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This week the whole school has been taking part in Sports Relief.  The Sports Ambassadors ran activities throughout the week including: Wake up Shake, Just Dance and archery. On Friday everyone came to school in sporty gear, raising a fantastic £137, and the week was finished off with an Exerciseathon/Danceathon on Friday afternoon.  Thank you to Mr Hunt and the Sports Ambassadors for organising such a fun week!
 

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On Friday 6th March Rainbow Class had an 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 and went for a walk in the wild woods. 


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As part of World Book Day this year everyone took part in a Sponsored Reading Challenge, one of the activities was to dress up as your favourite book character. Parents came into Rainbow Class to share books with the children to complete one of the other challenges for Infants - to read a book with someone.

 

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Junior reading challenge.pdf
Infant reading challenge.pdf

On Wednesday 4th March Years 5 & 6 visited Reading Museum as part of their Victorian Topic. They looked round the museum and had a very interesting talk about the Huntley & Palmer Biscuit factory, the impact it had on Reading and the life of a factory worker. They did the Victorian trail outside the museum looking at the architecture of Reading Town Hall, statues, the cemetery and Forbury Gardens. A brilliant day had by all.

  

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On Monday 2nd March Years 5 & 6 spent the whole day as Victorian Children. They tried tasteless gruel, did drill in PE, drew objects from nature, practised sewing and stitching, sang the National Anthem and learned about the British Empire. Anyone making a mistake or not following instructions had to stand facing the wall wearing the dunce's hat!! 

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On Thursday 13th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the Triwizard Tournament. An amazing time was had by all. There were prizes for best costumes, a Sorting Ceremony, magical games, crafts, readings from our favourite books and the Triwizarding Quiz. A big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising the event and to all the other staff that helped out.

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On 17th January years 3 & 4 were very excited to have a visit from a Tudor history expert from Ufton Court. They really enjoyed learning about - the royal family, clothes, food and the games played during Tudor times.

Instead of holding Secret Santa this year the staff have donated £100 to The Lexi Mace Brighter Future Fund to help very sick children and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We are pleased to announce that Winter Wonderland made record profits this year of £5800 which will go towards funding projects in school.

Huge thanks to everyone for all your hard work and support especially the PTA.

On Monday 16th December KS1 enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas activities including craft, party games, biscuit decorating and party food.

In the morning of Thursday 12th December Rainbow class perfomed their Nursery Rhyme Nativity.

In the afternoon and evening Years 1 & 2 also perfomed their play.

The children all performed brilliantly - well done!!
Thank you to everyone for all the hardwork putting on these fabulous productions. 

THANK YOU to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves on Saturday, we were so lucky with the weather and we raised money for the school which is the most important thing!!
(Final figures will be announced at a later date!)

Big thanks go to everyone who...

* Donated bottles, toiletries, toys, books, teddies, cakes, raffle prizes
* Sold raffle tickets to friends and family
* Helped out in the run up to the event, and on the day. Excluding committee, we had approximately 50 volunteers to help things run as they did! That includes members of staff who went above and beyond their day jobs!
* Spent money on games, crafts, raffle tickets, bidding board, refreshments etc.
* Bought items from our external stall holders - if they made money they might want to come back another time!
* Bought tickets for ice skating - this was the centrepiece to the Winter Wonderland; the organisers said everyone was brilliantly behaved & they'd be happy to come back again in the future!
* Recycled their rubbish!
* Spread a little Christmas Cheer!

Many thanks once again,

Laura, Clare, Claire, Cristina, Jo & Sam - your PTA committee

 

On 20th November a team of  Year 5 & 6 pupils attended the Alternate Olympics festival at Theale Green School. They showed tremendous team work and determination and learnt alot of new sporting skills. Well done.

They took part in - boccia, archery, new age Kurling and seated volley ball

 

We very proud to report that our Long Lane dancers performed marvellously at the Interschools Dancing comeptition at Holme Grange School on 17th November.  All three teams danced their best ever.  Our team Sparkle were awarded a very close second place while team Glitter took first place. Their attitude was fantastic throughout and their behaviour was impeccable.  The parents were also wonderful, laden with glittery make up and bags of support. 

A massive thank you to my Miss Penn & Mrs Rushent who have been teaching the pupils to dance over the last 2 months and also won the teacher's competition with a amazing score of 39 - well done.

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need this year we raised an amazing £164.

Everyone has been enjoying Maths Week with fun problem solving activities.

How many pieces of fruit did the Hungry Catterpillar eat?
Click here to see how Year 1 worked it out.

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On 14th November Years 3 & 4 went on an autumn walk to Sulham Woods - identifying trees, making maps and having fun playing.

 

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Year 1 went on a wildlife walk on 12th November to Pikeshaw Woods as part of their topic learning.

 

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On Tuesday 5th November pupils in Year 2 went on a wildlife walk to Pikeshaw Woods as part of their topic learning. Pupils had fun finding lots of minibeasts!

 

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On Monday 4th November Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Anita who works at the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network. Pupils asked lots of interesting questions and found out about staying safe around electricity. They also had a closer look at the clothing and equipment used by workers and the important safety signs they may see in the environment.

 

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