The children in Year 4 go swimming once a week at Aquavale Swimming Pool, Aylesbury.
As part of our partnership with Aquavale, we now offer provision for those children who are unable to swim 25m independently through Booster sessions. If your child is eligible for this, you will be notified from Miss Venn.
Swimming and water safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
"In particular, pupils should be taught to: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations."
What does my child need for Swimming?
Each swimming session costs £2.50 and is paid via Parent Mail. Please email the office for more information on how to pay for swimming. If you would like to contact the school in confidence regarding payment, please contact Mrs Thompson.
Your child will need a Swimming bag including:
If your child needs to wear goggles for a medical reason, you will need to write a note to your child's class teacher to inform them.
Please note: Children are permitted to wear a pair of leggings and a t-shirt underneath their swimming costumes/shorts if they feel more comfortable doing so.
When is my child going Swimming?
Each class will go swimming on a Friday.
Swimming Data 2018-19
Due to COVID-19 lockdowns, we are unable to show any data for 2019-20 at this time.
|By the end of Key Stage 2: 2018-19 cohort|
|Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres||52%|
|Use a range of strokes effectively [for example: front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]||34%|
|Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations||73%|
"Booster sessions" are available for those children who need them and will be organised by the school (these are normally in half term holidays). You will be contacted personally if your child needs to attend Booster sessions for swimming.