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Year 5 Trip to Wokingham Waterside Centre - 11th and 12th July 2024

Year 5 had two fantastic activity days at Wokingham Waterside Centre. We did kayaking, dragon boating, raft building, kata-canoeing and paddleboarding. Lots of new skills learnt and plenty of smiles and laughter! 

Year 5 Odes to Aaron Phipps - 01/07/24

Year 5 have been learning about ancient Greek odes as part of our English and history study. We decided to write, perform and video edit our own odes for our great friend, Aaron Phipps, who will be competing in the wheelchair rugby at the Paris Paralympics this summer. We hope to inspire him to another gold medal at the games. Click on the link to see our odes: Odes to Aaron Phipps 2024 Website

Year 5/6 History Squad Visitor - 17/06/24

Year 5 and 6 had a visit from the History Squad. The morning saw an ancient Egyptian teach Year 6 about the pyramids and mummification and the afternoon saw an ancient Greek discuss the city-states and the many conflicts that took place. An enjoyable and educational day.

Year 5 DT Day at Pangbourne College - 20/05/24

Year 5 had a fantastic day at Pangbourne College designing and making watch keyrings. They used a variety of tools such as hacksaws, files, drills to create their products. It was a great opportunity to experience what DT will look like when they go to Secondary School.

Year 5 Alan Turing Video Biographies - 02/05/24

As part of the English, History and Computing curriculum, Year 5 have planned, filmed and edited video biographies about the life and achievements of codecracking genius and World War Two hero, Alan Turing. Click on the link to watch some of these videos and learn more about this amazing man. 2023-2024 Year 5 Alan Turing Video Biographies

Year 5 Milestones Museum Trip - 21/03/24

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Milestones Museum to further develop their knowledge of all things WW2 related. They met an ARP warden as well as a nurse before having time to explore and visit the sweet shop with their ration books.

World War Two Bullet Coin

Felicity from Year 5 brought in this coin which has an absolutely amazing story. It saved her great grandad's friend's life when it stopped a bullet during World War Two.

Year 5 Denefield Mental Health Workshop - 30/01/24

Two students came from Denefield to deliver a mental health workshop to children in Year 5. Children created their own 'Worry Jars' where they wrote positive affirmations to put inside.


Year 5 WW2 Evacuation Day - 22/01/24

Year 5 went back 84 years to World War Two to experience what school life was like for an evacuee. They took part in a variety of lessons as well as drill, rations cookery, air raid sirens and even trying spam and corned beef. 

Year 5 Fire Brigade Visit - 05/12/23

Year 5 had their annual visit from the Royal Berkshire Fire Service - they learnt about fire safety as well as the role of the fire brigade and different emergencies they have to respond to. Lots of fantastic questions and responses from the class.

Letters to Aaron Phipps - 21/11/23

After Aaron Phipps' visit, many classes wrote letters and notes to say thanks and he sent a video reply back to Year 5 who sent him over their letters. Read Year 5's letters: Letters to Aaron Phipps.pdf and watch the video reply: Aaron Reply to Year 5 Letters.mp4 

2023 Year 5 Waterside Centre


On the 6th & 7th  July Year 5 had an amazing couple of days at Wokingham Waterside CentreSo much laughter as well as children conquering fears and challenges. Paddleboarding was a highlight.

2023 Year 5 Create Ancient Greek Masks

Year 5 have been designing and making theatrical masks from Ancient Greece. We have used newspaper and modroc to develop realistic facial features before finally choosing a colour we think suits our masks. 


2023 Year 5 & 6 Visitors from Ancient Greece & Egypt

On Monday 12th June Year 5 and 6 had a visitor from Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. They learnt plenty about what life was like in these periods as well as getting to handle some equipment. This visit complemented what we have been learning about in our classes.


2023-05 Year 5 DT Day at Pangbourne College

On Thursday 25th May Year 5 took part in a Design and Technology workshop at Pangbourne College where they created their own watches. It was a fantastic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


2023 Year 5 Learn about Alan Turing

Year 5 have been learning about Alan Turing and used Clipchamp and their IT skills to produce some videos about his life.

Please click here to see some of the videos they made.


2023 Year 5 Easter Egg Hunt at Denefield

On Wednesday 29th March Year 5 went to Denefield for an Easter Egg Hunt. They explored the school site, found clues and completed challenges. We also saw lots of ex-Long Lane pupils around the school.



2023 Year 5 Trip to Milestones Museum

On Thursday 23rd March Year 5 went to Milestones Museum to reinforce their learning about WW2. They learnt what life was like on the Home Front - the roles of ARP Wardens, volunteer nurses and shopkeepers who were required to enforce rationing. They visited the 1940s sweet shop for their weekly ration and had time to explore the rest of the museum. Fantastic knowledge from all when answering questions.


2023 Year 5 visit Denefield School for languages Morning

On Monday 6th March Year 5 went up to Denefield School for a languages morning. One group tried German whilst the other group learnt about the Hungry Caterpillar in French. Amazing attitudes and engagement by all!!


2023 Year 5 WW2 Evacuation Day

Year 5 were evacuated on Monday 23rd January - they experienced life in a World War Two school including military drill, cookery, arithmetic, handwriting as well as trying spam and corned beef!


KS2 Christmas Party

For Years 3,4,5 and 6.

2022 Year 5 at the Waterside Centre

On 7th & 8th July Year 5 had a brilliant two days, on the River Thames, at the  Wokingham Waterside Centre. They enjoyed lots of different water activities including: dragon boats, raft building, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and team games. Great fun had by all!


2022 Year 5 DT Day at Pangbourne College


On Thursday 16th June Year 5 attended a brilliant Design and Technology workshop at Pangbourne College. They design and made a watch. This involved drawing the design, using tools to cut, file and polish the watch mount and then decorating it. Everyone produced a fantastic watch which they took home with them. The children were a real credit to Long Lane, a thoroughly enjoyable day for all.

2022 Year 5 & 6 Visitors from Ancient Greece & Egypt

On Monday 13th June Year 5 and 6 had an ancient visitor  - they travelled back in time to the Egyptian and Greek periods. 

2022 Year 5 Easter Egg Hunt at Denefield School

On 31st March Year 5 had a fun morning at Denefield School on an Easter Egg Hunt. They worked in teams with support from two or three Denefield pupils to do activities located around the school and collect eggs.

The activities included: bench ball, netball, geography quiz, egg drop, building a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows, decorating biscuits and many more.

The hunt was won by the team with the most Easter eggs - there was a draw as 3 teams had collected 21 eggs!!

It was a great way for the Year 5s to explore Denefield School and to meet up with ex Long Lane pupils.

2022 Year 5 Trip to Milestones Museum

On Tuesday 15th March Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Milestones Museum. They really enjoyed learning more about WW2. The highlight of the day was using ration books to purchase old fashioned sweets from the sweet shop.

2022 Year 5 WW2 Evacuation Day

It's Tuesday 25th January 1940 and Year 5 have been evacuated. They travelled by train to their new home and met their teacher.
Life is very different for them being away from home and food is rationed. They were lucky to have some tinned spam and corned beef to share. The local land girl, from the village, taught them how to make tasty cakes using carrots.

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