All children develop knowledge, skills and understanding of P.E. through dance, gymnastics and games activities. The junior children also undertake athletics and outdoor adventurous activities.
We are fortunate in having a swimming pool. The pool is 16 m long x 8 m wide. All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have swimming lessons every week. All children in Reception will have a ten week block of swimming during the School Year.
Children will be told at the beginning of term which day their swimming lessons take place. They require their swimming kit; swimming costume – (no bikinis ) and close fitting trunks for boys, a towel, a swimming hat -(all children are given their first hat free of charge) they can be purchased from the school office for £1.20 each, and goggles if they wear them. It is particularly important that boys wear close fitting swimming trunks; long or baggy shorts are not suitable for swimming lessons; they are not only unsafe they inhibit your child’s swimming ability. We would ask that you support us in this. If a child is not swimming on a particular day they should bring a note from home explaining the reason. If children miss swimming without a reason the school will send a letter to parents to let them know.
The physiotherapists take groups of children into the pool who benefit from hydrotherapy sessions.
Many community groups use our pool including Waterbabies, Total Swimming, Swimability, which range from lessons for Babies and Children and hydrotherapy sessions for Adults. If you would like details of any of these sessions please visit these web sites.