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Transition Activities for Year 4 - 13.07.20

Please find attached a transition activity for you to complete with your child this week.  If you have any questions about it, please contact Miss Crouchen through Class Dojo.

Home Learning


Please visit this page every Monday and click on the Stars below for the week's English and Maths learning. Please also look at the Home Learning section on the school website for links to online learning. 

World Ocean's Day - 2020



On World Ocean's Day, people around the world celebrate and honour our oceans, which connect us all. You can find out more at the following website:

To mark this day (Monday 8th June) Plymouth City Council and The Plymouth Sound Marine Park have created a series of activities and worksheets for the children to do. If you do complete any of the activities then don't forget to upload a picture to your portfolio. Some will be chosen to be part of this week's newsletter.

VE DAY - 75th Anniversary 


Tomorrow (8th May) is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day. You may have already completed some lovely work linked to it this week and some of you may have activities planned for tomorrow and the weekend. The attached information below explains what we would like the children of Woodford Primary School to do to celebrate this very special day and a link to The Visit Plymouth website where thay have activities for the children to do. Please take photos of anything you do including your decorated house (if you do that) and post them onto your child's portfolio on The Class Dojo.

Apple window art!

Just for fun home learning


Why not choose some activities from the grid below to keep you busy over the next week? 

Just for fun activity grid

Important message for parents


We are sending individual messages to every parent/child each week to make sure everything is fine at home.  We can offer help and support as necessary as well as celebrate your child's achievements.  If you do have a question, query or need some advice, please feel free to send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Even if everything is good, we would be really grateful if you could send us a quick reply and let us know how things are going.



Year 3 Team 

Home Learning - end of week 1


It has been wonderful to see all the Year 3 pupils sharing their learning and time at home this week. You have been busy uploading your photos of baking, art, science, Joe Wicks exercise and signs of Spring spotting to name just a few! Year 3 have also been busy painting and displaying stay safe rainbow pictures to display in their windows for the community. A special well done to Alice in Silver Birch class who completed all the Numbots levels this week.

Lots of learning is going on too, well done Year 3! So proud of you all. 

Scroll down to the Home Learning section every Monday for new activities.

Best wishes, 

Year 3 teaching team. 

World Book Day 5th March 2020

We had a fantastic day describing our book characters, choosing "Who is the wisest of them all", and creating our own magical creatures.

What a Wonderful world.MP4

Still image for this video

Wednesday 18th December

Year 3 have enjoyed their Christmas party today. Many thanks for all the food contributions.

Apple recorder club

The apple class recorder club enjoyed showing off their talents during singing assembly on Monday 16th December.

Stone Age Cave Art 2nd December 2019

Apple class have had fun sketching and shading animals from the Stone Age.

Thanksgiving Poetry 28th November 2019

Congratulations to Esmee and Elliot for their fantastic poems about the First Thanksgiving in 1621, written as part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations.

Children in Need 15th November 2019

Thank you for all the donations today. see the newsletter for the total amount raised.

Visit from the Dog's Trust

On 7th November, apple class had a visit from the Dog's Trust. We learnt how to be "Dog Smart" by asking an owner before stroking a dog. We also found out that you should let a dog sniff you before stroking it, and that you should stroke it from it's shoulder. You should use a dog's name to get it's attention, and never touch the top of its head or its tail.

Plymouth Library Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to all children who completed the challenge this year. We love reading!

Plympton Cross-Country - 26.09.19

Well done to Sydney and Seth who helped Woodford win the year 3/4 boys and girls cross-country competition at Hele's School this week!



We used Starburst sweets to model the rock cycle.

First we snipped different coloured Starbursts into pieces of sediment.

Then we squashed layers of each piece of sediment on top of each other to make Sedimentary rock.

After that we pushed and squished the rock in our hands to change it into Metamorphic rock.

We then heated the rock to turn it into magma.

Finally we let the magma cool so it turned into Igneous rock.


Apple class bake sale

Well done to the children in Apple class who have provided cakes, sweets and a lucky dip. They have raised over £57 for Cancer research/St Luke's Hospice.

Geology rocks!

Year 3 children enjoyed a workshop at Plymouth University this week, looking at minerals, dinosaur teeth, fossils and using microscopes.


Signs of Spring!

We walked through the school grounds this morning to look for sings of spring. We saw daisies, dandelions, buttercups, bluebells and apple blossom. In the new pond, we saw tadpoles! 


Dragon eyes!

This week, we have been reading dragon poetry and using clay to make dragon eyes. We are all looking forward to our dragon art workshop next week with Mr Lewis!

The Magical Literacy tour!

Apple class are celebrating completing their performances in the year 3 and 4 play!

STEM workshop

Year 3 enjoyed a visit from Mrs Brinkworth yesterday for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshop. We learnt about the engineering history of Plymouth, including Brunel's famous bridge, and had a go at making structures using spaghetti and marshmallows. We found out that a triangular shape is stronger than a square or rectangle.


World Book Day!

We have enjoyed our day today dressed as our favourite book characters. We have played a Cinderella "staircase" spelling game, and have rewritten the story of Cinderella using similes. Can you guess the theme we used for the story?


Cinderella, by apple class

Once upon a time, there was a girl called Cinderella. Her face was as pretty as Stacey Dooley’s and her hair was as blonde as Rapunzel’s plait. She lived with her stepmother and stepsisters, who were as cruel Craig Revel Hallwood’s comments. They used her like a slave and worked her like a camel. Cinderella was as sad as a dance-off loser.

One day, a letter from the palace came. There was to be a royal ball to help Prince Charming find a wife, and everyone was invited. Cinderella was as excited as Bruno giving a 10. Everyone knew that the Prince was as handsome as a Alijaz.

Cinderella was told that she couldn’t go. “You’re as clumsy as a clown, and they’re as rich as…well, Simon Cowell. You’d be like the first person voted off Strictly. You can’t go.”

The night of the ball came, and Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters left, dressed up like celebrities and screeching like cats. Cinderella was as lonely as a lost dance shoe. Suddenly, a fairy godmother appeared, like a gust of glitter. “I can help you go to the ball!” said the fairy godmother. Cinderella was as surprised as a Strictly winner.

The fairy godmother whooshed her wand, and changed Cinderella’s rags into a ballgown. In her new dress, she looked as pretty as Darcey Bussel. Finally, she gave Cinderella a pair of glass slippers. They sparkled like strictly contestants.

Cinderella arrived at the ball. The prince saw her immediately, and thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, like Ashley Roberts. They danced together all night, like Joe Sugg and Diane.

Midnight arrived like a quickstep. Cinderella ran as fast as a foxtrot, losing her slipper. The Prince watched as her shoe fell like a teardrop from Dr Raj. The next day Cinderella was back in the kitchen, scrubbing pots and pans like she was practising the tango.

She had just finished when there was a knock at the door.  It was the Prince, holding the glass slipper. He said that whoever the slipper fit, could come to the palace and be his wife. The stepsisters tried the slipper, but their feet were as big as scoring paddles – it was like getting a 10 from Craig. They gave up.

When Cinderella tried on the shoe, it fitted like it was tailor-made. “You will be my Princess!” said the Prince. “I love you like Alijaz loved Jeanette. Come and live with me at the palace!”

Cinderella was as happy as a celebrity with a make-over. She took the Prince’s hand and left her old life behind like a can of spray tan. They lived happily ever after, like Strictly champions.



Spelling Bee success

Congratulations to Ellie and Esme who have shown our Queen Bee (Mrs Meadows, English Governor) that they are the bee's knees when it comes to spelling! They have practiced every day, and are now working on level 4! Keep practicing over half term :)

Challenge Chair Caps

Congratulations to our fantastic 5 today for achieving their cap for their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Elmer Day

Thank you to everyone who brought mufti money today in support of St Luke's Hospice. We enjoyed listening to an Elmer story, and completing Elmer pattern activities.

Mayflower 400 poetry competition

Congratulations to Reece, who has written the winning entry for Apple class. The children were asked to imagine they were crossing the ocean on the Mayflower with the Pilgrim Fathers, and to include the phrase "beyond the horizon", the competition title for this year.


Crystal water

The ocean surface is blue crystal water.

When the sea rocks, it is very calm.

It sparkles like a rare jewel in the night.

It is rocking my boat very softly.

When I touch the water, I feel that it's very still.

What is beyond the horizon?

Is it dolphins?

I'm not sure.

Life for Victorian Children


We have been finding out about life for poor children in Victorian times. Here are Maisie's and Louis' thoughts:


Hello, my name is Maisie. I am a house maid. Every day, I have to clean the chamber pots, serve food and set the fire. My job is unfair because I have to do all the housework. I feel exhausted, but I still have to work. If I don't, I will be caned on the hand. I wish I had some money.


Hello, my name is Louis. I am a chimney sweep. Every day, I have to clean the chimney, climb the ladders and take out the birds nests. My job is horrible because I get covered in soot. I feel exhausted, but I still have to work. If I don't get out of bed my master will beat me. I wish I didn't have to go to work.

Maths talk

We have been using our "maths talk" to help us investigate in maths:

Poetry practice!

We have looked a poetry examples and added our own ideas:

Homework book review example for homework 9.11.18

Visit to Morwellham Quay on 2.11.18


Welcome to the Apple class page. We are very happy with the way that the children have settled into our new Year 3 routines; it is hard to believe we have only been back at school for four days!

This week, we have been writing sentences about the school day, using the correct punctuation.

This is what happened on our first day back:


We went to an important assembly with Mrs Harvey. (Ella)

We played excitedly on the playground. (Molly-Mai)

At lunchtime, we ate our delicious food. (Rio-Jay)

After lunch, we did our fire safety walk. (Orla)

I was tired at the end of the day and I wanted a snack. (Evan)

I was tired at the end of the day because I had did lots of work at school. (Harry G).

I was tired at the end of the day, but it was fun. (Harry H)