Fitness and Wellbeing is taught by specialist Fitness and Wellbeing teachers and class teachers. Every child in the school has two hours of Fitness and Wellbeing each week. Fitness and Wellbeing lessons may be taught inside in their classroom, computing suite, one of our two halls, outside in one of our facilities or at Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre where Year 2 and 4 are taught swimming. All children must wear their full Adderley kit to enable them to fully take part in the lesson.
EYFS to Year 6, progress from fundamental movement skills to sports based activities in line with the National Curriculum suggestions. For KS1:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
At the end of each academic year the children will have covered six units of work. Each unit is revisited later in their time at school and built upon. At the end of each unit the children are expected to have developed a range of skills and be able to put these into practice in games, sequences and dances. The children build on previous learning and link their new learning to other areas of the curriculum, especially PSHE, English and Maths.
Children in Year 2 and 4 are taught swimming as a class for a whole term. Our aim is for all children to swim competently over 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively and have the ability to perform safe self-rescue in water. All children have the opportunity to take be involved with after school clubs which are from a variety of different sports. This allows children to gain any extra support or to give further challenge.
We are part of the School Games initiative. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. We have been awarded Bronze (2013-2014) and Silver (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018).
Throughout the year there are many inter and intra school competitions for children to take part in.