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Everyone enjoyed the fantastic 50th Anniversary Summer Fair on 16th July which raised an amazing £2816.70. The PTA wish to thank everyone for all their support.

Rainbow class had an amazing day at Ufton Court with their teddies. Click here for more photos.

On Wednesday 22nd June Year 5/6 had a fantastic day at the Harry Potter Studios.

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Congratulations to the Year5/6 team who came second at the sports day event for local primary schools held at Denefield school on 21st June.

Long lane take 1st and 2nd place at the Little Heath Tournament on 14th June.
Congratulations to all the children who took part -they were brilliant! We are very proud of you.

Long Lane 1      = 1st
Long Lane A      = 2nd
Birch Copse 1    = 3rd
St.Pauls 1         = 4th
Park Lane         = 5th
St.Pauls A         = 6th
Birch Copse A    =7th

Congratulations to Dragon & Unicorn for winning the Infant & Junior Sports Days.

Well done  to everyone for another fantastic Sports Day despite the rain showers.

Final scores:

Infants :  Dragon 297   Phoenix 273  Griffin 244   Unicorn 240

Juniors:  Unicorn 195   Dragon 183   Griffin 172   Phoenix 170

 

On Saturday 7th May ex-pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a fun evening celebrating the school's 50th Anniversary at a Barn Dance organised by the PTA.

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On Saturday 7th May lots of people from the local community visited the school as part of our 50th celebrations. They enjoyed an afternoon touring the school to see all the recent changes, looking at old photos and the contents of  time capsule from 1991. It was lovely to see so many people.

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On 4th May Apple Class had a fantastic day at Kew Gardens learning about all the topical plants.

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Long Lane School celebrated its 50th birthday on the 25th April 2016. In assembly the time capsule created on the school's 25th birthday was opened. Governors and past & present staff with more than 10 years service were invited to an open afternoon. Children entertained them with singing and maypole dancing. The hall had lots of displays showing pupils and events over the last 50 years.  Mr Thorne greeted everyone and the school choir sung Happy Birthday. Daphne Osborne one of the original teachers cut the birthday cake.

Please click here to see more photos from the day and also visit Our 50th Anniversary page and also read the following article on Get Reading http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/long-lane-primary-school-celebrates-11323133 .

On Friday 18th March everyone joined in a fun day of Sport Relief related activities.: cake sales, activities on the field, staff v pupils netball match and 'exerciseathon'.


An action-packed game of netball took place between the staff and pupils at lunch. The score ended: Staff 12 v Pupils 3. In the afternoon the whole school were involved in an afternoon 'exerciseathon' led by Beech class.
Special thanks to the Sports Ambassadors and School Council for organising most of the events.

Everyone had an amazing time during Science Week investigation, building & testing many different types of vehicles including : drones, cars, tanks & rockets. Many thanks to Mrs Rushent for organising such a fantastic week.

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On Tuesday 15th March Year 1 & 2 had a fantastic time at Bucklebury Farm Park. They saw lots of farm animals, bottle fed the lambs and went on a tractor ride to feed the deer. 

Please click here to see more photos of their trip.

The school netball team won the netball tournament! 36 goals scored! Fantastic play by all the children. We are very proud of you!

 

Year 3/4 Tag Rugby team Unbeatable at the Crossfields tournament on 4th MArch. They won every game in the Year 4 tournament with six Year 3 children too. Very proud.

On Friday 4th March, over 50 Mums attended a tea party hosted by the pupils in Years 1 and 2 as part of our topic 'Queen for a Day'...

During this mini-topic, pupils developed many skills in DT such as designing and evaluating a product, sewing skills, collage and cookery skills. The children worked really hard preparing the party and it was areal success. The hall was decorated with bunting, paper chains and balloons; cakes and biscuits were served; poetry was performed and Mums were given personalised crowns and purses. We were extremely pleased that so many of you attended so thank you. It has been lovely to read such positive feedback about the event too!

On Friday 4th March we were visited by the team from the Bloodhound Project.

The BLOODHOUND Project is building a supersonic car that is designed not only to go faster than the speed of sound (supersonic) but to over 1,000mph (1,600km/h.
The pupils used the information they gained to build their own cars.

To find out more about the Bloodhound project click here

The netball team has been busy playing and winning all their league matches. They are now through to the netball league finals. Well done team - we are very proud of you.

On Wednesday 10th February Year 3 visited Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium - they had a fantastic day.

Please click here to see some more photos from the day.

On Monday 8th February Year 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, chanted their tables and recited poetry. 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 4th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the night. 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!

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