Splashy Fun in Swimming

It has been a happy and productive start to the year in Swimming.


Nursery have been singing lots of songs and doing the actions. Mrs Russell’s favourite is Wheels on the Bus, and Mrs Smith’s favourite is Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. The children also love Bouncing Up and Down on a Big Red Tractor.


Reception classes have enjoyed their obstacle course. They have been swimming through hoops, picking up sinkers, blowing bubbles and swimming around the pool on their fronts and backs.


Year 1 and Year 2 have had a relaxing time practising their sculling. They have been experimenting to see what they need to do with their hands, and which direction to point their fingers towards to move head first and feet first.


Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 have been practising for their school gala in the Spring term. Year 6 have been practising their personal survival skills for their Seal 1 Award.


In Senior Swimming Club, they have played snakes and ladders: rolling a dice and moving a duck around the board to determine what to swim next. Charlotte Gordon-Brown, as a Junior Sport’s Leader, did an excellent job explaining the game to everyone.


In Junior Swimming Club, the swimmers have been working hard to improve their front crawl technique and tackle tumble turns, assisted by demonstrations from Junior Sport’s Leader Alexander Beaumont.


Matthew Lovett,