Physical Education and Swimming

At UTS we are very lucky to have a swimming pool on our site which we use every summer for the teaching of swimming. Our Teachers are trained to deliver swimming teaching and also in first aid and CPR.
All of our children, from Reception to Year 6 swim at least twice a week to develop their water confidence, knowledge of water safety and to develop their skills in a range of different swimming strokes.
We follow the National Curriculum for Swimming and work towards the expectations for the end of Key Stage 2.
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively for example, front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
The document below details the lessons which our groups of children experience. They range from beginner lessons to improver lessons and then to advanced lessons.  Each chunk of lessons covers water confidence, safety and also stroke development.
Children learning how to swim is an essential life skill, which is even more relevant as our school is in a village with a river running through it.