Swimming Report 2018 – 19
The National Curriculum states:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
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
Swimming at John Hampden Primary School:
At John Hampden, Key Stage Two pupils will attend a swimming programme for one term per academic year, regardless of their swimming ability. This ensures that all children are given the opportunity to develop and improve their swimming ability during these school years (they work within ability groups alongside three qualified instructors). During Terms 5 and 6, pupils from across Years 5 and 6 who haven’t yet achieved their 25m distance swim will attend further swimming lessons. At the end of each term, pupils are re-assessed to help us decide whether they need to continue attending swimming sessions in the following term. All pupils learn about how to keep themselves and others safe, both in and around water. Our instructors deliver specific water safety sessions during the summer term. Specialised self-rescue lessons are not covered.
Assessment of Pupils:
All KS2 pupils attended swimming sessions for half a term during the academic year. Assessment information for Y6 pupils from Autumn 2018 (48 pupils) is set out below. Pupils who did not meet the 25m requirement will be continuing swimming lessons in the summer terms.
|Number of pupils who are non-swimmers||5|
|Number of pupils who can swim 10-20 metres||17|
|Number of pupils who can swim competently etc||26|
|Number of pupils who can perform safe self-rescue||17|