FAO: Lower School Classes – Yellow, Green and Orange.

Teachers are beginning to gather information for annual reports and would like the children’s input.

Please discuss the following with your child(ren) and jot down their responses.

Three things I enjoyed learning about this year were … 

(i.e.  subject, topic, activity etc. Encourage your child to give reasons for their answer.)

My greatest achievement this year has been… 

(Again, encourage them to explain in as much detail as possible, with reasons.)

Next year, I think the most important things for me to develop are…

(try to give 2 or 3 suggestions)

You can either send typed comments or a photograph of handwritten comments to the class teacher’s email address, (this will be provided via Teams on Hwb), or you can have your child’s comments ready to discuss with the class teacher over the phone. Phone calls will be made from the week beginning 8th June 2020.

 Examples to help you will also be shared on Teams.

Thank you very much for your support.

Welsh Government survey

Coronavirus and Me – Nation-wide survey for children and young people in Wales


Home learning update

From Monday 20th April, teachers of Yellow, Green and Orange classes, plus upper school classes, will set home learning tasks via Microsoft Teams which can be accessed by the children through their Hwb accounts. Instructions for logging into Teams can be found in an earlier post on this blog and all children have been given their Hwb log in details.
Suggested activities will be set through daily or weekly ‘timetables’ but these can be used flexibly. Whilst we would encourage as many children as possible to complete the ‘Daily Basics’, all tasks are optional.
Individual teachers will communicate further details through Teams. Thank you for your continued support.

**Free School Meals – update**

Due to the volume of calls and emails we are receiving please see additional telephone numbers below for free school meals applications and enquiries.

*   07717803962
*   07701020128
*   07920152568
*   07754746779
*   07789938346
*   07720948033
*   07769718308
*   07770923598
*   07920152579
*   07810200290
*   07754746786

Please note: If you made your request for meals to Bridges into Work after the 31st March you will not receive any meals until either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Full details on our website https://bit.ly/2WUkn6U

Important – FSM

This is a reminder to parents/carers whose children are eligible for Free School Meals. Please note unless you have registered on the bridgesintowork@caerphilly.gov.uk  email you will NOT receive the meals next week.

Free School Meals

Please see contact numbers below with regards to registering for Free School Meals

These numbers replace the 01495 number previously provided.

Scam Emails

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

Free School Meals

From Monday 30th March 2020 the Authority will provide all eligible free school meal pupils whose parents signed up to this facility via the email below with 5 frozen meals each week.  These meals will be delivered to your home address on a weekly basis. Further information with regards to dates and time will be posted by the end of the week.

If your child is eligible and you wish to receive this service and haven’t yet contacted us, please can you contact the following email address: bridgesintowork@caerphilly.gov.uk urgently.

If you require any further information please telephone 01495 237921.

Bedwas Hub School

A twitter page for the latest Hub School has been created: @HubBedwas

Hub Schools are for children whose parents are essential key workers who have no other arrangements for childcare.

Keep up to date using the twitter page.

Urgent – childcare hubs for emergency and social care staff.

Dear parent,

as a local authority we are prioritising childcare places for emergency blue light service, NHS and social care staff. We have already sent out the childcare application form to email addresses of parents we were made aware of through schools, for completion and urgent return by email. If you believe you (and your partner) are eligible and need this childcare provision next week for school age children and have NOT already received an email with the form please follow this website link:


You need to submit the form by Saturday 5pm if you need urgent childcare next week.