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On 4th March Year 6 book club and reading ambassadors visited St. Andrews to listen to author and poet Nick Toczek.

The author gave a presentation that included his own stories and some magic! 

He also gave a few ideas for creative writing:

  • The irritate poem  ( what really irritates you...)
  • The 6 word story  (ie Jesus lived, died and rose again.)
  • The vampire poem - using rhyming words for each letter of the alphabet eg, appetite, bite, fright,  etc

On Wednesday 27th February Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic trip to Milestones Museum. They really enjoyed learning more about WW2. The highlight of the day was using ration books to purchase old fashioned sweets from the sweet shop.

Click here to see some pictures from the day.

On Thursday 14th February pupils in Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a whole afternoon of DT! They used their geography and science knowledge to design and create polar landscapes. Thank you so much to all parents who came along to help out. 

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

On Tuesday 12th February the Year 5/ 6 football and netball teams performed fantastically at an inter-school competition held at Denefield School. Long Lane took :

  • 1st place for Mixed Netball (unbeaten)
  • 2nd place for Boys Football
  • 1st place Girls Football

Congratulations to the teams for playing so brilliantly - we are so proud of you.

On Thursday 7th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the evening. An amazing time was had by all. The students were sorted into houses, practiced spells and designed socks for Dobby. A big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising the event and to all the other staff that helped out.

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

On Monday 4th February, the children in Year 5 & 6 experienced what it was like to be an evacuee in WWII.  In the afternoon they were surprised by a drill sergeant who put them through their paces. Please click here for more pictures.

The collection for Christmas Jumper day raised over £110 for Save the Children - thank you to everyone for your support.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Fair and to all of the helpers before, during and after the event. We are delighted to announce that the fair raised  a whopping £3730.24. Thank you once again for all your support.

Please see the following document for changes to the school lunch menu:

Menu Changes - Nov - Dec 2018.pdf

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need this year. We raised £292.72 with approximately £150 of this raised from the cake sale organised by Jayden in year 6 - THANK YOU.

On  Wednesday 7th November Years 3 & 4 had an amazing day at the National Gallery. They looked at paintngs by Huysum, Corot, Monet, Rousseau and Stubbs. Year 4 also spent the afternoon focusing on paintings by English artists.

Year 4 looking at The Four Times of Day by Corot.

  

2018 marks the 100th anniverary of the signing of the armistice. Pupils have made commemorative poppies for our libray display and the  "Purley Remembers the First World War" Exibihition at the Barn on 3rd & 4th November from 11am to 4pm.

  

All pupils made a clay poppy for our display to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

The Role of the Parent Governor plays a vital role on the Governing Board, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint of the school. Through the children, they have first hand experience of the delivery of the curriculum, and how the school is perceived from the ‘consumers’ point of view. This enables parent governors to bring a different perspective to the strategic management of the school. It is important for parent governors to establish a rapport with the parental body which elected him/her, whilst continuing to maintain a strategic approach to school governance. Although being available to advise parents on appropriate routes of action it is vital that parent governors do not personally become involved in individual concerns. Please see the following documrnt for more details of role and how to apply - Parent Governor.pdf

On Friday 28th September parents and staff enjoyed a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support raising an amazing £100.08. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM & Quiz night on 28th September. Congratulations to our winners 'The Barry Evans Appreciation Scociety'.

 

Year 6 had a fantastic 3 day residential trip to PGL Liddington. They enjoyed raft building, climbing , the zip wire.and so much more.

For more photos from the trip please click here.

On 20th & 21st September Year 5 had a brilliant two days, on the River Thames, at the  Wokingham Waterside Cemtre. They enjoyed lots of different water activities. It was great to see everyone challenge themselves, encourage each other and represent the school superbly

 

For more photos please click here.

On Friday 20th September we raised a fantastic £125.35 when everyone made a donation to wear jeans to school for Jeans for Genes Day

 

Congratulations to Dragon on winning this year’s House Cup! As a special reward for earning so many house points this year Dragon house enjoyed a water fight this afternoon.

We hope you enjoyed our World Cup Summer Fair. Thank you to everyone who helped and attended. We are really pleased to announce that the fair raised over £5300 which is amazing.
Thank you.