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We are really excited to let everyone know that the mixed Year 4 and 5 model glider team won their regional final on 6th May at Gatwick Aviation Museum!  (This is part of Dendrite's National Fly To The Line Competition in conjunction with RAF Cosford).

Team Oxygen (Oliver M, Oliver S, Rafael V and Jayden B) have been invited to attend the National Final later in the month at RAF Cosford!

Well done boys and big thank you to the dads who drove them all the way to Gatwick and back - very much appreciated. Also a big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising.

Please read our new monthly dispatch article from our governors click here or go to the Governors and Policies tab .

Year 1 & 2 enjoyed learning about minibeasts (invertebrates) at Woolley Firs Environmental Educational Centre. The children went hunting and collecting minibeasts in the woods and enjoyed pond dipping. Everyone one had a great time.

The children enjoyed a special themed lunch today to celebrate the Royal Wedding as well as doing lots of activities in class. There was also a fun quiz to identify members of staff in their wedding or celebration photos.

 

Four pupils from Long Lane took part in a "Brass Day" at Pangbourne College on 30th April. Millie and Kimi (Year 4) and Jayden and Lotte (Year 5) - looks like they had a brilliant time.

The government has issued information leaflets and videos for parents about the end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for year 2 and year 6 pupils.
Please click on the following like https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Please also see the following leeter & leaflet:

Letter to parents Y6 SATs_2018.pdf

Information brochure KS2 tests_2018.pdf

On 23rd April we celebrated St George's day with a traditional English lunch - bangers & mash followed iced buns.

This week the whole school has been taking part in Sports Relief. Everyday pupils and staff have completed a mile by running, walking and even cartwheeling around the field. The Sports Ambassadors and School Council have run activities throughout the week including: hula hooping, rugby passing, eggs in a nest and many more. On Friday everyone came to school in sporty gear and the week was finished off with a danceathon on Friday afternoon. Year 5s have been counting all the donations and we will have raised a fantastic £150. Thank you to Mr Hunt for organising such a fun week!
 

To see more photos for the week please click here.

On 20th March Years 1 and 2 went on an expedition to Pikeshaw Woods to spot signs of spring.  They hunted round the woods for buds, flowers, blossom, seedlings, insects and birds.

Please click here to see some photos from the woods.

On Monday 19th 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 and went for a walk in the wild woods.
 

The entire school took part in a Romeo and Juliet assembly, acting out the story in 10 minutes!
We are one of 154 schools chosen to release a Shakespeare book 'into the wild'.
We have shared Romeo and Juliet with the children and now have to release our special copy so that it can be found, read and passed on to others. For more information : www.shakespeareweek.org.uk.

KS1 - Watched an animated Midsummer Night's Dream,  read the Witches chant from Macbeth and made love potions and spells.

Y3 - Prepared for battle with King Henry V, plotted with the witches of Macbeth and experienced a stormy shipwreck in The Tempest.

Y4 - Performed scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Y5 - Watched he RSC web lesson and performed role plays as Henry V's army and the witches.

Y6 - Hurled Shakespeare Insults at  each other.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Years 1 and 2 celebrated Mothers' Day this week by hosting a very special tea party. The theme was 'Queen for a Day' and the guests were truly spoilt. There were poems, songs, crowns and delicious home-made treats to enjoy. We hope our guests had a wonderful time and that they left feeling like queens! 

On Wednesday 7th March staff celebrated International Women's Day and Equality. Staff celebrated the day by running activities and talking about some of the women that had  helped shape the World. The children learnt about: Rosie the Riveter, Coco Chanel, Agent Fifi, Ada Lovelace, Amy Johnson, Rosa Parks, Jane Austen, Dr Alison Cronin and Mary Anning.

 

On Thursday 1st March everyone at school dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.

In year 5 lots of characters from Street Child amongst others.

On Wednesday 28th February Year 5 took part in a special cookery lesson, including tasting, hosted by our caterers Harrisons.

We are delighted to inform you that Long Lane Primary School was chosen as runners in the national Harry Potter Creatures in the Classroom competition – they loved our displays!

As runners up the school won a copy of The Hogwarts Library box set and an Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A huge thank you to Mrs. Handley for organising this and for all the staff helping the children make such fantastic creatures. Well done.

Please open the document below , if you dare, to  see our amazing creatures.

Fantastic Beasts Competition Display.pdf

On Thursday 8th February Years 5 & 6 spent the whole day as Victorian Children. A "really" Victorian teacher visited each class and talked about what it was like to live in Victorian times. The children practised handwriting, tried gruel and played Victorian games. Anyone making a mistake or not following instructions had to stand facing the wall wearing the dunce's hat!!

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

On Thursday 1st February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the evening.This year all the classes had created their own Fantastic Beast for the Harry Potter Night.  The children had a great time roaming the school in the dark searching for Fantastic Beasts with their torches!  A big thank you to Mrs Handley for organising the event and to Mrs Rushent helping to run the activities!


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The 2017 KS2 National Results have now been published. We are delighted to announce that 84% of children at Long Lane gained the expected level or higher in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to the national average of 61%.

Please click on the following link for more details https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/109853

On 13th December Year 3 & 4 were Tudors for the day. In the morning the children made Tudor  bread , illuminated letters, spoke Latin and added using Roman numerals. In the afternoon they attended a banquet with minstrels, juggling and dancing . They enjoyed a hearty feast of meat with the bread that they had made and baked in the morning.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

We are delighted to announce that Long Lane took first place for the best decorated tree at St Mary's Church Christmas Tree Festival. Over the last few weeks every child in school  made a decoration to go on the tree . Thank you to Mrs Organ for organising everything and for her helpers who decorated the tree.