Blue Class – Victorian Medicine Workshop at Techniquest

On Tuesday 4th February Children in Blue Class, along with Years 5 and 6 at Rhydri Primary School, will be visiting Techniquest to attend a Victorian Medicine Workshop, as part of their Science curriculum.

The cost of the trip is £8.50 per child which goes towards covering the cost of the coach and the £5.00 entry fee to the workshop. Please complete the consent slip below and return to school with cash or cheques made payable to Bedwas Junior School, as soon as possible in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class.

The children will be leaving school first thing in the morning and will return to school by 3pm. Children will require a packed lunch. There will be an opportunity for children to visit the onsite shop and we recommend a maximum of £2 spending money.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.



This is a reminder that school book day will take place on Friday 31st January.
Details about the virtual book fair will be sent out on Monday.

Friends of Bedwas Junior School

Please find information below on PTA events for the Spring term:

Date Event Clothing Cost
23.1.2020 Hot Chocolate Morning NA 50p for a hot chocolate and a cookie.
24.1.2020 Six Nations Competition NA Details to follow on a separate letter.
07.2.2020 Jokeathon NA £1 to enter. Tell your funniest 3 jokes. Prizes for the winner in each class.
13.2.2020 Hot Chocolate Morning NA 50p for a hot chocolate and a cookie.
25.2.2020 Pancake Morning NA 50p for a pancake during morning break.
05.3.2020 Slumber Party Children are welcome to bring their PJs and blankets to school. £3 for a hotdog, sweets and a drink whilst watching the movie.
06.3.2020 Casual Day Own Clothes Children will be asked to make a donation of toiletries.
20.3.2020 Gift for Someone Special Day NA No Cost. Pupils to bring in a carrier bag.
23.3.2020 Easter Raffle NA Raffle tickets will be sent home. Please try and sell as many as you can.
02.4.2020 Easter Egg Hunt NA No cost. Pupils will be invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt. We are also expecting a special visitor…

Fruity Friday Returns

Starting Friday the 24th January, children will be able to purchase a fruit pot for just 50p.

The fruit pots will be made by children in Red Class, who have been developing this business over the last term. With support from members of the PTA, the children will be supervised in creating the pots to adhere to food and hygiene standards.

If your child is interested in purchasing a fruit pot, we ask that 50p be given to their class teacher in the morning.

Red Class are really excited to get their business up and running.

Bedwas Book Day 31.01.20

Children are invited to dress up for the day to depict a book character or a book-related theme. Home-made / recycled costumes are encouraged!

Both schools will celebrate with a visit and workshops from the poet Paul Cookson during the day and the staff are busy planning some interesting and enjoyable poetry activities too.

Paul will be bringing some of his published books with him and the children will have an opportunity to buy a book for £5 or a comic for £1.

For the week beginning Monday 27th January until Sunday 2nd February there will also be a ‘Virtual Book Fair’. Details to follow.

After School Club Timetable

Monday: Gymnastics (£20.00 fee – all year groups)
Tuesday: Art & Crafts Club (Upper School) Choir (all year groups) Competitive Sport Club (all year groups -£20.00 fee)
Thursday: Code Club (Upper School)  Netball Club (Upper School)  Homework Club (all year groups) World Dance Club (all year groups – £20.00 fee)
Friday: Football Club for Years 3 and 4 (£10.00 fee)

Next Year’s Year 6 Residential Trip 2020 – Abernant Lake Parents Meeting

Looking ahead for next year’s year 6 pupils, we have arranged an information presentation for parents of both Bedwas and Rhydri pupils on Wednesday 5th February which will be led by a representative of the company that will be providing the outdoor experience. There will be a session in Bedwas at 3.20pm and in Rhydri at 5.30pm. Parents from both schools are welcome at either meeting if one time is more convenient than the other. A confirmation letter will follow.

Diary Dates

31st January School Book Day
5th February Abernant Lake Parents Meeting (times / locations detailed above)
14th February INSET DAY 4
3rd April INSET DAY 5
17th July Last day of term for children
20th July INSET DAY 6

Christmas Concerts

Congratulations to all children for their Christmas concerts, we are so proud of what you all achieved; well done! Thanks also to all parents, relatives and carers who came to support our children, these concerts were a lovely way to start the Christmas season.

Contact Details

School should hold at least three contact numbers in case of an emergency and these should be listed in order of priority. It is very important that you provide school with details of up to date phone numbers and if you have recently moved; a new address. If you are unsure of the information we have or would like to update your records please contact the school office.

National Tests

During this academic year both the procedural maths test and the reading test are to be completed online. The children will access the tests twice in the year in order to help measure progress. The first test will be accessed during the first weeks of the next term. Information from the Welsh Government about the tests can be found on the school blog.


Diary Dates

20th December Last day of term – Christmas Jumper Day
6th January School term starts
14th February INSET DAY 4
3rd April INSET DAY 5
17th July Last day of term for children
20th July INSET DAY 6

Thank you

A big thank you to the churches of Bedwas, BTM next generation brass band and the community for raising money for our school tonight. BTM next generation played beautifully and the community sung wonderfully lit only by candle light. It was very Christmassy!

Choir Club

There will be no Choir Club after school next Tuesday (17th December). We will resume in the New Year.

Many thanks for your support this term and I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Mrs K Beeby