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Swimming 2020/2021

Due to Covid-19 there has been a delay to the start of school swimming this year.  We are working closely with the Local Authority and Leisure Centre to ensure that pupils can get back to learning to become water confident and swim as safely and soon as possible.
Swimming 2019/2020
Year 3 and Year 4 had the opportunity to become water confident and develop their swimming skills before the closure of the pools.  Everyone made progress and had a fun time too!
Pupils go swimming weekly, throughout the year, in Years 3 and 4 and are assessed throughout the year. They receive recognition and a certificate for reaching the 5, 10,15,25,50,100 and 200m mark.
Swimming 2018/2019

Autum Term Swimming Data
Year 4
25 out of 30 (83%) pupils are water confident.
15 out of 30 (50%) are able to swim 25m.

Well done to the Year 3 and Year 4 swimmers who have achieved either their 5m, 10m, 25m, or 50m award.  Their weekly swimming lessons is paying off!

Swimming 2016 – 17

This year the swimming has been extended to include Year 3 as well as Year 4. Each class will be given one ½ hour lesson on a Thursday at the John Charles Sports Centre. The facilities at the centre are excellent and they can even boast a pool floor which can be lowered or raised to suit the different abilities of the swimmers.
The swimming instructors follow the ASA School Swimming Framework
The primary aim of these sessions is to enable the children to learn lifelong swimming skills which will keep them safe, increase fitness and provide enjoyment.
Government guidelines recommend that all children should be able to swim 25m by the time they leave primary school. With this in mind, the school awards the following certificates to encourage the children to work towards this target: 5m float, 10m float, 5m, 10m,15m, 20m, 25m.

This table shows the spread of abilities at the start of the year in both classes.

5M FLOAT 0 1
10M FLOAT 7 10
5M 3 4
10M 5 8
15M 0 0
20M 0 0
25M+ 0 0
This table shows the spread of abilities at the end of the Autumn Term
5M FLOAT 4 0
10M FLOAT 2 6
5M 1 10
10M 9 3
15M 0 0
20M 1 0
25M+ 4 12