Safer Internet Day 2018


Today is Safer Internet Day nationwide. In school, the children will all be taking part in activities to help them be good digital citizens and how to stay safe online. Please ask your child when they come home about the activities they have taken part in today.

Click here for advice, information and support for parents, to keep children safe online and on mobile devices.

The website has age specific advice. 86%  of children aged 7-11 use some form of online communication. The website provides safety checklists to help keep your children safe online.

Also useful:

The following links are quick guides for how to use features of popular social media platforms, for example, changing privacy settings, blocking users, reporting and many more very useful tips.

Instagram checklist

Facebook checklist

Snapchat checklist

Twitter checklist




Netball success!



Sketty entered the Crimebeat Gower Schools netball tournament today and played exceptionally well! Ten teams took part and we qualified for the semi finals. They had a great time and showed fantastic sportsmanship.

The girls came first in their pool, winning 3 matches against Grange, Pennard and Bishopston 10-0, 4-3 and 3-0 respectively and drew 3-3 against Dunvant. They qualified for the semi finals but unfortunately lost out to Mayals.

The girls showed tremendous tenacity and team work. They proved themselves to be a strong and confident team and are already looking forward to the next tournament.

Huge thanks to Alison Brown for coaching and umpiring today.


Important News

We have been able to secure a workshop for parents on Internet Safety as part of our NSPCC Link on Thursday 1st February 2:00-3:00pm. Please inform the office if you would like to take part.

We urge everybody to take up the opportunity.

There  will be other workshops later in the term after school. We will get that information to you as soon as we can.

Thank you

Internet Safety!

Internet Safety is always something that schools take very seriously and provide our children with many workshops and lessons to discuss how they must keep themselves safe “Online.” February 6th 2018 is Internet Safety Day and School will be working particularly hard on that day to ensure our children are equipped with the skills to stay safe online.

Please can I ask that all parents and carers check the parental controls on the games that your children may be playing online. Please can you check that the games are suitable for their age and continue to monitor closely any social media websites they may access.

Thank you so much for your support with this important issue!

Slime Issues

It has been brought to my attention that lots of children are making “slime” at home and having a wonderful time doing so. Unfortunately as we are not aware of what ingredients everyone is using, for the sake of health and safety, with various children having various allergies to a variety of things please can we keep our slime at home. I know the children have hours of fun making and playing with slime but can we keep this as an at home activity.

Many Thanks

Beverley Phillips



Why a child should learn to swim
The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport which can save a child’s life.
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.
Other reasons why your child should learn to swim
Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.
But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep children healthy and happy at the same time:
·         Swimming keeps a child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture.
Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport.
·         Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities.
·         A child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence.
But health, fun, and confidence are not the only reasons why your child should learn to swim. Learning to swim also opens up the door to a range of other activities. Learning to swim is a skill that once learnt is rarely forgotten and it is open to people of all ages.

What a busy start to a wonderful New Year!

Important Information

Welcome back everybody, Christmas and New Year seem an awful long time ago. I hope everybody had a wonderful time! Already we have had a busy start to the new term and today we are visited by royalty! Prince Philip is visiting Reception this morning, apparently he’s parked his horse at the Nursery gate. I can’t wait to see the photographs.

I’m sure your all aware that Mr Mark Wilson one of our fabulous Year 5 teachers has decided to leave us at half term to persue his passion for art. We wish him every success and look forward to an invite to his first exhibition. We will miss you Mr Wilson.

Our PTA has organised a few events this half term starting with a Community Morning on Saturday 27th January 2018 10:00 – 1:00 pm weather depending.  We have lots of jobs to do across the school so please support us if you can. I promise to provide suitable refreshments.  Alongside our weekly cake sales, on Tuesday 13th February Pancake Day, pancakes will be for sale after school. On the 15th February, after school, there will be a Film Night for Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2. Details will be published on the portal from Monday. Finally, join us on February 2nd for Quiz Night where our teachers will be defending their current title of Quiz Champions!

We have alot of activities planned this term where our children will be developing their enterprise skills more details will follow in the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your continued support and as ever if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Netball News

A great effort at the Bay Netball tournament at Bishopston Comprehensive yesterday. We took a strong team of 9 year 6 girls who really held their own at a tough and competitive tournament. The improvement in their skills and confidence is something to be proud of! Well done girls!