Physical Education and Sport
At Comber Grove, we believe that Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum, allowing children to experience various sporting activities and compete at different levels and abilities (both in and outside school). All pupils have at least two hours plus P.E. per week. All children to participate in all lessons and events and offer a varied range of activities to suit all abilities. The school also offers a large number of after-school sporting activities, from boxing to street dance!
PE is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills. By the end of their time in Reception class, children will have good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They will move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children will be able to use various pieces of apparatus. Pupils in EYFS have continual access to large climbing equipment, balls, building blocks and scooters and bikes. In addition, children have 1 taught PE lesson by a P.E. coach.
KS1 and KS2
KS1 and KS2 pupils follow an annual cycle which ensures they have 1 hour of dance or gymnastics and 1 hour of field sports or swimming. Swimming is taught to pupils in year 3 and 4 at Camberwell Swimming Pool.
Both KS1 and KS2 pupils have wider opportunities to attend competitive events and tournaments outside of school. The school has a very good relationship with Bacon’s Sports Partnership, who provide us with an events calendar and competitions.
Sports and Enrichment
Sport has a high profile at Comber Grove. We compete in the Southwark Football League and also children have the opportunity to participate in other team events such as rounders, athletics, tag rugby and netball. We have expert coaches delivering much of our PE curriculum and take every child to learn to swim in various year groups. At lunchtimes, we have sports coaches who organise and play team games in the playground, encouraging our school values of Respect, Resilience, Reflectiveness, Teamwork, Fairness. This gives children additional opportunities to keep fit and participate in high quality sport.