PTA Non-Uniform Day

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.

Many Thanks

PTA

Dates for your Diary

 

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

Christmas Theatre Trip

On Tuesday December 12th, we will be taking the whole school to the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff to see ‘The Wind in the Willows’. We have booked the 10.30a.m. show and will therefore be back in school before the end of the day.

Book Day

On Tuesday 14th November, the school will be celebrating Bedwas Book Day. This is always an extremely enjoyable event where the children are encouraged to share their love for reading and their passion for particular authors and books with others. Children are encouraged to dress as their favourite book character and, if possible, bring a copy of the book into school for the day.

To make this year’s book day even more special, we are very pleased to be welcoming the story teller, Daniel Morden, into school. Further details about his work can be found at http://www.gomer.co.uk/authors/danielmorden.html

To encourage the children to explore the works of Daniel Morden teachers will be sharing his books with classes during the week of Bedwas Book Day. Children will also be able to order copies of his works online if they wish by visiting the web link below:

http://www.gomer.co.uk/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=daniel+morden

Christmas Concerts

All will be held in the hall at Bedwas Junior School.

Orange and Purple – Wednesday 13th December 9 a.m.

Yellow and Green – Thursday 14th December 9 a.m.

Blue and Red – Friday 15th December 9 a.m.

Musical Instrument Tuition

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, music tutors have had to change the days they come into Bedwas Juniors for this week only.  Please see below:-

Woodwind tuition will be on Thursday.

Brass, Violin and Guitar tuition will be on Friday.

Could you please make sure pupils have their instruments in school on these days.

 

 

Roman Day

Bedwas Junior School will be hosting a Lower School Roman Day on Thursday 19th October, where pupils will experience life as a Roman.

Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of different activities including:

  • Question and answer sessions with a Roman solider
  • Marching with a Roman Soldier
  • Roman games
  • Roman mosaics
  • Roman numerals
  • Roman coins

For children to fully experience life as a Roman, all children and staff will be encouraged to come to school wearing a toga/Roman attire for the day. There are plenty of ideas for home-made costumes on the internet, but if you require any ideas, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Thursday’s After-School Clubs

Netball, Coding and Homework clubs will not be running after school on Thursday 19th October because of the Parent Teacher Consultations. They will resume next week.  However,  Creazione run Performing Arts will go ahead this week and next.

Head Lice

Unfortunately, there have been a few children in school who have caught headlice. It would be greatly appreciated if all parents/carers would read the suggested advice issued by the Welsh Government.  Please note: Headlice is not a reason for absence from school for a full day.  Once children have been treated, they are allowed to return to school for the remainder of the school day.  Thank you for your ongoing support in this matter.

Roman Trip

On Monday, Lower School will be going with Silver class from Rhydri to Caerleon in order to visit the Roman Museum, Amphitheatre, Barracks and Baths.

Harvest

Thank you for all the contributions that were made to support our Harvest Festival. The children were brilliant and it was great to see both schools together sharing this event. All food donated will be distributed by the local Bridging the Gap food bank.