Thursday 29th March 2018

Dear Parents, Carers and Governors,

As we look forward to the Easter break and listen to the children talking excitedly about Easter preparations at home and at school, I would like to wish you all a very relaxing break.

It has been a difficult time especially during Term 4 with huge amounts of sickness and diarrhoea affecting both children and staff. I have spoken at great lengths to the Health Agencies and other local schools and feel that it is time for us to reintroduce a clear 48 hour protocol for all children and staff in relation to absence from school for all forms of sickness and diarrhoea, from the last episode of illness.

In addition during the Easter break we are carrying out a deep clean throughout school with a particular focus on the toilet and cloakroom areas in all year groups. I hope that we are able to remove these bugs entirely from the school community and have a healthy happy summer term.

It may seem strange, during this time of cold and wet weather, to remind you of the hat rule which requires ALL pupils to bring in a hat for the summer term, and hopefully we will get some nice weather.

Take care and enjoy the Easter break.

Best wishes

Mrs Maureen Thompson

Headteacher

Children Absent From School.

If your child is absent from school due to illness please could parents telephone school and leave a message on the answer phone (option 2) regarding the absence. Please provide your child's name, class and state what the illness is. Your messages are dealt with by the front office first thing every morning to enable us to update registers with children's absences for that day.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Oxfordshire Cross Country Finals

On Tuesday 27th March, with the support of two parents, I took a group of children to the Oxfordshire Cross Country finals at Tilsley Park in Abingdon.

It was a rainy start but did brighten up before they ran their races. George Leach came in 6th place out of 70 pupils in the Year 3/4 boys final and Isabelle Webb came 7th in the Year 5/6 girls final, both of these children are at the lower end of the age range for their races and are an excellent hope for the future. The team results will follow after Easter. Well done all nine children who took part.

Mrs Maureen Thompson

Headteacher

Sports Relief

Last week, Langford Village School took part in "The Six Nations Team Games" organised by Ignite Sport. The children enjoyed taking part in mini activities, closely watching which team was in the lead at the end of each day, with France being the overall winners.

To raise money for Sports Relief on Friday 23rd March the children came to school dressed as their favourite sport or hobby. This raised £403.52 to be donated to Sports Relief.

Thank you for your ongoing support with all of our fundraising events.

Many thanks, School Council

Diary Dates

Monday 16th April 2018 Back To School
Monday 16th -Friday 20th April 2018 Year 5 Kilvrough Residential Trip
Friday 29th April 2018 Year 1 Pirates Day
Tuesday 1st May - Friday 4th May 2018 Year 4 Stone Farm Residential Trip.
Monday 7th May 2018 No School (Bank Holiday.)
Monday 21st May 2018 Last Day of School (Finish 3.15)
Monday 4th June 2018 Back To School
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