Friday 25th October 2019

Dear Parents, Carers, Children and Governors,

It has been lovely to welcome all our children back to school, along with many new children joining the nurturing ethos of our Langford Village School Family.

We have had a great start to the academic year and together we have been working on embedding the school values through everything we do, even enjoying our new house point tubes displayed in the walkway outside Year 4.

We feel that having core values enables the school to promote good behaviour, conduct and self-confidence and develops the children’s understanding of what values are all about and why they are important in life. We encourage our children to 'live the values' in all aspects of their lives both in and out of school.

Langford Village School values

We have also had a fantastic STEM week to finish the term, ending with a huge ‘Bake Off’ displaying the most amazing cake designs; judging the cakes has been the most difficult part of my job to date, but I did have experts on hand to help! Thank you.

I often share facts with the staff and children at Langford and felt that this fact was food for thought. ‘Most four year olds will ask up to 400 questions a day!’ My thought is how many questions is that by the time they leave primary school? How can we promote and encourage this thirst for knowledge and this passion for learning? As I say, it’s food for thought and let us always endeavour to feed our children’s imagination.

Please have fun together over the half term break and remind your children of the safety aspects of playing outside, Halloween and Stranger Danger, there are many family orientated websites that give guidance on child friendly approaches and language to use to chat together as a family.

Finally, I would like to thank all the children and staff for their hard work this term and all the families for your continued support. We will all look forward to seeing you after the half term break on Monday 4th November.

Best wishes,

Mrs Sarah Tomlin, Deputy Head

Mathletics termly winners - Term 1

Well done to the following pupils for finishing in the top 10 this term, within the whole school. You will receive a certificate from Mr North at the end of this term.

Pupil Year Group Total Points
1st Michael Obuchowski Year 2 34,572
2nd Adeife Ogunshowo Year 3 33,214
3rd Alistair Ayris Year 3 32,018
4th Daisy Watkins Year 4 30,484
5th William Hayes Year 3 28,287
6th Harry Thomson Year 4 21,480
7th Mia Hobbes Year 4 18,885
8th Ralfs Sprogis Year 2 15,954
9th Hayden Favier Year 4 14,510
10th Cassius Pearce Bates Year 5 14,297

Further congratulations go to PUFFINS, for earning the most points within the school, with a whopping 165,546 Mathletics points this term! The remaining top five places were taken by Red Kites(155,931), Ospreys (125,410), Barn Owls (120,196) and Tawny Owls (104,001).

Please ensure that your child is accessing Mathletics at least once a week. This will help them to continue their Maths learning journey outside of school, whilst having some fun with numbers!

Thanks for your support,

Mr North (Maths Co-ordinator)

Langford School Sports Success

Year 3 and 4 Mini Football Tournament

On Thursday 17th October a group of 14 children from Years 3 and 4 travelled to Cooper School for a 5-a-side Mini Football Competition.  Two teams were entered comprising a mixture of boys and girls.

All children arrived at the competition feeling energetic and eager to begin.  Team spirit was the aim for the day and, thankfully, the children from Langford had this in abundance.  The day consisted of four mini leagues with teams from Bicester and the surrounding villages.  Both of our teams played 7 matches, each lasting 10 minutes.  Both Langford teams were highly competitive and scored many great goals.  Langford One finished with 1 loss , 2 draws and 4 wins; whilst Langford Two finished with 2 losses, 2 draws and 3 wins.

Overall, the children from Langford produced many fantastic moments by pushing themselves and their team mates.  Everyone was supported by each other.  The Junior Leaders (Year 9 students who referreed the matches) recognised both teams as being the best school for demonstrating excellent behaviour and team work.  Two pupils were awarded certificates for excellent team work and sportsmanship - Zoli Troop (Year 3) and Jamie White (Year 4).

A huge well done to all the children that took part.  Both teams came second out of the 8 teams that were within their pools.  You were amazing footballers, showed excellent team spirit and have made the school and your families very proud!

Langford Village One Langford Village Two
George Paice Noah Steadman
Finley Moore Zac Evans
Jamie White Zoli Troop
Ethan Ayris Adeife Ogunshowo
Courtney Parker Natalia Forshaw
Eva O'Regan Sophie Bradshaw
Connie Anderson Elysa Walton

Year 6 Tag Rugby Competition

On Thursday 26th September, 10 young athletes travelled to The Cooper School for a morning of Tag Rugby. The team consisted of a mixture of Year 6 boys and girls who were all eager to compete in the first sporting event of the academic year.

Despite the forecast predicting rain, the weather held out and after a thorough warm up in the September sunshine, the team were ready to play their first match. There were high expectations from them and they didn’t disappoint, with a 6-3 win in their first match, they were off to a solid start.

As the morning progressed, the team showed great attacking strategies. They played to their strengths and used their speed and agility to weave the ball in and out of the opposition.  From the side-lines the subs cheered their hearts out and spurred the team on to another three wins.

The concluding match would be the difference between third and second place. Fighting hard to push through the strong defence of the opposition, the team battled goal for goal for most of the match. With a few minutes to go, a final try was scored which ended the match with a 4-3 win, and a placing of 2nd in the pool.

Well done to all those that took part. Here’s to another enjoyable and successful year of sport at Langford. ­

Medical Matters

Can we please remind parents that school policy, in line with NHS recommendations, is that children do not return to school within 48hours of sickness or diarrhea.  This helps to prevent the spread of germs and reduce occurences of pupil absence.  Thank you for co-operating with us on this matter.

Managing medicines in school

If your child needs medication to be available in school, or during a school trip, it is important that you inform school of this.  All prescribed medicines brought into school must have a pharmacy label with the name of your child, the name of the medication and the dose and times required.  Under no circumstances should children bring their own medication into school.  Please bring any medication to the school office so that the correct procedures can be followed and documentation completed.

Pupil Safety

Further to recent push notifications, we would like to remind all parents that there should be no stopping or parking on the yellow zig zags at the front of school.  These areas should be kept clear of vehicles to ensure visibility at what are very busy times.  Pedestrians should utilise the crossing patrol when crossing Peregrine Way.

We also ask that you are considerate of our neighbours when parking so that driveways and access to local roads are not blocked.

Finally, in the interests of a cleaner school environment, we would like to request that parents do not sit in their cars with their engines running outside of school.

Diary Dates - Term 2

Monday 4th November 2019 Back to school
Monday 4th November 2019 Year 2 Pirate Day
Monday 4th November to Monday 11th November 2019 Poppy Appeal
Tuesday 5th to Monday 11th November 2019 Book Fair
Thursday 7th November 2019 Flu Vaccinations Reception to Year 6
Monday 11th November 2019 Years 1 - 6 Parents Evening
Tuesday 12th November 2019 Years 1 - 6 Parents Evening
Wednesday 13th November 2019 Years 1 - 6 Cross Country at The Bicester School
Friday 15th November 2019 Year 5 Cinema Visit
Monday 25th November 2019 Year 6 Steam Museum Trip
Friday 29th November 2019 FOLVS Disco
Wednesday 4th December 2019 FSU Nativity - 'Baubles' - Morning and Afternoon
Thursday 5th December 2019 Years 3 and 4 Girls Festival at The Cooper School
Friday 6th December 2019 Non Uniform Day for FOLVS Christmas Fair
Saturday 7th December 2019 FOLVS Christmas Fair
Tuesday 10th December 2019 KS1 Nativity - 'Lights, Camel, Action' - Afternoon
Wednesday 11th December 2019 KS1 Nativity - 'Lights, Camel, Action' - Morning
Tuesday 17th December 2019 Christmas Lunch for Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3
Wednesday 18th December 2019 Christmas Lunch for Years 4, 5 and 6
Thursday 19th December 2019 Last Day of Term, 1.30pm finish
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