Thorney Close Primary School

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Swimming Report

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In accordance with the National Curriculum, 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 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. 

Swimming Data 2021-2022

Year Group Number of children who can currently swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - Data to be updated throughout the year Number of children who can currently use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]  - Data to be updated throughout the year Number of children who can currently perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - Data to be updated throughout the year

Year 6

Number of children in cohort

= 39

Year 5

Number of children in cohort

= 25

Year 4

Number of children in cohort

= 19

Started swimming 6.1.22.  Not yet tested Started swimming 6.1.22.  Not yet tested Started swimming 6.1.22.  Not yet tested

Year 4

Number of children in cohort

= 20

Will start swimming 28.2.22 Will start swimming 28.2.22 Will start swimming 28.2.22

Swimming Data 2020-21

Due to Covid restrictions children were not able to take part in swimming lessons during the 2020-2021 academic year.  The below table is 2019-2020 percentages for the Year 6 children who left Thorney Close Primary School in July 2021 - when they went swimming in Year 5

Number of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres Number of children who can use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] Number of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Number of children in cohort

= 23

 

82%

 

 

 

74%

 

 %

Schools can choose to use the primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

Yes, Thorney Close Primary School has used the primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming which is above the national curriculum requirements.  

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