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We hope you enjoy reading about our trips and activities.

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Year 1/2 Great Fire of London Day - 14/06/24

The children were taken back to the 17th century where they experienced life for the Londoners during 1666. The children visited different stations with each adult where they made things based on jobs of people in 1666 (weaver, tailor, candle maker, leather maker). The children became archaeologists and had to dig up clues and piece them all together to work out what job and what kind of house each family would have lived in. All of the children had a fantastic day and were smiling from ear to ear.

2023 Year 2 Polar Express Trip

Year 2 were welcomed onto the Polar express, on Wednesday 18th January, where they were able to join the train ride to the North Pole.  On the way they drank hot chocolate and played games with each other.  We took the opportunity to pause on and off to think about what we could see, hear and taste to build our adjectives.  We used similes to describe our hot chocolate. 'We drank hot chocolate as thick and rich as melted chocolate'.

Finally, Year 2 finished the experience watching the first part of the Polar Express.  
It was lovely to see the class excited and engaged in the experience.  
We are using this experience to write a diary as the boy in the Polar Express.

2022 A Magical Christmas Journey

This week Years 1 & 2 brilliantly perfomed their play - A Magical Christmas Journey.

Thank you to everyone for all the hardwork putting on these fabulous productions. 

2022 Year 1 & 2 Pantomime Trip

On the 13th December Year 1 & 2 visited the Hexagon for this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Everyone had a fantastic time! It was great to see the children dancing and cheering along. It was also really lovely to see one of our ex-pupils in the cast!

KS1 Christmas Party


For Years 1 & 2.

2022 Year 2 Visit Didcot Railway Centre


On Wednesday 21st September, Year 2  travelled by train from Tilehurst to visit Didcot Railway Centre for a fantastic day learning about steam railways and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. They  had a trip on a steam train, visited the engine sheds and learnt about the jobs on the railways.

2022 Queen For a Day Tea Party

Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed treating their special people to a ‘Queen For a Day’ tea party on Wednesday 23rd March.  Family members enjoyed being presented with a crown, and served lovingly decorated cakes and biscuits. The royal visitors were also treated to moving performances by both classes. 

Thank you to everyone who attended, it was lovely to welcome so many of you into school for the afternoon and the children were so thrilled and excited to arrange this for you.
Here are some of the comments from parents following the event: 
  • "Mrs Straker & Miss Penn, thank you both so much for putting together such a lovely tea party for us parents. It was clear you and the little ones went to such a huge effort and it was a really beautiful afternoon and so special to be able to come in and share a school event with you all. Many thanks again.”  
  • "I’m still emotional looking back on my videos of their performances and their beautiful artwork! Thank you for making some lovely memories today. We are really lucky to have you teaching our children, thank you so much for all that you do."
  • "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the effort and time you all put into the Mother’s Day tea party yesterday! Jack and I had a fabulous time and it was a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the wonderful relationships we have with our children.”
  • "After filming their performance (for my own use of course), I can’t watch it without tears, it really felt like a very special moment being able to see them sing like they did and what a fabulous choice of song!”
  • "The children were absolutely thrilled to put on such a party and it meant so much to all of us mums, thank you so so much!  Long Lane is such a fabulous school and KS1 teachers are simply the best!” 

2022 Year 2 Literacy Walk

Year 2 are studyng little Red Riding Hood in their literacy lessons. On Friday 11th March, to help them with their creative writing, they explored Pikeshaw woods. They recorded descriptive words and sentences from their experience to be used in their Little Red Riding Hood stories. 

2022 Year 2 Polar Express Trip

Year 2 had a wonderful trip on The Polar Express on Wednesday afternoon. Pupils got into their snuggly nightwear and enjoyed hot chocolate and games with their friends. 

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