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Thank you to everyone who helped, sang, performed, attended, drank and ate food at this year's summer fair. A fab time was had by all and we raised nearly £3800. Thank you all for your support.

Years 5 & 6 had a great day at Henley Rowing Museum. A superb trip. Staff at the museum as well as members of the public compliment us on how polite and engaged our children were.

 

During this academic year, pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 have competed in a range of events against other local primary schools in Tilehurst. The events have been organised by Denefield and have given our pupils lots of extra sporting opportunities. We have performed exceptionally well in each  

  • Tag Rugby - 1st

  • Mixed Netball - 1st

  • Mixed Rounders - 1st

  • KS2 Sports Day - 1st

  • Mixed Cricket - 2nd

  • Girls Football - 3rd

  • Boys Football - 5th

Congratulations to Dragon & Phoenix for winning the Junior & Infants Sports Days.

Well done  to everyone for another fantastic Sports Day.

Final scores:

Infants : Phoenix 238  Dragon 227  Griffin 177   Unicorn 177

Juniors:  Dragon 146   Griffin 131   Phoenix 127  Unicorn 112   

A tank of baby eels (elvers)  arrived in school today from the ARK project run in partnership with Thames Water. Pupils will be caring for them for eight weeks prior to releasing them in the Kennet.

A very big ‘Thank You’ to all those parents and Mr. Darling who have given up their time to help in Rainbow Class garden, we really appreciate it and it is looking fabulous.  

Click here  to see some photos of our amazing garden including: the Bug Hotel, Mud Kitchen, Herb Garden, Fairy Garden, frog planter and many more

Our new After School Club plans to start in September 2017. To sign up you must complete this form by 4th April with non refundable deposit of £50 as this will confirm your booking and a space for your child at the club.

Please click here for more information about school clubs.

During Science week in March the pupils from Years 4 & 5 designed and built marble runs as part of  the Marble Keep-Y-Uppy national competition run by CLEAPPS.

Click here to see some of our amazing designs.

The competition is to build a marble run (1m tall max) that will a keep a solid glass marble in continuous motion for the longest time.  Entries are judged on compactness, elegance and length of time the marble is in continuous motion.  Children have to submit a video of the marble run in action clearly showing the time taken for the marble to get through the device, photos and a poster explaining how the device works.    

The winning school will receive lots of exciting prizes. For more details about the competition please see  http://primary.cleapss.org.uk/Resource/Competition-2017-Introductory-Video.aspx

On Friday 3rd March everyone at school dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.


Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

On Thursday 2nd March Year 5/6 visited Milestones Museum. They had a great day and really enjoyed learning even more about WW" and the decades after.

Click here to see some pictures from the day.

On Thursday 2nd March Rainbow Class had a fantastic day at Henley River and Rowing Museum for a 'Toad & Friends'  workshop. They listened to stories, decorated bags, made a duck, learnt a dance and looked round the museum.
 

On Tuesday 22nd February Simon Murray, author & illustrator of the Icky Doo Dah books, ran several exciting and engaging illustration workshops across the school. The children had a great time and drew some fabulous characters.

Click here to see some pictures from the day.

On Tuesday 8th February we celebrated Maths and raised money for the NSPCC by wearing clothes with numbers on. A fantastic number of parents joined in our Number Day workshop.
A big thank you to Mrs Hazell for organising the day. 


Click here for the Maths page which contains the PowerPoint from the presentation and web links to lots of useful Maths sites.

On Thursday 2nd February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the evening. An amazing time was had by all as the students learnt about potions, practiced spells and the art of duelling. A big thank you to Mrs Handley for organising the event and to Mrs Rushent for leading on the magical scientific activities!

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

On Monday 30th January, the children in Year 5/6 experienced what it was like to be an evacuee in WWII.  Please click here for more pictures.

Another amazing Christmas Fair was run by the PTA on  Friday 2nd December
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the fair making it such a fantastic evening.

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need this year. We raised £249.39 from wearing spotty clothing and the cake sale - THANK YOU.

A very successful Phonics & Spelling Workshop was held with parents on 19th October.

 

 Please click here for information.

 

On  29th & 30th September Years 5 & 6 had a fabulous two days, on the Thames, at Adventure Dolphin in Pangboure. They enjoyed getting wet kayaking on the river followed by conquering the heights of the indoor climbing wall. 

 

Please click here to see more photos from the trip.

On Tuesday 27th September Years 3 & 4 had an amazing day at the National Gallery. The favourite painting of the day was The Bathers At Asnieres by Seurat but they also enjoyed paintings by Lorrain, Canaletto, Rousseau and Stubbs.

Please click here to see more photos from the trip.

Congratulations to Dragon for winning the Lambden House Point Cup. The other 3 houses all tied in second place.