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What do your students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the aquatic learning needs of your students will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the aquatic learning experiences in this book are listed below. You may choose to draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress.

Students will:




Responsible Practices 
  • describe and demonstrate simple practices that contribute to water hygiene
1 A 3
  • follow rules and regulations in and around aquatic environments
2 B 4
  • identify hazards in local aquatic environments and develop strategies for coping with them.
1 D 4
Water Awareness
  • enter and exit the water using an appropriate method
1 A 3
  • demonstrate an ability to give and to accept help in an aquatic environment
2 A 3
  • identify aquatic environments where students can play safely
1 B 4
  • identify where to get help in an aquatic environment.
1 D 2
  • use the aquatic environment to enjoy physical activity
1 A 2
  • participate co-operatively in aquatic games
1 B 2
  • include and support others when taking part in aquatic activities
2 B 1
  • show respect and support for personal and cultural preferences when changing for aquatic activities.
1 B 1/3
  • express their feelings about aquatic activities
2 A 4
  • develop ways of moving confidently in and through the water
1 B 1
  • submerge themselves completely and exhale underwater
1 B 1
  • demonstrate orientation and confidence in the water.
2 B 1
  • use buoyant objects effectively for the safety of themselves and others
2 B 3
  • confidently return to an upright position from floating
1 B 1
  • demonstrate and maintain a relaxed body position while floating in changing water conditions
1 B 1
  • use limb movements to assist and maintain a floating position
2 B 1
  • play minor aquatic games using a range of improvised equipment and flotation aids.
2 B 3
Beginnings of Propulsion
  • exhale while gliding on their front and their back
1 B 1
  • explore how the water provides resistance to propulsion
1 B 1
  • use a leg action while swimming on their front and their back and exhaling
2 B 1
  • use a regular breathing cycle while swimming on their front and their back using a leg action and flotation aids
2 B 1
  • use a regular breathing cycle while swimming on their front using a single arm action and flotation aids
2 B 1
  • co-ordinate their limb movements and breathing in two different strokes.
2 B 1