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Intent of our Swimming Provision

 

As part of our PE curriculum we provide our Upper KS2 the opportunity to learn and develop their swimming skills. It is our aim that ALL of our pupils will access swimming lessons during their time at Whitehouse Community Primary School. Historically, pupils in years 5 and 6 received swimming lessons. However, for the first time this year pupils from year 4 are now attending swimming lessons. Additional funding from the PE Premium is also being utilised to provide additional swimming lessons during the summer term to year 6 pupils. The additional swimming sessions provides selected pupils the additional opportunity to achieve the recommended swimming achievements as outlined in the KS2 PE National Curriculum.    

 

 

Implementation of our Swimming Provision

 

Swimming Timetable

 

Please see attached the timetable for all 2018/19 swimming lessons.

Additional Swimming Information

 

Venue: All swimming lesson will take place at Fore Street Swimming Pool.

 

Duration:  As stated on the timetable, with the exception of the year 6 additional swimming, classes will attend either a 5 or 6 week block of swimming lessons.

 

Timings:       Year 4 and 5   –   Monday   2:30pm – 3:00pm                                                                                              Year 6   –   Friday      2:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Pick Up: Unless otherwise informed, all classes will dismiss from the main office (Marlow Road office) on their return to school. Please note that pick up time will be at the slightly later time of 3:35pm.   

 

Swimming Kit

 

Pupils will need – either a one-piece swimming costume for girls or swimming trunks for boys (NOT SHORTS), towel and swimming hat (essential). Swimming hats are available to purchase from the school office at £1.10 each if required. Please note that aerosol deodorants and talcum powder are not permitted in the Fore Street changing rooms. All jewellery must also be removed prior to the swimming lessons. If a pupil is well enough for school, but not well enough to swim, a letter from parents explaining the reason is required.

 

Impact of our Swimming Provision

 

Year 6 Swimming Data (2016/17)

 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for

swimming and water safety

 

% Achieved

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

45%

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

45%

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

10%

 

Year 6 Swimming Data (2017/18)

 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for

swimming and water safety

 

% Achieved

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

53%

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

Data not collected by Suffolk Norse until next academic year

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

 

27%

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