Swimming is part of our PE curriculum and children from Years 1 to 6 take part in weekly swimming lessons at Hartham Pool, one term each year. Two classes go each term; Y6 and Y3 in the autumn term, Y5 and Y2 in the spring term and Y4 and Y1 in the summer term.
The children are taken by Mrs King and a Classroom Assistant to the pool by coach each Wednesday afternoon. The lessons are taught by qualified swimming teachers and our staff observe the children whilst they are swimming and supervise them in the changing rooms and on the coach.
All children are expected to attend lessons each week, the lessons are not optional. Children work in four swimming ability groups, dependent on their swimming confidence and ability not on their age. The children work towards swimming badges/achievements – certificates are presented during Friday sharing assemblies.
Girls need to wear a costume, no bikinis. Hair has to be up inside a swimming hat. Boys have to wear swimming trunks, not baggy Bermuda style shorts. Children also need to take a swimming towel. Pierced ear-rings need to be removed on Wednesday mornings, at home before school. Floats and woggles are provided by the pool when needed.
The Swimming schedule will be as follows for the 2017-2018 academic year:
Year 3 and Year 6 will be the first groups to swim. Their swimming dates will be as follows on Wednesday;
September: 13th, 20th and 27th
October: 4th, 11th and 18th
November: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
December: 6th and 13th
The cost for the autumn 2017 term will be £4.45 per session or 2 instalments of £29. It can also be paid in full £58.
Year 2 and Year 5 will swim in the spring term. Their swimming dates on a Wednesday will be;
January: 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
February: 7th, 21st and 28th
March: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
The cost for the spring 2018 term will be £4.30 per session or 2 instalments of £23.65. It can also be paid in full £47.30.
Year 1 and Year 4 will swim in the summer term. Their swimming dates on a Wednesday will be;
May: 2nd, 9th 16th and 23rd
June: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
July: 4th, 11th & 18th
(Please note should the pool increase their entrance costs for the new 2018 financial year, the following figures will be amended). The cost for the summer 2018 term will be £4.00 per session or 2 instalments of £22.00. It can also be paid in full £44.00.
We offer parents easy payment options for swimming; weekly, half-termly or termly. For convenience parents can use the School Gateway facility (logo on the home page) to make online payments (please note the minimum online payment is £5.00 so it may be easier to make a payment for 2 weeks each time) or pay by cash at the office or send in a cheque payable to Hertford Heath School.