KS2 Swimming – 7.10.19
Over the past few weeks, four classes from Key Stage 2 have been swimming. At the moment, Holly Class are taking part in their six consecutive sessions. They have shown lots of resilience and hard work to develop their technique with a range of strokes. Year 4 Redwood Class will be swimming after half term.
The children in Ebony Class have started their swimming lessons at Dawlish Leisure Centre! The children have come with a lot of confidence and been able to show their previous swimming ability.
The children will be working on their techniques and challenging each other to push each other further.
Today the children in Mr Pattison’s group looked at front crawl – with an emphasis on arms and breathing, tumble turns and diving. We finished off with some very competitive front crawl relays.
What a great end to a fantastic block of swimming for Ebony class. They have all learnt life saving techniques, understood what it was like to swim in clothes as well as understand about rip currents and how to get themselves out and to safety.
I have been the incredibly impressed with the determination shown by all alongside the sheer bravery of others. We ended on a high with a longer play session and maybe a few being pushed in, but the atmosphere has been on of support and enthusiasm this whole block.
Adding to that, to have the coach driver say they are the politest children he had carried with their ‘thank yous’ and the leisure centre staff saying how quiet and well behaved is a testament to them. Well done Ebony class for being such ambassadors for the school!
Cherry Class are thoroughly enjoying their afternoon swimming sessions at Dawlish Leisure Centre. Even though we are only a few days in, many children have improved their swimming skills greatly.
Today, we started our swimming lessons. The children were very excited and behaved incredibly well. It was fantastic to see the children who were slightly nervous make so much progress within the hour. Lots of smiley faces and lots of pride!
Well done everyone…
What is your target for tomorrow? A width? A length? A dive?