In term 5 and 6, Sycamore class had the honour of going swimming at the Oratory. First of all, Lisa and Viv wanted to see what we already knew and so put us into groups of three and asked us to do:
Week 2 - 6
At the start of each lesson, we would begin with a warm up, then moved on to the lesson which was focused on a specific stroke. For most of the lessons, we set to work on improving our strokes which included: backstroke, front crawl, breast stroke, butterfly and dolphin kick. For our last lesson, we got to wear our PJs in the water - this was designed to get us to feel what it is like to have clothes on in water. On the last lesson, we learnt survival and life saving skills - we completed a drill where one of us was 'trapped' in the water; another with a ball, stick or float; and the third person encouraging the person in the water to keep calm and help the person on the slide of the pool rescue them.
At the end of our lessons, we gave Lisa and Viv a big 'Hip, Hip, Horray!'
To conclude, we all improved our swimming skills and even our survival skills - learning how to save people and get them out of the water safely. It was great fun!