Welcome to our Sports Page
Here you will find details of the vast range of physical activities in which we are involved. Scroll down to view our latest sports news and share in the many activities we have taken part in during this year. Our sport and PE is also celebrated on individual class pages: please take some time to share these with your children by following the 'Classes' link above.
What does our Sport and PE provision look like at Langrish? Our intent...
At Langrish Primary School, we aim to engage and include all children in fun and highly active PE sessions to develop an enjoyment and love for sport, whilst also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that they will carry with them through their lives. We include regular opportunities for all children to be involved in competitive team and individual sport against their peers and participate in intra-school and inter-school competitions. Our curriculum is delivered by highly skilled class teachers and sports coaches, ensuring the children receive a knowledge rich, sequenced curriculum. At Langrish, children develop a lifelong interest in physical activity, as well as developing positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Pupil voice (Article 12 UNCRC) is extremely important in this, with children suggesting sports that they would like to try in their curriculum lessons and after school. This year, Quidditch is on our curriculum as a result of suggestion from the playleaders.
Our skills progression document can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this page together with the presentation made by year 6 for our successful platinum application.
We did it!!
We are delighted to announce that Langrish School, has achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year. This is the highest recognition in the Schools Games mark awards.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to Year 6 who led on the presentation for this award and to everyone who continues to support the school, whatever their interest.
Intra and Inter Sport Competitions
We are pleased to announce that we will be competing in the School Games Programme again this year with many competitions organised for us by our local SGO (Sara Galliers). These Level 2 competitions (inter school) are in addition to the many sporting opportunities and occasions which take place on a daily basis both in and out of lessons (intra school). All of our pupils take part in two hours of curriculum PE and Sport and many choose to attend lunchtime and after school clubs. Currently, each KS2 class is busy setting up a database to record the participation rate in physical activity of our pupils so that we can adapt our provision to help those who may want a bit of an extra push! Each class has already set themselves their first personal challenge and all children are trying to beat their personal best in their chosen area.
Our recent achievements have included seven runners representing East Hampshire in the county cross-country race and winning the East Hampshire competition for Girls Football. We are looking forward to representing East Hampshire in the upcoming finals.
We also had fun in Y3 with trialling a new sport, KinBall, when Mrs. Galliers visited us to share this exciting opportunity.
Our annual 'Walktober' week took place in October 2022 with families being encouraged to either walk or 'park and stride' to school and also to make a pledge to think about how they were keeping active during the month of October. This has helped all of our families to start their day feeling refreshed from an early morning stroll and ready to learn. It also reduced congestion outside of our school, making the entrance much safer for all.
In every lesson, our pupils are encouraged to observe these values. These help the children to understand that although winning is a positive experience, it is how a team communicates and works together which will ultimately make them successful. Pupils are also encouraged to believe in themselves and always give 100 % at all times.
Sharing our News
We actively encourage all of our pupils to pursue their sporting passions outside of school and we celebrate any achievements in our school newsletter 'The Nutshell'. Click on the 'Newsletters' link above to find out what our pupils have been getting up to outside of school. Our talented youngsters regularly participate in rugby, dancing, swimming and gymnastics to name but a few!
Links with Outside Clubs
If you are looking for a local sports club to help foster your child's interest in sport, then you may like to try one of the following links. Alternatively, the local sports centre, The Taro Leisure Centre, is our nearest leisure provider and also includes a swimming pool.
Petersfield Rugby Club: www.petersfieldrfc.com
Petersfield Town Junior Football Club: www.petersfieldtownjuniors.co.uk
Steep Cricket Club: www.steepcc.co.uk
Steep Lawn Tennis Club: www.steepltc.org.uk/
Taro Leisure Centre: www.everyoneactive.com/centre/taro-leisure-centre/
Inclusive Health Check
We ensure that all children have access to a vast array of sporting opportunities regardless of their ability or skill level. To help us achieve this and to audit our current provision, Langrish School has completed the Inclusive Health Check document which in turn gives further ideas and resources for us to aim even higher. This document is also a vital part of the evidence to show our commitment to raising the profile of school sport as part of the School Sports Plan.
School Games Mark
Having been awarded the Gold Level for the School Games Mark for the fourth year running, we have applied for Platinum for 21/ 22. This award reflects our outstanding provision for Sport and PE throughout the school, both in curriculum time and outside of school. Thank you to all members of our community who help with coaching, supporting and participating in the wide variety of sports on offer. We look forward to another successful year of sport.
Update: We are a Platinum School until 2024!
Twelve new play leaders from Year 5 have had a super introduction into leadership through taking part in the Play Leader training with Mrs. Galliers (our SGO) and Mrs. Fernee. Having completed their training, these children can now organise small games and activities for our infant children.
This is what the Play Leaders wrote following their training:
In play leader training, we learnt different techniques and activities to help KS1 children to play a variety of playground games.We also learnt the acronym SPACE which stands for:
· Safety – is everyone safe? Is the game safe for all participants?
· Participants – which age group will play the game? Is it accessible?
· Area – Is the area a suitable size?
· Communication – Explain in an age appropriate manner
· Equipment – How much equipment do we need? Can the game be played without equipment?
We want people to develop new skills while feeling safe, making new friends, having fun and gaining confidence.
Our Play Leaders are part of our School Parliament which meets regularly every week.
What does our sport and PE provision look like at Langrish? Our implementation...
Early Years (Physical Development ELG)
To negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others and demonstrate strength, balance and coordination
We have been doing gymnastics and made our own sequence together as a class then made one up individually.
To develop balance, agility and co-ordination in a range of activities
Sporting Success for 2023 - 2024
Specific National Curriculum Aims:
To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
To engage in competitive sports and activities
To lead healthy, active lives
To be physically active for sustained periods of time
Autumn Term Clubs
In response to pupil voice, during the first half of the Autumn Term a range of different sports clubs took place after school. Over 100 pupils have enjoyed getting active and, in many cases, trying something new.
September 2023: Football at Bedales School
During the Bedales football tournament yesterday, Years 5 and 6 had to play many schools around Hampshire. We played 10 games and we won 8 of them! Both Langrish teams did very well, scoring over 20 goals in total. Some of our team even scored outside of the box long shots, including free kicks. We won some matches with high scores such as 6-2. We enjoyed our time in the tournament and everyone put in 100%.
Written by Georgia and Wiktor (Y6)
On Wednesday 10th October, our Year 3 and 4 football teams travelled to Bedales school for a friendly football tournament. Hoping to recreate the success of the older teams the week before, the players set out, full of enthusiasm and energy. Our first match, Langrish Blue vs Langrish Yellow, saw all of our players take to the pitch and have a good run around. Our goalkeepers deserve a particular mention as they saved three penalties throughout the tournament, awarded due to wandering hands from our team. Keeping our arms down will definitely be something we will be working on! Well done to all of our players who represented our school on this occasion.
Achievements and events 2022 - 2023
July 2023: Year 6 Sports Day at TPS
Following their transition day, our Year 6 pupils attended a Sports Day at TPS with some other local feeder schools. They had a busy day, led by the Year 10 Sports Captains. Long jump, javelin, football, bowling, and even egg and spoon races were on the agenda! "It was fun to play all of the different sports in the sunshine with our friends and to work with some of the people who will be in my new tutor group."
July 2023: Inter House competitions
This month our oldest children have competed in inter-House competitions for netball, rounders, cross-counrty, football and swimming. Supported by their House Captains and peers, they played their socks off and showed how far their skills have developed. Our first swimming gala for Years 4, 5 and 6 was great fun with every child competing regardless of ability and doing so with smiles on their faces! Well done Team Langrish!
June 2023: Cycling Club with Mr. James
In preparation for Bikeability in Year 6, Year 5 were invited to a session with Mr. James to practise their cycling skills.
This is what they thought:
'We enjoyed the Bikeability prep course because it was challenging weaving through the cones. The thing we most improved on was hand signalling. We took this in tiny steps because we had to be confident to let go of the handlebars. Although it was rather wet and raining, we persevered and had lots of fun!'
June 2023 East Hampshire Cricket Festival
Our Year 5 and 6 cricket team attended the Alton cricket tournament. We came in 7th place but were the best in our group! Despite the hot weather and limited amount of shade, we had a great time. We even scored some sixes and it was great to be able to use the skills Mr James had taught us at school.
June 2023: Hampshire Games Festival
We were invited to take a team to the Hampshire Games Festival in Winchester. We had a great day in the sunshine trying out new sports, including speed stacking, squash and archery, and learning some new tips and tricks to improve our cricket. Mr James was so taken with the speed stacking challenge that we have already sourced some sets for our Junior classes to enjoy during wet break times! Well done to all the team who showed such great resilience and positivity and for being such super ambassadors for our school.
June 2023: SSG Years 5 and 6 Rounders Competition
Congratulations to our 2 teams of 9 who took part in the Small School Group's Rounders competition this week. They played well, working tactically to quickly reduce the number of batters and showing great sportsmanship and teamwork. Out of 5 teams, we came second and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon.
April 2023: Infant Cross Country at Froxfield School
On a rather muddy Friday afternoon, five excited Year 2 pupils travelled to Froxfield School to compete in the Small Schools Infant Cross Country race. This opportunity gave them a chance to take part in a competitive race and experience the format of a longer course which certainly tested their stamina! The boys finished in 8th and 11th place. The girls, finishing in 2nd, 4th and 8th place won the girls overall trophy. Rosie also gained a silver medal. Well done to all the runners and thank you to the parents for transporting and cheering us on!
April 2023: Year 5 Quidditch Tournament
In Spring term, Year 5 began learning how to play Quidditch! To be successful in this new unit they had to learn new rules incorporating dodgeball, netball and basketball, utilise key skills and work effectively as a team. We were then lucky enough to be invited to a Quidditch Tournament at Perins School to put into practice our new Quidditch team. After a few warm up activities we played two friendly games, winning both with smiles on our faces the whole time. Well done Year 5, great work!
March 2023: East Hampshire Y6 Netball Competition
Congratulations to the Langrish Netball Team! I am so proud of each and every one of them; their determination and team work took them to second place in their pool. After beating the top of the other pool in the semi-final (3-2), they dug deep to find their last ounce of energy to play Liss Juniors in the final. This match went to extra time, but unfortunately, we lost to the better side 2-3.
All the players played extremely well and I hope that they continue their netball journey in their secondary schools with the full sided version.
March 2023: East Hampshire Netball Festival for KS1
Our Y2 netball players took part in a tournament this week, organised by Sara Galliers, our School Games Organiser for East Hampshire. She was helped by our Y5 play leaders who led the bases and the Y2 players tried out many different skills and drills. They really enjoyed the experience and can't wait to continue to practice the moves in their weekly PE sessions.
Lunchtime table tennis
We were very excited to be selected by Mrs. Galliers to try out her new lunchtime club - table tennis! Mrs Galliers brought in her table tennis equipment and Year 6 got to grips with the basics. Mr James had already started our tennis unit on Monday afternoon but it all seemed a little trickier with smaller bats and balls!
We had a great time trying to balance and bounce the balls - as you can see, it took a lot of concentration!
February 2023: East Hampshire Girls Football Competition
On the 24th of February, nine girls participated in the girls’ football tournament for Years 5 and 6 at Perins. We came 2nd place out of seven teams, qualifying for the next round! Each match was five minutes long with a 2-minute gap between. This 7-a-side tournament was extremely fun and a great way to have a feel of what it would be like to play competitively against other schools. We were able to practise in most positions and varied our skills (passing, shooting, goalkeeping, tackling and dribbling) whilst learning teamwork, being supportive, giving people chances and being well-mannered through-out the tournament.
On Friday 17th March, the team travelled to Southampton to represent East Hampshire in the Hampshire County Final. It was certainly a very high standard! The girls worked well together and with the support of their coach, Mr. James, completed all of their matches with smiles on their faces. They even scored a penalty in the last match! Congratulations to all of the players and to the parents for supporting throughout the day.
February 2023 - East Hampshire Cross Country Competition
A huge congratulations to all twenty-six runners, from Year 2 right up to Year 6, who completed the Perins Cross Country at the beginning of the month. It was a beautiful afternoon and the team spirit was as high as ever as they all cheered each other round. We had top 10 finishers in every race including: 2nd place for Rosie in the Year 1&2 Girls; 7th place for Emilia in the Year 3&4 Girls; 2nd place for Joe in Year 3&4 Boys; 2nd for Indie in Year 5&6 Girls and 1st for Harry in Year 5&6 Boys - with Oscar hot on his heels in 2nd! Every runner who started a race managed to complete the course and we have 7 of our eldest pupils who have now qualified for the next round later in the season… stay tuned for how they get on at the County Finals!
October 2022: Basketball
This half term, Mr James has been running a basketball club for the Juniors in preparation for a basketball festival at Perins School. We learnt how to score through a layup, the rules of 3 vs 3, what constitutes a violation, defensive techniques and practised travelling whilst dribbling. With all of this new knowledge, we enjoyed putting our skills to the test at Perins where we played against teams from other schools.
Written by the Year 6 basketball players