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:
Children at Waddesdon Village Primary School take part in swimming lessons during Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4. Lessons normally take place during the autumn term for Year 4, during the spring term for Year 3 and the summer term for Year 2.
Children are assessed throughout each block of lessons and work towards specific standards, data will be reported here that reflects the achievements of the current Year 6 cohort.
Year 6 children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m:
Before swimming lessons 14 children could swim 25m - 43% of cohort
After swimming lessons 29 children could swim 25m - 91% 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 - 29 children = 91% 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.
91% of children could perform a reach rescue and tow a partner to the side.
91% of children could secure a partner at the side of the pool and call for help.
(data based on Year 6 cohort 2019-2020).