Good Afternoon Families,
We have just been informed that we are able to restart our swimming sessions again, this is great news as swimming is a vital skill that all children really would benefit from being able to do, and with so much time missed we need to ensure we restart ASAP.
I’m sure you are aware that Consett Swimming Pool is temporarily closed, as we have no date of reopening we have been offered an alternative provision. Until our local pool re-opens our children will be swimming at Catchgate Swimming Pool. Unfortunately, NO spectators are allowed.
We will begin our swimming programme with Year 4 and Year 6. It is organised so that only one class swims at a time. The sessions will commence next week, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September.
Year 4 children will swim on a Tuesday afternoon. Class 4 – 1.05 p.m. to 1.50 p.m. Class 3 – 2.05 p.m. to 2.50 p.m. This will replace their usual PE lesson on that day so Year 4 will need to come in wearing their full school uniform.
Year 6 children will swim on a Wednesday afternoon. Class 7 – 1.05 p.m. to 1.50 p.m. Class 8 – 2.05 p.m to 2.50 p.m. Year 6 must still come in wearing their PE kits on Wednesdays.
The coach will collect each class and take them to their session then return them to school straight afterwards, this means that the coach will collect Class 4 first at 12.45 p.m. and return them after their session to then collect Class 3. Then the same the following day for Year 6. The last class of children will be back in school for normal collection time.
We will ensure that all children in the school will have an opportunity to swim throughout the year.
Please ensure you make a note of your child’s swimming day as they MUST come to school with their bathing costumes (no bikini’s) and towel. This will not impact on Tuesday’s Karate sessions. Also, mealtimes have been accommodated to allow them time to have their lunch.