Swimming at Pottery
The National Curriculum states that by time children leave Year 6 they should be able: to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25m; use a range of strokes effectively; and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Pottery, we recognise the importance of swimming as a life-skill. As part of the PE and Sport we offer here, our children go swimming in Year 3 and 4. Their swimming lessons are hosted at Belper Leisure Centre and are taught by Belper Leisure Centre swimming teachers and Pottery staff.
We assess the children's progress using the Swim England assessment criteria. We aim for all of our children to be water confident and swimming the national curriculum expected standard of 25 metres by the end of Year 6.
- 89% of children in Year 6 could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 89% of children in Year 6 cohort could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].
- 31% of children in Year 6 could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.