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It's been a sporting term at Comberton this spring.
We've been keen to stay fit and active this term and have enjoyed a range of sports during our PE lessons as well as Kidderminster Harriers joining us on Fridays to offer sessions to each year group.
We've also competed in various 'house' school competitions (basketball, dodgeball, netball, tri-golf and hockey) and it's close between each of the houses - amazingly a different house has won each half term!
We've competed against other schools in Netball (we came third in the Wyre Forest league), Panathlon, dodgeball, hockey and Tag-rugby. We also enjoyed performing at the dance festival and participating in a multi-skills festival led by King Charles sports leaders.
Our children have enjoyed new playground arrangements with a 'sports zone' encouraging us to be fit and active. Our Playleaders are also leading playtime activities for our younger pupils - they've shown real responsibility with this. We've also been joined by cricket and football coaches, supporting us in PE lessons.
We've all had an opportunity to participate in a competition this term (Hockey, Tag Rugby, Outdoor and Adventurous or cricket) and it's close in our house competitions - currently it's a draw between Simmonds and Ellis!
Our sports team have competed in football, Boccia, Tag Rugby and cross country events - finishing 2nd in the Wyre Forest football league and winning the Tag Rugby Year 6 event.
Our sports crew also organised and led a Year 1 festival and we've enjoyed dance, gymnastics, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Zumba, football, OAA and multi-skills in our PE lessons. We've also offered football, Disney football and Box Fitness clubs too.
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:
School Sport Funding:
"The government provides funding of £320 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.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
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 been awarded the School Games Platinum 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.