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Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at The Divine Mercy RC Primary and another way of helping children to lead healthy and active lives.
Throughout the academic year, pupils in Y4 attend swimming lessons at Moss Side Leisure Centre once a week.
We also provide opportunities, later in the year, for children in Y6 who have not met the national curriculum requirements.
This ensures that nearly every pupil leaving The Divine Mercy can reach the National requirement by the end of Year 6.
Pupils are grouped according to their ability and are taught 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.
Our Swimming Data
Swim 25m - 76%
Perform a range of recognised strokes - 79%
Perform a Safe Self Rescue - 75%
Well done year 4!
School Swimming Data 2021
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Please complete all of the below:
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school.
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?
Yes, money that was carried over from 2019/20 Spending for a term of swimming for in Autumn Term Year 5 due to COVID-19 restrictions on swimming in Year 4