Due to Bedwas swimming pool flooding, this year’s swimming gala will be cancelled. We will hope to reschedule next year.
Thank you to everyone who returned a feedback form. Please find below the results.
In total, the school received 80 replies.
|Agree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|Overall I am satisfied with the school.||51 = 64%||28 = 35%||1 = 1%|
|My child likes this school.||46 = 58%||32 = 40%||1 = 1%||1 = 1%|
|My child was helped to settle in well when he or she started at the school.||51 = 64%||29 = 36%|
|My child is making good progress at school.||44 = 55%||34 = 43%||2 = 2%|
|Pupils behave well at school.||27 = 34%||50 = 63%||1 = 1%||2 = 2%|
|The teaching is good.||50 = 63%||30 = 37%|
|Staff expect my child to work hard and do his or her best.||49 = 61%||31 = 39%|
|The homework that is given builds well on what my child learns at school.||31 = 39%||43 = 54%||4 = 5%||2 = 2%|
|Staff treat all children fairly and with respect.||44 = 55%||34 = 43%||1 = 1%||1 = 1%|
|My child is encouraged to be healthy and to take regular exercise.||43 = 54%||36 = 45%||1 = 1%|
|My child is safe at school.||47 = 59%||32 = 40%||1 = 1%|
|My child receives appropriate additional support in relation to any particular additional needs. (only comment if appropriate)||16 = 20%||20 = 25%|
|I am kept well informed about my child’s progress.||31 = 39%||49 = 61%|
|I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions, suggestions or a problem.||43 = 54%||36 = 45%||1 = 1%|
|I understand the school’s procedure for dealing with complaints.||32 = 40%||36 = 45%||7 = 9%||5 = 6%|
|The school helps my child to become more mature and take on responsibility.||40 = 50%||40 = 50%|
|My child is well prepared for moving on to secondary school. (only comment if appropriate)||16 = 20%||17 = 21%||1 = 1%||2 = 2%|
|There is a good range of activities including trips or visits.||37 = 46%||41 = 52%||2 = 2%|
|The school is well run.||46 = 58%||31 = 39%||1 = 1%||2 = 2%|
All parents/carers are very welcome to arrange an appointment with Mr. Cook if they would like to discuss their responses in greater detail. For example, those parents who have ticked ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ on any sections of the feedback form will be invited into school to discuss their concerns. It was helpful to have the name on the questionnaires so the school can contact the parent/carer, listen to their grievance and hopefully, resolve their complaint.
A high number of parents are unaware of the school’s complaint policy. The policy itself can be located on the school website towards the top of the blog page in the section called ‘school policies’. Please contact the school office if you would like a paper copy or would like to discuss this further.
Over the next three weeks in class 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.
Please find the updated diary dates below:
|29th June||Bedwas High School cluster team-building afternoon for year 6 pupils in Graig-Y-Rhacca Primary School.|
|2nd July||Transition morning for children to meet new class teacher.|
|2nd July||Open evening in Bedwas Juniors for Year 2 parents from Bedwas Infant School.|
|2nd & 3rd July||Transition days for Bedwas High School.
Please see separate letter which has been sent out this week.
|3rd July||10am – 1:30pm: Swimming Gala in Caerphilly Leisure Centre for Year 5 pupils.
More information will follow closer to the event.
|3rd July||Bedwas High School open-evening for year 6 pupils.|
|4th July||7pm: St. Cenydd open-evening for parents only.|
|4th July||Bedwas Art Day.|
|5th July||Family Learning
Lower School: 1:15pm-2pm: Numerical Reasoning (TRIAL Method)
Upper School: 2:15pm-3pm: Ratio
|6th July||Bling your bike/scooter to school day.|
|6th July||11am – 2:30pm: Cluster Sports Day – More information will follow closer to the event.|
|6th July||6pm – 8:30pm: Year 6 Leavers’ Party (Organised and funded by the PTA)|
|9th July||End of year reports sent out today.|
|9th – 12th July||Cycling for year 6 pupils.
More information will follow closer to the event.
|10th July||Special Event.|
|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.|
|12th July||Family Learning
Lower School: 1:15pm-2pm: Estimation
Upper School: 2:15pm-3pm: 24 hour clock
|16th July||Climbing wall – Arranged by the PTA in school all day. Children to wear sport clothing/PE kits to school on this day.|
|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.|
|2nd September||Closure Day.|
|3rd September||Children return to school.|
Starting from next week, the pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum. The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice. The school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across Caerphilly authority for other schools to use.
All teachers will teach their year groups’ lessons from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th June. The lessons will be delivered in line with the specified curriculum for each year group.
Understandably, parents may feel anxious about the content of the sessions. If so, please contact the school to discuss the lessons with your child’s class teacher.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Summer Fair on Friday afternoon. A very big thank you must go to all members of the PTA who worked so hard to make the event such a success this year. We are thrilled to announce that we raised £641.58!
Well done to the children who took part in the Mini-Enterprise event. The children will be deciding in their classes on how they wish to spend their profits – We will keep you posted on their decisions!
Thank you also to the PTA who provided ice-lollies for the children last week and for also funding the wrist corsages for the year 6 girls in preparation for the Leavers’ party at the beginning of July. The PTA work tirelessly to raise funds for the pupils and as a school we are incredibly grateful for everything they do.
As a school, we would like to say a very big well done to all of the children who sat the national tests this year. We would also like to thank all parents/carers for your support with homework in preparation for the tests.
Apologies but due to Mrs Bodenham being called to a meeting this afternoon the Family Learning sessions detailed below have been cancelled. The sessions will be run at the same times next Thursday the 3rd May:
1:15pm-2pm: Lower School
2:15pm-3pm: Upper School
Just a reminder that it has been agreed by the council that the cost of primary school meals has increased to £2.00 from 1st April 2018.
Please find the updated diary dates for the next half term:
|21st March||4pm – 5:30pm: Yellow Class Creative Lead Project evening being held at Bedwas High School.|
|23rd March||P.C. Madley to speak to year 4 pupils – ‘Friend or Foe?’|
|26th March||Problem Solving morning – Planned by teachers.|
|26th March||4pm – 5:30pm: PTA Easter Disco.|
|27th March||Rescheduled Eisteddfod in Rudry Village Hall.|
|27th March||PTA Easter Treasure Hunt Challenge to be sent out today.|
|28th March||PTA visit from the Easter Bunny!|
|28th March||Last Day of school for pupils.|
|29th March||Closure Day – No school for pupils.|
|Easter: Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April|
|16th April||Children return to school.|
|16th April||PTA Treasure Hunt returned.|
|18th April||Pastor Edwards to lead assembly.|
|20th April||PTA Casual Day – Jolly Jars (In preparation for Summer Fair)|
|23rd April||Colorfoto class photographs.|
|27th April||PTA Casual day – Donation of chocolates (In preparation for Summer Fair)|
|1st May||P.C. Madley to speak to year 3 pupils – Internet Safety.|
|2nd – 9th May||National Tests – More information to follow.|
|7th May||May Day – School closed|
|11th May||P.C. Madley to speak to year 5 pupils – Anti-social behaviour|
|11th May||PTA Jokeathon afternoon – More information to follow.|
|18th May||PTA Royal Wedding party – Children to wear red/white/blue to school on this day.|
|23rd May||Pastor Edwards to lead assembly.|
|23rd May||P.C. Madley to speak to year 6 pupils – Internet Safety.|
|25th May||PTA Casual Day – Donation of toiletries (In preparation for Summer Fair)|
|25th May||Last day in school for children.|
|Half term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June|
|4th June||Children return to school.|
School will be open tomorrow (20.3.18) Thank you for your patience.
Unfortunately after a risk assessment and consultation with the chair of governors, the school will be closed. Please look for updates on the schools closure website.
The school site has been cleared and gritted. We intend to open tomorrow (19/3/18), however this will depend on overnight conditions and staff availability. This site will be updated with the school’s status by 7.30am tomorrow.
Due to the school being closed on St David’s Day last Thursday the themed St David’s Day lunch will be served this Thursday as follows:-
Lamb grill with gravy or vegetable nuggets
Served with savoury herb diced potatoes or waffles, peas or baked beans
Jam Welsh cake / fruit and ice-cream or fresh fruit selection
Due to snow still being on the ground in the main yard, football club with Mr Lloyd after school today has been cancelled. Thank you.
Bedwas Junior School will be open tomorrow.
Due to adverse weather the school will remain closed tomorrow.
On Thursday 23rd November the PTA have arranged a non-uniform day. Instead of asking for a monetary donation we would like each child to bring in a food item, which will be put into themed hampers and raffled off at the end of term.
Each class has been given the following theme:
Yellow Class – Mexican
Green Class – Chinese
Orange Class – Festive
Purple Class – Chocolate
Blue Class – Italian
Red – Indian
Please provide items with use by dates at the end of December and be aware we cannot refrigerate or freeze items.
Raffle tickets will be sent out for sale shortly.
|Thursday 24th November||PTA Casual Day – £1 donation|
|Friday 25th November||Upper School trip to Techniquest|
|Wednesday 29th November||Free ‘Orchestradventure’ Workshops in school provided by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama|
|Thursday 30th November||Be Bright Day|
|Tuesday 12th December||Whole school trip to Sherman Theatre to see ‘Wind in the Willows’|
|Wednesday 13th December||Christmas Concert – Orange and Purple Class – 9 a.m.|
|Thursday 14th December||Christmas Concert – Yellow and Green Class – 9 a.m.|
|Friday 15th December||Christmas Concert – Blue and Red Class – 9 a.m.|
|Friday 15th December||PTA Christmas Jumper Day|
|Wednesday 20th December||Christmas Dinner Day|
|Friday 22nd December||PTA Casual Dress and Christmas Hot Chocolate Day – £1 donation|
Guitar lessons next week will take place on Tuesday 21st November at 8.30am, could all children please ensure that they bring their guitars into school. Thank you.