Mrs Lasebikan – Goodbye

It will be Mrs Lasebikan’s final day in Green class next Tuesday, 11th July. We would like to thank Mrs Lasebikan for all of her hard work and commitment during her time in the school. Miss Hillier will teach Green class for the remainder of this academic year.

‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ – Friday 14th July

As part of our Active Journeys initiative, we will be having a ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ on Friday 14th July where all pupils are encouraged to bring their bike or scooter to school decorated in the theme of their choice. The theme of our PSE lessons that week will also be linked to riding our bikes/scooters safely on the roads and the importance of using alternative ways to travel to and from school. There will be prizes awarded for the best ‘blinged’ scooters and bikes!

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly and Instrumental Concert

On Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am, we will be hosting our termly instrumental concert. In addition to the usual performances, year six children will also be participating in order to celebrate their time here in Bedwas Juniors and mark their transition to the High School. This promises to be a lovely event for the children before they move up to year seven. Parents and carers are very welcome to join us for the assembly.

Sex and Relationships Education: Years 3 – 6  

This week, the pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum.  The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice.  The school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across Caerphilly authority for other schools to use.

All teachers will teach their year groups’ lessons from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July. The lessons will be delivered in line with the specified curriculum for each year group. Understandably, parents may feel anxious about the content of the sessions. If so, please contact the school to discuss the lessons with your child’s class teacher.

Reminder – Outstanding Fees

If your child attends one of our After School Clubs, the fee of £15.00 is now due for the Summer Term. If your child receives tuition for a musical instrument in school, the fee of £22.00 is now also due for this Term.  Any cheques should be made payable to Bedwas Junior School. Thank you in advance.

Optional Parent/Teacher Consultations

Parents/carers are very welcome to attend an optional parent/teacher consultation on Wednesday 12th July to discuss their child’s end of year school report.  There is no appointment system, but teachers will be available between 3:15pm and 5:00pm.

Special Event – Behaviour Award

This year Special Event will be taking place on Wednesday 19th July. Weather permitting, we will be going out for the day. Children will be informed of the location of the trip closer to the date.

Special Event is the school’s way of saying thank you to all the children for their dedication to school and their willingness to learn.  However, the children are also aware that any misbehaviour at the end of term could lead to not being able to attend.

On the last day of term, good behaviour certificates will also be presented to children who have kept all their ‘golden minutes’ this term.  Please share your child’s success with them – this is a great achievement!

Diary Dates

 

Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July SRE lessons for pupils in years 3-6
Friday 7th July End of year school reports being sent out today
Friday 7th July Year 6 Leavers’ party – Organised and funded by the PTA: 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:00pm
Thursday 13th July Performing Arts performance of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ – School Hall at 4pm
Friday 14th July ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’
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: All welcome to attend
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
Wednesday 19th 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
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September Closure Days
Wednesday 6th September Children return to school

St. David’s Hall Performance  

Congratulations to the children who performed at the St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on Monday evening.  The children looked and sounded amazing singing in the David Bowie medley and #Connect, which was the song the pupils also performed in the Royal Albert Hall in November last year. The children were a real credit to their parents and the local community.

Thank you to the children, parents and staff for their support in the preparation for the concert.  Thank you especially to Miss Storey for coordinating this special event. Photographs from the performance can be found on the school

Snap Chat – Important information

A recent update to the social media app ‘Snap Chat’ has automatically identified users’ locations on a feature called Snap Map. The location of the app user is shared with their friends or followers using the phone’s GPS signals. The new tracker in the update allows users to view the exact location of friends. It gives the area, town, and street and if you zoom in enough, it will show the house on the street layout.

Bedwas Junior School is aware that some children have a Snap Chat account. To hide the users’ locations the account must be set to ‘Ghost mode’ in the app’s settings.

Transition Morning

On Tuesday 4th July, children in years 3, 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to spend the morning with their new teachers for September. This will be an excellent opportunity for the pupils and class teachers to get to know each other before the start of the new school year.

Outstanding Fees

If your child attends one of our After School Clubs, the fee of £15.00 is now due for this Term (Summer Term 2017).  If your child receives tuition for a musical instrument in school, the fee of £22.00 is now also due for this Term (Summer Term 2017).  Any cheques should be made payable to Bedwas Junior School

Community Book Swap – Thank you

The Community Book Swap was a huge success and thank you to everybody who took part and donated books. Due to the success, we will be holding book swaps on a termly basis from now on. Any children’s books which were not taken home were used to replenish the school and class libraries and any adult’s books were donated to a local charity shop.

PTA News

Thank you to the PTA who provided the children with ice-lollies during the warm weather last week, they were greatly appreciated by all pupils.

The Hawaiian disco will now be taking place on Wednesday 19th July and not Thursday 20th, as previously stated. Further information will be provided closer to the event.

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Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly and Instrumental Concert

On Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am, we will be hosting our termly instrumental concert. In addition to the usual performances, year six children will also be participating in order to celebrate their time here in Bedwas Juniors and mark their transition to the High School. This promises to be a lovely event for the children before they move up to year seven. Parents and carers are very welcome to join us for the assembly.

Sex and Relationships Education: Years 3 – 6

Next week, the pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum.  The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice.  The school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across Caerphilly authority for other schools to use.

All teachers are due to begin teaching their year groups’ lessons from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th July. The lessons will be delivered in line with the specified curriculum for each year group. Understandably, parents may feel anxious about the content of the sessions. If so, please contact the school to discuss the lessons with your child’s class teacher.