Sports Day

A decision on whether Sports Day will run tomorrow will be made late morning.  A note will be placed on the school blog and be sent by text.  Thank you.

After School Clubs

All after school clubs are running as normal until the end of term. If a club is cancelled a text will be sent and an entry placed on the school blog.  If you are not registered to receive text messages then you can obtain a form from Mrs Luff.  Thank you.

Crossing Patrol

We currently have no crossing patrol before and after school. As soon as Caerphilly Council update the school, we will inform you of any changes regarding this matter.

Bike Security Marking

The Caerphilly Crime Prevention Team are now offering FREE bike marking on all bikes. They will be at Castle Court Craft & Food Market on Saturday 29 June from 10am-4pm. They will have a stall set up outside Boots to security mark your bike so pop along.

For more details follow them on facebook – Caerphilly & District Crime Prevention Panel.

Library Competition

Calling little scribblers! Have you got what it takes to write a truly amazing story for the chance to win 480 books for your school? Welsh Libraries have teamed up with their friends Alzheimer’s Society Cymru to help raise awareness about dementia and they need your incredible story.

Every day 480 people across the UK develop dementia and memory loss plays a part in someone’s journey with dementia. Think about some of your favourite memories…a trip to the seaside with your grandad, baking with gran or maybe even fighting dragons at a castle! Now, turn these wonderful memories into a spectacular story.

Your story will be judged by authors and people living with dementia across Wales. If you’re our winning writer you’ll receive 480 books for your school*, a RocketBook and a £50 Amazon voucher to spend on whatever you want. There will also be prizes for two lucky runners-up.

Please hand your story in to your local library – no longer than 480 words. You will need to write clearly your name, age and school (and your class name too) at the end of your story. Do You Remember When_English_White Logo (2)We welcome stories written in any language. If you’d like to get really creative and draw a picture to illustrate your story, we’d love to see them. You can also email your story as a Word document to dementiafriendly@cardiff.gov.uk

Thank you and we look forward to reading all about of your wonderful memories.

*Welsh Libraries will work closely with the winning school to carefully select the 480 books. For more details, please contact dementiafriendly@cardiff.gov.uk

 

 

PTA Summer Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported the Summer Fair on Friday 14th June. The event was a huge success despite the weather, and a fantastic total of £450 was raised. As always the money will be used to support the school and to help provide exciting and beneficial activities for the children.  The school would like to take the opportunity to thank the PTA for the many hours of hard work that went into the organisation; it was a great event enjoyed by all!

Year 5 Taster Days: 20th and 21st June

All children in year 5 have been invited to Bedwas High School on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June. These days will allow children to familiarise themselves with the school and staff, as well as have the opportunity to explore the PE, DT and Science departments within the school. The visit will take place within the school day and transport will be provided. Parents/carers are asked to provide a packed lunch for their children (those in receipt of Free School Meals will have a lunch provided).

Sports Day: 25th June

This year’s sports day will be held on Tuesday 25th June. The format this year will incorporate the same inclusive approach in the morning, with a more competitive side to the events in the afternoon. Trials have been taking place in school this week and those children who have made it through to the afternoon events will be bringing home a letter.

The morning session within Bedwas Junior School will start at approximately 9.00am. The 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 be on Bedwas High School’s field, starting at approximately 12.50pm. This is where the more traditional sports day events will be taking place. Trials have been taking place within school time this week to give the afternoon a more competitive edge. The children not taking part in the afternoon events will remain behind in school to complete other activities.

During the afternoon, the PTA will be offering a range of refreshments for parents and carers to purchase; once again we would like to thank the PTA for their support. In the interest of safety, we politely remind parents/carers not to cross the line to give drinks and refreshments to their children. This has caused accidents in the past and can hold up proceedings.

Ffiliffest: 29th June

Our Welsh folk dancers will be taking part in this year’s Ffiliffest, which is taking place in Caerphilly Castle on Saturday 29th June from 11:00am.  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! Please ensure all children taking part arrive at 10:30am to meet staff prior to the event.

Family Engagement Morning: 3rd July

Yellow and Green Class parents/carers are invited into classes on Wednesday 3rd July from 9.00am to 10:30am to enjoy the morning working with the children on their current DT projects. Yellow Class will be making minature sleeping bags for the character of Elsie from their class novel, and Green Class will be making bath bombs. This is a lovely opportunity for the children to share their work and talk about the lovely things they do in their classrooms- we would love for you to join us!

Sex and Relationships Education: Years 3 – 6

During the week commencing 1st July, pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum.  The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice, and the school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across the Caerphilly authority for other schools to use. The lessons will be delivered in line with the specified curriculum for each year group. Understandably, parents may feel anxious about the content of the sessions. Mrs Banks and Mr Ankin will hold an informal meeting at the school at 2:30pm on Tuesday 2nd July to give an outline of the curriculum and to answer any questions.

Year 6 Transition: Key Dates

From September, our year 6 children will be attending a range of secondary schools. Letters for each of the transition days have been sent home, and where enhanced transition is necessary then arrangements have been made but these have not been included in the detail below. A list of dates has been included for your reference – please note that for schools other than Bedwas High School, parents will need to make transport arrangements.

 

Friday 21st June St. Martin’s transition morning 9-12pm
Thursday 27th June                                         St. Martin’s transition full day
Friday 28th June St. Martin’s transition full day
Friday 28th June Team building afternoon for children attending Bedwas High School

(coach provided)

Monday 1st July Bedwas High School transition full day
Tuesday 2nd July Bedwas High School transition full day
Tuesday 2nd July Transition parents’ evening at Bedwas High School
Thursday 4th July Bassaleg School transition full day
Wednesday 10th July Coffee Morning at Bedwas Juniors – Opportunity to meet the Headteacher of Bedwas High School (parents & children invited)

PE Kits

As we head into summer and the weather hopefully improves, we will be spending more time outside. Please ensure all children have a PE kit in school so that they can participate in any activities.

Lateness

Recently, the school has become aware of a number of children arriving late in the mornings. There are often genuine reasons for this , but we ask that parents/carers ensure that if arriving after 8:40am, they are signed in at the school office.

Diary Dates

 

20th and 21st June Year 5 taster days at Bedwas High School
24th June Purple Class – Trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
25th June Sports Day
27th June Yellow & Green Classes – Trip to Mountain View Ranch
3rd July Family Engagement Morning – Yellow/ Green Class
3rd July Year 2 Open Evening
10th July Coffee Morning with Headteacher of Bedwas High (Years 4, 5 and 6)
17th July Blue & Red Classes – Trip to Trecco Bay, Porthcawl – letter to follow
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August Summer Holidays
2nd September INSET Day 1 – School closed to pupils

Summer Fair Casual Day

Please see the below details for Friday’s casual day:

Date Event Clothing Cost
14.6.19 Summer Fair Casual Day Own Clothes Children are asked to bring cakes or a £1 donation.

We apologise for the short notice however, due to the confirmation of the Summer Fair going ahead tomorrow regardless of weather, we have decided to hold a casual day in preparation for our cake stall. We appreciate the short notice and we welcome all children to wear casual clothes and any cake or £1 donations will be greatly received. We thank you for your continued support and are looking forward to welcoming everyone at the Summer Fair.

Kind regards,

PTA Committee

PTA Summer Fair

The school will be hosting its annual summer fair, Friday 14th June, after school. Entrance will be from the rear gate of the school. Please feel more than welcome to attend and join in the fun activities planned. The fair will still be going ahead even if the weather decides to rain. The fair will be open from the end of the school day until 5pm.