At Langford Village Community School we have a house system. There are 4 houses - Otter, Fox, Badger and Deer. The names were chosen to represent our natural surroundings. Pupils from Reception to Year 6 are allocated a house to belong to and families belong to the same house so that siblings remain together.
This year, we are continuing to build on the roles of House Captains for pupils in Year 6 and Deputy House captain roles for pupils in Year 5. This followed a successful year, whereby their input led to an increase in participation in physical activity. The pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 will elect a boy and girl House Captain and one Deputy House Captain for each house at the start of the academic year. They also form the School's Sports Organising Committee and will liaise with the school council.
We hope that these pupils will engage with ALL pupils and motivate them to become increasingly active and enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle. Their role will be to organise sporting events and ensure all children are encouraged to take part. They will ensure that ALL pupils are included in physical activities on a day to day basis as well as having access to Level 2 competitions and represent the school.
At Langford Village, we aim to offer all pupils the opportunity to participate in sporting activities and competitions throughout the school. Along with the school council, we have developed a program of termly inter-house sporting events.
Term 1 sees pupils from Years 1 - 6 compete to reach the top 5 spaces for boys and girls in our cross country competition. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 will be required to run 600m; pupils in Years 3 and 4 will run 1050m and Years 5 and 6 1450m. These are in accordance with the distances set for Cross Country festivals taking place later in the Autumn Term. Pupils in the top 5 from each class will meet and race again so that 6 teams of 8 boys and girls from across the phases are selected for the Bicester Schools Festival on the 4th October.
WOW! What a great morning we have had at Langford this morning! 180 pupils from Years 1 - 3 competed in 8 different track and field events! The MC for the morning, Miss Mac provided great entertainment and introduced the teams to the adoring crowds. Th points system was as follows - children in 1st place were given 3 counters, 2nd were given 2 counters and those in 3rd place were given 1 counter. At the end of the morning, the teams counted the number of counters and the house with the most number of counters won. In addition to winning counters for their race, pupils were also awarded counters for great sportsmanship, support and encouragement.
The first race was the 'Obstacle Race' with 72 pupils competing - first they had to go through the hoola hoop, then throw a bean bag into a hoop, perform 5 star jumps and run to the finish line.
The second race of the day was the sack race. 88 pupils took part and hopped like kangaroos along the track.
The 3rd race was the egg and spoon relay race. 4 pupils were evenly spaced along the track and passed the egg and spoon along the track one to the other up to the finish line. 56 pupils took part in this precision race.
The next event of the morning was the bean bag throw. We saw some great performances which Steve Backley would have been proud of! 56 pupils took part and it was great to see the support each competitor received as they threw.
The next race was a tense and nail biting affair. The Sprint! 104 pupils took part and left a trail of smoke in their wake!
A fun and exciting event was next on the cards - the dress up race. First, competitors ran the to the first station and had to put on a hat
The following race was the skipping race. 40 pupils competed in challenging conditions. The race was a tricky one, with rope getting tangled but all children did their best and were an asset to their houses.
The penultimate race was the hurdles - eat your heart out Colin Jackson! 80 talented athletes took to the field to run in this exciting race. There were many great stand out performances and children who excelled.
The final race was the House Relay race with every child taking place including Lucia in Year 2 in her wheelchair, ably pushed by Mrs Lamburn. Approximately 180 children took part and the cheering from teams was deafening. A huge moment and a time for everyone to work together and support one another.
It was also a delight to welcome to the field siblings in our preschool / toddler race - a lovely moment with parents and pupils joining together to support the little ones before the Mums took to the field for a very competitive Mums Race. Previous winners lined up and the pressure was on - friendships were set aside and a hushed tone descended. Great performances from all. This was then followed by the Dads Race - we have never has so many dads taking part. Once again, the tension mounted as the races started. Finally, the teachers race - 3 - legged affair. Miss Fowler paired with Miss Scott, Mr Holt with Mrs Lamburn, Miss Mac with Mr Robinson, Miss Williams with Mandy, Miss Nixon with Mrs McEwan - professionalism was left aside with battle lines drawn. Miss Mac and Mr Robinson were off to a flying start - sadly even though they were victorious they crashed (literally) over the finish line!
4th position were Badger with 147 points
3rd position were Otter with 170 points
2nd position were Fox with 224 points
This year's winning team with a huge total of 260 points were...Deer!!! Huge congratulations to Deer house.
Thank you to all parents who helped create a fantastic atmosphere on sports day. The afternoon was a huge success, and saw children participate in a range of events, from the water carry and welly wanging to the hurdles and relay. Children were particularly overjoyed to watch the toddlers' and parents' races, as well as the teacher vs parents relay (The teachers came out on top!). All points were combined and the results were as follow: 1st Fox house; 2nd Deer house; 3rd Otter house; 4th Badger house. A huge congratulations to all who took part and won points for their team!
On Friday 7th July, Years 1 - 3 competed in their houses in a 'Tunnel Rounders' competition. The standard was high and staff and children were fully engaged in the fun and games. The houses - Otter, Dee, Fox and Badger were split into 2 so that there were 8 teams in total. Mr Holt introduced 'Tunnel Rounders' to the pupils who then enjoyed joining in. Photo gallery to follow.
The teams played each other with the number of rounders scored being counted by Ross Steel and Miss Mack. The finals were held in the afternoon and were a tense occasion. The results of Langford Village Year 1 -3 Tunnel Rounders results are as follows:
1st place with an incredible 68 rounders - Otters 1 (Mrs T)
2nd place with 67 rounders - Deer 1 (Miss Williams)
3rd place with 61 rounders - Deer 2 (Mandy)
4th place with 60 rounders - Otter 1 (Miss Fowler)
5th place with 57 rounders - Fox 2 (Mrs Lamburn)
Joint 6th Place with 54 rounders - Badgers 1 (Mrs McEwan) and Fox 1 (Mr Holt)
7th Place with 52 rounders - Badger 2 (Miss Nixon)
Having combined the house totals the winning houses for 2017 are Otters and Deers with an amazing total of 128 rounders! Well done to everyone who took part in an amazing day of sporting fun and competition.
Last week, children from years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an inter-house rounders competition. Children played a total of 5 games of foot rounders and batting rounders. All games were played in good spirit and results were very close, however, we did have a winner. Well done to children that played in the Fox B team who obtained 10 points. 2nd and 3rd place went to Otter A team and Otter B team, who earned 9 and 7 points respectively. Well done to all children who made the day a success.
|Term 2||Cross Country House Run|
|Term 3||Football festival|
|Term 4||Quick sticks hockey|
|Term 5||Rounders / Quick Cricket|
|Term 6||Athletics / sports day|
Over the course of the year, the committee has been responsible for organising and managing 2 inter-school (Level 1) competitions. They supported less able pupils and younger pupils in completing the cross country races as well as keeping scores. They have supported SEND pupils when taking part, making sure that activities are suitable and offering encouragement.
The pupils have worked across phase and year groups in their houses at different opportunities this year. This provides an opportunity for younger and older pupils to mix and for older pupils to take responsibility for supporting younger pupils. Further activities are arranged for the Summer Term.
Badger - Blue
Deer - Green
Otter - Red
Fox - Yellow