Friday 23rd June 2017

Dear Parents, Carers and Governors,

At last, a little relief from the scorching weather. Please thank all your children for their great behaviour and attitude during the very hot five day period. They listened carefully to instructions, wore their hats and drank as much water as possible.

I have received a few more complaints about the traffic around school at the start and end of the day, stretching along almost all of Peregrine Way. Please could you try to be supportive of residents who live very close to the school and not block drive ways.

We have confirmed almost all of the dates for activities until the end of the term now, and these are available either later in this newsletter or by 'push' notifications and emails. Enjoy visiting the school for these activities, it will be lovely to see you.

Reports will be with you on Monday 10th July and will inform you of the new class structure for 2017/2018. Transfer day is taking place on Tuesday 11th July in the morning.

Mrs Maureen Thompson

Headteacher

On site after school safety.

Parents are reminded that only those parents with children attending clubs on the field should be in this area after school. Siblings of children attending these clubs should stay with their parent/ carer on the paved area outside the conservatory and they should not re-enter school or play on the field, play equipment or playground as this can lead to safeguarding issues for the club leaders and After School Club.

All other parents should aim to leave the school premises by 3.30pm and re-entry to school after this time must be via the front entrance.

Sports Days

FSU: Thursday 6th July, 1.30 - 3pm

Years 1 - 3: Wednesday 12th July, 9.30 - 11.30am

Years 4 - 6: Wednesday 12th July, 1.00 - 3pm

Please note that to attend sports day we are asking parents/carers to access these events via the playground gates and NOT the front entrance of school. You will not be asked to sign in/out. Whilst at sports days please ensure that you stay on the playground/field and not walk around the school site.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

School Office

Football

The football season has now come to an end, with lots to celebrate and be proud of as a school. It began way back in September, with around 25 Year 6 boys and girls attending the first training session. The season that lay ahead was unexpected to say the least.

Due to the large number of boys and girls, Langford, for the first time in its history, could enter three teams, into three different leagues - Bicester A League, Bicester B League and the first ever Bicester Girls League.

Over the months that followed, all three teams showed great commitment to training and their matches. Every one supported each other, especially with their attendance as spectators.

Incredibly, all three teams did fantastically in their respective leagues, with Langford Boys A team being crowned 'The Invincibles', winning every game in their league this season. All three teams qualified for their semi-finals. The girls beat Longfields 2-1 to set up a tricky final against Waddesdon. Langford A brushed past Longfields, with a 2-0 victory, whilst the Boys B team battled their way to beat Chesterton Boys 3-2 in a tough fixture. All three teams were into their respective finals, an achievement for all to be proud of.

Sadly, both the Girls team and Langford A team were just pipped to the trophy, by tough opponents in the form of Waddesdon Girls and Bure Park A. The girls ended their game with a 1-1 draw, and sadly went on to lose on penalties...but left with their heads held high. For some of these girls, this season was their first in competitive football, and the progress they made individually and as a team has been a privilege to witness. The Langford A team were beaten by a goal of real quality, finishing their game with a 1-0 defeat. They could have very easily won their tough fixture, and in some cases deserved to. As a team they should focus on their undefeated league campaign and take this experience into their future challenges.

The Langford B team competed in a tough final, playing at home, against a strong Waddesdon team - with who they drew 3-3 in the league. Thankfully, Harry Smith provided the difference with a great goal with minutes to spare. The game ended 1-0, Langford had won the B League on their first attempt.

A huge thank you needs to go the children, who have worked hard these last few months; as well as their parents, who have attended training and matches - whilst going through all the ups and downs. I would also like to thank Mr Holt, Mr Robinson and Mr Wilson for their help with running the sessions, organising matches and supporting the three teams. This year has been a real pleasure to run the football club, and will remain one of the highlights of my year. Well done...COME ON LANGFORD!

Diary Dates

Friday 30th June 2017 Cake Sale to raise money for Zone Day.
Monday 3rd July 2017 Year 5/6 A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance 2pm
Tuesday 4th July 2017 Year 5/6 A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance 6pm.
Wednesday 5th July 2017 year 5/6 A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance 6pm.
Thursday 6th July FSU Sports Day - afternoon.
Wednesday 12th July 2017 Sports Day for Year 1-6.
Thursday 13th July 2017 Reserve Sports Day if we have to cancel 12th July.
Tuesday 18th July 2017 Zone Day.
Wednesday 19th July 2017 Year 6 Leavers Assembly 2pm.
Friday 21st July 2017 Last day of term, 1.30 finish.
Monday 7th August 2017 Deadline for ordering uniform to be delivered before September start.
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