Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught.
Understanding the stats:
- All pupils are monitored are recorded against the expected learning outcomes of the National Curriculum.
- At Key stage 2, the expected learning outcomes that the Dolphin Centre assess the children against by the time they leave primary school in year 6 are as follows:
- Pace themselves in floating & swimming challenges related to speed distance and personal survival
- Swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
- Use recognised arm and leg actions lying on front and back
- Use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills (front crawl, back crawl, breastroke, sculling, floating and surface diving)
At Red Hall Primary School we teach swimming in Y3 onwards.
Results for pupils in Year 6 for 2018 – 2019: –
- 86% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- 93% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- 93% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations