term. To make the sessions as meaningful and beneficial as possible, can you please let me know what you would like the sessions to focus on by jotting some suggestions below and returning to school. I will then compile a list of weekly events and inform you of the dates when the sessions will run.

 

Child’s Name: __________________________________________ Class: _____________

 

Suggestions for future Family Learning sessions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed: ____________________________________________________________________

Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

17th May Royal Wedding school lunch, organised by Caerphilly catering.
17th May St. Martin’s open-evening for pupils in year 6.
18th May 9am – NSPCC Parent Workshop.
18th May 8:45am – NSPCC workshops – Purple, Blue and Red.
18th May PTA Royal Wedding party – All children to wear red, white and blue into school.
23rd May P.C. Madley to speak to year 6 pupils – Internet Safety.
25th May PTA Casual Day – Donation of toiletries (In preparation for Summer Fair)
25th May Last day in school for children.
Half term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June
4th June Children return to school.
4th June – 22nd June 3 week intensive swimming lessons for children in Red and Blue class.

More information will be sent out closer to the date.

4th July 1:30pm: Mr. Morgan from Bedwas High School to speak to year 6 pupils.
11th June Pastor Edwards to lead assembly.
15th June PTA Casual day – Donation of cakes (In preparation for Summer Fair)
15th June 3:10pm: Summer Fair.
25th June Bedwas Sports Day.
29th June Cluster team-building afternoon for year 6 pupils in Graig-Y-Rhacca Primary School.
2nd July Transition morning for children to meet new class teacher.
2nd & 3rd July Transition days for Bedwas High School.

More information will follow closer to the date.

3rd July Swimming Gala in Caerphilly Leisure Centre for Year 5 pupils.

More information will follow closer to the event.

3rd July Bedwas High School open-evening for year 6 pupils.
4th July St. Cenydd open-evening for year 6 pupils.
4th July Reserve Sports Day.
6th July Cluster Sports Day – More information will follow closer to the event.
6th July 6pm – 8:30pm: Year 6 Leavers’ Party (Organised and funded by the PTA)
9th July End of year reports sent out today.
9th – 12th July Cycling for year 6 pupils.

More information will follow closer to the event.

11th July 3:10pm – 5pm: Optional parents’ evening to discuss progress and end of year report.
16th July Climbing wall – Arranged by the PTA in school all day. Children to wear sport clothing/PE kits to school on this day.
17th July 9:15am: Year 6 Leavers’ concert and performance from instrumentalists.
18th July 1pm: Bedwas and Rhydri Swimming Gala in Bedwas swimming pool.
19th July 4pm – 5:30pm: PTA Hawaiian Disco.
20th July Last day of school for pupils.

National Tests 2018

As a school, we would like to say a very big well done to all of the children who sat the national tests this year. We would also like to thank all parents/carers for your support with homework in preparation for the tests.

Summer term curriculum information for parents/carers

Attached to this week’s paper copy of the newsletter is a curriculum map of the topics your child will be learning about this term. We hope that you will find this useful in supporting your child at home. If you require any further information about any of the topics being taught, please contact your child’s class teacher.

PTA: ‘Jokeathon’ – Friday 11th May

We are running our first PTA ‘Jokeathon’ on Friday. Children will pay £1 to enter and they each tell their joke in class. Then, the top two are voted to share their jokes at a whole school assembly in the afternoon and PTA members will be there to award prizes.

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‘Water is Cool in School’ Competition

We have recently had a focus on water in our assemblies and we have therefore decided to run our yearly ‘Water is Cool in School’ competition. So, this week’s homework will be to create a poster about the benefits of drinking water on a regular basis. We would encourage children to complete some research to support their posters, information, ideas and links to other sites can be found on the ‘Water Aid’ website. We are asking all children to complete their poster on an A4 piece of paper (available from school if required). The poster must be informative and attractive and children should use coloured pencils but not felts.  For this activity, we are also asking that children do not use a computer to create their poster. The top two posters from each class will win a prize and be displayed in our corridor.  Everyone who enters will also earn five house points for their house. All posters need to be completed by Wednesday 16th May in order to be judged.

PTA Royal Wedding Party – Friday 18th May

This week, all children will be presented with an invitation, to invite them to the PTA ‘Royal Wedding Party’, which will be held in the school grounds on the afternoon of Friday 18th May. On the day, children are requested to wear red, white and blue into school. The event will be funded by the PTA.

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‘Big Pedal’ (23rd April – 4th May) Update

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ’Big Pedal’ over the last two weeks. It was lovely to see so many children and supporters either cycling or scooting to school. We recorded a total of 444 journeys with Red class achieving 110 of these, therefore winning our class competition – Well done! They have won the golden boot and a healthy treat of their choice. We are still waiting to find out our overall position on the ‘Sustrans Big Pedal’ website and we will inform the children as soon as possible.

Family Learning Sessions

Thank you to the parents and grandparents who attended the Family Learning sessions linked to the National Tests. Now the tests are over, I know lots of parents were keen to continue attending the sessions. To make the sessions as meaningful and beneficial as possible, can you please let me know what you would like the sessions to focus on by jotting some suggestions below. I will then compile a list of weekly events and inform you of the dates when the sessions will run.

 

Child’s Name: __________________________________________ Class: _____________

 

Suggestions for future Family Learning sessions:

 

 

 

 

 

Signed: _____________________________________________________________________

Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

11th May P.C. Madley to speak to year 5 pupils – Anti-social behaviour.
11th May PTA ‘Jokeathon’ afternoon.
14th May NSPCC Assembly for pupils in year 5 and 6.
18th May 9am – NSPCC Parent Workshop.
18th May NSPCC Pupil Workshop for year 5 and 6.
18th May PTA Royal Wedding party – Invitations to be sent out this week.
23rd May P.C. Madley to speak to year 6 pupils – Internet Safety.
25th May PTA Casual Day – Donation of toiletries (In preparation for Summer Fair)
25th May Last day in school for children.
Half term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June
4th June Children return to school.
11th June Pastor Edwards to lead assembly.
15th June PTA Casual day – Donation of cakes (In preparation for Summer Fair)
15th June 3:10pm: Summer Fair.
6th July 6pm – 8:30pm: Year 6 Leavers’ Party (Organised and funded by the PTA)
9th July End of year reports sent out today.
11th July 3:10pm – 5pm: Optional parents’ evening to discuss progress and end of year report.
17th July 9:15am: Year 6 Leavers’ concert and performance from instrumentalists.
19th July 4pm – 5:30pm: PTA Hawaiian Disco.
20th July Last day of school for pupils.

Family Learning sessions linked to National Tests

A quick reminder we will be continuing to hold sessions to support children in the lead up to the National Tests every Thursday afternoon. This week, the focus will be linked to the Procedural tests. The children will be withdrawn from class to work with their parents/carers to help to alleviate the stress of the tests.

Lower School session (Years 3 & 4): Procedural Maths: 1:15pm – 2pm

Upper School session (Years 5 & 6): Fractions, Percentages and Decimals: 2:15pm – 3pm

PTA: Meeting

The PTA will be meeting after school on Thursday 3rd May to discuss arrangements for the Summer Fair. If you are able to offer support in setting up, packing away or running a stall, the PTA would love to hear from you!

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PTA: Jokeathon – Friday 11th May

We are running our first PTA Jokeathon next week. Children will pay £1 to enter and they each tell their joke in class. Then, the top two are voted to share their jokes at a whole school assembly in the afternoon and PTA members will be there to award prizes.

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