Half-Term

Thank you for your continued support this term. A reminder that Friday 22nd February is an INSET day for staff and therefore school will be closed to pupils on this day. Children return to school on Monday 4th March. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable half-term break.

Eisteddfod Competition

For Eisteddfod this year we would like children to write a story or poem inspired by a picture (www.pobble365.com/strange-town). We ask children try to link their ideas to Wales. This could be done through their use of character, location or even links to well-known Welsh stories.

A reminder as well that our Eisteddfod will be held Tuesday 5th March. We invite your children to dress up. Pupils may wear traditional Welsh costume or a costume inspired by aspects of national importance.

Inclement Weather

Many thanks for your understanding during the recent period of inclement weather. As always, the health and safety of our pupils, parents and staff is our priority and all closure decisions are based on risk assessments of the school site and surrounding areas.

Y6 Trip to Crucial Crew

On Monday 18th February, Year 6 pupils will attend a Crucial Crew event in Blackwood. Here they will attend many different PSE linked workshop sessions delivered by a range of professionals from a range of partner organisations, agencies and charities. Pupils will require a packed lunch on this day but will return to school by 3:30pm. Please see letter attached for further details.

Welsh Heritage Weeks

We will be celebrating our Welsh heritage during the weeks of 18th February and 4th March. During these weeks, children will have opportunities to explore many aspects of Welsh heritage and we invite them to dress up for an Eisteddfod on Tuesday 5th March. Pupils may wear traditional welsh costume or a costume inspired by aspects of national importance.

Photograph/Video Consent Form

Please could parents/carers return the completed Photograph/Video Consent Form sent home with your child two weeks ago.  If you have not received the form please contact Mrs Luff in the office who will send a copy home.  Thank you.

Sport Caerphilly’s Sport Camps – Half Term

Sport Caerphilly’s sport camps are available throughout February half term for children age 7-12.

Football fanatics can attend a Sport Caerphilly football camp on any of the following days:

Centre for Sporting Excellence – 25th, 26th, 28th February and 1st March

  • Risca Leisure Centre – 26th, 27th or 28th February
  • Heolddu Leisure Centre – 25th February or 1st March

Netball camps will also take place throughout half term on the following days:

  • Risca Leisure Centre – 26th February
  • Caerphilly Leisure Centre – 27th February
  • Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre – 28th February

All sports camps cost £10.20 per day and will run from 9am until 3pm. To book a space or for more information please contact your chosen leisure centre.

Amber Weather Warning

The Met Office has now issued an Amber warning for snow from 2pm this afternoon until 9pm this evening, with the weather forecast indicating some heavy snow. The decision has been made that if you want to collect your child from school today from 1pm then please do so.  There will be staff on site until the end of the school day.

 

 

Bedwas Book Day

Reminder – On Monday 21st January we will be holding our Book Day celebrations. Pupils are invited to dress as a character from a book on this day and will enjoy a range of activities on the day.

Winter Weather

As the Met Office have started to issue weather warnings, we would like to remind you of the following procedures:

It is always a difficult decision to make but all decisions will be made in the interests of everyone’s safety.

Parking

We have had some concerns raised regarding unsafe parking in the area surrounding the school. Whilst we are unable to police the roads ourselves, we ask that parents abide by the Highway Code in the interests of the safety of our pupils. Concerns have been logged with the local PCSO and we urge parents to report any further concerns with the police in the future so that they can monitor the situation.

Welcome Back

I hope that you all had a restful and happy time over the Christmas holiday. It was lovely to see all the children back after our break. I would like to thank you all for the support you give the children; they are a credit to you, themselves and the school. Almost without exception, every visitor we have at school will make a point of complimenting their attitude and the atmosphere within the school.

Bedwas Book Day

On Monday 21st January we are delighted to be welcoming Robin Etherington, a renowned comic book writer and artist into school. During his visit, he will be providing a lively and highly creative workshop for the children as well as signing copies of his best-selling books. Copies of his books will be available for purchase – please see the order form provided. We would encourage children to visit his website to learn a little about Robin before the visit: http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/

As part of the celebrations, children are asked to dress as book characters for the day. We are very aware of how expensive this time of year can be and are therefore encouraging children to reuse existing costumes or make their own using items/ materials readily available to them. Prizes are up for grabs for the best-dressed in each class!