Happy Half Term Holiday!!

What a busy half term it has been! The children and staff have worked incredibly hard and completed an array of fabulous projects.

We had a wonderful Halloween Disco organised by our super PTA. Everyone had a fabulous time, including the teachers, who showed off their dance moves!!!

There have been too many hi-lights for me to single out any thing specific! But I would like to mention a visit from ESTYN this week, who came to look at the quality of teaching in our school. Mr Richard Lloyd, the ESTYN inspector, sent an email after his visit which said;

“A quick note to thank you, your team and the children for the welcome yesterday and for sharing the schools work so openly. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school. I got a real sense of momentum in the school’s work. This came through really well in my interviews with all who contributed yesterday, especially the children. Sketty Primary School is included in this thematic survey because it has demonstrated the capacity to improve overall quality of teaching across the school.” Well done everyone!

The survey will be published on the ESTYN website later this year.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for such a warm welcome! Everyone has been so kind! We have so much to look forward to after this holiday, including School Photographs, parents meetings, Yoga and………….. Christmas!!!(to name a few).

As everyone is aware the Head Teacher hotline to Santa opens on the first day back from half term and I will be sending him weekly updates on all of our children so he can keep his “lists” up to date!!

Have a wonderful half term and I look forward to seeing everybody on Monday 6th November, well rested and ready for the rest of the Autumn Term!!

What a beautiful day!!

Good afternoon every one, prynhawn da pawb!

What a beautiful day!!  We have been very busy again this week!!

Miss John’s year 4 class were superb at the Waterfront Museum on Wednesday! Well done to all who took part. This morning, the whole of year 4 shared their work on the Bells Of Santiago, it was a true music and literary feast, thoroughly enjoyed by a very attentive audience! Well done to the children who took part and a big thank you to Miss John and Mr Knight who deserve a well earned rest this weekend having fought through some interesting technical hitches!!

This week a variety of musical instrument lessons resumed. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn to play a musical instrument but unfortunately some children were left feeling a little sad for a number of reasons! Do not fret! I am on the case and hopefully will have a solution to the situation by this time next week! (fingers crossed!!)

Year 1 had a fabulous visit to St Fagans on Monday. The weather held and everyone enjoyed themselves and learned lots!! I’m led to believe that Miss Withey was a very believable Victorian Head Mistress!!

Year 3’s Brynmill project, linking art with environment, picked up pace this week. One of the lovely children in Miss Copus’/Mrs Williams’ class said that the visit to Brynmill Park and all the activities they had done, had made it “The best day of their lives!!!”

Today, Year 5 and 6 are at the Dylan Thomas Theatre and Waterfront Museum working on a science based theatre project, I look forward to them returning to school to tell me all about it!!

The donations for our local food bank have been wonderful! We still have until Thursday 12th October if anyone hasn’t donated and still wants to.

And finally, I am a little bit worried about our year two teachers! I called to see them this morning to be greeted by two mad scientists!!! It’s been a really busy day in year two and if any one knows where Mrs De Kayne and Mrs Palmer are, please let me know!!

We are a very busy school and above is just a taster really of all the wonderful activities and exciting learning opportunities our children access.

Thank you again for your amazing support.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Bev Phillips

Head teacher



Good Morning!

Hello Everyone,

We have had a very busy first few weeks of term! Thank you to all those who were able to attend my first Head Teachers meeting. As I said at the meeting I have an open door policy and if you have any issues or concerns you wish to speak to me about please don’t hesitate to pop in and see me. I will always do my best to accommodate you and answer any queries you have.

Our ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings were very well attended and I hope they were found to be beneficial to all.

Our School has been very busy, from attending lectures at the University to having lots of very valuable learning experiences visiting a variety of places. Our current creative projects in year 3 and 4 are well under way with the year 4 art work being displayed at the National Waterfront Museum this week. All our art work from across the school this year will be turned into outside boards so we can create an Out Door Art Gallery!!!

I would like to thank the PTA for organising our Macmillan coffee morning, all children and staff for taking part in our non- school uniform day and Ali, our fabulous cook, for her fabulous support. Money raised from the year 5 cake sale also was added to monies raised that day which amounted to……….£600!! How fantastic!! Thank you again for all your support. The PTA AGM is on Wednesday 4th October at 6.30 pm. If you are interested in being apart of this wonderful group, who work tirelessly for the school, please come along!

And finally, I would like to thank Miss Lewis and Caitlin (year 6), Chair of Eco Committee, for organising, with our catering department, a wonderful fruit tasting event. This was part of our re-launch of the Fruit Tuck Shop in assembly this morning! Our year 4 girls, who composed and sang their own song in assembly were amazing!!

Many thanks for your continued support!

Mrs Bev Phillips

Head Teacher












Swansea Foodbank Donations

At this Harvest season we are once again appealing for your generous donations of non-perishable foods to donate to the Swansea Foodbank. The appeal was introduced to the children in this week’s junior assembly. The appeal will be open for the next two weeks until Thursday 12th October. Below is a list of urgently needed food items from the Swansea Foodbank website. Thank you in anticipation for your generosity.

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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.


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.