Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Swimming

Subtitle: Safety in swimming

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Mention four safety rules in swimming
  2. List three importance of swimming

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Safety rules in swimming are the various to stay safe around the pool and while in the pool swimming.

Safety Rules in Swimming

  1. Take a shower before getting into the pool.
  2. Always swim with a buddy.
  3. Swim only in areas that have a lifeguard.
  4. Stay out of the water when you are very tired, very cold, or overheated.
  5. Follow all swimming rules posted at the swimming area.
  6. Obey the lifeguard’s instruction.
  7. If you can’t see the bottom of the pool in the deep end or the water is cloudy, don’t swim there.
  8. Avoid swimming at night in unlighted areas.
  9. Don’t chew gum or eat while swimming, you could choke.
  10. No running around the swimming pool.
  11. Get out of the water if you see lightning or hear thunder.
  12. Avoid swimming in river currents.
  13. No going in the swimming pool without an adult around.
  14. Do not bring glass or sharp object to the pool.
  15. Stay out of the water when you are very tired, very cold, or overheated.

Importance or benefits of swimming

  1. Swimming help maintain healthy heart, lungs and weight.
  2. Swimming is fun.
  3. Swimming is a great way to make friends.
  4. Swimming helps with academic skills – including reading and writing.

Strategies and activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

  1. state two function of swimming.
  2. Do not chew ……………………………………
  3. List three safety rules in swimming

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. what is safety in swimming?

State five safety rules in swimming

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