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Saint Mary's

RC Primary School

We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

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Saint Mary's

RC Primary School

We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

Curriculum

EARLY YEARS:

The INTENT in the Foundation Stage is to focus on developing gross and fine motor skills. To help our school achieve this we use the Lancashire Movement Skills resource to support Foundation staff in understanding skills they will teach children, along with other skill opportunities to develop.

 

KEY STAGE 1:

(Year 1 Baseline) The INTENT in Year 1 is to carry out a baseline of 10 Fundamental Movement Skills as the children enter Year 1. From this baseline the teacher can design or adapt their PE curriculum and focus on the FMS the children are less proficient in.

 

DURING KEY STAGE 1 -

The INTENT during KS1 is to continue to develop the children's FMS, especially their weaker ones, and also to teach children HOW to apply these skills in a context. The children should develop their knowledge when using simple tactics in game type activities and create sequences of movement in gymnastic and dance type activities. This is delivered through the CORE TASKS.

 

END OF KEY STAGE 1-

The INTENT at the end of KS1 is to test the children's 10 Fundamental Movement Skills again. This will show the impact on their performance of the FMS and which skills they have mastered. This information is then shared with the Year 3 teacher.

 

LOWER KEY STAGE 2-

The INTENT in Years 3 and 4 games is to develop children's attacking skills through a range of different sports and activities. However, this will be delivered through uneven sides, i.e. 3V1, 4V2. They will also develop their knowledge of simple attacking tactics, which are transferable across similar categories of games. For example, invasion games, net or wall games, target and striking and fielding.

 

UPPER KEY STAGE 2-

The INTENT at Years 5 and 6 in games is to continue to develop children's attacking skills when they are working as a team and to develop their knowledge of defending strategies. These will be delivered through modified mini-versions from uneven sides to even sides, i.e. 5V3, 3V4, 4V4, 5V5 etc.

The learning the children receive through the different categories of games leads to playing a school games Level 1 competition. 

The INTENT at Years 5 and 6 in dance and gymnastics is to develop children's performance and composing longer sequences of movements with a partner and group.

 

SWIMMING - 

The INTENT is for all children leaving KS2 to be able to:

  • perform self-rescue in different water based situations
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke.

To achieve this outcome, all children in KS2 swim each year. Any children in need of extra help are identified early and receive extra swimming instruction.

Swimming at St Mary’s RC Primary School Oswaldtwistle

From September 2014 all children must be taught the programme of study for swimming as defined in the national curriculum 2014. In particular pupils should be taught to:

 • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

 • use a range of strokes effectively

 • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

 How will St Mary’s RC Primary define and assess these requirements?

 Swim competently, confidently and proficiently using a range of strokes effectively

The definitions of ‘competently’, ‘confidently’, ‘proficiently’ and ‘effectively’ together suggest that swimmers should use a range of strokes demonstrating sufficient skill and knowledge for the intended outcome to be achieved and for the swimmer to be certain of success. Intended outcomes might be a swim of 25 metres or using an effective stroke to play water polo successfully.

To be certain of success swimmers will need to demonstrate their ability to swim over specific distances or achieve certain outcomes on more than one occasion. It is not good enough to swim the distance or achieve the outcome once. This does not imply certainty.

Over a distance of at least 25 metres

 ‘At least 25 metres’ must include swimming at least 50% of the distance in deep water. Deep water is defined as greater than shoulder depth. At no time should the side of the pool or pool floor be touched.

St Mary’s believes that every child should make progress and achieve their very best in swimming. Swimming at least 25 metres should be viewed as an absolute minimum entitlement as set out in the National Curriculum for PE, 2014. Every Year 6 child should achieve this distance and the majority significantly further.

When undertaking swims of at least 25 metres St Mary’s will require children to complete a swim of 30 metres. This will ensure competence to swim 25 metres.

 

 

 

 

 

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

 St Mary’s will assess children’s ability to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using the following criteria:

 * Swim 30 metres in deep water (passing over deep water for at least 50% of the swim). At no time should the sides of the pool or pool floor be touched.

 * The swim should be continuous and completed without undue stress. The stroke or strokes used should be as strong at the end as at the start of the distance.

* Strokes used should be recognisable to an informed onlooker. The minimum expectation will be:

Alternating strokes e.g. front crawl, back crawl

 Streamlined body position, Effective arm pull,  regular breathing,

 Simultaneous strokes e.g. breaststroke, butterfly, lifesaving backstroke

 Simultaneous arm and leg actions Broadly symmetric Regular breathing

25 metre certificates will be awarded to children who meet these criteria in full on more than one occasion and when it is certain that the swim can always be achieved.

 Whenever an award requires a distance swim of 25 metres or further, children will be expected to meet the same criteria as defined for 25 metres.

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations Self rescue

St Mary’s believes it is very important that all children have the necessary knowledge and skills to recognise when they are getting into difficulties and be able to take appropriate avoiding action to help themselves out of the situation.

To be able to do this we will teach the following self-rescue techniques and set up simple scenarios so that non-swimmers, beginner and improver swimmers can practice and use these skills:

* treading water

* floating correctly, and for sustained periods of time

 * HELP/Huddle positions

 * sculling * head up swimming

 * how to use buoyancy aids

 * swimming in clothes and without goggles

* swimming to save oneself – adapting technique, changing stroke, resting and swimming

 

 

We will also help children to understand the SAFE code and know how to be safe when playing in and near water:

* Spot the dangers

 * Always swim with family and friends

 * Find and follow the safety signs and flags

 * Emergency - know what to do

 

 Also the RNLI Safety Message:

 S – Stop & Think – Spot or know the dangers

 S - Stay Together – With a friend/family

 F – Float – Until feel calm and think what to do next

 C – Call 999/112 – See someone in trouble

 

Different water-based situations

 We will do our very best to provide a range of different water-based situations in which children can use swimming and self-rescue skills. These water-based situations might include:

* shallow water

 * deep water

 * out of reach of the pool sides

 * swimming in clothes

* opportunities to extend these skills into controlled  e.g Hyndburn swimming Gala/ Discussion with local swimming clubs

 

The Personal Safety Award

 We will issue Personal Safety Awards to those children that demonstrate their ability to swim 50 metres in deep water in clothes and use self-rescue skills competently, confidently and proficiently. Children who achieve this award will be deemed to have met the expectations for the swimming and water safety elements of the National Curriculum for PE, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Class:                               Year Group:                      Date of Swimming Programme:

Name

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

25m Award

50m

Award

100m

Award

200m

Award

400m Award

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Personal Safety Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Year Expectations for Safe Self-rescue

Year 3 EOY Expectations

Safe Self- rescue skill

Descriptor

Treading water

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to tread water using an effective technique.

Floating correctly, and for sustained periods of time

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to float using a float or noodle.

Swimming in clothes and without goggles

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim without the use of googles.

 

Year 4 EOY Expectations

Safe Self- rescue skill

Descriptor

Treading water

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to tread water using an effective technique for 30 seconds or longer.

Floating correctly, and for sustained periods of time

 

Children AT expected standard should be float for 30 seconds using a float or noodle.

Swimming in clothes and without goggles

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim without the use of googles.

How to use buoyancy aids

Children AT expected standard should be able to hold a buoyancy aid in order to be rescued.

HELP/Huddle positions

Children AT expected standard should be able to use a float of safety vest, tucking knees into chest and hands across body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 EOY Expectations

Safe Self- rescue skill

Descriptor

Treading water

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to tread water using an effective technique for 1 minute.

Floating correctly, and for sustained periods of time

 

Children AT expected standard should be float for a short period without a float.

Swimming in clothes and without goggles

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim without the use of googles and swim in clothing (1 session).

How to use buoyancy aids

Children AT expected standard should be able to hold a buoyancy aid in order to be rescued.

Sculling

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim with low movement from the shoulders – sculling underneath body-led on the back (developing technique).

HELP/Huddle positions

Children AT expected standard should be able to use a float of safety vest, tucking knees into chest and hands across body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 EOY Expectations

Safe Self- rescue skill

Descriptor

Treading water

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to tread water using an effective technique for over 1 minute.

Floating correctly, and for sustained periods of time

 

Children AT expected standard should be float for a sustained period without a float

Swimming in clothes and without goggles

 

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim without the use of googles and swim in clothing (1 session).

How to use buoyancy aids

Children AT expected standard should be able to hold a buoyancy aid in order to be rescued.

Sculling

Children AT expected standard should be able to swim with low movement from the shoulders – sculling underneath body-led on the back.

HELP/Huddle positions

Children AT expected standard should be able to use a float of safety vest, tucking knees into chest and hands across body.

AND

Huddle as a group to stay afloat and for warmth.

Swimming to save oneself

Children AT expected standard should be able to adapt technique, changing stroke, resting and floating unaided.

 

 

 

 

 

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