Swimming will continue take place for the children in Year 2 in the summer term this year. By providing the children in this year group with a prolonged block of provision, we aim to significantly increase their swimming and water safety skills and to increase their confidence in and around water before they reach KS2. The weekly, half hour sessions are taught by coaches provided by the LEA. School staff provide additional supervision during the sessions and observe the coaching as part of their CPD. The children's swimming ability is assessed during the first session to allow them to be placed into differentiated groups working in a water depth that they are comfortable with. Assessment also takes place during the final session to confirm levels of improvement and the achievement of awards.
We will be using our sports funding to also provide a block of coaching for Year 4 in the summer term to improve their water confidence and swimming skills.
At the end of July 2016:
12 children could swim 25 metres or more.
50% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
At the end of July 2015:
7 children could swim 25 metres or more
29% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.
At the end of July 2014:
6 children could swim 25 metres or more
50% of these children were eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.
In total 8 children in school achieved 25m or more .