Physical education is about providing children with a movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity, enabling them to become competent and confident physical movers. All children are entitled to benefit from the enjoyment of a broad and balanced PE curriculum that will extend their knowledge, physical skills and attitudes in a positive manner irrespective of race, gender, or level of ability.
Our objective is to put children at the heart of PE learning by:
All of our children in Year 4 attend swimming once a week at Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre. The children attend for the academic year and work towards the required competencies.
Year 6 children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m:
Before swimming lessons 22 children could swim 25m - 69% of cohort
After swimming lessons 31 children could swim 25m - 97% of cohort
Year 6 children who can use a range of strokes effectively:
Children from Level 3 upwards who could display a range of stokes - 27 children = 84% of cohort
Year 6 children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations:
100% of children attended the water safety and rescue talk and were able to answer 3 questions about it.
100% of children were able to complete a personal survival scenario where they shout and wave for help; wear clothes in the pool (standing) and remove an item of clothing; throw a buoyancy aid to a partner a least 5m from the side.
100% of children could perform a reach rescue and tow a partner to the side.
97% of children could secure a partner at the side of the pool and call for help.
(data based on Year 6 cohort 2017-2018).