Swimming

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Verruca advice

One of the things that Engayne Primary School is proud of is its indoor swimming pool. We are pleased to be able to offer all pupils on-site swimming lessons in line with the national curriculum. We believe that every child should have a positive, calm and safe environment to learn to swim. The children swim weekly from year 1 to year 6, all children swim regardless of their ability and our planning is inclusive of all.

In reception, typically, children gain water confidence; learn to float; put their face in the water and begin to swim.  By year 6 we have built on their skills and techniques they will Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters. Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, Front crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke)

ReceptionBuild confidence, learn to float, practice kicking legs on the front and back begin to learn to swim.
Year 1To swim 5 meters on the front and back with or without aids. Have knowledge of water safety and basic survival.  
Year 2To swim confidently 5 meters, then aim for 10  
Year 3To swim 10 meters continuously swimming the length of the pool. Introduce breathing to the side and breaststroke.  
Year 4Aim to swim 15 meters continuously working towrds 20 meters. Introduce butterfly legs and arms.  
Year 5Improve stroke technique have knowledge of water safety and lifesaving skills  
Year 6To swim 25 meters continuously, improve stroke technique. Have knowledge of water safety and lifesaving skills. Each lesson starts with a swimming routine warmup
Drowning prevention week 18th – 25th June       2022The DPW campaign, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), encourages parents, schools, leisure centers and communities to use its free water safety resources, to give children the skills to enjoy a lifetime of fun in the water. This week involves performing rescues, what to do in an emergency and water safety at the beach, rivers and lakes.    
Mrs Hughes, Swimming Teacher
Engayne’s Swimming Pool

 

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