Sex and Relationships Education: Years 3 – 6

Starting from 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 will teach their year groups’ lessons from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th June. 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.



Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:


21st June 1:15pm: Sports Day at Rudry Village Hall.
26th June 1:15pm: Reserve Sports Day at Rudry Village Hall.
27th June 10:30am-3:45pm: Sport Caerphilly Legacy Games – National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff. Letters have been sent out to pupils in Gold Class.
4th July St. Cenydd open-evening for year 6 pupils.
6th July Cluster Sports Day – More information will follow closer to the event.
6th July 3pm: Year 6 Parent drop-in session with Keri Powell, Assistant Headteacher from St. Martin’s.
7th July Machen Show.
9th July End of year reports sent out today.
11th July 9:15am: Open-morning for new Nursery pupils.
11th July 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Optional parents’ evening to discuss progress and end of year report.
14th July Rudry Music Festival.
18th July 1pm: Bedwas and Rhydri Swimming Gala in Bedwas swimming pool.
19th July 1:30pm – Year 6 Leavers’ concert and performance from instrumentalists in Rudry Village Hall.
20th July Last day of school for pupils.


Sports Day – June 21st

We are thrilled the weather has improved, which will allow Rhydri Primary Sports to take place today. Events are due to start at approximately 1:15pm (Nursery children will need to meet their class teacher at the village hall field to sit with their peers in their correct houses). Please see your class teacher if you cannot remember what house your child is in.

We welcome all parents/ carers, but request that you bring your own chairs to sit on.

As well as selling refreshments, the PTA will also be selling raffle tickets and Rhydri canvas bags. All funds raised are used to continue to provide those little extras and enhance the children’s time and experiences at Rhydri Primary School.

Machen Show: Saturday 7th July

This annual event will be held on Saturday July 7th 2018. The Friends of Rhydri School PTA will be hosting a Bear and Book agency stall and are looking for donations of good quality teddy bears and children’s books.

The PTA are also looking for volunteers to help man the stall between 12pm-3pm and 5pm-6pm, if you can spare 30  minutes or an hour on Saturday 7th July please leave your contact details with Ms Charlesworth in the school office with your preferred time or comment on our Facebook page (

The School will also be running a stall with Gold class next to the PTA stall, so please come along and support us all on the day

Daily Mile

Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is a national initiative that aims to improve the physical, emotional, social and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.  Every child in a school or nursery goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk at their own pace for 15 minutes.  It is not competitive, though some will compete and that is fine.

Most children will average a mile in the 15 minutes, with some doing more and some doing less. The children will take part in their ordinary school clothes with trainers being ideal, but not essential. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom, raise their attainment and most importantly, the children will really enjoy it.

We would like to introduce The Daily Mile for all the children at our school. Every afternoon Foundation Phase children will walk down to the village hall field through Dormouse trail, walk/run around the field once then return back to school. Junior children will complete the same walk every morning but will complete two laps around the field before returning to school.

As a school we are really excited about this new initiative and we are looking forward to the benefits it will bring to your child or children.  To find out more about how it all works please visit:


NSPCC Sponsorship Forms

If your child has any sponsorship money collected for the ‘Danceathon’ that they participated in prior to half-term, can they please hand in forms and donations tomorrow morning as a representative from the NSPCC will be in to collect.  Thank you.