At Combe we promote the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle. Through our curriculum we actively encourage positive attitudes towards sport and develop competitive but respectful attitudes to participation and competition. As part of the West Oxfordshire Schools Sports Partnership, we provide many opportunities to participate in sporting events and tournaments across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We also have good links with local sports clubs and children benefit from coaching from trained professionals in specific areas.

Our aspiration at Combe CE Primary School is to deliver high quality Physical Education in all year groups. Wherever possible links are made to termly topics (e.g. dance), but where links are unable to be made the PE curriculum is taught discretely. We teach games skills, gymnastics, dance and athletics across the school. Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) is taught at Upper Key Stage 2. Swimming is taught at Key Stage 2. Please see curriculum map below for coverage of PE taught across the school. PE is taught for minimum 2 hours per week.

Swimming

Swimming is taught at the Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney by Leisure Centre Staff. In 2019-2020, all children in Year 3 and 4 will swim in the Spring Term. We will also offer swimming to any Key Stage 2 children until they can swim confidently and safely, reaching the national expectations in the Summer Term.

At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, 100% of Year 6 met the expected standard in swimming. This means they could:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

PE and Sports Premium

PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools to enhance the provision of PE and sport. The Government has committed to keeping the funding in place until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and sport funding is spent. Please see the link below for an overview of how this funding was spent 2017- 2018.

Awards

We are pleased to have achieved Bronze Kitemark Award for the past 3 academic years, which exemplifies our commitment to delivering a broad and robust PE curriculum to all children at our school.