St Christopher’s RC Nursery & Primary School

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi"We are called to make the earth a beautiful garden." Pope Francis"Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa"I have come so that they can have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life." John 146

Swimming

 

The National Curriculum Programme of Study for P.E. sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safely self-rescue in different water based situations  

 

At St Christopher's we start swimming lessons in Year 3 and these continue in Year 4. The aim is to make sure that as many children as possible achieve their national curriculum in swimming by the end of year 4.

Pupils are then given an opportunity in Year 6 to consolidate the skills above to ensure that they can swim at least 25 metres. 

2017-18 RESULTS

Year 3: 12% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation 

Year 4: 60% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation 

Year 6: 88% of pupils have achieved 25 metre swimming expectation

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

admin@st-christophers.tameside.sch.uk

0161 330 5880