WOODFORD WIN THE BIG PEDAL IN PLYMOUTH!
The Big Pedal 2018 was a great success, with Woodford finishing in first place overall in the Plymouth results category, thanks to logging an amazing average of 69% of pupils cycling or scooting to school during the 2-week challenge. This week, we received our prize, which was a unicycle stunt show from the fantastic Rupert Elford (aka Elfic the Jester). Thank you to everyone who helped us win the BIG PEDAL and remember to keep getting out on your bikes and scooters over the summer!
PRIMARY ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS!
Our supremely talented athletics squad returned from the Primary Athletics Championships on Wednesday with an impressive haul of trophies and medals following a day of nail-biting competition at Brickfields.
The day began at 10.00am with the individual sprint heats and field events and with our children competing against the best the city had to offer. After a long day, it culminated with us picking up the Trophy for Overall Champions—the very first time we’ve won since the trophy was first presented in 1977. Along with the overall championship, our children also collected the Girls Year 3/4 Relay Trophy, the 5/6 Track Trophy and the Year 5/6 Field Trophy. In all, we won 4 out of 7 possible trophies!
All of our children represented the school brilliantly throughout the day, displaying exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship and a competitive edge and resilience that saw them exceed all our expectations. The following children placed in the top 3 in their events.
Boys Year 4 70m Sprint—Lochlin W, 3rd place
Girls Year 4 70m Sprint—Sienna T, 1st place
Girls Year 5 80m Sprint—Jodie B, 3rd place
Boys Year 5 80m Sprint—Connor P, 3rd place
Boys Year 6 90m Sprint—Ewan McB, 3rd place
Boys Year 5/6 200m Sprint—Daniel D, 1st place
Girls Year 3/4 4 x 60m Relay—Emily Wr, Emily Wi, Issy McB and Sienna T, 1st place
Boys Year 5/6 5 x 80m Relay—Ewan McB, J’adore L, Matthew J, Nathaniel P and Daniel D, 2nd place
Boys Long Jump—Ewan McB, 3rd place
Boys Vertical Jump—J’adore L, 2nd place
Boys Vortex Throw—Matthew J, 3rd place
Girls Vortex Throw—Libby W, 2nd place
Congratulations to everyone who participated. We’re all really proud of your attitude and efforts.
Marley G, Issy McB, Eddy B, Jack R, Gabe R, Lochlin W, Sienna T, Emily Wi, Emily Wr, Connor P, Jodie B, Daniel D, Matthew J, J’adore L, Ewan McB, Nathaniel P, Evie A, Brooke B, Matilda R, Libby W, Phoebe Y.
PSSP Level 2 Tag Rugby Festival 23.5.18
What a fantastic day it was at the annual Tag Rugby festival at Plymouth Albion today! Two teams from Woodford took part in the event, with both successfully navigating their way through the morning group pool stages and into the winner's section for the afternoon games. Both teams played some outstanding, whole-hearted tag rugby and scored some amazing tries.
In order to comply with the new RFU Age-Grade rugby rules, this event carried a 'non-competitive' format with no overall winner announced, but because there was still a Level 3 competition to qualify for, there was still much to play for as the top few teams would gain entry to this.
One of our Woodford teams won all of their afternoon pool games, chalking up some impressive wins in doing so, and have now qualified for the Level 3 Summer Games event, which is a superb achievement.
A massive well done to all the children who took part: they really did represent the school proudly and it was thrilling to see how much some of the children, who have only recently taken up tag-rugby at our after-school club, have improved in such a short space of time.
PL Primary Stars Regional finals in Newton Abbot 21.5.18
The Year 6 football team were invited to represent Plymouth in the PL Primary Stars Regional finals tournament at Coach Road, Newton Abbot on Monday afternoon. The tournament contained a mixture of schools from Exeter, Torbay, Torquay and the Plymouth region.
After racking up an impressive 4 wins and 2 draws from the group stages, Woodford reached the semi-finals, where they unfortunately lost 2-0 to Wynstream from Exeter. It was another great experience for the team however; they once again played some superb football and represented the school admirably.
EFL Kids Cup Regional Finals 6.3.18
On Tuesday, the Year 6 football team made the long trip to Oxford to compete in the regional finals of the EFL Kids Cup. After winning the area finals in January, the boys proudly wore the Plymouth Argyle strip as they were representing the city at the tournament. In our group were: Portsmouth, Peterborough, Walsall, Wycombe and Northampton.
The format did not really play into our hands, as the short, 5 minute games made it very difficult to get into much of a flow. However, the boys gave their all and still managed to play some good football, gaining 5 points in their group.
Unfortunately, this was not enough for us to reach the semi-finals but it was a great experience for the team to play against the best footballers in the region, and they more than held their own in every game. It was a magnificent achievement to get there and made for a great day out. Thank you to all the parents who came to support on the day and a big well done to Daniel D, Charlie B, Nathaniel P, Billy M, J’adore L, Owen C, Cameron P and Rory D.
Woodford win EFL Kids Cup! 23.1.18
A huge well done goes to our Year 6 football team, who were this week crowned winners of the 2018 EFL Kids Cup.
Having qualified with a 100% record from the first round on Monday, the boys returned on Tuesday as the tournament came down to a final league format involving the six best teams in the city. In a dramatic late twist, the tournament came down to the possibility of three teams being crowned champions as we entered the final round of fixtures. Woodford held their nerve to win comfortably, pushing Montpellier into the runner-up position. They will now move onto the regional finals being held in Oxford on March 5th, where they will represent the city. What an achievement boys - Well done!
Bettinson Cup 30.11.17
On Thursday evening, two Year 6 football teams took part in the Bettinson Trophy qualifying event at Plymstock 3G. They came up against four other schools: Wembury, Newton Ferrers, Chaddlewood and Elburton. Both teams played some excellent football in what were biting cold conditions and one of our teams came out as the overall winners on the evening, meaning they now progress to the finals event early next year. Well done to all the boys who competed!
Premier League Primary Stars Futsal tournament 22.11.17
On Wednesday, some boys from Year 6 went to the Indoor Sport Hub in Paignton to represent Plymouth in the regional finals of Premier League Primary Stars futsal tournament. Some fantastic football was played by all, in what were fast-paced games of non-stop action. The children did the school and city proud, with one team reaching the semi-finals, before narrowly losing in extra-time. Well done to Ewan M, Matthew J, Harry R, Matthew J, Nathaniel P, Rory D, Charlie B, Daniel D, Billy M, J’adore L, Owen C and Cameron P.
Woodford win Football Festival at Goals! 8.11.17
On Wednesday, pupils from Year 5 & 6 took part in the Primary Inclusion Football festival. There were 9 other teams taking part from Oreston, Stoke Damerel Primary, The Cathedral School, Plympton St. Maurice, Elburton, Glen Park, Old Priory, Pomphlett and Cann Bridge.
There is a competitive element to this event and there is an overall winner but this is never the only focus on these day; it is also an opportunity to celebrate many of the PSSP School Games Values and put a particular emphasis on Respect, Determination and Team Work.
The overall winning team was Woodford who racked up hugely impressive 41 points. Congratulations to our winners, who played some excellent football and even more importantly, showed some outstanding displays of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others. Well done to Janie W, Amy B, Abbie M, Toby W, Jack H, Connor H, Ewan V and Harry D.
Cross Country Events
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 9.5.17
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 24.4.17
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.
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
Rounders - 09.06.16
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:
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!
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
For more information about opportunities for playing please go to the webpage: www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/plymptontennisclub
Facebook: Plympton Tennis Club.
Half-Marathon Challenge - 13.04.16
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!
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.
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!
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.