Headteacher Weekly News – 24.03.17

Children receiving merits for ‘Good Work’ in Achievement Assembly this week were:- Eva Ellison, Ashton Hiddle, Brandon Nechajev-Lowe, Kestyn O’ Connor, Adam Rabbie and James Madge.

Children receiving the merit for demonstrating positive values were:- Eleanor Smith, Srishti Kumar, Rocco De La Haye, Daniel Williams, William Smith and Lola Rees.  Well done everybody – we are proud of your efforts.

The children continue to be very active in the outdoors.  Y6JM visited Penllergaer Woods on Monday for Forest School activities.  Parent Mrs Davies worked with Year 3SK in our own woodland in the school grounds on Wednesday.  In addition, all the junior classes have undertaken  outside activities with the R.S.P.B. Education Officer  this week.  The theme of their work was ‘Give Nature a Home’.  All the children are enjoying the outdoor activities very much and are learning a lot about nature and the environment.

P.C. Craig visited Year 5 to talk to them about the topic, ‘I didn’t think’.  This topic is  designed to raise awareness of anti social behaviour and its negative effects.   P.C. Craig talked through choices, actions and consequences with the children.  They found the talk both informative and useful.

The P.T.A. held a film night for Foundation Phase children last night.  Unfortunately, the bulb blew in the projector less than an hour before the event started and so Plan B had to be  activated!  The children came dressed in their pyjamas and watched the films in  classrooms.  The enforced change of plan did not seem to affect the children’s enjoyment of the event.  My thanks to the P.T.A. for their continued hard work in providing opportunities for the children and raising money for the school.

Year 2SDK held their Family Assembly in their classroom this morning.  The theme was ‘Celebrations.  The children were excellent in all aspects and the audience enjoyed the Assembly very much.

We have also supported Red Nose Day today.  The children wore red and had a crazy hair day.  We have raised a significant amount of money  for good causes (we will let you know the final total next week). As ever, thank you for your generous support.

Next week is ‘ Autism Awareness Week’.   This is a national initiative to help raise awareness of Autism.    The children are invited to wear their ‘Onesie’ on Wednesday and contribute £1.  All monies raised will be given to charities providing support for people living with A.S.D.

As you know, Sketty Primary School is raising funding through the Co op Community Fund, there are 2 weeks left and our current total is £1093.25. There’s still more than £8261.82 in the local community fund that members are yet to pledge to a particular cause. If you’re a local co op member in Sketty or Killay please choose us and then we can have a greater share of the £8261.82 left unpledged.  Please share with friends/family and with any local community groups you are involved in.  Thanks all for supporting your local community and local school!

Have a nice weekend.


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