Headteacher Weekly News – 23.06.17

It’s been a busy week with educational visits.  Reception visited Caswell Bay and Year 3 went to Port Eynon on Wednesday, to undertake beach studies at an age appropriate level.  Year 3 learnt about different types of seaweed and creatures that live in rock pools.  Reception particularly enjoyed building sand castles, whilst Year 3 enjoyed cooling down with an ice cream!  Year 5 have visited Port Eynon today to take part in  the last day of activities as part of the John Muir Award.  They have thoroughly enjoyed the hands on programme of work.

Our Nursery intake parent meetings have been held this week.  Nursery teacher Mrs. Fox talked through the Foundation Phase provision with the parents of children starting Nursery in September.  We look forward to welcoming our new intake to school in the near future for a Teddy Bear’s picnic.

We had a fantastic evening of entertainment last night with a music concert in the school hall.   All of our instrumentalists performed their pieces superbly;  the range of instruments including the violin, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone  and viola.   Years 5 & 6  children then  performed their High School Musical routine, which they had first done in the Primary Partners’ Concert recently  in the Grand Theatre.  The quality of their performance was again, quite simply, outstanding.  The large audience was then treated to a memorable performance from the Jazz Outlaws , who blasted out a number of catchy tunes.  All of the children grasped their opportunity to perform in front of a large audience with aplomb and it was a lovely, sociable evening.

Our chess team have been playing matches against schools over the last few months in the West Wales Championships.  Their final match was held this week and, after a tense final game played by Tristan, the team have been crowned West Wales Champions.  Many congratulations to the whole team who have shown great skill, high levels of concentration and composure under pressure.

Many congratulations to Year 2 pupil William Smith  who recently won gold in the Welsh Karate Championships in the under 8 kumite.  William had to fight a number of strong opponents to be  crowned Welsh champion.  Da iawn William – a superb achievement!

The Week Ahead

We are holding Reception intake meetings after school on Tuesday and Thursday – 5 p.m. start in the respective Reception classrooms.

Year 4 will be undertaking Outdoor Learning activities on Thursday.

Pupils from Year 5 will be presenting examples of our outdoor work at an Outdoor Schools’ Celebration event at Gowerton School on Friday.  Sketty has been piloting this project, along with Crwys and Gowerton Primary Schools, and it has proven to be a great success with pupils and staff alike.  We look forward to participating in this event to celebrate the excellent work that has taken place.

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