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Physical Education at Comberton


We follow the National Curriculum for PE.


A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


At Comberton, we have adopted these principles as the key drivers for our PE/Sporting



  • to develop an understanding of the benefits of exercise/sport and encourage the children to adopt and lead a healthy lifestyle;
  • to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
  • to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
  • to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
  • to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
  • to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
  • to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success; 
  • to become physically active for sustained periods of time;
  • to engage in competitive sports and activities;
  • to provide each class, from Year 1 to 6, with 2 hours of high quality PE and School Sport in curriculum time and for children in the Foundation stage to receive 2 hours of physical activity (including play) per week;
  • to increase the participation of children in sporting activities to at least 3 hours per week in school based physical activity and to encourage them to participate in sports clubs in the community;


Our PE curriculum ensures children get the chance to develop their skills in Early Years and KS1, which progress to learning tactics, rules and games in KS2. Each year group has two hours of PE a week, which is split equally between indoor and outdoor. We want our curriculum to give the children a variety of sports to take part in, so as a result, we have alternative sports on offer such as tri golf, kho-kho, dodgeball and baseball to name a few. Our after school clubs also include a variety of sporting activities to take part in. 


The sports premium grant has enabled us to further develop PE; for full details of how the money is spent and the impact it has, please check out our Sports Premium page. We take part in as many sporting events outside of school as possible and the achievements of these can also be found on this page. 

PE Milestones

We are developing our curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain a depth of knowledge; we promote the progression of skills; and teach through an effective sequence of learning.


We wish to develop the following 'Essential Characteristics' in our pupils to be physically active :


• The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.

• The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.

• High levels of physical fitness.

• A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.

• The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. 

• The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 

• Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.

• A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.

• The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.