Curriculum Intent

In line with the National Curriculum we aim that by time children finish year 6 they will all be able to do the following:

  • 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


Curriculum Implementation

At Istead Rise we have our own swimming pool, where all of our swimming lessons take place. Our sports coach is a qualified swimming instructor, and all swimming lessons are taught by him. Each year group in Key Stage 2 is taught a block of swimming lessons every year.