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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Just to remind you this Friday, 27th October the PTA are holding a casual day and are asking for £1 donation. Pupils do not need to wear school uniform on this day whether they bring a donation or not.
This Friday, 27th October, there will be no fruit pots for sale.
Due to the PTA Halloween Disco taking place next Monday – we have cancelled both after school clubs on that day.
Well done to all of the children who did such a great job representing Bedwas Juniors at the Cross-Country tournament last week despite the horrible weather!
Good luck to all the children taking part in today’s Football Tournament in Ystrad Mynach.
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.
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.
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.
Please note there will be no crossing patrol until at least after the half term break.
Good luck to all the Bedwas children representing the school at the Cross-Country competition taking place in Blackwood Show Fields today.
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.