This half term, we have an EXCITING opportunity! We have hired a swimming pool for 3 weeks so that children in Year 5 and 6 can develop their swimming skills in line with the Statutory School Swimming Programme as part of National Curriculum Physical Education.
By the time a child is ready to leave primary school they should be able to swim, know how to get out of trouble if they fall into the water, know the dangers of water and understand how to stay safe when playing in and around it. This includes understanding and adhering to national and local water safety advice, being able to use appropriate survival and self-rescue skills if they unintentionally fall in or get into difficulty in the water, and knowing what to do if others get into trouble.
Swimming is effectively ‘Wet PE’. As such, in addition to the above, our aim is for pupils to be physically active during their School Swimming lesson and have opportunities to:
Your son/daughter will be taught the following skills and strokes in different water-related contexts:
To help us group the children according to their swimming ability we would appreciate you completing and returning the slip on the paper version of this form sent home with your child or emailing email@example.com with the following information:
Child's name, child's class, whether your child has previously attended swimming lessons and up to how many metres your child can swim (0/up to 10m/up to 25m/more).
Mrs Chapman Allen
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