July 2018

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

Competitive Sports

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!

Athletics

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

June 2018

Playmakers cont.....

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

Playmakers

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.

Playmaker Awards

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!!

May 2018

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.

Tri-Golf Competition

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!

April 2018

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...

Gymnastics Competiton

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.

Sports Relief

A combined total of sponsorship money and £1 donations has raised a massive £690.60 for Sports Relief - well done everyone!!!

March 2018

Bell Boating

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!

Athletics Final

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!

Dec 2017

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:

1st- Diamonds

2nd- Rubies

3rd- Sapphires

4th- Emeralds.

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:

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