Year 4 children have swimming and water safety lessons which are part of the National Curriculum. Each class has 1 lesson a week, over the course of 1 term.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Covid has impacted our swimming lessons during the academic year 2020/2021. Our most recent figures are for academic year 2018/2019 were 40 pupils out of 65 (61.5%) met the standards required.
Year 5 are also going swimming this academic year as they couldn't go last year due to covid restrictions.