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Swimming 2018-2019



Swimming and water safety continues to be an important part of the PE curriculum at Cuerden Church School this year as it is another way of helping the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Schools have the responsibility to publish swimming data and we have used some of sports grant for this. 


This data shows how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations. By the end of Key Stage 2 children should be able to:

  • Swim 25 metres.
  • Use a variety of different strokes (e.g. breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl).
  • Be able to perform a safe self-rescue.


Current swimming provision:

Throughout the academic year pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. During their weekly sessions the children are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:

  • Swim confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes.
  • Perform safe, self-rescue in different water situations.


The children will be assessed in the water at different stages throughout the year and data will also be reviewed and reported on our website. 


Of the current Year 6 cohort 75% can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres, 75% of children can use a range of strokes and 95.83% can perform a safe self-rescue.


Further improvement and development: 

We are looking to provide Year 5 children who do not meet the National Curriculum standards with booster sessions in the Summer Term.


On a journey with Jesus;

growing, learning and loving God together