Headteacher Weekly News - 27.05.16

Written by Phillips, Bev on 27/05/2016 11:20:25.

Children receiving Good Work merit in Achievement Assembly this week were:- James Culliford, Amelia Davies, Olivia Kavanagh, Kieran Webborn, Izzy Johns, Jade Upton, Hari Shaddick, Isabella Colbourne, Evie Slocombe, Eva-Mae Kingston-Gharati, Scarlett Morris, John Davies & Tasnia Miah.

Children receiving a merit for demonstrating positive values were: Jaicerose Tenson, Kellan Heuberger, Isobel Bramhall, Elliott Lang, Alfie Perkins, Abbie Bolton, Seren Hopkins, Xavier De La Hoye, Charlotte Courtney, Kelsie Dagnall, Daniel Reeves, Josh Warrington & Kieron Heuberger.  Well done everybody and keep up the good work!

Nursery and Reception classes held their Sports on the school field on Tuesday morning.  The weather was kind (for once!) and the event was a great success.  The field was packed with spectators and the children responded superbly by trying their very best in a wide range of activities.  The staff are grateful for the many compliments and expressions of thanks from parents.

Year 5 undertook an educational visit on Wednesday to Craig Y Nos to explore the source of a river.  It was a very informative, practical vist which moved the children's learning forward very successfully.

Year 3 have received a most interesting talk about teeth and dental hygiene today from parent Mrs. Greenslade.  The children enjoyed the talk very much and were fascinated by the practical demonstrations.  They were given a goody bag each at the end, which was the icing on the cake!  My thanks to Mrs Greenslade, and the dental practice at which she works, for giving of their time to educate the children and also their generosity.

Our cricket team took part in the local round of the cricket competition on Tuesday at Morriston Crcket Club.  The team played superbly and won all their matches.  In addition, the children's behaviour and sporting team spirit demonstrated the best values of cricket.  We look forward to seeing how they get on in the County round.

Chess is very popular in the school and our team plays weekly in the Swansea Schools' league.  The team have had a very successful year and the final standings see Sketty top the league.  This is an excellent achievement as they play against stiff competition every week.  Very well done to all members of the team.

I must thank Mr Wilson for his tireless work leading extra curricular football, chess and cricket clubs.  He gives a huge amount of his free time and gives so many children opportunities to develop their skills and play for Sketty School teams, with great success. 

Year 2 officially opened their new garden/outdoor area this afternoon.  Many parents joined us for the event.  Foundation Phase Advisor Mari Hockin, who has been a very involved partner over the last twelve months, cut the ribbon.  The children talked with great enthusiasm about the different areas of learning and what they do in each part.  It was a super way to finish the half term

It has been a very busy period in school, particularly for staff with the recent Estyn re-visit.  I wish you all a happy and relaxing half term holiday together