Swimming and Water Safety
Physical education also encompasses swimming and water safety. The school's aim is for all children, by the time they reach Year 6, to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Pupils will be taught to use a range of strokes effectively in order to keep themselves safe in the water, including how to perform safe self-rescue in a variety of water-based situations.
Our swimming lessons take place at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. The sessions are for 5 weeks and last for 1 hour. The children are streamed dependent on ability by the pool instructor: beginner, intermediate and advanced.