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.
A message from Caerphilly Music Service – Do you have a musical instrument that you don’t use anymore? A violin gathering dust? A trumpet lying forgotten at the back of a cupboard? A flute hidden in the depths of the attic? Is your instrument in general good repair?
If so, you could get involved in Instruments for Kids and give a child from a local school the gift of music and your instrument a new lease of life!
From 20-24 November, Music Amnesty Week will be running across Wales. The Welsh Government and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams want the people of Wales to dig out their used instruments and donate them to their local drop-off point. All donated instruments will be used within our local area.
If you think you might be able to help, your local drop-off point will be Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach. Alternatively, instruments can be brought to Bedwas Juniors in order to be passed on.
There will be no Football Club running after school on Monday 27th November.
Well done and thank you to everyone! Bedwas Juniors raised £100 For Children in Need.
In order to support local initiatives linked to road safety, we are having a ‘Be Bright’ day on Thursday 30th November. Children are invited to wear the brightest clothes they own to school.
Mr Benavente will be in school to deliver the Woodwind lessons on Thursday next week (30th) instead of Monday.
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.
This will be taking place tomorrow. Could you please ensure that any outstanding permission forms for the Flu immunisation are returned to school by tomorrow morning?
Thank you and well done to everyone for their contribution towards our successful Bedwas Book Day! A huge range of characters made their appearance amongst both the children and the staff. The author Daniel Morden also entertained the children with a storytelling session for each class. Further details about his work can be found at www.gomer.co.uk/authors/danielmorden.html. Thank you again for the way in which you supported our children.
This Friday is ‘Children in Need’ day. With all the effort that went in to the preparations for Bedwas Book Day today, we thought we would keep things simple and have a ‘Pyjama Day’ on Friday with a suggested donation of £1 to go to the charity.
The Christmas Cards designed by the children will be going out today. The deadline for requesting copies is Monday 20th November.
This week, each class will be visiting Bedwas Library for one session of a school day. Yellow, Green and Orange are visiting on Wednesday.
Purple, Blue and Red classes will be visiting on Friday (Children in Need day), the children in these classes could bring a change of clothes to put on when they walk to the Library if they prefer. They will need a coat and shoes for the walk in case of poor weather.
The PTA Casual Day that was planned for next Friday has now been moved to the day before (Thursday 23rd November) in order for it not to clash with the Upper School trip to Techniquest.
We are currently looking at ways in which we can update and make better use of our school blog. If you have any ideas or skills to offer please let us know!
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: