PE and Sports Premium and Swimming

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Throughout the 2018/19 Academic Year, St Catherine’s has continued to work extremely hard to give the best provision for the children in swimming. Starting in Year 1 and 2, we develop early Water Confidence and in Year 3 and 4, look to achieve National Curriculum.

90% of our Year 4 children achieved National Curriculum Standard, compared to 58% in Sheffield and 68% nationally. This was achieved through effective teaching in Year 4, and then specific catch up lessons with a swimming coach for those children who entered Year 5 or 6 without having achieved National Curriculum Standard.

We are delighted that 100% of Year 6 and 99% of Year 5 achieved National Curriculum Standard, including being able to proficiently swim a distance of 25 meters, use a range of strokes effectively, and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

SEND Swimming is included in our provision. This is targeted at children in Key Stage 2, alongside their support work on specific Swimming Skills, leading to real success for these children.

We developed a SEND swimming team, which has taken part in events and competitions:

  • March 2019 at Ponds Forge winners ‘Top South Yorkshire Primary School SEN Swimming Team’

  • May 2019 at Ponds Forge 3rd place North of England U14’s Regional Final

  • In November 2019 the team is taking part in the England U14’s National Finals at the Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, London

Year Groups Achieving the National Curriculum Standard