PTA Non-Uniform Day

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.

Many Thanks

PTA

Musical Instrument Amnesty

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.

Be Bright Day

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.

Dates for your Diary

 

Thursday 24th November PTA Casual Day – £1 donation
Friday 25th November Upper School trip to Techniquest
Wednesday 29th November Free ‘Orchestradventure’ Workshops in school provided by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Thursday 30th November Be Bright Day
Tuesday 12th December Whole school trip to Sherman Theatre to see ‘Wind in the Willows’
Wednesday 13th December Christmas Concert – Orange and Purple Class – 9 a.m.
Thursday 14th December Christmas Concert – Yellow and Green Class – 9 a.m.
Friday 15th December Christmas Concert – Blue and Red Class – 9 a.m.
Friday 15th December PTA Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 20th December Christmas Dinner Day
Friday 22nd December PTA Casual Dress and Christmas Hot Chocolate Day – £1 donation

Bedwas Book Day

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.

Children in Need

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.

Library Visits

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.

PTA Casual Day

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.

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Diary Dates

 

Thursday 24th November PTA Casual Day – £1 donation
Friday 25th November Upper School trip to Techniquest
Wednesday 29th November Free ‘Orchestradventure’ Workshops in school provided by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Tuesday 12th December Whole school trip to Sherman Theatre to see ‘Wind in the Willows’
Wednesday 13th December Christmas Concert – Orange and Purple Class – 9 a.m.
Thursday 14th December Christmas Concert – Yellow and Green Class – 9 a.m.
Friday 15th December Christmas Concert – Blue and Red Class – 9 a.m.
Friday 15th December PTA Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 20th December Christmas Dinner Day
Friday 22nd December PTA Casual Dress and Christmas Hot Chocolate Day – £1 donation

Christmas Theatre Trip

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.

Book 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:

http://www.gomer.co.uk/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=daniel+morden