Morning supervision

We would like to remind parents that Breakfast Club starts at 8am every day, which all children are welcome to attend. However, those children who do not attend should not be on the premises as they are not supervised until 8:20am. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the school.

Parent Volunteers

The school is very interested in inviting parents into school on a regular basis to volunteer and support pupils’ learning.  Regular support for individual pupils can make a huge difference to the level of progress a child would make over the year.  If you are interested, please contact our Acting Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Slater.  It doesn’t matter if you do not have experience of working in a school. Teachers will offer friendly, helpful advice to help you get started!

Fees Due

Summer Term fees are now due for After School Clubs (£15) and Music Lessons (£22).  Please send in to school office a.s.a.p.  Any cheques made payable to Bedwas Junior School.

Fees Due

Summer Term fees are now due for After School Clubs (£15) and Music Lessons (£22).  Please send in to school office a.s.a.p.  Any cheques made payable to Bedwas Junior School.

Spring Fair

Weather permitting; we will hold our annual Spring Fair on Friday 9th June at 3:10 p.m. on our playground. To ensure that all children are collected at the end of the day we ask that once pupils have been collected that parents/carers walk around to the back of the school and queue up at the back gate. Once all children have left the premises the gates will reopen. This is the safest way of us ensuring all children have left the school premises at the end of the day. Thank you to the PTA Committee, Miss Storey and Miss Hillier who have all worked tirelessly to plan for the event.

Non-uniform day

The PTA have arranged for a non-uniform day to be held in school on Friday 9th May. Children are requested to bring in cakes to be sold on the cake stall. Thank you in advance for your support.

Lost property

There are a number of items of clothing currently in lost property.  These will be on display at the front of the school hall at 3:00pm until Friday.  Any clothing left after the end of this half term will be included in the Bag2School recycling collection.  Everyone is very welcome to come into the hall to see if any items belong to their child.

We kindly ask that all pieces of school uniform, including PE kits are clearly marked with children’s names to greatly reduce the amount of unclaimed uniform.

Half term

Friday 26th May will be the children’s last day in school for this half term and all children will return to school on Monday 5th June.

Lost property

There are a number of items of clothing currently in lost property.  These will be on display at the front of the school hall at 3:00pm for the remainder of this half term.  Any clothing left after the end of this half term will be included in the Bag2School recycling collection.  Everyone is very welcome to come into the hall to see if any items belong to their child.

We kindly ask that all pieces of school uniform, including PE kits are clearly marked with children’s names to greatly reduce the amount of unclaimed uniform.

Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary School Swimming Gala

This year’s swimming gala will take place at Bedwas Leisure Centre on Monday 22nd May from 12.30pm onwards.   In the past this has proven to be a popular, fun event with children and parents enjoying the afternoon.   Parents are welcome to attend to support their child in the seating area above the pool. This area can be located up the stairs to the right of the main entrance to the building.

Those pupils that are participating in the event will need their swimming kit and a towel

After School Club – Pokémon Trading Card Game

The new club was a huge success last night and we are pleased to announce we have room for 6 more pupils. If your child would like to attend, please complete the slip below and return to school. The club will be run every Monday straight after school until 4:15pm.

The club is an excellent way of encouraging children to read, use their mental maths skills and develop logic and strategy. Every child will receive a 30 card deck of cards, which will be kept in school and given to your child at the end of the summer term. Over the weeks, your child will learn how to use the cards effectively to participate in games with other pupils.

As this club will not be run by the school, there will be a charge for the remainder of the Summer term of £11, which will include 8×1 hour sessions and a pack of 30 cards.

Class photographs

‘Colorfoto’ will be in school tomorrow, Wednesday 10th May, to take class photographs.  Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform.  Examples of photographs will be on display for parents to view in a few weeks.  Any photograph orders can be returned to school.

New After School Club – Pokémon Trading Card Game

After the popularity of the Pokémon trading club recently, we are pleased to announce a weekly Pokémon after school club. The club will be run every Monday straight after school until 4:15pm and will begin next Monday, 15th May.

The club is an excellent way of encouraging children to read, use their mental maths skills and develop logic and strategy. Every child will receive a 30 card deck of cards, which will be kept in school and given to your child at the end of the summer term. Over the weeks, your child will learn how to use the cards effectively to participate in games with other pupils.

This club will not be run by the school, so there will be a charge for the remainder of the Summer term of £12, which will include 9×1 hour sessions and a pack of 30 cards. As this will be a popular club, we ask that all consent slips are returned to school by Thursday.

National Tests

Tomorrow will see the start of the annual ‘National Tests’. The dates of each test can be seen in the table below and all tests will take place during the morning:

 

Date Test Year group
Wednesday 3rd May Reading 3, 4, 5 & 6
Thursday 4th May Mathematics: Numerical Reasoning 3 & 4
Friday 5th May Mathematics: Numerical Reasoning 5 & 6
Tuesday 9th May Mathematics: Procedural 3, 4, 5 & 6

Although the National Tests are important in tracking the progress of the pupils, all staff take great care to ensure that children feel as little stress as they possibly can about taking the tests. The message we give to the children is that we want them to ‘try their best’. Please contact the school if you feel your child is feeling overly anxious about taking the tests and you would like us to provide extra support.

It would be very much appreciated if children can have a good breakfast and an early night’s sleep the night before each of the tests. This will help the children to do as well as they possibly can on each day.