Category Archives: News

Coming in the new year…

 

Sketty Primary would like to thank Mrs Norman and Stenor for kindly funding the entire school football kit. The kit will have its first outing on the pitch early in the new year and our first game will be against Parkland Primary. We can’t wait to see it in action. Hopefully it will bring us good luck in the future!

Sketty Code Breakers!

 

Year 5 have recently taken part in a Code Breaking day as part of their study of WW2. Mrs Jackson recently attended a conference run by Technocamps where she took part in a variety of worshops based around Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is one of the four strands of the Digital Competence Framework (DCF).

Technocamps provided all of the equipment and resources for the sessions to run. Pupils enjoyed learning about a variety of codes such as the Pig Pen Cypher, the Ceaser Cypher, the Bacon Cypher and several more. In the afternoon, they used their decoding skills to break in to a series of boxes, cracking the codes, solving the clues to get to the final box containing their prize. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day and we would like to say a huge Thank You to Technocamps for providing all of the resources and for the training provided.

We have achieved the Platinum Eco School Award!

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Eco-Schools Platinum+ Award.

“A Platinum Eco-School is a school that has been continuously involved in the programme for 8 years, or the time it has taken to get to the 4th flag. By this point, the Eco-Schools process should be well embedded into the life of the school and the Green Flag criteria met without exceptions or recommendations. “

Well done to our Eco Commitee and everyone at Sketty Primary!

The Boot Room

Swansea City are backing a new initiative to help provide free football boots to kids and young adults in the community.

Called The Boot Room, the idea was thought up by local Swans fan Carl Bradley in a bid to help families struggling to finance football boots for their children.

With football boots proving extremely expensive to purchase, it was also preventing many youngsters from participating in the game they love.

But Carl has come to the rescue and received backing from the Swans

and many local businesses who are acting as drop off points for the boots.

The Swans now have a drop off point at the Liberty Stadium club shop for supporters to drop off any unwanted football boots in good condition. All sizes are welcome for children and young adults.

The club is also looking to work with Carl and The Boot Room on a long-term basis to provide the support he needs and establish a forthcoming collection point.

All donated football boots can be dropped off at the club shop between 10am and 5pm.

If you are a parent or child in need of boots, or feel you can assist Carl with his worthy project, visit https://www.swanseacity.com/news/swansea-city-back-boot-room and follow the link at the bottom of the article for contact details.

Nut Free school

Peanut/Tree Nut Free School Policy

Food allergies are on the rise and can cause a severe, systemic, potentially fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis in allergic individuals. Eight of the most common food allergens are milk, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, egg, peanut, and tree nut.

Peanut and tree nut allergies account for most fatal and near-fatal anaphylactic reactions. Allergic individuals can experience anaphylaxis if they touch, inhale or ingest even the slightest trace or residue of the allergen.

To help make Sketty school a fun and safe place for our increasing number of peanut- and tree nut-allergic students, we’re becoming a peanut- and tree-nut-free school. In addition to cleaning hands and mouths before entering school, here’s how you can help:

Lunches

We ask that parents please help by not sending your child into school, with the following;-

  • Packs of nuts
  • Peanut butter sandwiches
  • Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
  • Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts (including Nutella)
  • Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
  • Cakes made with nuts

Shared Items

  • Read labels to ensure shared items, such as snacks and craft materials, contain no peanuts or tree nuts, no traces of peanuts or tree nuts, and are not manufactured in a facility or on equipment that processes peanuts or tree nuts.
  • Provide shared items in their original, unopened packages.
  • All shared items requiring advance preparation, such as cutting, will be prepared in the school by a school staff member to avoid cross contamination from in-home utensils and surfaces.

Birthdays

Caution must be taken at certain times of year such as Easter and Christmas. If parents distribute confectionary, for birthdays, care must be taken to ensure that no nuts are included in the product. Fruit sweets such as Haribo are a better alternative. Particular products that are a cause for concern are: – Celebrations – Roses – Heroes – Quality Street.

All product packaging must be checked for warnings directed at nut allergy sufferers and if the following or similar are displayed, the product must not be used in school. Packaging must be checked for:

  • Not suitable for nut allergy suffers;
  • This product contains nuts;
  • This product may contain traces nuts;

Indicating this is unsuitable for school consumption.

Parents and Carers

Parents and carers must notify staff of any known or suspected allergy to nuts and provide all medical and necessary information. This will be added to the child’s health care plan and if necessary a meeting organised with the class teacher and ALNCo. Homemade snacks or party food contributions must have a label detailing all ingredients present and the kitchen environment where the food was prepared must be nut free. If you are unsure about a selection please speak to a staff member before bringing the food item into school.

Health Plans and Emergency Response

We have individual Healthcare plans for children with allergies and Allergy Lists are displayed in all classes, highlighting Healthcare plans in place, triggers, medication (Medication will be stored, administered and documented in accordance with our Administering Medicine Policy)

 

School Chess Team News

Congratulations to the school chess team of William, Daniel, Freddie and Zac (Year 5).
The first match of the Swansea Schools chess league was played against St Michaels school from Llanelli and it ended in a hard fought and exciting 2-2 draw.