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.


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.

PGL Residential Trip

A very big ‘well done’ to all of the children who took part in the residential visit to Swindon and were excellent ambassadors for our school. There also needs to be an equally big ‘thank you’ to the staff who took the children and gave up so much of their time.

Old One Pound Coins

Caerphilly County Borough Council have advised us to stop taking any of the old one pound coins after this Friday, 13th October 2017.  Please ensure you do not, therefore, send any in to school included in dinner money/trip money etc.  Many thanks.

Harvest Festival

Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary will be sharing their Harvest Festival together at Rhydri Village Hall with Pastor Edwards on Tuesday 10th October. If the children could bring in a small food donation on the day, we will pass this on to ‘Bridging the Gap’, a Caerphilly based food bank.


We will be sending a team to the local Cross-Country competition to be held at Blackwood Show Fields on Wednesday October 11th. We wish them the very best of luck!