Monday, 11 May 2009


The pool has been cleaned and will be ready for use after half-term. We hope to start swimming on Monday 1 June – weather permitting. After discussion it has been decided that Nursery children will not participate in this activity. Classes GM, DB, RV and GH have decided not to use the school’s pool as they have done deep water swimming at Framlingham College.

Please could you make arrangements for your children to have swimming equipment ready to bring to school after half-term:
• swimming costume
• swim hat
• towel
• footwear to get to and from the pool.
If your child does not bring in their swimming kit they will not be able to swim.

Our pool is well balanced as far as chlorine and acid levels are concerned and therefore Goggles should not need to be worn. If your child really has an eye irritation we must have a letter from you stating the reasons why your child must wear goggles. Accidents have happened in school pools because of goggles snapping back on eyes.

To avoid the perennial problem of the small tiles in the swimming pool acting like pumice stones on tender feet, parents may like their children to wear socks or close fitting ‘swimming’ shoes (usually sold for use on a stony beach). We feel ‘jelly’ shoes would not be acceptable as they would be too restrictive.

Swimming hats (£1.00) and swimming bags (£1.80) are available from the school office.
Please ensure all items are named.

Children should take swimwear and towels home every time they are used. In this event, to help with the washing, parents may find it helpful to have a second set in reserve.

We can only hold swimming lessons if we get enough parent helpers.
Children need support with dressing and young children must be escorted to and from the pool.
The teacher must stay by the pool at all times to be with the children within the fence perimeter. Younger children must have an adult in the pool with them.
Each teacher is arranging their own timetable of help so if you can spare 1 or more hours please indicate on the timetable overleaf and pass to the relevant teacher.

Please try to keep to a committed time, or find a replacement. Thank you.

Please delete as applicable:
• I would be willing to assist in the teaching of swimming
• I would be willing to go into the pool with the younger children
• I would be willing to help with the undressing/dressing of children or be in the classroom with


Mrs Bell/Skevington
MONDAY 1.15 – 2.15pm
WEDNESDAY 9am – 10am
Miss Ashberry
TUESDAY 9am – 10am
THURSDAY 9am – 10am
Mrs Lord/Dwyer
MONDAY 10am – 10.55am
FRIDAY 10am – 10.55am
Mrs Colchester
WEDNESDAY 1.15pm – 2.15pm
FRIDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
Mrs Cann
MONDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
WEDNESDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
Miss Montague
THURSDAY 11.15am – 12.15pm
FRIDAY 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Mrs Hopkins
TUESDAY 1.15pm – 3pm
Miss Treen
THURSDAY 1.15pm – 3pm

NAME: ________________________________ SIGNED: _________________________________
TEL NO: ___________________________________