Due to Bedwas swimming pool flooding, this year’s swimming gala will be cancelled. We will hope to reschedule next year.
Parents/carers are very welcome to attend an optional parent/teacher consultation today to discuss their child’s end of year school report. There is no appointment system, but teachers will be available between 3:10pm and 5:00pm.
We recently had an energy week where the children had lessons and assemblies linked to saving energy. From this the children have become very passionate about saving energy within school, this includes ensuring lights are switched off when we leave the classrooms, turning whiteboards off and putting laptops into sleep mode. The children also decided they would like to hold an ‘Earth day’ so we spent today using as little or no gas and electricity as possible. We took meter readings last Wednesday and we have done the same today, so we can compare the amount of gas and electricity used on both days. These results will then be used to help us think of new ways to save energy as a school.
We currently have a large number of items of clothing in lost property. These include jumpers, cardigans, polo shirts, PE kits, coats, lunch boxes, water bottles, trainers and rugby boots. Unfortunately, none of the items have names on them so we are unable to return them to the correct owners. All lost property is located at the back of the school hall. Please feel free to come into the school to see if you recognise any of the items. The school hall will have the lost property available for you to view at the end of each school day until the end of term. Any clothing left after the end of this school year will be donated to a local charity shop.
Thank you to Mr. Ankin for arranging our Special Event trip to Roath Park. The day was a huge success and the behavior of all pupils was exemplary. Thank you also to the PTA who paid for all children to visit the Botanical House whilst at Roath Park and to all of the parent helpers; your support was greatly appreciated.
Over the Easter period, PHS asked pupils across various schools within the Caerphilly County Borough to design their interpretation of what LifeCycle means to them. PHS would like to thank all of the pupils in Bedwas Junior School who took part in this competition. PHS were overwhelmed by the amount of fantastic entries across all schools, but they have decided to award first place to a pupil in class Yellow Class for her design. The design captured what LifeCycle is about and her representation of LifeCycle was accurate as PHS are trying to ‘create a brighter future’ for generations to come. As the pupil is in Bedwas Juniors, PHS are awarding the school with vouchers to purchase art supplies. The design is being blown up on the side of their Titian trucks for 6 months. We are all really proud of the design!
Mr. Benevente will be in school on Thursday this week to carry out his teaching. Mr Benevente currently has 2 places available for pupils in Years 3-5 who may be interested in playing a woodwind instrument. If your child is interested, please contact the school office and inform Mrs Luff. Mr Benevente will be auditioning the pupils tomorrow to see which pupils are most suitable for each instrument.
Miss Evans will be in Bedwas on Thursday afternoon (12th) to provide the string lessons this week. Please remind your children to have their instruments in school this day.
If you have not yet paid your child’s fees for a musical instrument or an extra-curricular club, we ask that money is sent into school by the end of this week. Thank you in anticipation for your support.
Due to the success of previous community book swaps, we will be holding another book swap on Friday 13th July. This will be a chance for children and parents/carers to share books with each other and discover new books which can be taken home to enjoy. Children may want to use this as an opportunity to recycle books they no longer want or need. Children and parents are invited to donate age appropriate books.
Children’s books will be swapped during school time and children will be given the opportunity to take home books which have been donated. Although donating is not compulsory, first choice of books will go to children who have donated. Teachers will support the children in choosing books, however they are obviously unable to check each book in detail so parents are asked to support with this when books are brought home. If there are any problems, please contact the school.
Parent/carer and teacher’s books can be swapped in the school hall between 3.10pm and 4.00pm on Monday 16th July. Any children’s books which are not taken home will be used to replenish the school and class libraries and any adult’s books which are not taken home will be donated to a local charity shop.
As an end of year treat, the PTA have arranged for a climbing wall activity day on Monday 16th July. All children will have the opportunity to take part. We ask that children wear their PE kits and trainers to school to take part
Over the next week, we would like children to donate copper coins (1p & 2ps), which will be stored in a jar in each class. On Tuesday 17th July, children will line up the coppers collected by each class and whichever class has the longest line will be the winners and will receive a prize. The coins collected will be donated to the PTA.
The PTA will be holding their final disco of the year Thursday 19th July. The disco will be held between 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Children are encouraged to wear clothes along the theme of Hawaii or another type of fancy dress (dressing up is optional). The cost of the disco will be £3 per child, which will also include a hotdog and a drink. Please encourage your child to attend – It will be a great way to celebrate the end of the school year!
Please find the updated diary dates below:
|11th July||Earth Day – Reduced/No use of gas, electricity etc. all day.|
|11th July||3:10pm – 5pm: Optional parents’ evening to discuss progress and end of year report.|
|13th July||Book swap for children.|
|16th July||Climbing wall – Arranged by the PTA in school all day. Children to wear sport clothing/PE kits to school on this day.|
|16th July||3:10pm-4pm: Book Swap for adults.|
|17th July||9:15am: Year 6 Leavers’ concert and performance from instrumentalists.|
|17th July||PTA Copper Trail Event.|
|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.|
|Monday 23rd July – Friday 31st August: End of school year|
|3rd September||Closure Day.|
|4th September||Children return to school.|
Today, each class participated in ‘Bedwas Art Day’. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and all art work will be showcased in the school hall straight after school today at 3:10pm to share with parents and carers. There will be an opportunity to purchase your child’s piece of art at a later date and the funds raised will be used to replenish art resources across the school.
Mr. Benevente will be in school on Thursday this week to carry out his teaching. Mr Benevente currently has 4 places available for pupils in Years 3-5 who may be interested in playing a woodwind instrument. If your child is interested, please contact the school office and inform Mrs Luff. Mr Benevente will be auditioning the pupils tomorrow to see which pupils are most suitable for each instrument.
Thank you to the PTA who have organised and funded the Year 6 Leavers’ party this year. The party will begin at 6pm where children will arrive and have their photograph taken individually. Children will also have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with friends through the evening. The children will be provided with snacks, drinks and the popular chocolate fountain! The party will finish at 8:30pm, but parents/carers are asked to arrive at 8pm to choose which photographs you would like printed. Photographs will be charged at £3 each or 4 for £10.