What a week or so it’s been for our cross-country team! We’ve attended events at Eggbuckland Community College, Hele’s School and Coombe Dean School and have represented ourselves superbly on each occasion while also enjoying some great success. At the moment all of our teams (year 3/4 girls, 3/4 boys and 5/6 girls and 5/6 boys) hold a place in the top three amongst all schools in the city and we’ll hope to stay there as the results from last nights final event at Coombe Dean are calculated. We need to give a special mention to Sienna T and Lochlin (both year 4) and Phoebe Y and Ewan M (both year 6) who have all taken home medals for their individual performances.
Cross-country season ends with the Plymouth Cross-Country Championships at Staddiscombe next week so well done to all the children who have worked so hard over the last few weeks and good luck next Thursday!
Girls Bettinson Cup football tournament
Well done to the girls of Woodford, who won the Bettinson Cup football tournament this week! After winning their qualifying event at Plymstock last week, they reached the final four and came up against Drake, Hyde Park and Manor Primary in the finals event at Eggbuckland. We won 2 games and drew the other, which meant Woodford won the trophy and now go on to compete in the regional finals later this month. Congratulations to Maddie, Lily, Katy, Cerys, Ashleigh, Sophie, Matilda, Brooke and Libby!
Premier League Primary Stars Community Cup
Children from Year 5 and 6 competed in the first ever Primary Stars Community Cup football tournament at Goals on Monday. The Year 5 and Year 6 teams both navigated their way out of the group and knockout stages and into the final, where, incredibly, they came face to face with each other in an all Woodford final! It was an enthralling, end to end game which the Year 6’s ended up winning 6-3. The real winners were the school though, who the children did proud, playing some outstanding football and participating with great sportsmanship throughout. A big well done to all those involved, who now go on to compete in the Regional finals in Newton Abbot next month.
Devon Winter Games - 01.03.17
EFL Community Cup
Children from Year 5 and 6 competed in the EFL Community Cup football tournament at Goals on Monday. They all did the school proud, participating with enthusiasm, effort and sportsmanship. The Year 6 team reached the semi-final, unfortunately losing a close-fought game against the eventual winners, Elburton. A big well done to Billy M, J’adore L, Charlie B, Owen C, Libby W, Rory D, Daniel D and Cameron P in Year 5 and Alfie F, Sam N, Ollie H, LJ, Mason E, Billy E, Sam R and Harvey S in Year 6.
Gifted and Talented PE Sessions at Plympton Academy - 18.11.16
Every Thursday, for a period of 6 weeks, some of us will be taking part in gifted and talented, booster PE sessions at Plympton Academy. So far, we're half-way through the sessions. Each week, we have been doing different types of activities with their PE Leaders. We have been learning all sorts of new skills such as agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination, speed and reaction times. Next week, the leaders will introduce iPad's and speed guns to help improve our our performance.
By Mason, Billy, Maddi and Carys (year 6) and Phoebe, Owen C, Cameron and Libby (Year 5)
Indoor Athletics at Hele’s
On Monday, 24 of the year 5 and 6 children at Woodford went to an indoor athletics competition at Hele’s. This included running races, obstacle courses, chest push, speed bounce and long and triple jump. It was really fun but also really tiring (and also a bit frustrating as penalty points were awarded for errors). In the end, our year 6 team—with a few helpers from year 5 - finished 2nd, just behind Boringdon, and our year 5 team finished 5th. At the moment, we’re waiting to see if we qualify for the level 2 event as best runner-up.
Staddiscombe Cross-Country - 20.10.16
Bronze Ambassador Training - 12.10.16
Plympton Cross-Country at Hele's - 12.10.2016
Cross-country at Plymbridge Woods - 29.09.16
Some of our amazing athletes in year 5/6 attended a cross-country challenge at Plymbridge Woods this afternoon. Well done to everyone who participated as our boys came 4th and our girls finished 7th.
Year 5/6 Sports Day - 08.07.16
Year 3/4 Sports Day - 08.07.16
Brickfields Primary Athletics - 22.06.16
Last Wednesday, our athletics club's year 3/4 children, and Mason from year 5, went to the Brickfields Primary Athletics event.
While we were there, we competed in different track and field events. Libby and Nathaniel competed in the vortex, Phoebe and Billy did the vertical jump and J'adore and Sophie took part in the long jump. Everyone did really well given that we are year 4's and were up against year 6's because Woodford's year 6's were at Heatree.
On the track, Ewan made the final of the boys sprint, finishing second in the end which is a superb achievement. Our boys relay team also made their final, finishing 4th, while Brooke finished 3rd in her sprint heat and the girls relay team finished 3rd in theirs, just missing out on a place in the final.
Well done to Max and Ashley in year 3 and Mason in year 5 who also put in great efforts.
We all had a great time and are looking forward to doing it again next year.
By Phoebe and Nathaniel (Cherry class).
Bell Boating Regatta - 13.06.16
Plymouth Leander Swimming Gala - 10.06.16
Our year 5/6 swimming gala enjoyed tremendous success at the Plymouth Leander Swimming Gala on Friday afternoon. The team swam in individual 50m and 25m freestyle, breaststoke and back crawl races as well as 4 x 25m freestyle relays (boys and girls) and an 8 x 25m, mixed gender, freestyle relay.
Several PBs were smashed as we picked up a huge number of certificates for top 3 finishes including 2nd place in all 3 relays.
Well done to Hannah, Tia, Mia and Carys in the girls' team and Ben W, Danny, Matthew and Samuel in the boys' team.
Rounders - 09.06.16
This week, our rounders club have been involved in two different city-wide tournaments. On Tuesday, one team went to the level 2 Primary Rounders Competition at Stoke Damerel winning all but one of their games to finish 2nd overall. This excellent achievement means that the team have qualified for the Devon Schools Summer Games to be held at Exeter Arena on the 29th June, where they will compete against the other qualifiers from all over Devon. Well done to Lloyd, Tyler, Matthew, Harrison, James, Fin, Alfie, Erin R, Grace, Tilly and Millie!
Not to be outdone, another team went to the Plymouth Rounders Festival at Coombe Dean on Wednesday and again finished second in league standings. Well done to Danny, Patrick, Ralph, Dylan, Jacob, Erin R, Grace, Hannah, Libby and Carys!
Boys Football - 20.05.16
Our year 6 boys football season ended last week with a Plymouth Knockout Cup Final penalty shootout defeat at the hands of our local rivals Boringdon, following a thrilling 2v2 draw. Although the boys were obviously disappointed with the result on the day, they have enjoyed an incredible season - the most successful in Woodford's recent history - and should feel very proud of their achievements, which include:
Ridgeway Trophy winners (x2)
Goals 5 a-side city champions
Plymouth Knockout Cup runners up
The boys also represented Plymouth Argyle at the Football League 2 (Southern) Under-11 Competition as a result of their success at Goals. Well done boys!
Cherry Class Viking Battle - 19.05.16
Cherry class have produced a superb 'Viking Battle' scene during their gymnastics lessons. The children have been learning to move in different ways, including jumps, rolls and have also been creating static bridges too. In the battle, the children have planned, rehearsed and prepared freeze frames, and developed ways of moving into and out of those freeze frames. Well done Cherry!
Great British Tennis Weekend - 04.05.16
FREE TENNIS AT PLYMPTON TENNIS CLUB!!
Plympton Tennis Club are offering free tennis sessions for all ages and abilities on Saturday 14th May, 10am-4pm on the outdoor courts at Harewood Park behind the library in Plympton.
The ever-popular family sessions will run all day and there will also be exciting new sessions on offer, such as Touch Tennis, Teen Tennis and hitting against the ball machine.
Half price membership deals are on offer at the event. There will be a BBQ from midday. Please note some sessions have a limited number of places so please book sessions at: www.lta.org.uk/gbtw
Over the last few months, many of our children have been running weekly in school, clocking up the miles, in order to complete their half-marathon challenge. An incredible 184 children have persevered, through the good weather and the bad, and have completed their 12.1 miles in school. Those children collected their t-shirts today and are posing with them below. Well done to everyone who has completed the challenge.
An extra congratulations to Bethan, Elliot, Grace, Erin O and Erin R from Willow who have been running in every spare minute they had over the last few weeks and have actually completed 26.2 miles - a whole marathon - in school! What a great achievement!
Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics at the Life Centre - 23.03.16
Some of our year 4 children took part in an indoor athletics event at the Life Centre after school yesterday. Our team of 12 completed in a variety of track and field events against 9 other schools from around Plymouth and did brilliantly to claim the bronze medal for finishing 3rd overall. We were particularly successful on the track, finishing in the top 3 in every race we took part in, while there were some superb individual performances in the long jump, triple jump, speed bounce and chest push. Most importantly, everyone did their best and had a lot of fun:
'I was really worried about the speed bounce but I found that I was actually really good at it. Now I love it!' - Sophie
'My favourite event was the obstacle relay, especially the ladder at the start.' - Phoebe
'I was determined to come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in my races and I tried my hardest to make sure I did. I even won the 4 x 1 relay!' - Nathaniel
New Football Kit - 18.03.16
We have had a new football kit delivered this week, and to celebrate the return of girls football (after a few weeks off due to bad weather) some of our 4/5/6's tried out the kit for the first time.
Yr 3/4 Multi-skills - 17.03.16
When we went to Ridgeway School, we did a multi-skills competition. It was great fun. The games included long jump, speed jumping, collecting balls from cones, relay races, a game which involved throwing the ball to see how far it went and a bean bag challenge. Woodford was the winning school! I won two medals - one was for speed jumping when I completed 51 jumps in 20 seconds and the second one was for the bean bag challenge.
Written by Natalie F (year 4)
Y6 Boys Football - 11.03.15
It's been a busy term for our boys football team and this week was no different. On Wednesday, as part of their prize for winning a recent city-wide 5 a-side tournament, the boys visited Home Park and took part in a Plymouth Argyle training session at Goals. On Friday, they head off to Portsmouth to represent Argyle in the League 2 South against AFC Wimbeldon, Barnet, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Crawley Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter City, Leyton Orient, Luton Town, Newport, Oxford Utd, Portsmouth, Stevenage, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town.
Good luck boys. It's a massive achievement to make it so far and the whole school are really proud of you.
Year 5 Football at Goals - 09.03.16
Some of our eager year 5's attended a football festival at Goals for children who were new to the sport. They performed fantastically throughout the day, finishing 2nd overall. Well to do Keegan, Lenny, Seb, Max, Lily, Katy, and Lauren - who won an individual award for the sporting attitude she demonstrated throughout the day.
Year 6's Shine at Indoor Rowing Championships - 28.01.16 Plymstock School hosted the Plymouth Indoor Rowing Championships yesterday afternoon and two Woodford teams went along and continued our recent run of amazing sporting success. In the relay races, our team of Mia M, Erin R, Bethan C, Jaelyn D, Ralph P, Billy P, Zach H and Jacob H took 1st place in their race. There was an extremely exciting finish with Ralph coming from 4m down in the last 15 seconds to beat Wembury to first place. We also claimed third place in the race with a team of Lottie O, Erin O, Lara D, Tia L, Thomas R, Ben W, Andrew S and Brandon G-L ending the day on a real high. An extra big well done to Erin R who won her individual race earlier in the day and to Ralph P and Billy P who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in their race. What a week for sport in Woodford!
Plymouth 5 a-side Tournament at Goals - 26.01.16
Well done to our year 6 boys' football team who won the Plymouth Goals 5 a-side tournament today. Having qualified with a 100% record from the first round on Monday, the boys returned today and made it all the way to the final before beating Elburton on penalties in a repeat of last week's Bettinson Cup final. What an achievement boys. Well done!
Netball and Football Success for Woodford - 20.01.16
Woodford have enjoyed some great sporting success in what has been a very busy week for some of our year 6's.
On Tuesday, our netball team went to the Plymouth High 5 Festival at Marjons aiming to follow up on their recent tournament win at Hele's. Five wins from our five games meant that Bethan, Jacob, Grace, Ralph, Erin R, Andrew and Tilly came back with winners medals and had to return the next day to compete in the finals against the other qualifiers. The competition was tougher on Wednesday but 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat was enough to finish in 4th place overall, meaning that we have qualified to represent Plymouth in the Devon High 5 Festival in Paignton in March. Well done to all children who represented the school superbly.
On Wednesday after school, our year 5 and year 6 football team went to Plymstock to compete in the Bettinson Cup Finals have previously qualified from the group stages. The year sixes won every group match on Wednesday, making it through to the knock-out stages. We then beat St Joseph's in the quarter final, overcame Boringdon in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final before losing 1-0 to Elburton in the final. Well done to Andrew, Elliot, Brandon, Ryan, Matthew, Harrison, Alex, Lewis and Taylor on their fantastic achievement. Your runners-up trophy is richly deserved.
Year 5/6 Football Tournament at Ridgeway - 08.12.15
This week, our year 5/6 boys football team have taken part in two separate five a-side tournaments at Ridgeway School, competing against Yealmpstone Farm, Glen Park and Chaddlewood on both occasions. On Tuesday, the first night, we beat Glen Park 2v0, defeated Chaddlewood 3v2 and, in the final match, won 6v0 against Yealmpstone Farm, to finish the tournament with a 100% record. We left the tournament as champions, with a new squad returning on Wednesday hoping to add to our silverware.
On the second night, we beat Glen Park 2v1, drew 2v2 against Chaddlewood and then faced off against Yealmpstone Farm in the last match, knowing a win would make us champions once again. Spectacularly, we won 9v0 to claim our second set of winners medals.
Well done to Andrew S, Billy E, Brandon G-L, Elliot E, Lewis B and LJ P who represented the school so well on Tuesday and to Samuel N, Matthew N, Alex C, Sam R, Ryan C, Mason E and Lewis B (again!) who were equally brilliant on Wednesday.
Written by Lewis B and Elliot E
Hele's Netball Tournament - 01.12.15
Our year 6 netball team were victorious at a tournament at Hele's on Tuesday evening. Well done to Andrew, Alfie, Bethan, Erin R, Grace, Jacob, Ralph and Tilly who represented the school brilliantly. Our quick attacking play and determined defence was crucial as we won through a group stage involving Glen Park, Oakwood, Yealmpstone Farm and Victoria Road before defeating St Peters in the semi-final. The final, against Yealmpstone Farm was a tight affair and after a 0-0 draw, Andrew scored the Golden Goal in extra-time!
Staddiscombe Cross Country - 22.10.15
Well done to Grace, Ella C, Bethan, Kayla and Lily and Mason, Taylor, Alex C, Tyler, Billy E and Matthew N who competed in the Staddiscombe Cross-Country this afternoon. Around 150 children ran in both the boys' and the girls' race and all of our children did fantastically well. Mason (13th) and Grace (32nd) were the first Woodford runners to complete the 1.78km course, closely followed by their teammates.
Cross-Country at Hele's - 06.10.15
Twenty-six children from years 5 and 6 at Woodford attended the Plympton Schools Cross-Country at Hele's on Tuesday after school. Our boys and girls braved the rain and put in a terrific performance on the 1600m course. Well done to Mason E (3rd), Matthew N (5th) and Tyler W (9th) who all finished in the top 10 in their event and to the boys team as a whole who finished 2nd behind Old Priory.