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Sporting opportunities are actively encouraged and developed at Comberton and our children participate in weekly lessons, coaching sessions, after school clubs and a range of competitions. Our school PE and sport development priorities are based on our school context and identified pupil need. These include:
• To increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (including identified disadvantaged pupils).
• To increase the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• To increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
• To broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
• To increase participation in competitive sport.
School Sport Funding:
"The government is providing additional funding of £300 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Please look at the attached documents that explain how much funding we have received, how we are spending it and what impact it is having on our school. This is a working document, so will be changing throughout the year.
We are delighted to announce that we have, again, been awarded the School Games Gold Award. This award recognises the sporting opportunities provided by the school through: after school clubs; house and inter-school competitions; activities provided at break and lunchtimes as well as offering staff training.
We have already organised our sporting calendar for this year and have a range of opportunities available—including our ‘Healthy Me' school project.
Sporting Updates 2017-18
This half-term, our Year 5/6 netball team have been participating in the Wyre Forest schools league. Each week they attended Stourport Netball Dome and played matches against 16 other local schools. After 10 wins, 3 draws and only 1 loss, we are pleased to announce that they finished a very rewarding third overall! Well done girls for your competitive, team spirit and the manner in which you have represented the school.
On Friday 23rd March, our Year 5 children travelled to Baxter College to participate in the Wyre Forest Dance Festival. This event included over 500 pupils (aged from Reception up to Year 13) and was a great opportunity for the children to showcase their talents. After many hours of rehearsal, they performed a very ‘lively’ and well-polished Charleston routine to ‘Sing Sing Sing’ by Benny Goodman. We received many positive reviews and our audience were definitely impressed.
This half-term, our Year 6 children have enjoyed Tag Rugby coaching sessions provided by Worcester Warriors. They’ve developed and improved their skills as well as participated in a series of Tag Rugby games, cumulating in their end of term ‘house’ tournament. Our Year 1 and 2 children have also enjoyed some cricket coaching sessions , provided by Worcestershire Cricket. They’ve been joined, each week, by Dan who has taught them the skills of batting, fielding and bowling.
Multi skills Festival
Mrs Corbett’s class spent an enjoyable afternoon at King Charles school competing against other local schools in a multi-skills festival. The event was organised through the Wyre Forest Sports Partnership and was led by King Charles’ Young Leaders (some of our ex-pupils).
Once again, this half term, our children have participated in a range of sporting activities. Our Year 5 and 6 children competed in an inter-schools cross country championships, our Year 4 children competed, very successfully, in Quicksticks Hockey and Tag Rugby tournaments and some of our Year 3 children enjoyed a Kho Kho event. Alongside this we’ve also held our ‘house’ tournaments and the results for the term are as follows:
1st place: Hawks
2nd place: Buzzards
3rd place: Eagles
4th place: Falcons
It has been a ‘sporting’ term this autumn and we have provided a range of opportunities for the children to participate in. Our after school sports clubs have been incredibly popular and we have offered: football, Boxercise, gymnastics and Change4Life. Alongside this, Mr T has been offering a range of activities at break and lunchtimes to encourage the children to be active. Our Year 6 children have also worked alongside Kidderminster Harriers in their ‘healthy lifestyles’ programme. To encourage everyone to participate, our elected Sports Crew have been promoting the school games values.
This term has seen many of our sporting teams compete against other local schools. We have participated in a football league (placing 3rd out of 18 teams), a cross country event (placing 7th), a girls’ football festival and an Indoor Athletics event (placing 8th out of 18 teams).