School Games Award!
We have achieved the School Games Bronze Award for our commitment to the development of competition across our school in 2015/16.
Sports at Mordiford
Sport and sporting values at Mordiford CE Primary school is a significant part of our curriculum and ethos. Every Tuesday, Adriano, our sport’s coach, works with each individual class developing their skills across a range of disciplines. We also take every year group swimming on a Monday to the Halo pool throughout the year. Pupils also take part in dance and gymnastic lessons.
When children enter our school they are placed in one of 4 house teams – Bearswood, Haugh, Timbridge or Swillow. Our Year 6 captains lead each house. Staff are also allocated to a house:
- Bearswood (Red): Miss Quinn and Mrs Broadbridge
- Haugh (Blue): Mrs Oakley and Mrs Cooper
- Timbridge (Green): Mr Foster and Miss Glover
- Swillow (Yellow): Mr Sibcy and Miss Finney
Every summer we hold our annual Sport’s Day where all children compete and participate in a range of races and activities. They earn points for their house team and the winning team are presented with the Sports Cup for the year.
We also hold termly intra-house competitons in sports such as Tag Rugby, Football/Netball and Rounders.
Other sports festivals that we take part in are: Herefordshire School Sports, Adriano’s Sports Premium tournaments and the Herefordshire Swimming Gala.
Our Sports Coaches
I’ve been a professional sports teacher at Mordiford Primary for 7 years, coaching many year groups every Tuesday. I provide professional sporting activities, teaching the children basic skills and in some cases advanced skills.
Throughout the year we participate and compete in a wide range of sporting tournaments including netball, girl’s and boy’s football, tag rugby, cricket, cross country, tennis, rounders and swimming. Although we are competitive when taking part in these tournaments we always promote and encourage our pupils to demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship.
2016/2017 Tournaments – Well done to our boys football team who played their first tournament of this academic year at Much Birch Primary School. The team demonstrated fantastic sporting values and amazing skills on the pitch. Well done team!
The football tournament on Monday was great! We were so proud to be representing our school. It was a really fun and exciting experience. We came second overall – won one, lost one and drew one. We beat St James (3-1), lost to Pencombe (3-1) and drew against Much Birch (0-0). We felt that we dominated the majority of the match and a big thanks to Adriano and Miss Quinn for organising the event.
Girls Football Tournament
Fun Family FitnessMiss Quinn and the School Sports Crew are aiming to make our school even more active!
Each week they will set an active challenge for you and your family to complete. They would really love to see photos of you and your family completing the challenges. For every photo received 5 Fun Family Fitness house points will be rewarded. They will share some of these on our school Twitter feed, website and on our half term Family Fun Fitness newsletter. Have fun and let’s get more active!!
This week’s challenge: The Plank! Who out of your family or friends can hold the plank for the longest?
Mordiford's School Sports Crew (SSC)
What Does A School Sports Crew (SSC) Do?
As well as helping to organise and promote the Sainsbury’s School Games, SSC need to ensure that the Sainsbury’s School Games meets the needs of the young people in their school.
To help achieve this the crews will:
- Hold regular meetings to be the voice of the students and decide how to lead sport in their school.
- Report back at the end of the year what improvements have been or are going to be made.
- Work with teachers to improve school sport, levels of activity, playtimes and the Sainsbury’s School Games.
- Organise a survey to find out what young people think of sport in their school.
- Hold assemblies and meetings with parents to promote school sport and healthy living.
- Be involved with organising and refereeing level 1 competitions in their school.
Every morning all children and teachers complete five laps, of our wonderful school field, to run the total distance of a mile. It’s a great way to start our school day.
Change 4 Life Club (SSC)
Our Sports Crew organise and deliver a Change4Life sports club, at lunch times, to further increase physical activity levels in our school. The children strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment for children to engage in school sport.
Some useful websites
Jump Rope for Heart
As part of our Science week we decided to get active and raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The whole school had a very energetic afternoon jumping and skipping on the school field. Well done to everyone that took part and raising money for a very important and worthwhile cause.
Click here to find out more about Jump Rope for Heart.