World Book Day 2022

Everyone dressed up as their favourite book character for World Book Day.

Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

Sponsored Reading Challenge

To encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a school sponsored reading challenge in association with World Book Day between Monday 28th February and Friday 4th March 2022. Children are sponsored to complete as many of the reading challenges in the grid as they can for the duration of the event. All the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. Please see the letters below for the challenge grids.

Infant reading challenge - World Book Day 2022.pdf

Junior reading challenge - World Book Day 2022.pdf

2021 Winter Reading Challenge

 

If your child enjoyed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, they may be interested to hear about the current Winter Mini ChallengeThis is all online, so no need for children to collect anything in libraries. But there is a fun website, where children can find games and book-related activities, along with ideas for what to read next. You can set up a personal profile on the site and anyone who reads and logs  3 books by 16 January  can download a certificate and a limited-edition virtual badge. The website address is wintermini.org.uk.
The ‘story’ of the Winter Challenge takes the same Wild World Heroes characters as in the Summer Challenge to a new adventure in the Arctic, where they find out about the creatures that live there and some of the environmental issues facing this region. I hope that children will find this both interesting and fun.

Georgina in Year 4 Wins Windrush Poetry Competition

Congratulations to Georgina, in Year 4, for winning the Windrush Poetry Competition run by and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society in association with  Reading Museum. The prize was a box of books fom the Barbados Museum Gift Shop.

Georgina's poem was entitled "Windrush Waters".

Celebrating World Book Day

World Book Day 2021 was a little different this year, but Long Lane children and staff still managed to celebrate their love of books and reading in style.  Both at home and in school, we have enjoyed a whole week of activities, including Masked Reader competitions, My Favourite Book show and tell, Author and Illustrator Academy workshops, quizzes, reading challenges, special lessons, daily story times and even a pyjama party bedtime story.  Our children have been very creative, building puppet theatres to retell favourite stories, making books, redesigning front covers and creating story characters from potatoes!
Remember to use your World Book Day book token to exchange for a free book (World Book Day 2021 special editions) or to get a £1 discount from a book of your choice (costing £2.99 or more).  This may be exchanged at selected booksellers and most supermarkets, see the website for details https://www.worldbookday.com/books/

World Book Day 4th March 2021

It's World Book day on the 4th March. 

Your teacher will be setting lots of activities for you to do this week. Please sign on to Microsoft Teams and look in the new World Book Day Channel.

Year 2020 Poem by Lilly in Year 5

Please enjoy the amazing poem Year 2020 written by Lilly in year 5.

Click on the photo to watch:

Click here to read

Megan is a World Record Breaker

Congratulations to Megan in year 4 for being a World Record Breaker. She took part in  Rob Biddulph's record breaking drawing lesson on 21st May 2020 with over 45,000 people!
Well done Megan!
 

 

Lily's Poem - These Strange Times

Lily from year 5 has written an amazing poem reflecting on 'These Strange Times'.
To see more photos of  Home Learning from other classes click here.

Lucy's Favourite Food Poem

Lucy in year 4 has written a poem about her favourite food - enjoy!

World Book Day 2020

As part of World Book Day this year everyone took part in a Sponsored Reading Challenge, one of the activities was to dress up as your favourite book character. Parents came into Rainbow Class to share books with the children to complete one of the other challenges for Infants - to read a book with someone.

 

Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

Junior reading challenge.pdf
Infant reading challenge.pdf

Harry Potter Night 2020

On Thursday 13th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the Triwizard Tournament. An amazing time was had by all. There were prizes for best costumes, a Sorting Ceremony, magical games, crafts, readings from our favourite books and the Triwizarding Quiz. A big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising the event and to all the other staff that helped out.

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

World Book Day 2019

On Friday 8th March everyone at school dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.


Click here to see some of their fantastic costumes.

Author Visit for Year 6 Book Club and Reading Ambassadors 2019

On 4th March Year 6 book club and reading ambassadors visited St. Andrews to listen to author and poet Nick Toczek.

The author gave a presentation that included his own stories and some magic! 

He also gave a few ideas for creative writing:

  • The irritate poem  ( what really irritates you...)
  • The 6 word story  (ie Jesus lived, died and rose again.)
  • The vampire poem - using rhyming words for each letter of the alphabet eg, appetite, bite, fright,  etc

Harry Potter Night 2019

On Thursday 7th February Long Lane School was transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the evening. An amazing time was had by all. The students were sorted into houses, practiced spells and designed socks for Dobby. A big thank you to Mrs Rushent for organising the event and to all the other staff that helped out.

Click here for more pictures from the evening.

World Book Day 2018

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.

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