Whole School Events
Look at some of our Whole School Events.
For more pictures please see the main class page archive link.
Year 4 spent the last half-term in their weekly Spanish lessons learning the vocabulary for different family members, talking about their brothers and sisters and also how to describe what people look like. We finished the half-term with some very competitive games of 'Guess Who' played entirely in Spanish which was very impressive.
Year 5 spent last half-term in their Spanish lessons learning to describe the weather. We did many different activities to practise understanding weather conditions in Spanish and also learning how to pronounce them. Our favourite one was 'hay tormenta' which means 'it's stormy!' At the end of the half-term we worked in small groups to write our own weather forecast for Spain and some of us presented it to the class, using a giant map, trying to stick the weather symbols in the right place on the map!
KS1 celebrated the end of 'Under the Sea topic' by having a beach day. We had a variety of activities throughout the morning and then had an ice cream in the afternoon. "Today was the best day ever".
Our girls team hosted their first ever match against Carr Juniors this week. Whilst the result didn't quite go our way, and with an amazing goal from Bethany, the girls remained professional and composed at all times, showing their true sportsmanship throughout. Well done girls!
KS2 girls and boys showed fantastic enthusiasm and stamina in a cross country event at York High. Everyone in the school was delighted by your efforts on the day! Amazingly, we even managed to come back with two winners (year 3 girls and year 4 boys) and 1 place (year 4 boys). Woodthorpe are extremely proud of everyone who took part.
Everyone at Woodthorpe have taken part in our very own Ryder Cup! Each class was given the opportunity to take on three different challenging holes. The excitement and enthusiasm was amazing throughout school, even at lunchtime, when children attempted to complete the crazy golf course.
Whole School 2018 - 2019 Please see above
Last week, we launched our World Cup extravaganza! All children had a fantastic time representing their house teams: Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and England. Years 2 - 6 took part in a tournament, where there was some fantastic goals, EYFS and Year 1 also held their own penalty shoot out. Champion Chestnut were the overall winners and were awarded with a collectable football figure. We have been really impressed with the enthusiasm and encouragement from all children. Well done Woodthorpe!
Duckling - World Cup Penalty Shootout
Year 5 & 6 Digital Leaders
Our amazing Digital Leaders taught KS2 classes how to produce a times table game using Scratch.
They demonstrated how to ask and answer a question using different 'scripts' and how to add points and sounds for the correct answers. They were all very patient, clear teachers: we are extremely proud of them all.
Woodthorpe Woodland Explorers!
At Woodthorpe we are very lucky to have such a wonderful natural resource: our forest! Every year group has the opportunity to explore and investigate the natural world first hand. From pirate topic launches, den building, scavenger hunts, forest weddings, mini beast hunts, making clay faces on trees, working across year groups to build relationships and look after the younger children to planting more trees to help extend our forest we do a bit of everything there and we love it! It allows us to have the independence to lead our own learning and develop key skills such as perseverance, problem solving and risk-taking. See some of the activities that we have done this year in these pictures.
Sunflower Festival - Raising money for St Leonards Hospice.
This week, 20 children from KS2 joined 1000 other school children from all over York at the Brownlee Foundation mini triathlon at York Sport Village. The event included a 30m swim followed an 800m bike ride and finally a 300m sprint to the finish line where the children were greeted by a goodie bag and medal. Everyone who took part did amazingly and it was definitely a day to remember!
Our year 5/6 Basketball team took part in a Basketball tournament against other schools from across York. We were lucky enough to have 3 teams representing Woodthorpe, with one team coming an amazing second place in the tournament All the teams played brilliantly- well done Woodthorpe!
Robinwood 2018 (Year 5/6)
This year, years 5 and 6 had an incredible time at Robinwood, partaking in activities ranging from the infamous piranha pool, to the 30ft giant swing! The children were fantastically behaved and excelled at activities requiring resilience, perseverance and determination. Many of us achieved and accomplished things that we would never have dreamed of attempting before and everybody was incredibly proud of both themselves and others.
St Leonard's Hospice Assembly
This Year at Woodthorpe, we are taking part in St Leonard's sunflower festival. Every child in the school will be making their very own sunflower. We was lucky enough to meet Lenny the bear who explained to us how the hospice care for people. Lenny the bear showed us different ideas about how we could make our sunflowers. We can't wait to see what 400 sunflowers will look like!
York St John's Art Workshop