IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Breakfast Club

Please can we remind parents/carers that Breakfast Club does not open until 8am. Today we had 11 children in school before 8am. When the children arrive before this time they are unsupervised and we would appreciate if children are not on the school premises before 8am. If you have any queries about Breakfast Club, please contact the school. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

PTA: Summer Fair – Friday 15th June

We will be holding our annual Summer Fair on Friday 15th June at 3:10pm on our playground. To ensure that all children are collected at the end of the day we ask that once pupils have been collected that parents/carers walk around to the back of the school and queue up at the back gate. Once all children have left the premises the gates will reopen. This is the safest way of us ensuring all children have left the school premises at the end of the day.

If you are able to help set up from 1pm in the afternoon, or clear away after the event, please contact Miss Storey. Thank you to the PTA Committee and Miss Storey who have all worked tirelessly to plan for our Summer Fair this year.

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PTA Non-uniform day: Donation of cakes – Friday 15th June

The PTA have requested that for our non-uniform day on Friday 15th June, children bring in packaged/boxed cakes that can be used for the cake stall at our Summer Fair. If children are unable to make a contribution, they are still welcome to wear non-uniform. The PTA and school thank you for your continued support.

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Parent Questionnaires

Thank you to all parents/carers who have returned the parent questionnaires. The results will be collated over the next week and results will be shared in next week’s newsletter. If you have still not returned your questionnaire, please send into school by Friday 15th June.

Ffiliffest

Well done to all of the pupils who took part in this year’s Ffiliffest folk dancing in Caerphilly Castle last weekend. The pupils were a credit to the school and photographs of the event can be found on our school website. Thank you to all parents for supporting the school with this event.

Family Learning

Following feedback from parents and carers, please find below the Family Learning sessions planned for this half-term.

If you are interested in attending any of the session with your child, please tick and return the slip to school. 

Date Lower School

1:15pm – 2pm

ü Upper School

2:15pm – 3pm

ü
14th June Column addition and subtraction   Division – Bus stop method  
28th June Timetables   Multiplication – Grid method  
5th July Numerical Reasoning – TRIAL method   Ratio  
12th July Estimation   24 hour clock  

 

Child’s Name: _________________________________________________ Class: ____________________

Name and contact telephone number of parent/carer attending the session:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

4th June – 22nd June 3 week intensive swimming lessons for children in Red and Blue class.

 

15th June PTA Casual day – Donation of cakes.
15th June 3:10pm: Summer Fair.
18th June Year 6 girls to make a wrist corsage to wear to the Leavers’ Party – 3:10pm – 4pm.
25th June Bedwas Sports Day.
27th June 10:30am-3:45pm: Sport Caerphilly Legacy Games – National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff. More information to follow closer to the event.
29th June Cluster team-building afternoon for year 6 pupils: 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 Bling your bike/scooter to school day.

More information will follow closer to the date.

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.

PTA – Raffle Tickets – Summer Fair

Just a gentle reminder for any raffle tickets to be returned by next Tuesday the 12th June.  The cost is just £1.00 per sheet.  The raffle will be drawn in school on the 15th June.  If you have lost your tickets that were sent home before half term or require any additional ones then there are more available in school.  Thank you.

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Parent Questionnaires

All staff at Bedwas Junior School work exceptionally hard to deliver quality educational experiences, whilst being committed to the wellbeing of all children in our school. We are very keen to receive feedback from parents so that we can identify what we do well and what could be improved in the future.

The school would be very grateful if the questionnaires sent home on Monday could be completed and returned to school in the envelope provided by Friday 8th June.

Community Governor Vacancy x2

Are you interested or do you know somebody that is interested in being a Community Governor for our School?

Being a Governor for our school is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of our children.

Community Governors are elected by the Governing Body to represent community interests. Community Governors need to live or work in the community served by the school and have a keen interest in our success.

These Governors are not parents and take an holistic view of the community in which the school operates.

Have you …?

  • An interest in our children’s future;
  • Time, energy and enthusiasm;
  • A desire to make a difference;
  • Readiness to accept responsibility;
  • The ability to act as a critical friend;
  • The ability to work as a team;
  • The aptitude to ask questions, listen and learn?

If so, you may have what it takes to join one of the largest volunteer groups in Wales, working together to get the best for our children.

If you are interested please either download the application form from our school blog or pop into the school for a paper copy and return it to the school for the attention of the Chair to the Governing Body.

Visit from Para-Sport Table Tennis Champion

Yesterday, pupils in year 6 met Ashley Davies, a para-sport table tennis champion. Ashley was the Welsh and UK number one and was in the top 40 in the world.   As well as having the chance to play table tennis against Ashley, children also had the opportunity to talk to him about his life.  This included a discussion about the ‘bad’ choices he made as a teenager, which led to an accident which left him disabled.  The discussion between Ashley and the children also focused on substance misuse, consequences and ways of overcoming it. The children were also interested to learn how living with a disability does not prevent Ashley from living a rewarding, enriching life.  All pupils were really interested by his life story and asked a range of questions about peer pressure as a teenager, disability and sport.

PTA: Summer Fair – Friday 15th June

Weather permitting; we will hold our annual Summer Fair on Friday 15th June at 3:10 pm on our playground. To ensure that all children are collected at the end of the day we ask that once pupils have been collected that parents/carers walk around to the back of the school and queue up at the back gate. Once all children have left the premises the gates will reopen. This is the safest way of us ensuring all children have left the school premises at the end of the day.

If you are able to help set up from 1pm in the afternoon, or clear away after the event, please contact Miss Storey. Thank you to the PTA Committee and Miss Storey who have all worked tirelessly to plan for our Summer Fair.

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PTA Non-uniform day: Donation of cakes – Friday 15th June

In preparation for the Summer Fair, the PTA have requested that for our next non-uniform day on Friday 15th June, children bring in packaged/boxed cakes that can be used for a stall. If children are unable to make a contribution, they are still welcome to wear non-uniform. The PTA and school thank you for your continued support.

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Ffiliffest – Saturday 9th June

Our Welsh folk dancers will be taking part in this year’s Ffiliffest, which is taking place in Caerphilly Castle on Saturday 9th June from 11am.  As well as the dancing, there will be lots of other performances on stage inside the castle.  There will also be activities, sports, stalls and a food area – Ffiliffest is a community event so everyone is welcome to attend the free event!

Cardiff City Extra-Curricular club

Starting from this Friday, 8th June, Gazza from Cardiff City will be offering a 6 week football course after school for pupils in years 5 & 6. If your child is interested, please complete the slip below and return to school. The club will run from 3:10pm-4:10pm.

Child’s name: ________________________________            Class: _________________

I would like my child to attend the 6 week football course run by Cardiff City Football Club. I understand the club will run every Friday after school between 3:10pm-4:10pm.

Signed: _____________________________________           Date: __________________

Reminder: G.D.P.R. – General Data Protection Regulation

A reminder to you that data protection law changed on Friday 25th May 2018. Bedwas Junior School takes its responsibilities to protect your personal information very seriously, and we have updated our privacy notice which can be found on the school website.

To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, we need to confirm that you would still like to receive content from us that is sent to you if you ‘follow’ our blog.

If you’d like to continue hearing from us, please ‘opt in’ by returning the attached slip. If you choose not to opt in we will unfortunately be unable to send you any updates via the blog. You can of course sign up to follow the blog again at any time.

I would like to continue receiving e-mail updates from the school blog.

The e-mail address I have used to sign up is: ______________________________________

Signed: _________________________________________________________________

Parent of: _______________________________________________________________

Family Learning

Following feedback from parents and carers, please find below the Family Learning sessions planned for this half-term.

If you are interested in attending any of the session with your child, please tick below and return the slip to school. 

Date Lower School

1:15pm – 2pm

ü Upper School

2:15pm – 3pm

ü
14th June Column addition and subtraction   Division – Bus stop method  
28th June Timetables   Multiplication – Grid method  
5th July Numerical Reasoning – TRIAL method   Ratio  
12th July Estimation   24 hour clock  

 

Child’s Name: ______________________________________ Class: _________________

Name and contact telephone number of parent/carer attending the session:

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Diary Dates

 

4th June – 22nd June 3 week intensive swimming lessons for children in Red and Blue class.

 

7th June Rugby Festival for girls in years 5 & 6.
8th June Parent questionnaires to be returned to school by today.
9th June 11am: Ffiliffest in Caerphilly Castle.
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.
27th June 10:30am-3:45pm: Sport Caerphilly Legacy Games – National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff. More information to follow closer to the event.
29th June Cluster team-building afternoon for year 6 pupils: 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 Bling your bike/scooter to school day.

More information will follow closer to the date.

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.