Year 6 Swimming Competency

The table below demonstrates the attainment of our current Year 6 pupils (11) with reference to the end of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum requirements:

Requirements: Yes No
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 7, 8, 9
Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke). 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11 4, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


Child 4:  Is developing confidence in the water. He can submerge himself fully and is able to retrieve items from the bottom of the pool in both the shallow and deep ends. He is also able to float on both his front and his back.  PN can move through the water unaided for 5m, and up to 10m with prompting. He is now focussing on developing his formal strokes, such as breast stroke and front crawl. He is also working on controlling his breathing.

Child 7:  Is developing his confidence in the water but remains within his depth in the middle part of the pool.  He is working on controlling his breathing and the overall movement of his body within the water.  He needs support to be on his front or back and is not yet able to float or propel himself.

Child 8:  Displays confidence in the pool and is able to put his face in the water, blow bubbles and use his arms to splash.  He enjoys walking through the pool but will not to go out of his depth and prefers for his feet to remain on the pool floor.  However, with support, he is able to float on both his front or back.

Child 9:  Enjoys going swimming but will only stay in the shallow area.  He used to have difficulty getting into the pool, but now he can enter the pool by the ramp into the shallow end but remains by the side.  He enjoys splashing and pouring/scooping water over his head.

Child 10: Is able to swim 25m but does so in his own style.  He is a real water baby and spends most of the time underwater.  He is able to float on his front and is developing his confidence on his back.


May 2018