Sports Blog Autumn term 2019
What a fantastic start to the school year, we have had lots of sport going on inside and outside of school. So far this year we have started a football team for year 5 & 6 and have completed 3 matches in the Stourbridge league with 1 loss and 2 draws. We will go into the second half of the season with a positive mentality and hopefully get some wins after February half term.
We have also started a netball team this year, there has been trials for the squad and from that a team has been selected. They have performed amazingly and are through to the semi finals in the spring so watch this space! Big thanks to Mrs Ryder, Miss Beddows and Mrs Knight for volunteering their time.
We have had competitions in school as well between classes. We held a Tag Rugby Tournament for years 5 & 6; the children loved it (sorry about the muddy PE shirts). There has been an internal competition for multi skills between the year 1 & 2 house teams; Rubies were the overall winners. Big thanks to the year 6 pupils who helped run the afternoon.
We are entering as many competitions as possible this year, so far Year 2 have been to the multi skills competition at Windsor; and our A—team came in 5th position out of 9 teams. Year 5 & 6 went to the swimming gala and again out of 11 schools we achieved 5th place.
Coming up in the new year we have a dodgeball competition, which is new for this year, and sports hall athletics in January. Preparations are already taking place for the gymnastics competition in February.
We also have a Cricket Coach coming in after Christmas to work with years 4 and 6 on a Wednesday afternoon. We will then be entering a Cricket competition in the summer term.
Our fabulous Netball team won their first ever netball match against Lutley on Friday! Thank you to Miss Beddoes, Mrs Ryder and Mrs Knights for the fantastic training and well done to the team for their commitment and enthusiasm!!
School Games Award
We are delighted to announce that The Ridge Primary School have achieved the School Games SILVER LEVEL Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
Tennis Open Day and Summer Camp
See details below for an Open Day and Summer Camps at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club
A group of our students recently took part in a Tennis Competition at Stourbridge Tennis Club.
They did really well and made it through to the semi finals!!
This is the Blog written up by the students taking part......
Tennis competition 2019
We have all enjoyed the tennis competition this year. We got into different guardians cars to travel to Stourbridge tennis club. The court was nice and big, we practiced for half an hour before the competition started. We all got to play 3/4 matches that lasted 2 minutes. The umpires were from Winsor high school, who counted our scores. We won most of the matches and team A got through to the semi-finals. The A team all had to play a 1-minute match, which we unfortunately lost. We were extremely proud with our results. We would definately recommend it for other year 3 and 4 students in the coming years!
Well done everyone!!
Dudley Schools Gymnastics Competition 2019
Before Easter we entered 4 teams into the Dudley Schools Gymnastics competition. The results have just come in - and are as follows...
Our year 1/2 A team came in at 1st Place, and the B team in 12th Place
Congratulations to the A team, who are now through to the Black Country Games!! - Further details will be provided on these when we have them.
Our year 3/4 team came in at 8th Place
Our year 5/6 team came in at 4th place, although only narrowly missing out on the 'joint second place' position!
Congratulations to all the children involved for all their hard work - we're really proud of these results!!
Stourbridge Tennis Club - Easter Camps
See Flyer below if you are interested in American Football training
School Games Award
We are delighted to announce that the Ridge have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
Sports in Schools
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
We look forward to applying once again in 2019!
Our Year 5 and 6 athletics team had a brilliant afternoon at the Stourbridge athletics competition at the Dell. The children competed in a range of field and track events and some took part in the team relay event. The children represented The Ridge brilliantly as part of their team and should be so proud of their personal and team successes.
Out of the eight teams which took part, the results are as follows-
Year 5 girls team- 2nd
Year 5 boys team - 4th
Year 6 girls team- 2nd
Year 6 boys team- 5th
Today the playmakers taught hurdles, cups and saucers, sprinting, skipping races and their own games.
Thank you to the first group of playmakers. You have been brilliant.
Stourbridge Summer Tennis Camps
See flyer below for details of Stourbridge Tennis Camps this summer
This afternoon our Year 5 Play Maker pupils lead games for Year 1 and 2 pupils. They organised, set up, instructed and modelled. What great mini-teachers they are!
This week's games included football shooting and dribbling, shooting hoops and helicopter tag.
As part of our ambition to promote leadership within P.E, Year 5 were trained to become 'Playmakers' as part of the 'Playmaker award' (an accredited award for the sports leaders associated).
The group of 18 children from year 5 were trained by Miss Collins and we are delighted that all children achieved the award.
The children learnt about the mnemonic P.A.C.E (Participants, Area, Communication and Equipment) and how to apply it when planning and leading their sessions.
The children learnt an array of new activities to implement as part of warm ups skill-building activities and games.
Just before lunch they used this new knowledge and experience to plan and set up an activity which they led in the afternoon. It was so pleasing to see the children apply their refined leadership skills and new communication and organisational skills to ensure their sessions were appropriate, fun and effective.
Well done to all our newly-qualified playmakers!!
Sports Day 2018
We've had a fabulous couple of mornings this week holding our Sports Days - There are so many photographs to choose from, but here are a selection below.
These are from our EYFS
These are from KS1
And these are from our very competitive KS2!!
Well done to everyone who took part - especially to our Rubies who were the overall winners!!!
Tennis Competition - Black Country Finals!!!
Today we represented Dudley in the final of the Tennis Competition - and guess what??? We only went and won the whole thing!!! Well done to our Awesome Tennis champs, we are super proud of you!!
Stourbridge Tennis Competition
Today we took part in the Stourbridge Tennis competition, and all had a fabulous morning! As we had lots of talented tennis players, we were able to take three mixed teams:
Team A- Matty Ashton, Beth and Chloe.
Team B- Jack, Harry E, Gabby and Isla.
Team C- Jacob, Will W, Hannah and Charlotte G.
Thank you to our reserves too- Abbie C, Harry H, Will C and Henry.
All the children showcased all of their fantastic skills which they have developed in P.E and the tennis club for the ones who attended. They represented the school brilliantly too! We are delighted to announce that Team A won the whole competition and are now through to the Level 3 Black Country Finals!
Well done to all of our fantastic tennis stars- we are so proud of you.
10 children from year 3 and 4 took part in an exciting tri-golf competition at Windsor High School.
It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to practise and apply their skills which they had developed in a tri-golf club on a Wednesday and from their P.E lessons.
It was a brilliant team effort and we are excited to announce that they came 4th place!
Well done to all involved.
All Stars Cricket
if you're interested in playing cricket outside of school the check out this flier we have been sent by All Stars Cricket!!
Stourbridge Tennis Club
Do you enjoy playing Tennis in P.E and want to pursue it further outside of school? If so, check out this flyer we have been sent from Stourbridge Tennis Club!
Kewford Eagles - Girls Football
The FA have recently launched the SSE Wildcats programme aimed at encouraging more girls at primary school age to get involved in sport. Girls football is increasingly popular as it encourages team work, socialising skills and exercise.
Kewford Eagles are running a girls only training session every Saturday between 13.30 and 14.30 at Eagle Park, Swindon Road, Wall Heath. See leaflet at school for more information...
Before the Easter Holidays, children from Year 1-6 took part in the Dudley gymnastics competition which was held at Ellowes Hall School. We took 5 teams in total which is the most we have ever taken to the gymnastics competition- this just emphasises what fantastic gymnasts we have here at the Ridge! After lots of training and practice, the children all worked incredibly hard and performed their floor and vault routines brilliantly.
The results are as follows-
Year 3/4 Team A- 4th out of 36 teams.
Year 3/4 Team B- 6th out of 36 teams.
Year 5/6 Team A- 4th out of 32 teams.
Year 5/6 Team B- 8th out of 32 teams.
A special congratulations to our Year 1/2 team who came 1st out of 21 teams!
Well done to all the children who took part and to our fabulous reserves in our each of our teams too.
A combined total of sponsorship money and £1 donations has raised a massive £690.60 for Sports Relief - well done everyone!!!
Year 5 had a fantastic morning Bell Boating on Monday with Andy Train along Stourbridge canal!
Children loved working as a team to successfully navigate along the canal with one team even enjoying creating their own version of 'We Will Rock You'... also known as 'Paddle Rock'. The children were even brave enough to paddle standing up and walk along the boat and high-five their friends.
A huge thank you to Andy for allowing us to take part in such a wonderful opportunity- we loved it!
Due to their fantastic 2nd place performance in the autumn athletics competition, our Year 5/6 athletics team got through to the finals for our local area at Windsor High School.
After a very close competition which included individual and relay events, they came a brilliant 3rd place. A massive congratulations to the whole team on their success, you did yourselves and the whole school proud!
Year 3/4 Intra-School Gymnastics Competition
Year 3/4 had a fantastic intra-school competition before Christmas applying all of the different skills they have learnt in their gymnastics unit including jumps, balances, rolls and creating routines. All the children tried incredibly hard and they were very successful.
The children worked in their housepoint teams and the results were:
Year 5/6 Intra-School Football Competition
Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic morning taking part in an untra-school football competition applying those of different skills which they have learnt throughout this term. All children tried incredibly hard and demonstrated not only technical skills but also attaching and defending skills and lots of team work and spirit. After 6 7 a-side-matches, the final results were:
In 4th- Sapphires with 5 goals.
3rd- Emeralds with 11 goals.
2nd- Diamonds with 16 goals.
1st- Rubies with 18 goals.
Well done to everyone involved!
Dudley Diamonds Netball Club
Do you enjoy playing Netball in P.E and want to pursue it further outside of school? If so, check out this flyer we have been sent from a local Netball club at Ellowes Hall School!
Nov 2017 - Rugby Megafest
Today Miss Collins and Mrs Higgins took two teams of year 3/4 children to a fantastic rugby festival led by Windsor High School. The children took part in a series of activities developing key rugby skills including passing, attaching and defending skills and scoring tries. All the children tried their very best and developed lots of skills including team work! We most definitely have some future rugby players in the making and lots of children who are now more enthusiastic and engaged in rugby!
Thank you to Mrs Jones and the sports leaders at Windsor for organising and running the brilliant festival.
For a full, comprehensive list of all sports clubs available in the local area (note costs may have changed recently), see below: