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In line with our Sport Premium priorities, opportunities to take part in a competitive sports as well as a wide range of sporting experiences has been our focus . Read about some of the fantastic opportunities our children had in 2022-23.
Summer 2 got off to a great start with some YR4 pupils taking part in a tennis competition. Our year 5 and 6 boys football team took part in a KPSA football tournament. Our Reception children all took part in balanceability where a specialist coach worked with the children developing their core strength and co-ordination as they weaved their way through obstacles on the balance bikes. We held a grand total of 8 sports days so that every year group (including Nursery) had the opportunity to take part in a large scale sporting event. Hundreds of families attended and many even joined in and showed great sportsmanship during our parent races!
The half term started with a group of 10 YR6 children taking part in an all day tag rugby event. Some YR4 children also took part in a tri-golf morning. Pupils from year 4 completed level 1 bikeability and year 5 completed level 2. Year 6 visited Bell Heath Boundless Outdoors for a 3 day residential filled with outdoor and adventurous activities.
Some girls from YR6 were lucky enough to take part in a football festival as part of celebrating girls taking part in the sport. The WFSSP Netball League took place over 3 weeks in March and the YR5/5 girls practised their skills and gameplay with Mr T to achieve 1st place - how fantastic! A group of YR6 boys and girls represented Comberton in an U11 athletics event. They took part in a variety of events including running, throwing and jumping. The term ended with all of Year 6 travelling to Baxter College to take part in a dance festival. The children had worked hard in their PE lessons with Mrs Phillips to create imaginative pieces.
Some children in Year 2 have taken part in a multi-sports event where they had the opportunity to try different traditional sports. In addition, a group of Year 5 pupils took part in a dodgeball event at the Stourport Dome.
We have had a great start to Autumn 2 with Year 5 and 6 girls taking part in a Football tournament where they came fourth. 14 children in Year 6 also represented the school in a Cross Country with some brilliant results - some children have even qualified for the next stage of competition! Year 6 Spots Crew have also helped organise and put on an autumnal sensory walk for younger pupils. Finally, some children in LKS2 were lucky enough to take part in a Kho-Kho event. We have continued to work with the Harriers all term and even had a visit from a professional footballer for a Q&A session.
We've been keen to stay fit and active this term and have enjoyed a range of sports during our PE lessons. In 6CJ, the children have had sessions with Kidderminster Harriers focusing on a healthy lifestyle and Year 5 have been swimming weekly.
We've also competed in various 'house' school competitions (tag rugby and football) and it's close between each of the houses with Redgrave taking the win this half term.
This half term we have taken parts in lots of different sports: Year 2 have taken part in a multi-skills festival, boys in Years 5 and 6 have taken part in an after-school football league where we came second, some children in LSK2 have taken part in a Tag Rugby tournament and some children in Years 4 and 5 had a go at Volleyball . Year 6 have also enjoyed learning to be Play Leaders and set up daily activities for KS1 on the playground.
Our Sports Houses
At the end of each of our PE units, pupils participate in a competitive activity in their houses to earn points. We all get very excited to find out which house is leading each half term!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the School Games Platinum Award. This award recognises the sporting opportunities provided by the school through a variety of different ways: after school clubs; house and inter-school competitions; activities provided at break and lunchtimes as well as offering staff training.