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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.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Fair and to all of the helpers before, during and after the event. It seemed very busy and lots of fun being had by all. We are delighted to announce that the fair raised an amazing £3411.91. Thank you once again for all your support.

 

Congratulations to our team of four Year 5 pupils who came 3rd out of 15 schools in the Maths Challenge held at Pangbourne College on 1st December. We are so proud of you - well done!

Three children from Year 5 and 6 were invited to the Science Festival at The Oratory School on Wednesday la22nd November - Frankie, Daisy and Lily had undertaken an investigation of their own design and entered the competition run by the school.  Frankie came in the top ten highly commended science investigations and all three children had a fab time at the festival where they took part in a hands-on workshop, were treated to lunch and met the winner of 'Astronaut: have you got what it takes?'  Congratulation to all three budding Scientists! Click here to see more photos from the day.

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need this year. We raised £243 - THANK YOU.

 

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day at PGL - raft building, crate stacking and the zip wire. After dinner the children enjoyed singing songs and toasting marshmallows round the campfire.
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On 18th & 19th September Year 5 had an amazing two days, on the River Thames, at Adventure Dolphin in Pangboure. They enjoyed getting wet kayaking followed by conquering the heights of the indoor climbing wall. 

 

Please click here to see more photos from the trip.

On the 18th July Years 1 & 2 had a brilliant trip to the Thatcham Discovery Centre. They learnt about the water cycle and enjoyed pond dipping.

Years 3 & 4 has a glorious day at Ruislip Lido.

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.

Congratulations to Dragon & Phoenix on winning this year’s House Cup!
As a special reward for earning so many house points this year we have planned a very special treat; A WATER FIGHT ! (or extra playtime) - click here for further details.

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