Healthy Week Day 5
We finished our week having a go on the rowing machines. We split into 6 teams and each had a go at rowing for 3 minutes each. We then added together all the distances. We rowed a total of 19000 metres (nearly 12 miles). We finished with a final for the 6 best rowers. Congratulations to Harry G who rowed 472 metres in 3 mins.
Healthy Week Day 4
We started the day finding out if strawberries were the Pine class' favourite fruit. We collected the data and drew a pictogram of the results. After break we had a visit from SCMA to show us Tae-kwondo. Before lunch we went onto the field and played different parachute games. In the afternoon the community team from Plymouth Argyle came in to help us develop our football skills.
Healthy Week Day 3
The main focus of today was the KS1 and Foundation stage Sport's Day. We spent the morning on the field taking part in 8 different activities including hurdles, egg and spoon and sprint races. When we finished we watched the mums and dads race and the toddlers race. We finished the morning with the sprint finals to see who was the fastest in each class.Well done to everyone for trying really hard. There will be photos to follow.
Healthy Week Day 2
Today we started the day by starting some mindfulness colouring in. Then we learned about the similarities and differences between boys and girls. After break we looked at how sport and exercise helps us to develop strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. We thought about the sports and activities we do in and out of school and thought about which parts of our bodies we used and how it helps us. Then we looked at animals and pets and what they need to be happy and healthy and talked about how animals are used to help people. This afternoon we all used the Ninetendo Wii to take part in Just Dance. Even Mr Wotton had a go! Our overall champion scored nearly 8000 points. Then to relax we went into the woods and completed sound postcards by listening really carefully to the sounds around us.
Healthy Week Day 1
Today we started Healthy Week by looking at life cycles and how we can do more things now as a child then we could as a baby. After break we did Zumba with Cathy from the Willow childcare centre. This afternoon we looked at healthy eating and the different food groups and finished the day thinking about what makes us happy.
Next week is our annual Healthy week were the children will get the chance to try out different healthy activities and learn all about being healthy. As with the last couple of years, there will be a focus on mental health as well. Below is a timetable of the events that the children will be undertaking. Keep checking back for photos as the week progresses.
World Book Day
Today we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day. We also had a special assembly to find out which classes were part of the winning whole school story. We wrote the resolution for the story called "The Unexpected Adventure". Our story was chosen as the winner by Mrs Johns our Chair of governors.
Hit The Button
Here is a link to an online program to help children practise their times tables to complete the maths star challenges. Also there are sections for practising number bonds and doubles and halves. It works on all operating systems (PC, Apple and Android). There is even a link to download the APP version.
Christmas Jumper Day
Today we wore Christmas jumpers to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of one of our teaching assistants who lost his short battle with cancer earlier in the year. We also shared Christmas stories as he was passionate about reading and Christmas.
Christmas Party - Tuesday 12th December
On Tuesday 12th December we will be having our class party. We will not need any food sent in from home as the kitchen are preparing us party food as an alternative to your child's usual lunch. This will be eaten at the end of our party. On this day, please send your child in party clothes.
The Year 2 Team
Year 2 fire visit
On Tuesday, year 2 were visited by Mr Leary; a fire officer from Plympton Fire Station to talk to the children about being safe with matches and fire, checking smoke alarms and how to perform the “Stop, Drop and Roll” technique if a piece of clothing caught on fire. They also watched a cartoon about a firefly who foolishly played with matches. It was pleasing to see how many children knew what number to dial in an emergency and who to ask for if there was a fire. Mr Leary explained the importance of knowing their postcode and getting parents to check that they have smoke alarms and that they work.
Welcome to a new year at Woodford Primary school. Keep checking this page for information, photos and videos of some of the work we have been doing.