Swimming Report 2019 – 20
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.
Assessment of Pupils:
All KS2 pupils attend swimming sessions for half a term during each academic year. End of Key Stage assessment information for our Y6 pupils for the 2018-19 academic year (50 pupils) is set out below. Our current cohort (2019-20) will be reported on at the end of the current academic year.
|Number of pupils who are non-swimmers||5|
|Number of pupils who can swim 10-20 metres||11|
|Number of pupils who can swim competently etc||34|
|Number of pupils who can perform safe self-rescue||TBC|