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Welcome

Hello Everyone,

My name is Mrs Beverley Phillips and I am the new head teacher at Sketty Primary.  I am very excited about all the wonderful activities and projects that have been planned for the new term. Already, the Lighthouse Theater have been into school with their production of ‘The Bells Of Santiago’. Years 3,4,5 and 6 were able to watch this spell binding story of the sailors and their journey around Cape Horn to Chile. Year 4 have run with this project working with local artist Keith Bayliss and composing their own song depicting the life of a sailor aboard one of the ships! Very exciting indeed.

Year 6 have already visited LLancaich Fawr to support their history topic and year 3 are off to “Big Pit” this Thursday. And this is just our second full week of the new term!

I would like to thank all staff, parents, carers, grans and grand-dads and of course the children for the wonderful welcome I have received! It’s never easy being new in a school but everyone has been so kind I feel as if I’ve been here for a lot longer than twelve days!!

This is my first time writing a blog and I’m told I have to make sure it’s updated every Friday!! So, from this Friday I will do all I can to keep you updated with all the school news and notice of up and coming events. As ever, if you have any queries or worries please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my very best to help and support you and deal with any issues or concerns you have.

Thank you again for all your support and kind words.

Here’s to a fabulous 2017-2018 academic year at Sketty Primary!!

Mrs Bev Phillips

 

Please note the Year 3 trip is Thursday not Friday as previously stated – apologies for any confusion.

19/09/2017

Headteacher End of Year Post

The children have been very busy and enjoying the  last couple of weeks in school.   It’s been a very happy end to an excellent year.  The children have worked very hard this year and should be proud of their many achievements.

Year 6 have had a memorable end to their primary school education.  They performed their show ‘The Wizard of Oz’ outstandingly well last week.  The standard of singing, acting and overall performance was, quite simply, superb.  Many congratulations to the children and the staff.  Our thanks also to the parents who helped prepare props and scenery in the preceding weeks.

Year 6 then enjoyed their residential at Pendine Activity Centre earlier this week, taking part in a number of outdoor and adventurous activities.   The children were a pleasure to take away, challenging themselves and behaving impeccably throughout.

They then finished with a visit to ‘Go Air’ on Thursday, mustering enough energy to trampoline for a couple of hours.  They certainly will be glad of the holiday!  They have been an outstanding group of youngsters – a real credit to themselves, their families and the school.  We wish them all the very best in their new secondary schools.  Pob lwc Blwydden Chwech.

We held an emotional final day Assembly yesterday.  Every class performed items and showcased their talents. It was a great celebration and a memorable occasion.   I felt very humbled.

I would like to thank you all for your support during my time as Headteacher of the school and  I am incredibly grateful for the kind messages and generous gifts I have received as I say goodbye to this super community.  The  school continues to develop and I am sure will go from strength to strength.

I wish the amazing children, the staff, the new Headteacher Mrs B. Phillips and yourselves the very best in the future.  I shall always be proud to have been Headteacher of Sketty Primary School.  I will take away many fond memories and will certainly keep an eye out for the future successes of the school.

Have a great holiday.  Schools starts back on Wednesday 6th September for the children.

 

Sketty Primary School PTA has been accepted onto the Co-op Local Community Fund

If you shop in the Co-op you can register for a Co-op card and nominate Sketty Primary School PTA to receive 1% of everything you spend on co-op branded products whilst also receiving 5% for yourself.

Please spread the word to your classes, friends and family and tell them not to forget to nominate Sketty School PTA as your chosen local cause!  Every penny raised goes straight back into the school.

For more information please see the Co-op website:
http://www.coop.co.uk/membership

 

Year 5 Netball News

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The Year 5 netball team had a fantastic end to the school year playing an excellent match against Parklands Primary. They showed how much they’ve improved and worked brilliantly as a team to earn an 8-4 win. Well done girls!!

Thanks again to Alison Brown for the huge effort and commitment she puts in every week.

Headteacher Weekly News – 07.07.17

Children nominated for merits in Achievement Assembly this week were:- Olivia Amos, Phoebe Lewis, Rosa Macgowan, Lincoln Russ, Hannah James, Simona Devanakis, Josh Bravey Evans, Eloryn Reynolds, Darcey Littlewood, Alma Abraham, Louie Jones and Lottie Stephens.  Well done everybody!

Year 6 have been on transition in their secondary schools this week.  We are pleased that their time in their new schools has been successful.  In addition, Year 4 had another very enjoyable learning experience in the grounds of Cefn Coed on Thursday.

The P.T.A. have worked tirelessly to prepare for tonight’s Summer Fayre.  We are incredibly grateful, as ever, for their full commitment and sheer hard work.  Let’s hope the weather stays dry for this fantastic occasion.  Full report next week.

The Week Ahead

Year 2 will be visiting the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday.  Year 6 will be performing their end of year show ‘The Wizard of Oz’ twice on Wednesday; performances start at 1.30 p.m. and 6 .00 p.m.  We are really looking forward to this end of year celebration.

Have a good weekend.

Headteacher Weekly News – 30.06.17

Foundation Phase children nominated for merits in Achievement Assembly this week were: Williams Hopkins, Savannah Farrell, Molly Figgis, Lottie Earls, Kaden Webborn, Beau Kennedy, Iestyn Hoyles, Alphie Sharples, Aaron Bould and Beau Kennedy.  Well done everybody – good work!

Reception intake meetings have been held this week.  They were well attended and it is really good to welcome some new children and families to Sketty School.

Year 4 have taken part in Outdoor Learning activities in the grounds of Cefn Coed this week.  We are very excited about the potential of a partnership with the hospital which allows us  continued controlled access to this fantastic and varied site, which includes woodland and meadowland.

We are now officially a Swansea Outdoor School!  Children from Year 5 went to a celebration event this morning in Gowerton Primary School and presented the work that has taken place over the last few months to a very large audience . Swansea goalscoring legend Lee Trundle was on hand to present our official certificate, which will proudly be displayed on our Achievements Board.

We have increasing issues with fidget spinners, both in and out of class.  These have started to eat into learning time and causing a lot of problems.  Therefore, fidget spinners are no longer permitted in school for the general population from next week.  There will be a very small number of cases where fidget spinners are beneficial for learners with specific needs, but these need to be agreed with school.  Please contact us if you feel your child falls into this category.  Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

The Week Ahead

Year 6 are on transition activities in their new  secondary schools.  We wish them well.

Teddy Bears’ Picnics are being held on Tuesday for our new morning and afternoon Nursery intake.

The P.T.A. Summer Fayre is being held on Friday; 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Please do come along to this fantastic community event –  a real highlight of the school calendar.

CHESS NEWS

Congratulations to Sketty School Chess Team for winning the West Wales Junior Chess League for the 3rd year running.

In a nail-biting final match with St Josephs Tristan Xuan drew his game after an hour of tense play and this meant a 2 1/2 – 1 1/2 victory.

Thank you to all the squad who have played on a Wednesday night since October.

Dylan Lewis, Raymond Xie, Daniel Cuthill, Mathew Cuthill, Tristan Xuan, Josh Lomax, James Harris, Josh & Cairan Winstanley Thomas, Vamsi Muddada, Hemachamdra Kanamarlapudi, Andrew Foxall