Headteacher: Joy Farrell   |   Tel: 01793 727624   |   Fax: 01793 721964   |   Email: admin@stfrancis.swindon.sch.uk

Dear Parents/Carers,

Swimming lessons will start on Friday 10th January 2020 for our Year 3 children, to be held at Cricklade Swimming Pool. This will be the first block of 6 swimming sessions for this year group, another 10 in Year 4. Swimming forms part of the Primary PE Curriculum so is an essential part of every child’s learning.   They will be taught in suitable ability groups by qualified swimming teachers.

Sessions will run every Friday from 10th January to 14th February 2020.

One class will be collected by coach at 12:30pm, the other class will be collected at 1:15pm. We aim to have the children back by 3:15 pm, depending on traffic and parking at school. If there is ever a delay, this will be communicated via Schoop. We will alternate which class goes first.

Because of school swimming lesson safety regulations, girls must wear a one-piece bathing costume, not bikini or tankini. Boys must wear suitable swimming trunks (not baggy, Bermuda-style shorts). Earrings must be removed before the lesson and we would strongly advise that you provide your child with goggles, they will be taught how to use these safely as part of the lesson. As is good practice, children can wear swimming caps if they wish.

The swimming lessons and pool hire are paid for by the school. With regard to transportation costs, we request that parents make a voluntary contribution of £16.5 per child for the 6 sessions

Please give consent and pay by 3rd January 2020 via Parentpay. Please contact the school office if you have any issues regarding payment, which will be dealt with confidentially. Please also see school website for details of our charging policy.

Thank You

Year 3 Teachers


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