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Queen’s Inclosure Primary School


Year 5 Swimming

Dear Parents,

Year 5 children will receive 6 swimming lessons as part of their Physical Education Curriculum, from Monday 15th April – Monday 3rd June 2024. We have hired a swimming pool at Barncroft Primary School in Havant and 3 qualified swimming teachers. A coach with seatbelts will transport us there and back.

QI will cover the cost of the sessions as swimming is statutory during Primary school education. These lessons should improve your child’s swimming confidence and swimming skills.

Lessons will take place on Monday 15th, 22nd, 29th April, 13th, 20th May, 3rd June. The children will need to bring a named bag, containing:

• Swimming costume (no bikinis)
• Swimming trunks or shorts (as this is a school lesson rather than a trip to the beach, Bermuda shorts are not permitted)
• Swimming hat (optional)
• Goggles (desirable)
• Towel
• Brush or comb (long hair must be securely tied back)
• Spare plastic bag for their wet towel and swimming costume/trunks

We will not be using the shower facilities so the children will only require the items listed above. We suggest that children leave any jewellery, including earrings and watches at home (on those Mondays) as we have nowhere secure to keep them at the poolside.

The Year 5 classes will alternate each week, with one class leaving school at 12:10pm and the other at 1.10pm and returning to school by 2pm and 3pm respectively. Lunch will be earlier for those leaving school at 12:10pm and sufficient time will be given to eat prior to departure.

Please complete the questionnaire below to advise us of your child’s current water confidence.

During the first week, your child will be grouped according to their swimming stroke skills and water confidence. To help us organise the groups, we would like to know the following:*