At Abbot’s Hall we value swimming, not only as excellent form of exercise, but as a key life skill. We aim for all children to reach the National Curriculum’s expectations for swimming by the end of Key Stage 2.
The National Curriculum expectations for swimming are that all schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:
Swimming is part of the Year 3 PE Curriculum, with each class attending swimming lessons at Stowmarket Leisure Centre for a term and a half. Like most schools in the local area our swimming provider is Suffolk Norse. Suffolk Norse Swimming provides a comprehensive, centrally organised and administered service to assist schools to meet their individual swimming target and fulfil the National Curriculum requirements.
Swimming for children in Year 3 takes place on a Thursday morning before lunch.
When swimming at Stowmarket Leisure Centre, with Suffolk Norse, children will need:
Girls - swimming costume (one-piece swimming costume)