At Yealand CE Primary School we recognise the importance of providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education (PE). Through PE, children acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and the importance of physical activity. PE embeds the values of sportsmanship, fairness and respect. We hope that, through the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that satisfies the requirements of the National Curriculum. With 2 hours of high quality physical activity per week for all pupils in an environment in which pupils enjoy and are committed to sports. Ensuring that all pupils, irrespective of ability, have opportunities to experience and succeed in a wide range of sporting opportunities.
All pupils in Swallow Class (Key Stage 2) attend the local community owned pool at Carnforth, weekly.
In 2020/2021, Year 6 did not have an opportunity to swim with the school, however following discussions with parents and swimming in previous years, all Year 6 had reached the National Curriculum expectation and could ‘swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, and use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]‘ (NC, 2013).
However, school was unable to measure attainment in life saving skills during this time.