Tuesday 6th March – Sport Relief ‘Step Challenge’

As part of this year’s Sport Relief celebrations, Sport Caerphilly will be delivering a road show linked to this year’s Sport Relief ‘Step Challenge’. The national target set by the organisers of this year’s event is 1 billion steps and with the support of Rhydri Primary School, the pupils will contribute to the nation achieving this goal.

The roadshow will be delivered by Sport Caerphilly coaches and staff and will consist of a variety of sports for years 3 to 6. The sessions will last 30 minutes per class. The sessions will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th March. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school to enable them to take part.

This is a great opportunity for the pupils in Rhydri Primary School to showcase their contribution to such an important cause and have a lot of fun while doing it.

Fruity Friday – Reminder

In the New Year, the school would like to create a ‘Fruity Friday’ – a chance for children to purchase a pot of fresh, mixed fruit.  The cost of each pot will be 50p.  However, we will be reliant on parents/carers who are willing to volunteer to help prepare the fruit on a Friday morning.  It would be greatly appreciated if parents/carers would be interested in helping out. Please contact the school office if you are able to support the school with this exciting new initiative!

‘Water is Cool in School’ – Reminder

Children are regularly reminded about the benefits of drinking water on a regular basis and the importance of bringing a water bottle into school during the day.  Pupils have access to fresh drinking water in school that can maintain children’s health, improve their concentration and therefore help their learning.  Sweet drinks are less healthy than water and can damage teeth. Even sugar free squash can be acidic and damage teeth.

We ask all parents to provide their children every day with a labelled bottle of water. These can be refilled during the day from the water fountain or in the classrooms. We are not suggesting that you buy bottled water; tap water is equally good!

Please consider the following points:

  • to prevent bottles getting mixed up,  a permanent marker or washable label can be used to label bottles with your child’s name and class
  • non-spill sports-style caps avoid mess if a bottle is accidentally knocked over
  • bottles can be taken home daily for cleaning and refilling
  • children can chill their bottles of water overnight so that they stay cool during the morning

Fruity Friday

In the New Year, the school would like to create a ‘Fruity Friday’ – a chance for children to purchase a pot of fresh, mixed fruit.  The cost of each pot will be 50p.  However, we will be reliant on parents/carers who are willing to volunteer to help prepare the fruit on a Friday morning.  It would be greatly appreciated if parents/carers would be interested in helping out. Please contact the school office if you are able to support the school with this exciting new initiative!

‘Be Bright Day’ – Thursday 24th November

To launch our new Active Journeys initiative, we will be having a ‘Be Bright Day’ this Thursday where all pupils are encouraged to wear their brightest/most reflective clothing to promote safety when walking/cycling to and from school and around their local area. The theme of our assemblies this week will also be ‘road safety’. During our ‘Be Bright Day’, children will receive lessons linked to the topic.

Assembly – Active Journeys

The school will be introducing the Active Journeys’ Programme in assembly this Friday, an exciting new project aimed at promoting healthy ways to travel to school each day.

To launch the initiative, we will be having a ‘Be Bright Day’ on Thursday 24th November where all pupils will be encouraged to wear their brightest clothing to promote safety when walking/cycling to and from work/school.