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Schemes of Work

PE at key stages 1 and 2    (Year 1/2/3)

Unit 7: Swimming activities and water safety (1) Beginners   (non-swimmers and developing swimmers)

About this unit

In this unit children learn to enjoy being in water and become more confident. They learn how to keep afloat, move in the water, meet challenges and breathe when swimming. At first they use swimming aids and support - in time, some children will manage without these.

In all swimming activities, children have to keep afloat and propel themselves through water. Learning to swim enables them to take part in a range of water-based activities.

Sections in this unit

This unit is divided into sections. Each section contains a sequence of activities with related objectives and outcomes. You can view this unit by moving through the sections or print/download the whole unit.
1. Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
2. Acquiring and developing skills
3. Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas
4. Evaluating and improving performance