Physical Education at Fordbridge
At Fordbridge we have a commitment to provide progressive, enjoyable and inclusive multi-sports, dance and gymnastics activities. We understand the importance of sports to create a positive learning experience and environment for children, using inclusive and captivating lessons and extra-curricular activities. It is our intent at Fordbridge to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities and continue with these beyond their time at Fordbridge. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness to embed life-long values. We also want to encourage all of the children to lead healthy and positive life styles and teach them the benefits of exercise, healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
Pupils at Fordbridge participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities delivered by specialised coaches. Our PE programme incorporates and teaches a variety of sports and key skills taken directly from the national curriculum to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
Inactive children are identified and specialised, planned interventions and clubs are delivered in order to improve participation in all groups of pupils.
Well done to the Year 4,5 and 6 children who participated in the Cross Country competition at Grace Academy. Running long distances takes lots of resilience and effort and every child, who participated, finished their race and represented the school well. Brilliant effort!
Well done to the Year 6 children who won gold in the rowing competition and impressively represented the county in a county competition.
Amazingly, our Year 5 and 6 netball skills team won gold in the North Solihull Sports competition.
Incredibly, our Year 6 basketball teams represented our school really well ; the girls team came 2nd and won a silver medal.