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Swimming Education

Swimming in Education Curriculum (Key Stage 2)

Former senior Ofsted inspector Sir Jim Rose has suggested a curriculum overhaul where lessons should be more focused on preparing children for life outside school.

 

Key Stage One (5-7 years old)

If a school teaches swimming at this stage, pupils should be taught to:

* move in water – e.g. jump, walk hop and spin using swimming aids and supports.

* float and move without swimming aids.

* propel themselves in water using different aids, arm and leg actions, and basic strokes.

 

Key Stage Two (7-11 years old)

If a school teaches swimming at this stage, pupils should be taught to:

* pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and person survival.

* swim unaided for a sustained period over at least 25 metres.

* use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back.

* use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills.

 

We strongly advise headmasters and teachers to encourage and build on the swimming lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2 of the Education Curriculum. Read More

 

Encouraging Swimming Lessons and joining Whitworth Swimming Club

We would also like to ask Headmasters and Teachers to market Whitworth Swimming Club to Key stage 1-2 class groups so as to prepare them for swimming lessons at Key Stage 2.  It is evident that primary schools with a regular involvement and attendance at Whitworth Swimming Club perform extremely well in inter-school swimming galas across the Valley.

 

Please contact Michelle Barker on 01706 854152