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.
Results for pupils in Year 6 for 2018 – 2019: –
|Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety||Percentage|
|Percentage of Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?||86%|
|Percentage of Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?||93%|
|Percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?||93%|
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.