swimming

Year 5 and Year 6, start their swimming lessons at the start of the Summer Term.  The children in Badgers class will be taught for 12 weeks during Term 5 and Term 6 at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury.  We are lucky that their class teacher is a qualified swimming instructor so the children that are confident swimmers can be taught to dive in the main pool.  We also have access to the learner pool, where children who cannot swim yet are taught by a Five Rivers Leisure Centre swimming coach. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-five-rivers-swimming-timetable

We are required by the Government to publish the percentage of Year 6 children who meet national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.  Due to the impact of Covid, many of our children have not been swimming for two years.  We currently have 10 children in Year 6 and six of them have met the requirement.  We are confident that the other four children will meet the standard at the end of the Summer term after their school swimming lessons.

Government questions:

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 60%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? 60%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 60%

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