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.

Diary Dates

Please find below the dairy dates for the next half term.

 

Thursday 25th May Non uniform – Rainbow Day £1 donation
Friday 26th May Primary swimming gala in Bedwas pool – Year 6 pupils – 9:15am
Friday 26th May Last day for pupils
Monday 29th – Friday 2nd June: Half term
Monday 5th June Children return to school
Friday 9th June PTA non-uniform day – Cakes

3:20pm – PTA Summer Fair

Wednesday 14th June Sports Day – More information to follow

Reserve date – Wednesday 21st June

Saturday 17th June Ffiliffest Folk dancing in Caerphilly Castle
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July Year 6 transition days to Bedwas High School

(More information to follow)

Tuesday 4th July Transition morning for pupils in years 2 – 5 to meet new class teachers for September
Wednesday 5th July Year 7 Transition Parent Evening for pupils in year 6
Friday 7th July Year 6 Leavers’ party
Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:30pm
Monday 17th July PTA event in school for all pupils – 1 hour per class
Tuesday 18th July 9:30am – Year 6 Leavers’ and instrumental concert in school hall
Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils. Weather permitting, we will be out of the school all day – More information will follow closer to the event.
Thursday 20th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils

 

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.

‘Water is Cool in School’ Competition

This week in assembly the children will be learning about the benefits of drinking water. Therefore this week’s homework will be to create a poster about the benefits of drinking water on a regular basis. We would encourage children to complete some research to support their posters, information, ideas and links to other sites can be found on the ‘Water Aid’ website. We are asking all children to complete their poster on an A4 piece of paper (available from school if required).  The poster must be informative and attractive and children should use coloured pencils but not felts.  For this activity, we are also asking that children do not use a computer to create their poster. The top two posters in each class will win a prize and be displayed.  Everyone who enters will also earn five house points for their house. All posters need to be completed by Tuesday 23rd May in order to be judged.

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.

Diary Dates

 

 

Wednesday 17th May Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 17th May PC Madley talk to year 6 pupils – Internet Safety
Friday 19th May Football tournament for pupils in Years 5 & 6
Monday 22nd May Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary School swimming gala in Bedwas pool – 12:30pm
Friday 26th May Primary swimming gala in Bedwas pool – Year 6 pupils – 9:15am
Friday 26th May Last day for pupils
Monday 29th – Friday 2nd June: Half term
Friday 9th June PTA non-uniform day – Cakes

3:20pm – PTA Summer Fair

Wednesday 14th June Sports Day – More information to follow

Reserve date – Wednesday 21st June

Inspection Report

 Following the recent inspection of the school, I am pleased to inform you that the Inspection Report has been published today, Friday 12th May 2017. It is available to read on the Estyn website: http://www.estyn.gov.wales/provider/6762323. If you would prefer to receive a hard copy of the report, then please contact Mrs North in the School Office.

The Governing Body is delighted with the Inspection Report and feel that it is an accurate reflection of the excellent work that is being carried out here at Bedwas Junior School. It clearly demonstrates that all our children are well behaved, motivated pupils who enjoy school and love to learn. I am a very proud Chair of Governors!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone connected with Bedwas Juniors for making this school such a warm and welcoming environment – this applies particularly to all staff and pupils for their hard work and infectious enthusiasm and to all parents and carers for your continued support. It is very much appreciated!

Yours sincerely,

Dr Nicholas Jones

Chair of Governors

 

REMINDER – PTA NON UNIFORM DAY

The PTA have arranged for a non-uniform day to be held in school tomorrow, Friday 12th May. Children are requested to bring in ‘Jolly Jars’. Jolly Jars are clean jam jars that are filled with sweets, lollies, or toys that you find in a party bag. If children wish, they can also decorate the jars. The jars will be sold in the summer fayre to continue to raise funds for the outdoor environment.

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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.

PTA Non-uniform day

The PTA have arranged for a non-uniform day to be held in school on Friday 12th May. Children are requested to bring in ‘Jolly Jars’. Jolly Jars are clean jam jars that are filled with sweets, lollies, or toys that you find in a party bag. If children wish, they can also decorate the jars. The jars will be sold in the summer fayre to continue to raise funds for the outdoor environment.

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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.

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.

Pupils that are participating in the event will need their swimming kit and a towel.  Letters for pupils taking part in the event will be sent home by Tuesday 16th May.