This year we look forward to continuing our sporting partnership with Ignite Sport who will continue to deliver some of our high quality PE sessions as part of the sporting curriculum as well as offering additional after school clubs to both Key Stages 1 & 2. We also welcome Ms Ros Killing from NOSPP, who is working in partnership with Key Stage 2 staff in delivering gymnastics and multi sports lessons. This is to ensure that good practice is shared with teaching staff and also as a training opportunity.
We pride ourselves on our participation in local and regional festivals and celebrate the many successes we achieve. Pupils from across the school participate in a range of competitions as part of 'The Cooper School Family Sporting Partnership'. We ensure our planning and delivery support ALL pupils and are differentiated to ensure everyone takes part and develops to their own potential. We plan and support pupils with SENDS and Miss Fowler is the named contact for Inclusion. This academic year has seen us participating in the Year 5 & 6 Netball Festival at 'The Bicester School' (2 mixed teams), Year 5 & 6 Hockey Festival at 'The Cooper School' and winners of The Plate competition; Year 3 & 4 Football festival (2 teams). We also entered over 80 children in the Bicester Cross Country festival. Following the successes we had at this festival, we then qualified for the finals in Banbury taking 24 children who came in the top 20 in the heats. Last year saw us sending the Year 5&6 boys team to the finals and winning, this year sees us building on this success through our popular cross country coaching and will be sending Year 3 & 4 Boys team, Year 5 & 6 Boys and Year 5 &6 girls team to the County Finals on Friday 31st March. We have entered teams into the area tennis festival and were victorious in the U9 section. This is the first time we have entered teams into this competition.
Our sporting achievements also shine in the pool where our boys and girls in Upper Key Stage 2 (12 pupils) took part in the local gala. We support pupils throughout Key Stage 2 in developing water confidence and reaching the requirements of swimming unaided for 25m by providing additional lessons for those who have not reached this by Years 5 and 6.
From multi-sports to netball and swimming to cross-country, Langford Village encourages participation in physical activities from an early age and nurtures that enthusiasm to ensure we raise healthy and happy children and will continue to encourage our children to engage in an active lifestyle. This is endorsed by our House Captains and our school council.
In addition to offering our pupils a range of sports in school, we also offer a variety of sports through our extra-curricular timetable. There are links to the clubs and teams that are run by staff at the school as well as those run by external agencies after school and during holidays. We are also fortunate that our 8 House Captains and 4 Deputy Captains are also playing games on the playground with Key Stage 1 every Monday and Friday lunchtimes and we have provided resources and equipment at lunchtimes to encourage activity.
A survey will be issued this term to gauge attitudes to sport as well as to get a better understanding of the sports your child takes part in whether it be through school or through clubs/classes in the community. This information will help us to tailor clubs for the children and enable us to support them in a healthy lifestyle. New clubs will be starting soon in response to the school council's survey - basketball, athletics and 'Boing' - letters detailing year groups and dates will be going out.
Further reports and information can be accessed on the North Oxfordshire Partnership website:
An enjoyable day was spent at 2017 Zone Day organised by the School Council. A range of activities took place including a water zone, bench ball, penalty shoot out, bouncy slide and castle. In addition to this was the wheel zone and a Martial Arts workshop run by Freestyle Martial Arts. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the introduction and were given a flyer to come home offering pupils of Langford Village a free taster session. There were also zones for biscuit decorating, constructions, playdoh, Just Dance and disco as well as drawing and colouring in. Thank you to Mrs Donohoe and the school council for organising a fun and inclusive day for everyone to have an opportunity to join in with fun and active activities. Also a big thank you to FOLVS for supplying each child with a freeze pop at lunchtime.
Please see the 'Houses' page for a report on today's Years 1 - 3 sports day along with results. Photographs to follow.
Following a successful event held by the club on Sunday 16th July, 3 pupils from Year 4 who entered into the Tristart 1 competition did an amazing job. Thomas Styles in Year 4 came 3rd in the boys category overall and Isla Dunn also came 3rd in the girls category with a great performance from Freya Craggs. It was an honour to watch them compete - well done we are very proud of you.
We are delighted to be involved in the BLIP Kids 'Sit Less, Move More' campaign. Representatives from the school council have attended meetings with pupils from other Bicester schools as part of Healthy Bicester to look at ways in which children can be more physically active. In response to this, Max Badder has been conducting a survey in classrooms across the school to see how active lessons are. In addition to this, a competition was set up by Mrs Donohoe. Children across Key Stages 1 and 2 were asked to design a poster to encourage children to partake in with the slogan 'Sit Less, Move More.
The winning design will be made into a poster to display in and around the school. Here are some examples of the posters from Key Stage 1.
On Friday 7th July, Years 1 - 3 participated in the 'Tunnel Rounders' competition. The children enjoyed learning how to play 'Tunnel Rounders' and Mr Holt gave an expert demonstration. The houses - Otter, Deer, Fox and Badger were split in 2 to create 8 teams in total. Results can be found on the 'Houses' page.
A gallery to follow.
In recognition of the hard work, dedication and perseverance shown by individuals in the school, we have decided to celebrate their successes. Each term, a pupil or pupils from Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 will be chosen to be a 'Sport's Personality'. Their achievements will be showcased in the entrance area to the school.
We are delighted to have Cassius Pearce-Bates Key Stage 1 Sport's Personality in recognition of his achievements in football, playing locally for Bardwell Team as well as swimming and fishing.
Jacob Neptune, was chosen as Lower Key Stage 2 Sport's Personality for footballing successes and plays for Reading FC.
Finally, Harry Wynne-Jones, Upper Key Stage 2 Sport's Personality. Harry is an outstanding swimming and trains every night as well as participating in competitions away from home every weekend.
We hope you get the opportunity to take a look at the display and see their awards and medals.
Langford Village Primary School is proud that this year we entered a girl's football team into the Bicester Schools U11 Football league. Some of the girls had never played football before but had been encouraged by their teachers and importantly by the boys in their classes. They received huge support throughout the season from friends and family and in their first season, they made it through to the finals where they lost on penalties. Below is an account by Sarah Schoerworth and Leah Hawkins on their passion for the game. We are Sarah and Leah, the captains of the girls football team. We have played in the semi finals and finals. We have enjoyed this season because of all the support and fun we have had. Football is a good sport for keeping fit and having fun. We would like Langford to carry on with the girl's football team throughout the years and eventually win the trophy! We have been inspired by Mr North, Mr Holt, Mr Wilson, Mr Robinson and of course by our PE coordinator, Miss Fowler. The team have kept strong through the games and had great determination from going 3-0 down to drawing 3-3. It was a great game to watch. We have come 2nd in the league this year and tried our hardest! Unfortunately, we lost at penalties but kept our heads up and are really happy with all that we achieved. We always looked out for each other when we were down and never gave up. It has been hard work but we hope Langford carry on supporting the girl's team and realising that girls can achieve!
Thank you to everyone for the vouchers we received. We have finally managed to count them all and were delighted to receive a staggering total of 13724! These vouchers have enabled us to order a new sports kit for Upper Key Stage 2 for football matches, foam javelins, cones, whistles, sacks. giant trays, footballs, bean bags and dice. These items will enhance our current provision from Cygnets to Year 6. Thank you again for you support.
Report written by Archie Hirst - On Saturday Bardwell Bullets had their football presentation and tournament. We all got given a trophy and we played our matches in the heavy rain. There was thunder and lightening too.
Report written by Leo Wiles My football tam is called 'Bardwell' we are are the under 7s. On Saturday we had a tournament. In my team are: Leo W, Leo , George L, Richard, Tyler and Ewan. We played four games. I scored in every game. We went into the hall and got a medal and trophy and some special match attack cards.
We are eager to purchase outdoor learning equipment and a wide range of sporting equipment. The Active Kids Vouchers can be collected from stores when purchasing your shopping from January 25th 2017. Last year, we collected over 12,000 and used these to purchase the following items: Den making kit for outdoor learning; foam javelins; dance mats; hands and feet mats for gymnastics, balls for FSU and Cygnets, netball nets, tennis balls and planting equipment for FSU and Cygents. We have currently collected approximately 9000 vouchers. Thank you for your continued support.
On Wednesday 29th March the pupils from Wrens and Robins classes participated in the Year 1 Multi-sports festival at The Cooper School. A report by the pupils will be ready on Friday for you to read and enjoy. Please see the photographs below, more to follow.
Awards were given to pupils who demonstrated the values of 'determination' and 'self-belief'. The awards for girls were given to - Lacey Cottam, Mia and Jessica Matthews. The boys awards went to - Harry Sames and Toby Webb-Majnlund. A special award for the overall pupil who showed the greatest determination went to Kyle Skinner for his positive attitude and engagement in all activities. Thank you to the Cooper pupils who were Young Leaders and supported our pupils and to Varun's mum and Shay's mum for helping out.
Year 5 Quick Sticks Hockey Festival - On Wednesday 1st March, two teams from Year 5 represented the school at the Bicester Schools Quick Sticks festival. The standard was high and both teams played well. The Kestrels team displayed great team spirit and completed in matches for the 'bowl'. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the team did not come away victorious.
The Hawks team however, competed for the 'plate' and won or drew all of their matches. Great performances and a good team spirit enabled the team to win the Year 5 and 6 Quick Sticks Plate.
Well done to all involved and thank you to the parents for braving the cold to come and support. Thanks also to Miss LB and Mr North for managing the two teams.
Kestrels Team: Bethany Duckering, Oscar Brzozowski, Layla Parker, James Durbin, Fletcher Tomlin , Cara Roe and Alana King.
Hawks Team: Ana Green, Kobi Leonard, Katie Groves, Alisha Vasudevan, Max Badder, Harry Innes and Nicole Parker.
On Wednesday 29th March our team of Jemima, Leah H, Teagan, Hannah, Sarah, Lydia and Carrera played at home to Launton Girls team. So far, we are undefeated in the league and Mr Robinson is keen for this to stay this way. We started off well but at half time we were 0-1 down. Thankfully in the second half, we had more opportunities and Leah H took a great free kick to score our first goal. It was now 1-1 and we felt confident that we could get another goal. Our passing was great and we opened spaces for each other. Yet again, Leah scored a great goal (think Beckham and that was the quality of the shot!) and Langford Girls had scored - it was now 2-1. We tightened our game and defended well. The final whistle blew and Langford Girls had won again! We had great home support from the teachers and our parents and also from the Year 6 boys teams who stayed to watch. Thank you.
Results from matches in the league this season Langford Village Girls FC (LVG)
Chesterton Girls 6 - 0 LVG
Kings Meadow Girls 1 - 3 LVG
LVG 1 - 0 Longfields Girls
LVG 2 - 0 Launton
Charlton on Otmoor @ home 6/4/17
Waddesdon @ home 3/5/17
LANGFORD BOYS A, STILL CHAMPIONS IN THE EYES OF COACHES AND PARENTS.
The Bicester Primary school Boys A final between Langford Village Boys A and Bure Park A on the 15fh June, lived up to the expectations with both teams displaying all the qualities you would expect from two teams in any league final. All of the boys on pitch were playing with passion, intensity and showed great ability when on and off the ball. Within the first 2 minutes, you already felt that this could go down to one moment of brilliance.
The first quarter of game, saw Bure Park pilling the pressure onto the defensive duties of Langford. Finn, the goalkeeper, was called into action several times, showing his safe hands in between the sticks - he was certainly frustrating Bure Park's talented number 11. Defensive duo of Olly Webb and Oliver Durrant, kept battling through this spell, marshalling the midfield in front them at the same time. Langford were able to weather this spell, and from then on continued to dominate the rest of the first half.
The second half began in the same vein, with Langford taking the game by the scruff of the neck. Max went close, with a moment of trickery, flicking the ball past his defender and striking a venomous shot at the keeper. With 12 minutes to play, Bure Park's number 11 managed to find himself the smallest opportunity to strike at goal, and hit a superb shot into the bottom right corner. Nothing Finn could have done about it.
Still, this did not deter Langford, with all boys pushing on. Elliott led this charge well, constantly pressing the Bure Park players, winning possession back on many occasions. All the boys worked hard to press and attack, leaving our keeper with little to do. Special mention does go to the captain, Adam Smith, who showed his great leadership skills, running himself all over the pitch, never giving up. After the game, the referee made a point of his performance to the Langford coaches. Opportunities to equalise did not fall very often, but half chances did. Ethen went close with two back post headers, whilst Ollie Fathers and Elliott also had chances stopped. However, it was not to be Langford's day, and sadly the final whistle blew...Bure Park has won 1-0.
Despite all the boys being utterly devastated, they can still go away from this season with their heads held high. All of the boys deserved to win that cup, and left their coaches of Langford, and their friends and family applauding their efforts. Being undefeated in any season is a sign of a great team. It is for this very reason that this team will always be known as 'The Langford Invincibles'.
Langford Village A FC (LVA)
Kings Meadow 1 - 3 LVA
Bure Park 0 - 1 LVA
Glory Farm A 0 - 9 LVA
Brookeside 0 - 4 LVA
LVA 1 - 0 St Marys
Longfields @ Longfields 27/5/17
LANGFORD BOYS B ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS
The Bicester Primary school Boys B final between Langford Village and Waddesdon on the 6th June lived up to all expectations with the passion and commitment shown by both teams certainly portraying the importance of the game.
Langford were the hosts and their familiarity of the ground and comfort on the ball resulted in early domination of both possession and territory. The visitors hung on extremely well and a powerful display form their keeper gave Waddesdon a chance to settle and regain control of their half after the first ten minutes. Intricate, clever passing as well as hard but fair tackling from both sides made for an entertaining match. Both teams' defences were severely tested as the relentlessness of the game eventually started to take a toll on the players however, the end-to-end football showed no signs in letting up.
All of Langford's players gave 110% as they continued to chase the game, keeping Waddesdon's keeper busy. Efforts from Sam Davies and Otis Leonard narrowly missed and further pressure, supplied by Will Jones and Joshua Ayres, kept the Waddesdon defence pinned in their own half. With the end of the second half approaching and the game still tied at 0 - 0, Langford's attacking midfielder, Harry Smith, suddenly popped up on the edge of the penalty box and dribbled passed three players, calmly slotting the ball in the bottom left hand corner to give Langford their first ever Boys B trophy.
Special mention to the defence trio of Langford. Both Riley and Oliver Swinnerton kept the Langford Keeper, Nic Burrows, with very little do, but Nic did keep his clean sheet in the dying minutes, with a world class save to deny Waddesdon a glimmer of hope.
Well done Langford boy B for all of your hard work this season, resulting in being crowned the champions of 2017.
BY Mr Robinson
Langford Village B FC (LV)
LVB 1 - 1 Waddesdon
Glory Farm B 0 - 25 LVB
LVB 14 - 4 Charlton on Otmoor
Launton @ home 30/4/17
Marsh Gibbon @ Marsh Gibbon 26/5/17
The top 4 teams from each league will progress to the Semi finals - (4th team Vs 1st team and 3rd team Vs 2nd team. The winners of each semi final will progress to the finals at the end of the season. Langford Village A Team, won the league last season and are in prime position for this season. in the final.
This year Mr Robinson led a troupe of highly enthusiastic pupils to Oxford to compete in the Oxfordshire School's Strictly Competition. The standard this year was particularly high and our pupils had shown great dedication by arriving in school before the start of the day to rehearse. Their hard work paid off as they excelled in their performances and their costumes, hair and make up ensured they looked the part.
The pupils had a wide range of dance experiences with some participating in dance classes and others taking part for the first time. They showed great athleticism and worked well as a team to support one another. They performed brilliantly and had a polished finish. As they awarded winners they will travel to Northampton for the finals. Well done to all involved.
This year we were delighted to see so much enthusiasm for cross country. 124 pupils from Years 1 - 6 signed up for Mrs Hunter's Cross Country Club. This builds on the successes we had last year with the Year 5 and 6 Boys team winning the finals in Abingdon.
The first round competition took place at The Bicester School with 84 pupils signed up to compete. The field was awash with Langford colours and the hustle and bustle of competition was exciting. The Year 1 and 2 boys and girls were first to compete - they did themselves and the school proud as they tried their hardest to complete the course. Emily Davies finished in the top 10 with Jackson Ayres and Leo Barker for the boys.
The Year 3 and 4 Boys and Girls both qualified for the next round in Banbury with Isabelle Webb, Jessica Garside, Lucy Willoughby and Charlie O'Hara taking the first 4 places. An outstanding result. The boys were impressive as they too qualified with Harley Gardiner finishing well.
The Year 5 and 6 Boys and Girls teams both qualified for the next round in Banbury too much to the delight of Mrs Hunter and Mrs Thompson. Fantastic competition between Olly Webb and Adam Smith - keeping each other on their toes and leading the team home in style.
The results saw Langford competing in Banbury in 4 of 6 team races and 3 runners from Key Stage 1 attending too. The Year 5 and 6 Boys team were focused on getting to the finals as they had done the previous year and had been in training - Adam Smith posting sub 20mins for the 5km runs!!! Given their experience at this level, they were great ambassadors for the school and took the younger pupils under their wing and led them to the starting lines. The atmosphere was great, with pupils and parents passionately cheering on all runners.
The Year 3 and 4 girls stormed away to victory with Isabelle Webb once again at the front of the pack with Charlie O'Hara closely behind. The team were winners and qualify for the finals. The Year 3 and 4 boys also showed great commitment and qualified as runners up with notable performances from Jacob Neptune and Thomas Styles.
Year 5 and 6 girls ran a great team race but unfortunately missed qualifying for the finals but a great performance from Sarah Schoerwerth who had been ill on the bus! Then came the crunch race - Year 5 and 6 boys. Could they live up to the expectations? Would they be able to work as a team to pull off another fantastic run and get to the finals for the second year in a row? YES YES YES! What a race and again Webb/Smith raced hard and took the top places! The boys did it again - a team win and a new race time set!
Langford are delighted to be taking 3 teams through to the finals at Abingdon on March 31st. Good luck to you all, we are very proud of you all.
Two teams from Langford Village participated in the Bicester schools High 5 Netball festival in the Autumn Term. They had been training with Miss Nixon. Both teams were an even mix of boys and girls and both teams showed great team spirit, determination and skill. Mrs Thompson attended the event with Miss Nixon and Miss Fowler and were impressed by how well they played. Langford 1 came runners up in the heats whereas Langford 2 progressed to the finals and lost by 1 point in the final game having gone into extra time and then sudden death.
Alice Mackay and Olly Webb were nominated for their team spirit and great sportsmanship. Well done to everyone who played and supported.