Staying active at home: Remote PE resources
Here you can find lots of ideas from our school partnerships (PSSP and ARENA) to help children keep active and stimulated whilst learning from home. There are links to online resources, videos and documents that can be downloaded and used at home. These will all aim to work towards the government target of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This is going to be very important not just to keep children active, but also to help maintain the whole family's mental and physical health by doing something different, active and hopefully outdoors where possible.
Some of the highlights that we'd recommend are:
Please visit the PSSP website, with links to lots of the online videos and resources mentioned above, and much more:
You may also wish to visit the the ARENA PE and Outdoor Leaning at Home Youtube page, which contains lots of fantastic videos to support PE home learning, particularly in the outdoor environment:
Keep smiling and stay active!
Duathlon event - 27.11.20
On Friday, the PSSP came in to Woodford to run a Year 4/5/6 Duathlon event. 3 girls and 3 boys from each year group were selected to take part in this challenging endurance event. After getting to grips with the event format and the bikes, the children were shown the course and then it was time to start.
The Y4 team completed a course of 1.8km (which equates to 2 laps running/3 laps cycling/1 lap running), while the Y5 and Y6 covered an impressive 3.6km course (3 laps running/6 laps cycling/2 laps running). It was tough going but everyone really dug deep and completed their course. This event is all about pacing yourself to make sure that you can finish and there were some impressive performances!
Well done to Sydney T (Y4), Evan V (Y5) and Tyler M (Y6), who completed the Duathlon in the quickest time in their respective year group. Also to Seb G, Poppy G, James R, Joseph S, Darcey C (Y4), Paycee N, Jude C, Amelia C, Freya S, Esme S (Y5) and Molly B, Lois K, Molly S, Riley M, Alfie R (Y6), who should all be extremely proud of themselves for taking part in this challenge.
Indoor Rowing event - 6.11.20
Through our partnership with the PSSP, the children usually get the opportunity to attend various sports events, all over the city where they compete against other schools. With the PSSP unable to deliver these events at present, they are instead offering to come in and deliver smaller scale events in schools, between year groups or bubbles.
On Friday, we arranged for them to come in to Woodford and deliver an Indoor Rowing event for the Year 6's. The two classes went head to head in the hall to row, with their total distances recorded. It was good fun with some friendly competition thrown in, and a great opportunity for them to take part in what doubled up as both an individual and team event.
Well done to all the children for taking part so enthusiastically. A special mention to Oliver, who rowed the furthest in 2 minutes with a very impressive distance of 447m and also Molly, who followed him very close in second with a distance of 446m!
PSSP Primary Basketball Festival - 4.2.20
A year 6 basketball team took part in a festival at Plympton Academy on Tuesday. They put in some highly impressive performances, comfortably winning all their games. They will now get to compete in a final, which will be played before a Plymouth Raiders game at Pavilions!
EFL Kids Cup - 22.1.20
The 5/6 football team took part in the annual EFL Kids Cup at Manadon Sports Hub on Thursday. Twenty-four schools took part in total and the standard of football was fantastic to watch. Woodford finished in 3rd place in their group, which meant they narrowly missed out on the semi-finals but it was a great effort from all involved.
Well done to Charlie S, Jack R, Charlie M, Gabe R, George D, Eddy B and Molly S.
Alternative sports festival 16.1.20
On Thursday afternoon, a group 7 children took part in an alternative sports festival at Chaddlewood. We did badminton, fencing, throwing frisbees, curling, lacrosse and boccia. The first activaty was fencing; we had to try and get the fencing sword through the hole in the cone. The person holding the cone got to experience the feeling of wearing a real fencing helmet!
The second activity was lacrosse .We had to throw a beanbag at different coloured cones. If we hit the cone, we would go and collect it. The team with most cones won, which was us!
The third activity was curling. We were spilt into two teams (red and blue). The forth activity was Frisbee golf. We had to throw Frisbees into the hula-hoops.The fourth and final activity was boccia. Again, we were split into two teams. We took turns rolling the ball to the white. At the end, each school was awarded with a certificate.
By James B
Bettinson Cup Trophy finals - 15.1.20
The Year 5/6 football teams competed in the Bettinson Cup finals at Manadon Sports Hub on Wednesday. Both teams represented the school superbly and played some excellent football throughout. Unfortunately, the boys narrowly missed on the final, while the girls reached the final before losing to a strong Shakespeare side. A big well done to all the children who took part.
Inclusion football at Goals - 15.1.20
On Wednesday, Year 4 attended a football festival at Goals. They played 7 games and won 4, drew 1 and lost 2. The boys had a great time and played brilliantly as a team. Well done to Jack, Beau, Murphy, Shane and Frankie.
High 5 Netball - 14.1.20
On Tuesday, some Year 6 girls took part in a High 5 Netball tournament at Marjons. We played 5 games against other schools which were a lot of fun and we all really enjoyed ourselves. During the breaks between games, we even got chance to watch and meet some of the Plymouth Raiders players, who were there training!
By Emmie L
Year 3/4 Football Cluster League Finals - 18.11.19
On Monday, a Year 3/4 football team took part in the finals of the Schools’ Cluster League at Manadon Sports Hub.
They came up against Laira Green, Montpelier, Bickleigh, Wembury and High View, who had all qualified from the group stages.
The team played superb throughout, finishing runners-up after winning all but one game against Montpelier, who ended up as the overall winners.
A big well done to Charlie B, Caelin B, Jack D, Paycee N, Joe S, James R, Alfie M and Archie C.
Premier Sports Table Tennis competition - 21.11.19
This afternoon, some of our year 6’s took part in a table tennis tournament. They competed against three other different schools (Boringdon, Chaddlewood and Glen Park) who each brought several teams of 2.
It was a knockout competition, with twelve different teams all together and two of our teams came in the top three overall - Eddy and Elizabeth (who came second) and Charlie S and Gabe (who came third). The other two (Jack R and Lochlin) got into the quarter finals which was still a good achievement!
It was really fun and the year 6’s will soon be running their own table tennis club on a Thursday in the KS2 hall during lunchtime. If you are interested in playing table tennis, then come see the Bronze Ambassadors (Jack R, Gabe R, Eddy B, Connie N and Elizabeth D).
By Lochlin W
C4L Dodgeball at Heles - 14.11.19
On Thursday, children from Years 5 and 6 at Woodford took part in the annual C4L Dodgeball Festival at the Hele’s.
In order to focus on celebrating the School Games values of Honesty and Respect instead of playing to win, children were mixed to form new teams. There was a good sense of team spirit and it was great to see so many children (over 100!) involved and enjoying playing dodgeball.
Well done to everyone who took part: Jacob , Logan, James, Aidan, Phoebe, Evie, Baxter and Charlie.
Cross-Country - 17.10.19
Our cross-country team had a busy day yesterday as we had children competing in both the Plymbridge Woods event and the Hele’s School competition.
At Plymbridge, 8 of our year 5/6 team competed against a field of around 140 children over a muddy and challenging course. The team of Hannah F (year 5) and Sienna, Emily, Parya, Connor, Gabe, Eddy and Lochlin (year 6) competed brilliantly posting great individual times. Eddy and Lochlin enjoyed particular success, finishing 7th and 1st respectively.
After school, our whole cross-country club attended the Hele’s competition, performing brilliantly in every race. All children pushed themselves to achieve the quickest time they could, never giving up. Cross-country is about resilience and determination and all children showed an abundance of these qualities.
A special mention must go to Sydney T (year 3), Paycee N (year 4), Sienna T (year 6) and Lochlin W (year 6) who all won their races and Ben S (year 4), Riley M (year 5) and Emily W and Maisie P-R who all placed in the top 3 and won a medal.
Football Cluster League Finals - 14.10.19
On Monday, the Year 5/6 football team took part in the Schools’ Cluster League finals at Manadon Sports Hub.
We came up against Shakespeare, Widey Court, Wembury, Bickleigh Down, Laira Green and Mayflower, who had all qualified for the finals.
It was played in a group format, with the overall winner being the team that finished top of the league after everyone had played each other.
The team played fantastically throughout, finishing the tournament undefeated and racking up some impressive wins along the way. Sadly, they just missed out on top spot, finishing runners to Bickleigh overall.
All the children represented the school superbly - especially considering the dismal weather conditions! Well done to Charlie S, Charlie M, Molly S, Lucas S, Eddy B, Jack R, George D and Gabe R.
World Cup Tag Rugby - 20.9.19
On Friday, some Year 6 children took part in a tag rugby festival at Plymouth Albion, which was organised to coincide with the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 20 teams took part, with each being given a country to represent from the actual tournament. Woodford were given the country of Uruguay, and designed a flag to parade, along with one on their kits. It was a fantastic day, with the team winning all five of their matches and playing some incredible tag rugby throughout. A big well done to Maisie P, Gabe R, Emily W, Sienna T, Lochlin W, Jack R, Eddy B, George D and Toby P, who all represented the school superbly.
Premier League Stars Partnered Cup - 28.6.19
Last Friday, the Year 5/6 football team took part in the annual PL Stars Partnered Cup. After winning this competition in 2017, we were unable to defend it last year as it was staged during Heatree. This year’s event was held at Manadon Sports Hub, and coincided with the official opening of the new multi-million pound sports centre. Former Plymouth Argyle player/ manager and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton was there, along with Sky Sports news to mark the occasion!
The team played 8 groups games in the morning, winning the group and qualifying for the quarter finals in the afternoon. We were drawn against local rivals Boringdon in the quarter final, in a match that went to penalties after a fantastic, end to end game ended 1-1. Woodford won the shootout to progress to the semi-finals, where we came up against Shakespeare, drawing the game 0-0 before winning a second game in a row on penalties.
We faced Whitleigh in the final. Woodford were far the better team but unfortunately, we came up against an excellent goalkeeper who was not going to be beaten. The game ended 0-0, and Whitleigh won a tense penalty shoot-out 5-4 to lift the trophy. It was a disappointing end but the team were superb and could not have done anything more. They should be really proud to finish runners-up with so many other schools taking part in the tournament.
A big well done to Harry E, Ollie E, Max J, Ashleigh G-L, Gabe R, Jack R, Charlie S, Eddy B and George D.
Girls’ Knock out cup Final - 24.6.19
On Monday, the girls’ football team played the knock out cup final at Plympton Academy against Horrabridge. They had done amazingly well to reach the final - beating 4 other Primary schools along the way. They gave everything they had and represented the school superbly but unfortunately, Horrabridge were the better team on the day and ran out 3-1 winners to lift the cup. Both teams showed excellent sportsmanship at the end and were given medals for their achievement.
A massive well done to all the girls who took part: Kayleigh P, Chloe W, Victoria L, Miah R, Jodie B, Jodie K, Maisie P and Ashleigh G-L.
PSSP Tag Rugby Festival - 21.5.19
What a brilliant 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. In order to comply with the RFU Age-Grade rugby rules, this event carried a 'non-competitive' format so there was no overall winner from the afternoon games, but this didn’t take the competitive edge off and both teams played some outstanding, whole-hearted tag rugby throughout, scoring some amazing tries.
A massive well done to all the children who took part, who were a credit to the school: Spencer B, Adam M, Victoria L, Miah R, Ollie E, Ashleigh G-L, Connor P, George D, Eddy B, Grace F, Gabe R, Charlie S, Maisie P, Lochlin W and Toby P.
Girls’ Devon County Cup Finals – 20.5.19
After the Year 5/6 girls’ football team reached the final of the PSFA Knockout cup, they were invited to represent Plymouth in the Devon County Cup Finals at Coach Road, Newton Abbot on Monday. A Year 3/4 team were also offered the chance to take part. Both teams came up against the very best teams from Devon in the group stage, with the top two teams progressing to the semi-finals.
The 5/6 team won all 3 of their group games – scoring 11 and conceding 0, and came up against a very strong Horrabridge team in the semi-final. The girls were very unfortunate in this game - after conceding an early goal, their efforts to get back into the game were not helped by the weather, as heavy rain struck shortly after, making the remainder of the game a bit of a non-event. The girls will hope for better luck when they come up against Horrabridge one more time in the Knock out Cup final in a few weeks.
The 3/4 team – who were playing together for the first time – narrowly lost their first game but recovered well and really grew in confidence with each game. They qualified in runners-up spot after winning 2 and drawing 1 of their remaining games, and came up against Horrabridge as well in the semi-finals. The team put in an excellent performance, winning 2-0 to reach the final, where they came up against Wynstream from Exeter. It was a close game, with both teams having a number of chances, but it was Wynstream who ended up running out 2-0 winners.
Overall, it was a great experience and a fantastic day of football, with all the children representing the school superbly throughout against high-quality opposition. A big well done to: Kayleigh P, Chloe W, Victoria L, Jodie K, Miah R, Jodie B, Maisie P, Ashleigh G-L and Lily A, Keira C, Orla J, Freya S, Tilly W, Kiana N, Hannah F and Molly S.
PSSP Dance Festival - 13.3.19
On Wednesday, some children in Year 5 and 6 attended the first ever PSSP Dance Festival at Sir John Hunt Community College. Over the last few weeks, they have been practising their dance routines with Hayley Jarvis, from the PSSP, and were given the chance to perform them in front of the other schools taking part at the festival.
Well done to Roma B, Ruby S, Chloe P, Sophie W, Jodie K, Louise B, Elizabeth D, Melissa L and Connie N.
Check out videos of their fantastic performances below.
Schools’ Cluster League - 11.3.19
On Monday, a Year 3/4 football team took part in the Schools’ Cluster League at the Manadon Sports Hub. Considering this was the first time most of them had played together, they played some excellent football and it was great to see some of the younger children at Woodford get the chance to pit their wits against other schools.
After undeservedly losing the first game 2-1 to Hooe, the team won their second match 2-1 against Pomphlett, before drawing their final game 1-1 against Boringdon.
They finished runners up overall on the day, which means that they have qualified for the finals event in a few weeks time. Well done to Lucas S, Charlie B, Caelen B, Archie C, Callum L, Marley G, Jay B and Charlie B.
Schools' Knock out Cup - 5.3.19
This week, both the boy and girls' football teams came up against Montpelier in the knock out cup. The boys' match, which was a quarter final, ended 1-1 after a tense game played in difficult conditions. The match went to penalties, which Montpelier won 4-3.
Meanwhile, the girls managed to win their game, which was a semi-final, 3-1 thanks to a brace from Ashleigh and a well-taken goal from Maisie. It was a super result against a good Montpelier team and the girls can now look forward to the final against either Horrabridge or Widey Court.
Plymouth Indoor Athletics Finals - Level 2
This week, our year 5/6 Indoor Athletics team went to Marjons to compete in the Indoor Athletics Finals, having qualified from the Plympton qualifiers at Hele's in November. The children took part in 12 different track and field events, competing brilliantly against the other qualifiers. After a tough afternoon of competition, we secured a top 4 finish, qualifying to represent Plymouth in the Devon finals in March. A huge well done to all the children who ran, jumped and threw with everything they had!
Lochlin W, Eddy B, Jack R, Sienna T and Emily W (Year 5)
Ollie E, Spencer B, Connor P, Miah R, Jodie B, Jodie K and Victoria L (Year 6)
Schools’ Cluster League - 28.1.19
On Monday, the Year 5/6 football team took part in the Schools’ Cluster League at the brand new Manadon Sports Hub. After a tight 0-0 draw against Boringdon, we played Hooe Primary, where we had to better Boringdon’s 2-0 victory against Hooe in order to win the group and qualify for the upcoming Finals event.
The team really turned on the style against Hooe, winning the game 4-0 thanks to a superb hat-trick from Gabe and a well-worked goal from George. They can now look forward to the Finals event at the end of February.
Well done to Ollie E, Harry E, Ashleigh G-L, Eddy B, Jack R, George D, Gabe R.
Gymnastics Competition - 24.1.19
On Thursday, a group of Year 5 and 6 girls took part in the Premier Sports Gymnastics competition at Glen Park. There were 3 other Plympton schools taking part, including Boringdon, Chaddlewood and Glen Park. Each child performed an individual routine before each school did their group routines. Well done to the Woodford team, who won the overall trophy for best group performance, and Sienna T who was runner-up in the individual performances. There were some incredible acrobatics on display, and all the girls were great ambassadors, representing the school superbly.
Well done to all who took part: Chloe P, Rosie W, Harriet M, Ruby S, Evie F, Connie N, Sienna T, Jodie K, Miah R, Jodie B and Victoria L.
EFL Kids Cup - 21.1.19
On Monday, two Year 5/6 football teams took part in the annual EFL Kids Cup at Goals. It was an enjoyable afternoon of football, competing against most of the other Primary schools in Plymouth. Unfortunately, neither team made it through to the knock out stages but it was good experience, particularly for the Year 5’s, who were competing against predominantly Year 6 children. Well done to Ollie E, Harry E, Ashleigh G-L, Eddy B, Jack R, George D, Gabe R, Ethan H, Luke R, Sammy C, Max J, Cohen M and Spencer B.
Girls’ Knock out Cup - 17.1.19
Well done to Woodford, who beat Glen Park in the Quarter finals of the Girls’ Knock out cup. They played superbly, winning the match 10-1 with nearly the whole team getting on the scoresheet. They can now look forward to a semi-final match soon.
Alternative Sports Festival - 17.1.19
On Thursday this week, 11 children from Year 3 and 4 went to the Alternative Sports Festival at Chaddlewood Primary School, which was run by one of our sports partners, Premier Sports. The children were able to enjoy a whole range of sports they may not have previously tried: Archery, Tri Golf, Badminton, Boccia, Fencing and Curling. All the children were determined to give everything a go and developed some new skills along the way, whilst having loads of fun! The children represented themselves and the school in an exemplary manner so well done to all of you. An individual mention must go to James Sowden in Year 4, who picked up a special award that recognised his sportsmanship, patience and encouragement of others throughout the event.
Bettinson Cup - 26.11.18
On Monday, a Year 5/6 football team took part in the qualifying stage of the annual Bettinson Cup. We were drawn in a tough group, alongside Montpelier, Widey Court, Oreston and Prince Rock. Overall, we won two and lost two, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the finals event in January.
It was a great experience for the team - they grew in confidence with each game and by the end, were playing some superb football and scoring some brilliant team goals. Well done to Ollie E, Harry E, Ashleigh G-L, Eddy B, Jack R, George D and Gabe R.
Girls Knock out Cup - 22.11.18
On Thursday, our Year 5/6 Girls' football team played Shakespeare Primary School in the Schools' Knock out cup. They played superbly in what were biting cold conditions, winning the match 4-2 thanks to four goals from Ashleigh! The girls can now look forward to a quarter final match against either Chaddlewood or Glen Park.
Well done to Maisie F, Miah R, Kayleigh P, Chloe W, Ashleigh G-L, Coral F, Victoria L and Jodie K.
Futsal Regional Finals Tournament - 20.11.18
On Tuesday, some boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 went to the Indoor Sport Hub in Paignton to represent Plymouth in the regional finals of Premier League Primary Stars futsal tournament. Some great football was played by all, in what were fast-paced games of non-stop action. It was a great learning experience, coming up against some of the best schools from Exeter and Torquay, and one that they can draw from in the upcoming Bettinson Cup tournament.
Well done to Charlie M, Eddy B, Ollie E, Gabe R, Ashleigh G-L, Harry E, Max J, George D, Cohen M, Jack R, Sammy C and Lochlin W.
C4L Dodgeball Festival 2018 - 13.11.18
On Tuesday, children from Years 4, 5 and 6 at Woodford took part in the annual C4L Dodgeball Festival at the Hele’s. 8 other schools took part in round-robin competition, including: Plympton St. Maurice, Pomphlett, Bickleigh Down, Hyde Park, Montpelier, Yealmpstone Farm, Old Priory and Tor Bridge Primary.
In order to focus on celebrating the School Games values of Honesty and Respect instead of playing to win, children were mixed to form new teams. There was a good sense of team spirit and it was great to see so many children (over 100!) involved and enjoying playing dodgeball.
Well done to everyone who took part: Logan A, Zach T, Ethan C, Louis W, Charlie M, Josh W, Toby M, James S, Finley L, Max J, Grace B, Charlie C, Baxter B, Lucy F.
Indoor Athletics - 13.11.18
On Tuesday, some Year 5 and 6 children went to Hele's to take part in the annual Plympton Indoor Athletics competition. It was a mixture of track and field events, in which points were gained for the school. There were 9 events in total, including: 1x1 lap relay, 2x2 lap relay, 4x1 lap relay, 6 lap parlauf, obstacle relay, chest push, standing long jump, triple jump and speed bounce.
At the end, all the points were totalled and there was a tense wait to find out the results. Woodford ended up finishing in second place, narrowly missing out on winning by 2 points!
Well done to Jodie K, Jodie B, Victoria L, Miah R, Sienna T ,Emily W, Spencer B, Ollie E, Luke R, Connor P, Gabe R, Eddy B.
PAT Quick-Sticks Hockey Festival – 8.11.18
On Thursday this week, 12 of our Year 5 children attended the Year 5/6 PAT wide Quicksticks Hockey Festival at Boringdon Primary. Our two squads competed in two groups of round robin fixtures. Both teams played with great determination and showed exemplary team work throughout; with their encouragement, positioning skills and adept finishing on display. Both teams picked up great victories in the group stage and our A team made it to the third/fourth place play off where the game ended in a 2 – 2 draw. It was an admirable effort from all of our children, some playing in a competitive format like this for the first time ever. The fact that the children more than held their own against other teams which had predominantly or all Year 6 children playing made it even more commendable! Well done for representing yourselves and the school so well - we look forward to more hockey opportunities in the future.
PAT Tag Rugby Festival – 9.10.18
On Tuesday, a Year 5/6 team took part in a Tag Rugby Festival at Glen Park Primary School. They came up against 3 others schools from the PAT, including Boringdon, Glen Park and Chaddlewood.
The teams worked their way around 4 practise stations initially, each with a different activity to complete. Afterwards, each school faced each other in a series of matches. After wins against Boringdon and Glen Park, Woodford came up against Chaddlewood in what would be the deciding match. Woodford narrowly lost 7-5 but considering this was the first time that many of the children had even played tag-rugby before, they put up an impressive showing and this will stand them in good stead when they take part in the city-wide events later this year.
At the end of the event, certificates were given out to everyone who took part and a Sports Superstar award was presented to one player on each team who demonstrated the most focus, athleticism and sportsmanship. Well done to Lochlan W for picking up this award for Woodford, and all the others who took part: Miah R, Ashleigh G-L, Victoria L, Gabe R, Ollie E, Connor P, Jack R.
WOODFORD ACHIEVE GOLD SCHOOL GAMES MARK FOR 2017/18
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.