All posts by Carly Jackson

Smoke Free Schools

From March 1st 2021 it will be a legal requirement for school grounds to be smoke free. You will notice signs on the entrance gates to school stating failure to comply could result in a hefty fine. I don’t envisage any issues or non-compliance with this change in the law. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.

Thank you
Mrs Bev Phillips


Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning

Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning

All Swansea schools will aim to return to face to face learning from Monday 11 January instead of 6 January. There will be a delay to face to face learning to allow time to consider updated information, expected next week, about Covid-19, including the new variant. All schools will provide online learning from Wednesday 6 January and each school will provide onsite childcare for vulnerable children if needed and critical workers’ children if essential from Wednesday 6 January. The position will be reviewed on 6 January.
Thank you
Mrs Bev Phillips

A message from Mrs Phillips

Christmas letter

Good Morning Parents/Carers and Children,
Who would ever have thought that we would be celebrating Christmas this year as we have in Sketty Primary! It has been a tough term, but our children and staff have risen to the challenge and through all the social distancing and the sea of hand sanitiser, we have achieved wonderful things! It is my pleasure to announce we have retained our Platinum Eco award!
A big thankyou to all the children and staff for this as some of the work needed was completed over lockdown through online learning.
Almost all classes have recorded a little treat for you to see we have had some Christmas spirit in school. All videos were recorded within the children’s bubbles and I am sure you will enjoy the final edits! We must forgive year 2 and Nursery for not having anything filmed. Individual and class isolations, staff absence and the move to online learning has scuppered their plans. I am told that they will record something in the New Year!
A final farewell to the wonderful Mrs De Kayne who leaves us on Friday to embark on adventures new! We shall miss you but wish you all the love and happiness on your retirement.
Finally, a message to you all from me. Thank you so much for your support, patience, very kind words and sense of humour as we continue to wade through the pandemic that rages on around us. The New Year will I am sure bring its own challenges. However, I know our families, children, staff and governors have a wonderful mantra to survive this unprecedented time -we are stronger together! We work as one to ensure our children get the best, safest school experience we can possibly deliver! Whatever 2021 brings we are ready!
So until we meet again in the New Year have a wonderful Christmas, please keep safe, follow the rules and this year, eating too much chocolate, is allowed.
Thank you again for your continued support.
With much love,
Nadolig Llawen! Merry Christmas!
Mrs Bev Phillips
Head Teacher

MadLab Afterschool Science Club – Online

To download a clearer version of the following leaflet, please follow this link

Tomorrow morning, pupils across the school will be watching a MadLab Science Assembly online, whilst watching an experiment live in class.
MadLab have run a fun science club in school in the past. This year, the after school club will be available online. The leaflet attached has all the information you need for those interested.

There’s a free online taster class for them to join Wednesday at 4.15pm to try it out without cost. they can grab their online passes here

MADLABLive Club Eflyer

PTA Halloween Disco

PTA HALLOWEEN ZOOM DISCO – Thursday 22nd October – 6-7pm
Get your scariest clobber on and join your school friends (from the comfort of your front room) for an hour of fun kids dance tunes. Suggested donation £1 per child, all proceeds to the PTA. Please send in your donation in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name. Please see the Sketty School PTA FB page for updates and zoom details closer to
the time. Please ensure you mute your audio and turn off your video if you do not want your child to be seen on the zoom screen.