Acting Deputy Headteacher

As Miss Bodenham has started her maternity leave, I have now officially taken over all of her duties until she returns next summer. I would like to thank all of the children and staff for welcoming me so warmly to Bedwas and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the whole school community in the coming months.

Scholastic Book Fair

From Tuesday 25th September – Thursday 27th September, 3:10pm – 4:00pm, the Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school hall. If parents are planning to buy books for their children, we urge them to use the book fair as we receive commission based on the number of books we sell. This money will be used to re-stock our school library.

 

Dinner Money

A reminder that all dinner money should be sent into school in an envelope with your child’s name clearly marked and the amount enclosed. We would appreciate this being sent into school on a Monday morning for the week ahead.

INSET Days

We are in the process of finalising our staff training dates for the year ahead. Please find the confirmed dates below. School will be closed to pupils on these days.

INSET DAY 1: Monday 3rd September 2018 (taken)

INSET DAY 2: Friday 26th October 2018

INSET DAY 3: Monday 7th January 2019

INSET DAY 4: To be confirmed

INSET DAY 5: Monday 22nd July 2019

Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

25th – 27th September Scholastic Book Fayre in school hall.
26th September Selected Year 5 and 6 pupils to attend cluster football and netball match at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. More information will follow closer to the date.
1st – 3rd October PGL Swindon – Year 6 pupils.
4th October Years 3 – 6: Cross country in Blackwood Showfields.

More information will follow closer to the date.

23rd October 4pm-5:30pm – PTA Halloween Disco in school hall.
24th October Selected Year 5 and 6 pupils to attend cluster football and netball match at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. More information will follow closer to the date.
26th October INSET Day 2 – School closed to pupils

 

Half term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November
5th November All children return to school.
7th November Colorfoto to take individual photographs of pupils.

Maternity Leave

Miss Bodenham will be leaving us on Friday to begin her maternity leave. The school has been very fortunate in securing Mrs. Richards from Waunfawr Primary School as our temporary Deputy Head. Mrs Richards will cover all of Miss Bodenham’s duties during her absence. Miss Bodenham will return during the Summer term.

Signing up to the school website

If you have not yet signed up to the school website ‘bedwasjunior.com’ then we encourage all parents/carers to follow the picture below to guide you to signing up. Throughout the day, we quite often update the website with information regarding clubs and other useful information. We frequently also upload photographs of the pupils, which are password protected. As soon as you sign up, you will be alerted by email to any updates made to the website. If you have any difficulties in signing up for the alerts, please contact the school.

School Website Sign Up

PTA – Thank you!

Over the summer holidays, the Wellbeing Room in the school was refurbished. The school would like to say a big thank you to the PTA who funded the new furniture for the room. The room is accessed and used by all children throughout the school and the transformation looks incredible!

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PTA Meeting

The PTA will be meeting after school today to discuss arrangements for events for the year. If you would like to attend the meeting, the PTA will meet in the Resources Room at 3:10pm. We look forward to welcoming new Year 3 parents to the meeting.

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Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

26th – 28th September Scholastic Book Fayre in school hall.
26th September Selected Year 5 and 6 pupils to attend cluster football and netball match at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. More information will follow closer to the date.
1st – 3rd October PGL Swindon – Year 6 pupils.
4th October Years 3 – 6: Cross country in Blackwood Showfields.

More information will follow closer to the date.

23rd October 4pm-5:30pm – PTA Halloween Disco in school hall.
24th October Selected Year 5 and 6 pupils to attend cluster football and netball match at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. More information will follow closer to the date.
Half term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November
5th November All children return to school.
7th November Colorfoto to take individual photographs of pupils.

After School Clubs

Due to the popularity of the after school clubs it has taken longer than expected to process the requests. Accordingly, both Gymnastics and Art and Craft Club have been extremely oversubscribed.

In respect of Art and Craft Club which commences this evening from 3.10pm to 4.10pm; if you have not heard from myself by midday today then your child has been unsuccessful this term and has been placed on a waiting list.  This club will take 20 children this term and a different set of 20 children in the Spring Term and again, a separate set of children for the Summer Term.

Gymnastics – I will be sending notes home both to confirm requests and inform of the children placed on the waiting list during the course of the next two days.

All requests for other clubs detailed on our newsletter are, as of today, accepted. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for your patience.  Mrs Luff.

Extra Curricular Clubs

This term, the school is able to offer the clubs listed below. As you will be aware, some of our clubs are provided by specialists and therefore there will be a termly charge of £15.00.  This is heavily subsidised by the school and is still excellent ‘value for money’.  All clubs below will start the week beginning Monday 10th September. Please tick the clubs which you would like your child to attend and return to school in an envelope with payment (if required).

Day of the week Club Tick for ‘yes’
Monday Gymnastics (All pupils) – Miss A Bellamy from Creazione

(3:10pm – 4:10pm) £15 per term

 

 
Tuesday Upper School Media Club (Film, Music) – Mrs S Banks

(Lunchtime club – 12:10pm – 12:40pm) No fee

 

 
Games Club (All pupils) – Ms K Storey / Mr J Nisbett (3:10pm – 4:10pm) No fee

 

 
Art and Craft Club (All pupils) – Mr R Dimeck No fee

 

 
Competitive sports inc. football/rugby (All pupils) – Miss S Edwards from Creazione (3:10pm – 4:10pm) £15 per term

 

 
Wednesday Folk Dancing (All pupils) – Mrs J Richards

(Lunchtime club – 12:10pm – 12:40pm) No fee

 

 
Thursday Judo (All pupils) – Mr S Withers

(Lunchtime club – 12pm – 12:40pm) Fee to be confirmed

 

 
Performing Arts/Dance (All pupils) – Miss S Edwards from Creazione

(3:10pm – 4:10pm) £15 per term

 

 
Netball (Years 4 – 6) – Miss S Pugh (3:10pm – 4:10pm) No fee

 

 
Homework Club (All pupils) – Miss K Hillier (3:10pm – 4:10pm) No fee

 

 
Football (Upper School) – Mr C Lloyd (3:10pm – 4:10pm) No fee

 

 
Friday Code Club (Years 5 & 6) – Mr A Ankin (3:10pm – 4:10pm) No fee

 

 

 

Child’s name: ___________________________________________________   Class: __________________

Please be aware that any over-subscription may result in selecting pupils at random. Gymnastics is likely to be over subscribed.  The school expects the children to maintain the same high standard of behaviour as they would during the school day.  Misbehaviour will result in children not being allowed to attend the club and any payment already made will be non-refundable.

Please can all cheques be made payable to Bedwas Junior School.

Welcome

I would like to welcome everyone back to school for the new term, especially our new starters in Year 3. We also welcome five new pupils who have joined us in Years 4 and 6, I hope that you all have a very happy and successful time with us!

We are very pleased to welcome Mr Dimeck to Bedwas Juniors, he will be teaching Purple Class. Miss Bodenham’s maternity leave is now almost here but we have been fortunate in securing Mrs Richards from Waunfawr Primary School as our temporary Deputy Head. She will cover all of Miss Bodenham’s duties during her absence.

Music Tuition

As well as the clubs detailed in this newsletter, there will also be the opportunity for the children to learn a musical instrument. The cost of this will be £25 a term; further details will be sent out on a later newsletter.