Community Book Swap

The community book swap will take place on Thursday 22nd June. Children’s books will be swapped during school time and children will be given the opportunity to take home books which have been donated. Parent/carer and teacher’s books can be swapped between 3.10pm and 4.00pm. 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.

Please send any books for the community book swap into school by the 21st June. Please ensure they are in a good condition for others and it would be appreciated if children’s and adult’s books are clearly labelled or separated.

Morning supervision

We would like to remind parents that Breakfast Club starts at 8am every day, which all children are welcome to attend. However, those children who do not attend should not be on the premises as they are not supervised until 8:20am. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the school.

Parent Volunteers

The school is very interested in inviting parents into school on a regular basis to volunteer and support pupils’ learning.  Regular support for individual pupils can make a huge difference to the level of progress a child would make over the year.  If you are interested, please contact our Acting Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Slater.  It doesn’t matter if you do not have experience of working in a school. Teachers will offer friendly, helpful advice to help you get started!

Fees Due

Summer Term fees are now due for After School Clubs (£15) and Music Lessons (£22).  Please send in to school office a.s.a.p.  Any cheques made payable to Bedwas Junior School.

Diary Dates

 

Monday 26th June Selected Year 5 & 6 children to sing in St. David’s Hall
Wednesday 28th June Upper School trip to Cardiff Bay
Thursday 29th June 3:10pm – 4:10pm – Year 6 girls making wrist corsages for Leavers’ party – Organised and funded by PTA
Friday 30th June Cluster Sports Day – Machen field – Those children selected to take part will be provided with a separate letter.
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July Year 6 transition days to Bedwas High School

(More information to follow)

Tuesday 4th July Transition morning for pupils in years 3 – 5 to meet new class teachers for September
Wednesday 5th July Year 7 Transition Parent Evening for pupils in year 6
Friday 7th July Year 6 Leavers’ party – Organised and funded by the PTA
Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:30pm
Thursday 13th July Performing Arts performance of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ – School Hall at 4pm
Monday 17th July PTA event in school for all pupils – 1 hour per class
Tuesday 18th July 9:30am – Year 6 Leavers’ and instrumental concert in school hall: All welcome to attend
Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils. Weather permitting, we will be out of the school all day – More information will follow closer to the event.
Thursday 20th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils

Spring Fair  

 

Thank you to everyone who supported the Summer Fair last week. The fair was a huge success and we are pleased to announce £750 was raised from the event. Thank you so much to the PTA members and Miss Storey who work so hard in organising such fantastic events throughout the school year. The money raised will be spent on the Bedwas pupils.

Sports Day

The forecast for tomorrow is dry and sunny, so we are pleased to announce that sports day will go ahead. We ask that all children wear their PE kits to school and as we will be outdoors all day, can I please ask that all children have sun cream applied before they come to school and also wear a hat? The format this year will incorporate the same inclusive approach in the morning, with a more competitive side to the events in the afternoon.

Sports day will be open for all parents/carers to come and watch their child compete. The morning session within Bedwas Junior School will start at approximately 9.00am with the afternoon’s events taking place at the high school at approximately 12.30pm.

The morning 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 take place at Bedwas High with the more traditional sports day events. Trials have taken place in school which will give the afternoon a more competitive edge.

In the interest of safety, we politely remind parents/carers not to cross the line to give drinks and refreshments to their children as this has caused accidents in the past and can hold up proceedings.

Thank you to Mr Lloyd for organising Sports Day and we hope you are able to join us to cheer on our Bedwas athletes! Also, don’t forget to apply sun-cream!

Ffiliffest – Folk dancing

Pupils will be taking part in this year’s Ffiliffest, which is taking place in Caerphilly Castle on Saturday 17th 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!

Fees Due

Summer Term fees are now due for After School Clubs (£15) and Music Lessons (£22).  Please send in to school office a.s.a.p.  Any cheques made payable to Bedwas Junior School.

Diary Dates

 

Wednesday 14th June Sports Day
Saturday 17th June Ffiliffest Folk dancing in Caerphilly Castle
Monday 26th June Selected Year 5 & 6 children to sing in St. David’s Hall – Miss Storey will send out further information next week
Wednesday 28th June Upper School trip to Cardiff Bay – More information to follow
Thursday 29th June 3:10pm – 4:10pm – Year 6 girls making wrist corsages for Leavers’ party – Organised and funded by PTA
Friday 30th June Cluster Sports Day – Machen field – More information to follow
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July Year 6 transition days to Bedwas High School

(More information to follow)

Tuesday 4th July Transition morning for pupils in years 3 – 5 to meet new class teachers for September
Wednesday 5th July Year 7 Transition Parent Evening for pupils in year 6
Friday 7th July Year 6 Leavers’ party – Organised and funded by the PTA
Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:30pm
Thursday 13th July Performing Arts performance of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ – School Hall at 4pm
Monday 17th July PTA event in school for all pupils – 1 hour per class
Tuesday 18th July 9:30am – Year 6 Leavers’ and instrumental concert in school hall: All welcome to attend
Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils. Weather permitting, we will be out of the school all day – More information will follow closer to the event.
Thursday 20th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils

 

Non-Uniform Day

The PTA have arranged for a non-uniform day to be held in school tomorrow, Friday 9th May. Children are requested to bring in cakes to be sold on the cake stall. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Spring Fair

Weather permitting; we will hold our annual Spring Fair on Friday 9th June at 3:10 p.m. 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. Thank you to the PTA Committee, Miss Storey and Miss Hillier who have all worked tirelessly to plan for the event.

Non-uniform day

The PTA have arranged for a non-uniform day to be held in school on Friday 9th May. Children are requested to bring in cakes to be sold on the cake stall. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sports Day  

 This year’s sports day will be held on Wednesday 14th of 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.

Sports day will be open for all parents/carers to come and watch their child compete. The morning session within Bedwas Junior School will start at approximately 9.00am with the afternoon’s events taking place at the High School at approximately 12.30pm.

The morning 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 take place at Bedwas High with the more traditional sports day events. Trials will be taking place within school time this week to give the afternoon a more competitive edge.

In the interest of safety, we politely remind parents/carers not to cross the line to give drinks and refreshments to their children as this has caused accidents in the past and can hold up proceedings.

The weather forecast for next Wednesday is currently good. If however, there is unexpected rain, the school will inform parents as soon as possible. The reserve day for Sports Day will be held on Wednesday 21st June.

Thank you to Mr Lloyd for organising Sports Day and we hope you are able to join us to cheer on our Bedwas athletes!

Diary Dates

 

Friday 9th June PTA non-uniform day – Cakes

3:20pm – PTA Summer Fair

Wednesday 14th June Sports Day

Reserve date – Wednesday 21st June

Saturday 17th June Ffiliffest Folk dancing in Caerphilly Castle
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July Year 6 transition days to Bedwas High School

(More information to follow)

Tuesday 4th July Transition morning for pupils in years 2 – 5 to meet new class teachers for September
Wednesday 5th July Year 7 Transition Parent Evening for pupils in year 6
Friday 7th July Year 6 Leavers’ party
Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:30pm
Monday 17th July PTA event in school for all pupils – 1 hour per class
Tuesday 18th July 9:30am – Year 6 Leavers’ and instrumental concert in school hall
Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils. Weather permitting, we will be out of the school all day – More information will follow closer to the event.
Thursday 20th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils

Lost property

There are a number of items of clothing currently in lost property.  These will be on display at the front of the school hall at 3:00pm until Friday.  Any clothing left after the end of this half term will be included in the Bag2School recycling collection.  Everyone is very welcome to come into the hall to see if any items belong to their child.

We kindly ask that all pieces of school uniform, including PE kits are clearly marked with children’s names to greatly reduce the amount of unclaimed uniform.