Physical education takes a pivotal role within Wildridings Primary School across all Year groups. We ensure that a variety of sports across the academic year are taught to extend, create and challenge all varying levels of ability. This is based on fundamental movements (walking, running, throwing, jumping, etc) at early years, progressing towards key stage 2 where children need to demonstrate accuracy, control, co-ordination and work effectively as a team. Team work is an essential attribute that is installed into children at Wildridings Primary School so they can apply a tactical knowledge within a group that will benefit them inside and outside the classroom.
A key sporting highlight this term is the introduction of our very own ‘Wildridings Sports Captains’. In order to become a Wildridings Sports Captain, children within Year 5, had to study what the job entails and perform a speech to the whole of Year 5. Thus far, the introduction of the Sports Captains has highlighted an improvement on lunchtime games, introduction of new after school clubs and the potential for new outdoor equipment through asking ALL year groups.
Since the start of the academic year, Wildridings Primary School have already participated in a variety of sports events that spam across Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in order to raise our participation levels across all sports. Competitions such as;
Year 5/6 Netball tournament
Year 3/4 football tournament,
Years 4/5/6 Cross country event
Various competitive Year 5/6 football fixtures
Year 3/4 Tag Rugby festival
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby.
These are known as our ‘Autumn Sports’. In order for the children to arrive to competitions with the best preparation, children participate in after school clubs and lunchtime games. This includes an Netball after school club where 20+ children attend and a Cross Country/ Athletics club where 40 children attend. As well as this, we have also hired a qualified dance teacher to teach the indoor PE, across the school, alongside the class teachers’ outdoor PE sessions.
Sports Teams & Achievements
Here are our sport teams for 2021-2022:
Cross Country Team
After a two year absence, Wildridings started their first competitive fixture away to a strong Great Hollands side.
Firstly, the A team. After a dominant display through great team work, effort and determination completed a great victory winning 6-1. Goals from Rafael (3), Daniel (2) and an own goal rounded off a terrific performance. Player of the match went to Rafael for a great hat-trick.
Well done A Team! (Vinnie, Tommy, Yaw, Cian, Rafael, Tanaka, Daniel, Brody, Rowan)
Secondly, the B team. B team got off to a flying start and didn’t look back! Once again, another 6-1 victory ensured that both teams started the league campaign with not only excellent performances but wins! Goals from Reuben (2), Caleb (2), Sean and an own goal, rounded off another terrific performance. Player of the match went to Mollie for a fine display in the centre of midfield and providing three assists.
Well done everyone – Wildridings are super proud of you!
Dusted off those tournament cobwebs today at Kings Academy with the Year 5/6 netball team for some High5 netball!
A great day out with a little bit of sunshine and a 5th place position in the bag. Bring on the league games!
Tag Rugby Team
Rafi, Caiden, Reuben, Cian, Daniel, Sean, Lucas, Ella-Mae, Lucy, Chloe and Tommy.
Wildridings Tag Rugby Team took part in a competition against 18 other schools. In the group stages, Wildridings had to play 7 schools consisting of Whitegrove, Binfield, Birch Hill, Sandy Lane, St Joseph’s, Crowthorne and Crown Wood. They won ALL 7, scoring an incredible 33 tries & finishing top of their group!
They eventually reached the Semi-Finals where we narrowly lost 6-5. We are so proud of their teamwork, effort and dedication, as well as representing the school superbly – Well Done EVERYONE!