Welcome back to the new academic year. Firstly I would like to announce that Langford Village Primary School has successfully built on last year's Bronze Sports Award and has been awarded GOLD!!! We are delighted by this and hope to consolidate the hard work that started last year and moce forwards by introducing more Level 1 and Level 2 opportunities for pupils. We look forward to continuing our sporting partnership with Ignite Sport, who will continue to deliver high quality outdoor PE sessions as part of the sporting curriculum, as well as offering additional after school clubs to both Key Stages 1 & 2.
'Langford Village Community School is extremely committed to all aspects of the School Games, through participation, leadership, values and ethos. I consider them to be a strong Gold Award school'. Carl Hamilton - School Sports Coordinator
We pride ourselves on our participation in local and regional festivals and celebrate the many successes we achieve as well as engaging with local sporting groups who have provided opportunities for the pupils to sample different sports. Pupils from across the school participate in a range of Level 1 competitions each term as part of the planned curriculum. In addition to this, the school is part of 'The Cooper School Family Sporting Partnership' and teams regularly complete in Level 2 festivals. 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. Selection is difficult as we have so many pupils (largest primary in Bicester) and are limited to taking 1 or 2 teams only. It is for this reason, that we are engaging pupils in Level 1 competitions and also providing more clubs and signposting pupils to clubs in the community (see new page with further details, including SEND groups).
To ensure ALL pupils are able to access the curriculum for PE, we have a lead contact. This is Miss Fowler who is PE Coordinator. This role ensures that planning is tailored and differentiated to support pupils with additional needs and that medical concerns and support plans are shared with practitioners to ensure ALL pupils can participate in physical activity. If you have any concerns regarding your child's participation in PE lessons, please see your child's class teacher in the first instance.
Within the 'Local Sporting Organisations and Clubs' there are listing for activities for children and young people with disabilities. Further information can be found by
This summer has seen a great deal of sporting successes - Geraint Thomas winning the Tour de France and cycling to victory and the maillot jaune, Katarina Johnson-Thompson's athletics successes on the track and Adam Peaty becoming the world's fastest breast stroke swimmer at the European championship and is the only swimmer to dip under 58 seconds in the 100m! There have been so many inspirational performances for us to take a lead from and now's the time. If you have been inspired and would like to take up a sport, then why not take a look at the Local Sports web page where details can be found of sporting groups and organisations in Bicester and give them a try! The health benefits are great.
It is with great pride, that we would like to share in the successes of Charlie O'Hara in Year 6.
In October, we will highlighting pupils within the school, who have excelled on the sporting field. This will be changed each month.
Level 1 Competitions take place in school. They focus on the areas that pupils have been taught that term and are organised by teachers, IGNITE coaches and Sports Councillors. Children are grouped into House Teams to compete. Level 2 competitions are those where pupils are chosen to represent the school and compete against other local schools. It is very difficult to choose teams for these events as we are a very large primary school and we are only allowed to take 1 or 2 teams.
On Wednesday, 3rd October, the school took a team of Year 5 and 6 pupils to The Cooper School to complete in the Inter-school's Tag Rugby Festival. The team were:: Jacob Neptune, James Bridge, Thomas Sames. Euan Steel, Arran White, Lucas Griffiths-Brown and Jessica gardside, Belle Webb, Charlie O'Hara, Erin O'Regan, Ava Wilkinson and Zuki Leonard.