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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!
 

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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. 

 

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