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On Friday 22nd January everyone in school wore something orange raising an amazing £232.60 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

For more information please read the following news article
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/orange-children-raise-charity-cash-10795827

Local newspaper lists Long Lane Primary School in top 5 schools in West Berkshire.

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/real-schools-guide-reading-primary-10737714

Another fantastic Christmas Fair run by the PTA raising over £3500.
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the fair making it such an amazing event.

Woke up to an early as breakfast was 7:30am. Following this was a quick kick about and games before we headed to our activities. Raft building was enjoyed by both groups with all paddling ferociously and enjoying a splash about. Particular mentions must go to William and Finn who enjoyed a few dips in the murky water. The Y6 girls, who were initially anxious, found themselves pushing each other in and diving in as a group. The weather smiled upon us most of the day which helped reduce the chilliness of the water. The other activities involved a sensory trail and problem solving. Superb listening and communication resulted in success all round. Nathan proved himself as a great guide to those around him as did the Y5 girls. There was a brief rain shower after a delicious lunch but the sun soon came back. Dinner came and children enjoyed their last supper at PGL. Nobody can complain about the food as it has been superb. To round off the day, the children enjoyed a campfire with songs and toasted marshmallows. Every child can be proud of their achievements today. A quick room inspection brought no problems for the adults as every room was immaculate - another pleasing thing. Bedtime arrived and the last day is coming - more adventures to come.
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The first day - all in good spirits and arrived in time for lunch. After a swift lunch we had time for a quick game of football and a change of clothes if necessary. We then headed down to the first activities: challenge course and zip wire. Everyone threw themselves into each activity with particular mentions for Finley who showed great team work. Daisy has also been a star - getting stuck in and showing herself as a bit of a daredevil. Following a quick swap around and doing the other activity, we then had a snappy dinner and a bit of time to unpack and get ready for our evening activity. Everyone worked together to find flags and answer quiz questions. Showing signs of tiring, we then did some games involving shoe jenga and gargling tunes. Special mentions must go to Joshua B and Charlie L for top gargling. Jessie could do with some practice. All in all a great day -we can't wait for the next adventure. 

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A super second day which started off with Sensory Trail and Survivor. Children enjoyed being blind folded and taking part in the challenges set. They were brilliant.  Special mentions to Rachael C and Toby W for completing the challenges so well. 

Lunch was popular and children enjoyed what was on offer with plates full of food! 
The afternoon was very wet from both the weather and the lake! Raft building was great fun and everyone was wet from head to toe by the end of the session.  Lucy C was fantastic with the knots and Archie D was a good sailor! 
We then had time for quick showers before heading to have dinner. 
The evening entertainment was an indoor campfire where children sang and danced the night away!  Super singers were Oakley L,  Warren C & Angus G.
Before bed time we headed outside for a few games and then it was time for a bit of packing before going to sleep. Katie G has been the most enthusiastic child today!

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A great first day at PGL. After arriving late morning, we played a few games and then tucked into lunch. 
After that it was the afternoon activities - Zip wire and the Challenge course. 
The children were really brave during both of these activities, overcoming their fears and special mentions go to Joanna R and Charlie T.  During the afternoon, the wettest person award went to Eddie! 
A quick change into some dry clothes and then it was dinner. All enjoyed the food selection and ate well. 
Final evening activity was Passport to the world which involved lots of running around finding different country clues. The winners of the game were Callum S, Archie W and Toby B. 
After that, it was time for showers and bed!  

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A dry, sunny and busy day 2! We all took part in lots of exciting activities, including Survivor, Raft Building, Climbing and Zip Wire. All the children are beaming and very proud of their achievements on the various challenges. We all tucked into both lunch and dinner after all the fresh air and exercise. In the evening, we completed an outdoor quiz which involved lots of running around with torches and we were lucky enough to be able to toast our marshmallows over a real campfire! After some packing and a bedtime story, the children went to bed tired but very happy.Champion packers were Ethan, Dylan, Takumi, Suranne, Evie, Iman and Emma-Shae! We have just had breakfast and are ready for the next round of challenges this morning!

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We had a smooth journey and enjoyed our picnic in the sun!  After unpacking we had a tour of the site and then got stuck into our first activities: raft building for Groups 1&2, challenge course and problem solving for Group 3. The rain held off until 3pm and then it poured down! It didn't stop us from having fun though!  We all tucked into a delicious dinner at 6pm and then we went to an "indoor campfire" because of the weather. The children sang lots of silly songs VERY loudly, toasted marshmallows and had lots of fun. All slept well and are now up and ready for breakfast! Sam, Alfie and George tied with Grace, Sofia, Erin and Mya for tidiest room on our first room inspection. The competition is fierce!
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Congratulations to Dragon for winning the Lambden House Cup for the second year running with 14 weekly wins. Over 100,000 house points were earned by the four houses this year - well done everyone!

Everyone enjoyed the fantastic Summer Fair on 18th July. Thank you to the PTA for organising such a great event.

Year 3/4 enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the One Show. Click here for more photos.

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

The Science Technicians enjoyed experimenting making mocktails.
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Congratulations to Unicorn this year's Sports Day Winners

1st Unicorn
2nd Dragon
3rd Griffin  
4th Phoenix

 

 

 

 

 

On 13th February Year 5/6 had a fantastic time at Milestones Museum. Please click here for more pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 20th January, the children in Year 5/6 experienced what it was like to be an evacuee in WWII.  Please click here for more pictures.

 

 

 

 


On 
Friday 16th January, the children in Year 3/4 dressed up as Vikings and were visited by a "Viking". The children thoroughly enjoyed the day. Please click here for more pictures.

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I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue Junior Librarian. The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and pupils are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources. For more details please click here.