Swimming and water safety remains an important part of the PE curriculum at our school as we believe that 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 the sports grant for this.
This data shows how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations. By the end of Key Stage Two, children should be able to:
- Swim 25 metres.
- Use a variety of different strokes (e.g. breast stroke, backstroke, 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 a 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 received and reported on our website.
Of the current Year 6 cohort:
- 61.53% can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 88.46% can swim 10m front crawl & backstroke.
- 61.53% can swim 25m front crawl & backstroke.
- 19.23% also achieved longer distance swims of 100m and 400m.
- 96.15% can perform a safe self-rescue.
Further improvement and development:
We are looking to provide Year 3 children with a weekly swimming slot in the Summer Term in preparation for a full years swimming in Year 4.