8th September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Year 5! As part of the Year 5 curriculum, from September, children will take part in swimming lessons. To start with, each class will take part in one swimming lesson. This will form an assessment of their current swimming ability. After this, the children will be split into groups. One group will spend a period of weeks swimming while the other group takes part in PE at school. If your child is not in the first group you will be notified when it is their turn to begin swimming. Once your child has completed their swimming sessions you will also be notified.

Lessons are every Wednesday morning and swimmers will be required to be at school for 8.15am prompt for the register. The bus is set to leave no later than 8.25am so it is essential that your child is in school no later than 8.15am so that they can be registered.

5B will be the first group to swim on Wednesday 15th September. 5H will swim as a class on Wednesday 22nd September. As mentioned previously, after both classes have swam, they will be split into groups and you will be notified by letter when your child will be swimming.

The lesson begins at 9am, so in order to ensure a quick turnaround when we arrive at the swimming pool, we ask that all swimmers wear their swimming costumes or swimming shorts under their uniforms and make sure that they have a towel and dry clothing in their bags to change into once they leave the pool.

Please remember your child will need a swimming cap, which can be purchased from the school office.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Heathfield & Mr Bircham