Swimming

Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at Goldthorpe Primary and another way of helping children to lead healthy and active lives.

Throughout the academic year, pupils in Y3 attend swimming lessons once a week.  We are striving to improve our swimming data to ensure as many children as possible are achieving curriculum expectations by the conclusion of KS2.  Therefore where possible, later in the year, we also secure spaces for those pupils in Y4/5/6 who did not meet the swimming requirements at Y3, to close the gap.

By the end of Y6, pupils should be able to:
– Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
– Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
– Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Goldthorpe Primary School Swimming Data
This data should express how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations in KS2. By the end of Year 6 children should be able to: swim 25m, use a variety of different strokes (breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl) and be able to perform a safe self-rescue. Details of KS2 children who have met curriculum objectives are below:

Year Group Number of Children Percentage able to swim competently over 25 metres 
Year 3 35 TBC July 2018 at end of current swim cycle
Year 4 40 68%
Year 5 33 88%
Year 6 32 91%