Our children learn to swim in the summer term of Year 3. Because we recognise the important of swimming, we revisit swimming lessons again in Year 6, as part of CLASP.
Our year six pupil's will be attending swimming lessons in the Autumn Term. You will get a letter at the start of the school year confirming what dates your child will be going. This will be a six week block each Wednesday afternoon.
Please ensure you child brings their kit each week so they can maximise this learning opportunity.
Why your child should learn to swim?
Swimming is really important, not only is it a fun sport, which keeps your child's heart and lungs healthy but it is an essential life-saving skill.
It opens the door to many other different sports: if your child can swim they can also try...
Kayaking, canoeing, surfing and triathlons to name a few!
You can find out more information at:
Swimming and water safety
It is a National Curriculum requirement that KS2 pupils are able to swim.
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
Year 6 swimming results
Due to COVID-19 only half of our Year 6 pupils have been able to attend swimming so far.
Please find people the results of children who are able to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 80%
- use a range of strokes effectively: 80%
- perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations: 73%
Due to COVID-19, last acedemic year our Year 3 and Year 4's last year, couldn't attend swimming. Therefore, they will attend swimming in the Summer term. This will run from April 23rd to July 16th and your child will be given all the information for this if their class is attending.
25m swimming results: 60% of children.
Range of strokes results: 60% of children.
Self-rescue results: 100% of children.