A Christmas Bedtime Story

All through December staff will be reading a special Christmas bedtime story that you can share with your children.

Click on the picture for today's story

If you have missed a story don't worry click here to see all the stories that have been read so far.

We hope you enjoy them all!

Merry Christmas from all the staff at Long Lane.

PTA Christmas Cracker

Friday 2nd December 4pm to 7pm

 Please click on the links below for more  details:

2022-12 Year 5/6 Football

On Thursday 1st December a team of Year 5/6 boys took on Calcot Junior School in the first round of the Bill Mc Cup. A fantastic game played in a sporting yet competitive spirit saw us eventually win 3-2.

   

2022 Children In Need

 

KS2 Christmas Party

For Years 3,4,5 and 6.

2022-11 Year 6 take part in Alternative Olympics

On Wednesday 23rd November six delightful children from Year 6 took part in an alternative Olympics event at Theale Green. Lots of new activities such as boccia, seated volleyball, archery and kurling were tackled by the team who came second in their overall group.

   

New Mental Health & Wellbeing Page

At Long Lane the mental health and wellbeing of our children and families is of the utmost importance to us. We understand that there may be times when our pupils and maybe their families too, may need additional support. We pride ourselves on being an approachable and caring school, with safeguarding at the heart of all we do. We encourage you to come and speak with us if you have any concerns for your child’s or your own wellbeing.

Please click here  to visit our new Mental Health and Wellbeing Page

It can also be located from the Key Information tab menu dropdown.

2022-11 Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Competition

On Friday 18th November two teams of Year 5/6 children took part in a tag rugby competition here at Long Lane. Really close games with incredible attacking and defending on show!

   

2022-11 Year 4 have a visit from Rabbi Zvi Solomons

On Thursday 17th November Year 4 had a visit from Rabbi Zvi Solomons from the Jewish Community of Berkshire and learned about Jewish family life and had a synagogue tour in the hall! 

   

 

2022-11 Speed Stacking Event Years 1-6

On Thursday 17th November two children from each year group took part in a speed stacking event at Theale Green School. Lots of quick stacking and loads of fun!

   

PTA Christmas Cracker Donation Week

Family Gardening Day

   

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to help on Saturday with the gardening day especially to Miss Penn for organising. Amazing community spirit and so much got done..

Thank you once again.

2022 Remembrance Commemoration

  

 

Year 1 have made poppies  to remember those that  fought for peace.

2022 Family Gardening Day

 

PTA Quiz Night 2022

On the 4th November the PTA held another great Quiz Night. A huge thank you to the PTA for organising with a special thank you to the quiz master - Mrs Straker!
Congratulations to our winning staff team -'The Ladies and The Tramp'.

2022-11 Y1 & 2 Tag Rugby

On Friday 4th November all children from Year 1 & 2 took part in tag rugby activities. Four different fun games involving lots of tagging and running led superbly by the Sports Ambassadors.

   

2022 Year 1 Visit Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre

On Thursday 20th October, Year 1 visited Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre  to learn about Autumn. Whilst blind folded they used their senses to smell, feel & hear autumn. They learnt about animals that hibernate, made a bird feeder and played lots of autumn games. Even though it was pouring down with rain the children had an absolutely amazing time.

   

2022 Long Lane PTA Christmas Fun

2022 PTA Quiz Night with Fish & Chips

 

2022 -10 Y5 & 6 Netball & Tag Rugby at Denefield

Children  from Year 5 & 6 took part in a tag rugby and netball competition on 17th October at Denefield. Both teams won two and lost one of their three games. A great effort - well done all!

   

 

2022 -10 Y3 & 4 House Tag Rugby

All children from Year 3 & 4 took part in a house tag rugby competition on 14th October in increasingly wet conditions. Lots of great tagging and try scoring on show with Unicorn getting the most points overall.

   

2022 KS1 Multi-skills Event

Six children from  Year 2  took part in a multi-skills event at Theale Green on  6th October. Absolutely brilliant throwing, stacking, shooting, rolling and many more skills demonstrated by all. Final score of 313 saw them come 3rd out of 12 schools!

   

2022 -10 Y5 & 6 House Tag Rugby

Year 5 & 6 took part in a tag rugby house competition on  6th October in beautiful sunshine. Brilliant passing, tagging and try scoring on show which saw Phoenix come out as overall winners!

     

   

2022 PTA AGM & Quiz Night Rescheduled

DUE TO THE LOW NUMBER OF TICKETS PURCHASED THE QUIZ HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED TO 4TH NOVEMBER - FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW

THE AGM HAS BEEN RESCEDULED TO 2:30PM ON FRIDAY  7TH OCTOBER IN THE SCHOOL HALL

APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS  MANY HAVE CAUSED.

2022 PTA October Newsletter

Click the following link for the full newsletter PTA news Oct 2022.pdf

Music Lessons with Hogan Music

www.hoganmusic.co.uk/s/long-lane-primary-school

2022 Sports Ambassadors Run Their First Energy Club

The first Energy Club was led by the Sports Ambassadors on Friday 30th September - great turn out of Year 2/3/4 children.
   

2022 Welcome Message from our new Sports Ambassadors

Pleae click here to listen to a special message from our new Sports Ambassadors.

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.

PTA Bag 2 School - Fundraising Sept 2022

Her Majesty The Queen

 21st April 1926 - 8th September 2022 


Long Lane Primary School is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch who demonstrated service, commitment and dedication throughout her reign.  Our deepest sympathies are with the Royal Family at this time. 
News | The Royal Family  

Following the very sad news of the Queen's passing, we will be holding an assembly at school with the children and staff to remember, celebrate and give thanks to her Majesty's life and service.  If your children have any questions about this news, there is a wealth of child friendly material on the internet to support their understanding.

2022 New Sports Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce the new Sports Ambassadors for this year:
Evie, Isla, Chloe, Manon, Elijah, Tommy-Lee, Max and Ben.
 
They are looking forward to leading events as well as running an Energy Club for Years 2,3 &4.

Jubilee Horse

Over the summer holidays our horse "Strive" had a new coat of paint to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee based on designs produced by the children. 

2022 PTA Summer Profit and Total Fundraising

 
 
 
Thank you so much for all your support this year – your generosity has meant we have been able to support the school to spend on some great projects for the children.
We’d like to announce our fundraising total for Summer Fest on 25thJune – we raised an incredible £4,277!
 
Everything else that’s been raised this year has also been totted up and we’re sure you’ll agree the amounts are staggering -  £25,500 we can’t wait to see how this can be spent on even more exciting projects next year.
Happy summer everyone
Your PTA Committee

A Sad Farewell to Mr Thorne

Sadly we said farewell to Mr Thorne today who has been our headteacher for over 10 years and at Long Lane for over 20 years. We held a special assembly today to celebrate his time at Long Lane and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.

We will all miss you!

Each class performed a special song or poem for Mr Thorne, click here to see the odes from Year 5

There was a little message from our great friend @AaronPhippsGBWR to say farewell to Mr Thorne - we couldn't have put it better ourselves!

Farewell Picnic

All the staff and pupils enjoy a farewell picnic on the field today.

 

 

Huge thanks to Mrs Murtagh-Darling and Miss Rossiter for preparing.

2022-07 Year 5 Take Part in Dodgeball Competition

 
On 14th July a team of Year 5 children took part in a dodgeball competition at Theale Green. Fast-paced and action packed.

2022-07 Year 2 Win Gold at Multiskills Event

 
On 12th July a team of Year 2 children took part in a multiskills event at Theale Green. Lots of accurate throwing, rolling and shooting going on!
282 points meant a gold medal - well done all!!

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!

 

For more photos please click here.

2022 Year 6 Class at PGL

 

Year 6 had an amazing 3 day residential trip to PGL Liddington. They enjoyed lots of activities including: raft building, climbing, zip wire and so much more. What a great end to Year 6!!

For more photos from the trip please click here.

2022 Long Lane Summer Fest

Wow!! What an amazing event. Huge thank you to the PTA and to everyone who volunteered on the day, beforehand, and in cleaning up. And thanks to everyone who spent money, donated cakes, bottles, toys, games and everything else you found on our stalls. We hope you all had a lovely afternoon and we were so happy so many of you stayed even after it rained so heavily! Well done to all of the musical performers and dancers, you all put on a fantastic show. And lastly, thank you to Mr Thorne for his longstanding dedication to the summer fairs for the past 21 years!! You will definitely be missed!!

2022-06 Year 6 Rounders Competition

  
On 24th June a team of Year 6 children took part in a rounders competition here at Long Lane. Great teamwork and togetherness on show!

2022 Sports Day

On 22nd June we enjoyed an absolutely fantastic sports day - sun shining, spectators back to watch and superb sporting action. All in a wonderfully competitive and supportive atmosphere.

Well done all!

Juniors took part in 7 different races ending with the long distance run. Unicorn won the Sports Day Cup, followed closely by Phoenix, Dragon the Griffin

Please click here for more photos from the Junior Sports Day.

Infants all took part in an obstacle course, beanbag throw, egg & spoon and running race. Unicorn & Dragon tied in first place with Phoenix and Griffin not far behind - only 9 points in it!

Please click here to see some more photos from the Infant Sports Day.

Huge congratulations to Unicorn for coming first in both Infant & Junior events!!

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.

To see more photos from the day please click here.

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. 

 

To see more photos from Year 5 Greek visitor click here..

To see more photos from Year 6 Egyptian visitor click here

2022-06 Basketball Competition Long Lane v Francis Baily

  
On Friday 10th June, two teams of Year 5 and 6 children took part in a basketball competition with Francis Baily after school. Lots of friendly competion played in rather warm conditions!

2022 Year 3 Visit Ufton Court

  

On Wednesday 8th June Year 3 enjoyed an amazing day at Ufton Court learning all about life in Roman Britain.  They followed the augurs to discover how Roman beliefs guided their day; studied Roman artefacts and worked out what they could be used for; tried their hand at building a wall, making fire and preparing wool just as they Romans had; as well as learning how to fight like a Roman soldier.  What a great experience!

To see more photos from the day please click here.

Science Week Reading Challenge

Click here for more deails
Or download the document Science Week Reading Challenge.pdf

2022 Year 4 Take Part in TTRockstar Record Attempt

 

On Wednesday 18th May Year 4 took part in the TTRockStars Guinness World record attempt.  Fantastics news, a new Guinness World Records title for the "Most viewers of a rolling numbers live stream on YouTube!" was set.

Jubilee Celebrations

  

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 26th May all pupils and staff dressed smartly or wore red, white and blue.

Many classes celebrated with jubilee activities and there was a very special Jubilee lunch. 

Well done to Miss Eastman and all the children that helped make the fantastic scarecrow for the school's entry in the Purley On Thames Jubilee Scarecrow Trail

https://www.purleyonthames.org.uk/Jubilee/

2022 Year 5 Create Ancient Greek Masks

   

Year 5 have been creating Ancient Greek theatrical masks. Can you tell the difference between comedy, tragedy, hero and mythical?

2022-05 Long Lane Win Jubilee Cup

 
Children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a Jubilee Cup at Denefield. A team of netballers won four out of four matches without conceding a single goal and the cricketers won two out of two matches. This meant we won the Jubilee Cup. Well done everyonel!

For more pictures from the event please click here.

2022-05 Year 3/4 Rounders Competition

  
Children in Year 3/4 took part in a rounders house competition. A new sport for many but lots of fun had by all. Dragon were the eventual winners!

2022 Year 4 visit The Living Rainforest

 

On Thursday 19th May Year 4 visited The Living Rainforest at Hampstead Norreys. In the morning they explored the rainforest and did a quiz - searching for tropical birds and animals. In the afternoon they had a guided tour of the rainforest learning all about the birds, animals and plants you would find there. A great day had by all.  

Click here for more pictures from the day.

Long Lane Summer Fest - 25th June

 

Mystery Events - 20th May 2022

2022-05 Year 5/6 Rounders Competition


What better way to finish off a week of Year 6 SATs than a rounders house competition in the sun with Year 5. Congratulations to Phoenix who won all three games!

PTA - Classlist

The PTA would love to introduce you to a new communication tool they are launching to the whole school community.

All parents will be sent an email directly from the app inviting you to sign up. The PTA would love every single parent in the school to create an account to enable full school communication. 

This is a fantastic app - we hope it can build on a real community feel to the school. The PTA want it to replace the PTA WhatsApp groups, Facebook communication and PTA Parentmail notices, but it will do so much more - online ticketing for events, connecting multiple year groups and  make it easier to communicate with all parents of children in a particular club - eg all basketball parents or parents of gardening club for example.


Please see document below with all the features on if you want to know more details, or you can search the classlist website (www.classlist.com) for more answers. The PTA are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or asking your class rep.

National Online Safety

 

Long Lane Primary School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety providing resources for all parents and carers. The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics.
To create your account, please follow https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/long-lane-primary-school and complete your details. When you are set up, you will be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.
Please see our E-saftey page for more details on Online Saftey.

2022-04 Visit from Aaron Phipps MBE

   
What a way to start the new term. We had a return visit from Aaron Phipps MBE who came to tell us what he has been up to since his last visit in September 2020. Seems like he hasn't done much other than winning a Paralympic gold medal! The Sports Ambassadors presented him with a £200 cheque for The Meningitis Research Foundation raised from our 'dress sporty day', Mrs Jordan created a fantastic framed gift celebrating his victory in Tokyo and some children in Year 1 also wrote him some messages. 

A big THANK YOU to Mr Hunt for organising.

Please click here to see more photos from Aaron's visit.

2022 Year 6 visit Reading Museum

  

On Wednesday 6th April Year 6 took the train from Tilehurst into Reading to visit Reading Museum as part of their Victorian Topic. In the morning they went back in time to 1893 to become pupils in a Victorian classroom. They practiced arithmetic, handwriting and Geography. In the afternoon they had a very interesting talk about the Huntley & Palmer Biscuit factory, the impact it had on Reading and the life of a factory worker.  A brilliant day had by all.  

Click here for more pictures from the day.

2022-04 Year 5 Sports Leaders Playmaker Award Update

 

Year 5 have been leading their activity sessions as part of the Sports Leaders Playmaker Award. Fantastic examples of leadership shown - now need to take it on to all areas of school and home life.

Please click here to see more photos from the sessions.

PTA Pottery Painting - 13th May 2022

Friday May 13th 7.30pm-10pm @ School

Come and enjoy a fun night with friends with a creative twist. Mad Hatters Pottery Cafe will be providing us with items to paint & quality ceramic paints and we will provide a fully licensed bar & snacks.To reserve your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fill in your name on the booking form in the office.

2022-04 Dress Sporty Day

On Friday 1st April, children dressed in sporty clothing and in some cases as their sporting heroes. Many classes did some active maths and then took part in a cross country obstacle course around the field. We raised a total of £172.90 for the Meningitis Research Foundation and look forward to presenting it to Aaron Phipps when he comes in after Easter.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

2022-04 Special Message from Aaron Phipps

Paralympian Aaron Phipps has sent a special message to Long Lane School.

Click here to see the message from Aaron.

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 1 Visit Bucklebury Farm Park

On 29th March Year 1 enjoyed a fantastic day at Bucklebury Farm Park learning about all the farm animals. The visit included:

  • Pet a Pet -  the children were able touch rabbits, guinea pigs and a tortoise
  • Farm tour - they learnt about and fed sheep, alpacas, ponies and pigs
  • Tractor ride and deer park tour - they were able to feed the deer
  • Woodland walk and free play in the playground plus many goes on the big slide!!

A great day the children learnt so much and had a lot of fun.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

PTA Easter Egg-citing Challenge

2022-03 Years 5 & 6 Netball Tournament at Park House School

  

On 26th March, a team of Year 5 and 6 children took part in a netball tournament at Park House School in Newbury. In their group games they won 1-0, 6-0, 4-2 and drew their final game 0-0. This saw them progress to the quarter finals where they unfortunately lost 1-0 in a close game. Fantastic performances from all and supberb representatives of our school. Huge thanks to Mrs Walls for coaching the team and all parents and family members who transported and supported the team.

2022-03 Years 1 & 2 Tag Rugby Skills and Games

On 25th March, Year 1 and 2 children took part in same tag rugby skills activities and games with other schools. Lots of running around, tagging and having fun.

Please click here for more photos from the day.

2022 Music Lessons with Hogan Music

As well as Berkshire Maestros and Mrs Cannolle, we are partnering with Hogan's Music to bring even more music to Long Lane, including acoustic guitar, drums and DJ-ing lessons.

Find out more about taking music lessons at Long Lane Primary School with Hogan Music. Discover the variety of instruments you could learn, how the lessons work and the benefits of learning with us. Sign up online or contact us to find out more at www.hoganmusic.co.uk/long-lane-primary-school.irs

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!” 

2022-03 Cross Country Event at Newbury Showground

A team of runners from Years 3,4,5 & 6 went to Newbury Showground to take part in the cross country event. They performed fantastically - showing perseverance, supporting each other and having smiles on their faces the whole time. Such a wonderful bunch of representatives from our school.

Please click here for more photos from the event.

Please click here to read news article in Newbury to Day.

2022-03 Year 5 Sports Leaders Playmaker Award

  

Year 5 have started carrying on their Sports Leaders Playmaker Award - the focus was on communication when leading.

Red Nose Day 2022

On 18th March the School Council sold Red Noses and held a cake sale to raise money for Red Nose Day.

Thank you to everyone for your amazing cake donations.

We are delighted to announce that an amazing £445.96 was raised from the sale of Red Noses and cakesl!

Many thanks for your support,

The School Council

2022 Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival at Newbury Rugby Club

  

On Thursday17th March a team of Year 5/6 children took part in a tag rugby festival at Newbury Rugby Club. They played threes games, winning two and drawing one. Fantastic performances from all involved.

2022 Year 1 Visit Pikeshaw Woods - Spring

On 17th March Year 1 enjoyed a spring walk to Pikeshaw Woods. They used their observational skills to identify plants, trees and animals in the woods as well as spotting the seasonal changes between winter and spring.

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.

Clickhere to see some pictures from the day.

PTA Mother's Day Gift Shop

2022 Years 3,4,5 & 6 Took Part in Inclusive Activities

On Friday 11th March children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in some inclusive activities in the hall. They enjoyed trying out sports such as Boccia, Kurling and Goalball.

Please click here to see more photos.
 

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 5/6 Girls' Football Match at Speenhamland

 

On Thursday10th March the Year 5/6 girls' football team had a great victory against Speenhamland. Well done all!

2022 Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Festival at Newbury Rugby Club

  

On  Thursday10th March a team of Year 3/4 children took part in a tag rugby festival at Newbury Rugby Club. They played some fantastic rugby, scoring plenty of tries. They played four games and won four games - well done all!

New Online Resources Information

Visit our new Online Resources page which details the software purchased by school to support pupils learning in school and at home.  Links to access these resources can  be found on the Pupil Zone or Home Learning Zone pages, login details can be found in your child's Reading Record.
        

2022 Rainbow Class Visit Henley River & Rowing Museum

On Friday 4th March Rainbow Class had an amazing day at Henley River and Rowing Museum for a 'Toad & Friends'  workshop. They listened to stories, decorated bags, made a duck, learnt a dance, looked round the museum and went for a walk in the wild woods. 

Please click here to see some more pictures from our trip.

2022 Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Tournament

On Friday 4th March a team of Year 3/4 children took part in a tag rugby tournament against three other schools. Fantastic matches between all schools with lots of skill and determination on show. Well done all!

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

2022 - Year 3 Enjoy Making Woolly Mammoths

 

As part of studying the topic of Stone Age to Iron Age, Year 3 have written postcards from the Stone Age in English; recreated cave paintings in art and followed instructions to make their own woolly mammoths and evaluated their work.

2022 Year 5 Sports Leader Playmaker Award

Year 5 have started their Sports Leaders Playmaker Award - We have been thinking about what makes an effective leader and having a go at creating and leading our own activities.

Please click here to see more photos.

E-Safety - Social Media

Most social media apps are 13+ (WhatsApp is 16+) but - as we are aware some children are using them regularly. We wanted to share some important settings to keep children safe online.

For full  details please read the following:

Social Media Settings.pdf

Also see our E-Safety page.

PTA Newsletter Feb 2022

For full  details please read the following:

PTA - Newsletter Feb 2022.pdf

2022 Orienteering - Rainbow Class

On 11th February Miss Aspindale, with help from the Sports Ambassadors, ran an orienteering session for the children in Rainbow class. Lots of running around and fun was had by all.
Please click here to see more photos.

LOGO LIFT OFF - Reminder

Did you know that from 2022, rockets will be launching into space from spaceports in the UK for the very first time? The UK Space Agency is celebrating this exciting news with a new STEAM-focused competition for kids aged between 4 and 11 years old.

They are asking children from each nation of the UK to design a logo which will go on rockets launched from the UK next year! This will help promote the UK’s spaceflight programme and celebrate the mission these satellites have in helping to protect our planet from climate change.

Regional winners will pitch their designs to a panel of friendly judges who will choose the overall winner whose design will be chosen to go on rockets launching from UK spaceports.
All entrants will receive their very own certificate and regional winners will also receive a special prize!

The competition is open until the 11th March 2022

Click here to find out more information

2022 Orienteering

Over the last three weeks, children have taken part in some orienteering activities on Friday afternoons. Working together, lots of running and problem solving.
Please click here to see more photos.

PTA Pizza & Cookie Evening Feb 2022

For more details please read the following:

Pizza Evening - Feb 2022.pdf

2022 Year 1 Visit Pikeshaw Woods - Winter

On 2nd February Year 1 enjoyed a winter walk to Pikeshaw Woods. They used their observational skills to identify plants, trees and animals in the woods as well as seeing the seasonal changes.

 

2022 Year 5 Football @ Denefield

A team of Year 5 children have taken part in the @denefieldschool first primary school football competition on their new pitches.
Please click here to see more photos.

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.

Pease click here to see what else they did during their day as an evacuee. 

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. 
Please click here to see more photos from the day.

PTA - Total Raised at Christmas 2021

 

We are thrilled to announce that the 12 Days of Chistmas Fun raised a total profit of £4,006. 

A huge thank you to everyone for your support.

For more details and the answers to the competitions please read the following announcement:

PTA - Total Raised at Christmas 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.

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

The collection for Christmas Jumper day raised £108.75 for Save the Children - thank you to everyone for your support.

2021 PTA - 6th Day of Christmas

Thank you to everyone for all the classroom resources given to school as part of the PTAs 6th Day of Christmas Giving List. Here are some of the items that were received by Years 4 & 6.

Huge Thank You from the staff and pupils.

 

 

2021 Reindeer Dash

On the 10th December the whole school took part in the Reindeer Dash supported by the PTA as their 10th Day of Christmas event. This involved lots of fun games and activities: Santa's Sack, Grab Santa's Hat, Reindeer Jumps, Pull the Sleigh, Fill the Stockings, Santa Says, Reindeer Hoopla, Gingerbread Jumps, Snowball Hunt, Gingerbread Men vs the Grinch and Down the Chimney. Huge thanks to Mr Hunt, the Sports Ambassadors and House Captains for organising. Everyone had a fantastic time, it was great to see the pupils having so much fun!!

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Year 1 & 2 Pantomime Trip

On the 8th December Year 1 & 2 visited the Hexagon for this year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast. The children’s behaviour was exceptional! It was lovely for us to see them laughing, singing, clapping and cheering along. A good time was had by all!

2021- Bright Sparks Science Assembly

 

We had a fun assembly visit from BrightSparks Science who will be running a Year 3 and 4 Science Club in the Spring term.  Please see the Spring Clubs letter for details on how to sign up to the club.

2021 Year 5 Artwork

Year 5  realism art work based on the work by Dennis Wojtkiewicz.

Please click here to see more photos.

PTA Christmas - Silent Auction

 

We have just launched our Online Auction starting on  Thursday 2nd December at 7pm and ends and concludes on Wednesday 15th December at 9pm. We have some amazing items to bid on! Please click on the link  https://auctionofpromises.com/LongLanePTAAuction2021 and have a look through all of the items available.  Feel free to share this with family and friends too!

Please check out the PTA Facebook page to see all the other activities we are running for the Christmas 12 days of fun.

Reading Museum's Forgetful Elf Trail

 

2021 Y5/6 Mixed Tag Rugby Competition

On 19th November two Y5/6 mixed teams took part in a tag rugby competition against Birch Copse and Springfield schools. Lots of fantastic rugby was played with LL2 beating LL1 4-3 in the deciding game.
 
 

PTA - 12 Days of Fun

With the help and support of our Sports Ambassadors, House Captains, School Council & Teachers, along with volunteers, this year the PTA brings Long Lane Primary School ‘12 Days Of Christmas Fun’ - fun for all 🎄
 
With the festive season approaching and lots of fun to be had, please see the above dates to add to your calendars 🎅🏻
 
More details to follow for each event with some added extras 🎄…….watch this space 🤗

2021 Year 5/6 Girls Football

The Year 5/6 girls football team won their two  league matches 5-0 and 7-0 on Thursday afternoon. Great teamwork, determination and spirit as demonstrated in this pre-match Haka dance.
Please click here or on the photo to watch the Haka video.

2021 Archery

On 12th November a group of Y3/4/5/6 children took part in some archery games and challenges. All the children improved immensely over the afternoon and lots of fun was had.

2021 Year 1 & 2 Tag Rugby

On 5th November Years 1 & 2 enjoyed an afternoon of tag rugby games on the field led by the Sports Ambassadors. Lots of running around, tagging and smiles of course!

The Ramayana Dance Workshop

On Monday 1st November Years 3, 4 and 6 were treated to a dance workshop to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.
 
The session was delivered by West End in Schools and started with a movement warm up, learning some steps used later during the retelling of The Ramayana.
  
Using their imagination and creative dance steps, children were transported to ancient India to retell The Ramayana, focusing on Rama and Sita and their triumph over the evil demon Ravana. 

Please click here to see more photos from the workshop.

Quiz Night & AGM Thank You

Happy half term everyone!

We hope you all have some lovely plans, even if they only involve a very well earned rest!

We'd like to thank everyone who came to our Quiz night last week for their fantastic support. It was definitely our biggest turnout to a PTA AGM for a few years and on top of that we had a lot of fun doing a quiz, expertly hosted by Mr Thorne.

Well done to the winning team Agatha Quiztie, their knowledge of obscure 90s pop artists and pandemic news headlines was second to none!! Also thanks to The Lemon Plaice for the delicious fish and chips served up, it definitely served as a good base for all the wine we sold...

But finally, thanks to everyone who came, we raised a whopping £620! Absolutely brilliant amount to start the year with and hopefully a great contribution for the school's projects this year.

Your PTA

PTA Spooky Spoon Competition -2021

Can you spook our judges by creating a Spooky Spoon?

Every Child will bring home a provided spoon to join in the spooky half term fun.
Anyone welcome to enter, even adults!! 
Spooky Spoons to be handed to your class teacher by 4th November - don't forget to name them!!
Winners announced 8th November.
We are really looking forward to seeing your amazing spooky entries.

Scan the QR code to donate to Long Lane - suggest £1.

Aaron Phipps Thank You Message for Long Lane Support

After his gold medal success in the wheelchair rugby at the Tokyo Paralympics, Aaron Phipps has sent us this message to say hello and thank you for the support we have showed him. We can't wait for him to come back at some point during 2022 to see us and share more of his stories and motivational words.

Also click here for message from Aaron .

AGM & Quiz Night 2021

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM & Quiz night on 15th October - a really enjoyable eveining!
Congratulations to our winning staff team 'Agatha Quiztie'.

School Receives Laptops from Network Rail

We are very pleased to announce that we have received 15 refrubished Lenovo laptops donated by Network Rail.
Huge thanks to Network Rail, Mr & Mrs Scott and the PTA for organising.

2021 Year 3 & 4 House Tag Rugby Competition

All of Year 3 & 4 took part in a House Tag Rugby Competition on Friday 15th October. Lots of new skills learnt and developed by playing games against each other. Lots of great tagging and plenty of superb try scoring!
 

2021 Year 5 & 6 House Tag Rugby Competition

All of Year 5 & 6 took part in a House Tag Rugby Competition on Friday 8th October.  So much great rugby was played as well as children refereeing, scoring and generally supporting each other. A fantastic afternoon of sport!

2021 Sports Ambassadors Run New Energy Club

The Sports Ambassadors started their lunchtime Engery Club on Friday 8th October. If  there are anymore Y2/3/4 children that would like to join please let the Office know.
 
 

2021 Year 2 Multiskills Event

On 7th October a group of Year 2 pupils took part in a Multiskills event at Theale Green School. 
This fantastic bunch of children showed great teamwork, commitment and desire to improve. We also had an ex-Long Laner as our leader which was great to see.
Please click here to see more photos from the day.

AGM & Quiz Night

 

2021 Welcome Message from our new Sports Ambassadors

Pleae click here to listen to a special message from our new Sports Ambassadors.

2021 Year 1 Visit Pikeshaw Woods - Autumn

On 23rd September Year 1 enjoyed an Autumn walk to Pikeshaw Woods. They used their observational skills to identify plants, trees and animals in the woods.

 

2021 New Sports Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce the new Sports Ambassadors for this year:
Zac, Mya, Emily, Bella, Callum, Kobe, Louisa & Alexia.
They are looking forward to leading events as well as running an Energy Club for Years 2,3 &4.

2021 Year 2 Visit Didcot Railway Centre

 

On Wednesday 15th September, Year 2 visited 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.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Summer Club - Learning to Cook

Pupils attending the Summer Club had great fun learning to cook with the school chef from Harrison Catering, Mrs T. Murtagh-Darling

They made:

  • Salads
  • Apple muffins
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Crispy cakes
  • Bread

Please click here for the photo gallery to see some of the food they cooked.

GB beat USA to win first wheelchair rugby gold

Team GB have done it - they have won the first gold medal for Great Britain in wheelchair rugby beating the USA 54-49.

Huge congratulations to Aaron and the Team.

Tokyo Paralympics: GB beat USA to win first wheelchair rugby gold - BBC Sport

History Made In Wheelchair Rugby | ParalympicsGB | 2020 Tokyo Paralympics - YouTube

GB wheelchair rugby team reach first Paralympic final

Team GB have done it - they’re in the gold medal match which is on TV, either Channel 4 or More 4, at 10am on Sunday 29th August. Let’s cheer Aaron and the team on to victory! It’s the first time a European team have reached a final.

Tokyo Paralympics: GB wheelchair rugby team reach first Paralympic final - BBC Sport

Paralympic Medal Count | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics (Aug 24-Sep 5, 2021) (olympics.com)

End of Term Newsletter

On behalf of all the staff, pupils and Governors I’d like to wish good luck to all our leavers.

I hope that everyone has an amazing summer break and we look forward to welcoming you back for the new term starting on Thursday 2nd September 2021.

Mr. P. Thorne
Headteacher

20th July Parent letter.pdf

For more newsletters please click here

Long Lane Summer Concert 2021

Mrs Canolle organised a summer music concert  at school where the children performed infront of their class bubbles. As parents were unable to attend this year we hope you enjoy the video of their performances. It is about 43 minutes long, 
 

Well done to all the children who took part in the concert. Also a huge thank you to Mrs Canolle for organising it, and to Year 6 pupils Lilly W. & Evie G. for recording the performances and putting the video together.

Have a lovely summer everyone.

Aaron Phipps Announces Governors' Community Award

Please click here to see Aaron Phipps announcing the Governors' Community Award at the Year 6 Leavers Evening.

Also click here to for a special message from Aaron to the whole school.

We are all really looking foward to Aaron visiting Long Lane again next year.

2021 Rainbow Class visit Ufton Court

On Monday 19th July, Rainbow Class visited Ufton Court for a brilliant Woodlands Day . They went on a woodland walks, collected wood, learnt how to make and light a fire and toasted marshmellows. They visited the herb garden matching the vibrant colours of the plants to a colour chart. They enjoyed playing a blind fold game to identify trees and searching for photographic clues around the site.

Great fun had by all!

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Year 5 Complete Sports Leaders Playmaker Course -2021

Year 5 have completed the Sports Leaders Playmaker Award - the children had 6 weeks of training and learning how to become effective leaders which culminated with them delivering their own activities/games. This will help develop the skills they need in their roles as House Captains, Sports Ambassadors, Peer Mentors as well as leading their own clubs next year.
     
 

Odes to Aaron Phipps - Paralympian

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Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Greek Odes - especially related to the Olympics. We have created our own odes in celebration and honour of Paralympian Aaron Phipps who is going to the Tokyo soon!

 
Aaron Phipps has watched the odes that Year 5 created and has recorded a message for them:

Olympic and Paralympic Games Bucket List Challenge

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please click here to find an exciting Olympic Games (starts 23rd July) and Paralympic Games (starts 24th August) Bucket List set of challenges that you and your child(ren) may be interested in completing over the summer holidays. Please do share any photos of children (and adults) completing any of the challenges by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so they can be shared on the school Twitter and website.
• The Challenge Card - click on the sport icons to access associated resources and links to videos. You might want to print it off and tick off any of the challenges you have done.
• Blank Challenge Card – you might want to create your own challenges for the different Olympic and Paralympic sports.
Find out more about the Olympic and Paralympic Games including the Travel to Tokyo family challenge by following this link as well as the other links on the front page of the attached document. https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo   
P.S. Keep a look out for friend of the school and inspirational speaker, Aaron Phipps, who will be representing Team GB in wheelchair rugby at the Paralympic Games! See his website https://aaronphipps.com/ and follow him on Twitter @AaronPhippsGBWR to keep an eye on his progress. 
 
Have an amazing summer break and see you in September.
 
Thanks,

Mr Hunt

Olympic Paralympic Bucket list- final.pdf

2021 Sports Day - Juniors

On the 7th July the Juniors had a fantastic Sports Day full of team spirit, determination and great sporting skills.

Well done everyone!

FInal Results:

1st - Dragon - 220
2nd - Griffin - 212
3rd -  Phoenix - 182
4th -  Unicorn -173    

Congratulations to Dragon!

Please click here to see some more photos from the day.

2021 Sports Day - Infants

On the 5th July the Infants enjoyed a really fun Sports Day on the field.

Well done all!

Please click here to see some more photos from the day.

2021 Year 6 Class at PGL

Year 6 had a fantastic 3 day residential trip to PGL Liddington. They enjoyed raft building, climbing, the zip wire and so much more. What a brilliant end to Year 6!!

For more photos from the trip please click here.

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".

2021 Year 5 at the Waterside Centre

On 21st & 22nd June Year 5 had an amazing 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. It was brilliant to see everyone supporting each other and challenging themselves.

For more photos please click here..

PTA Bag 2 School - Fundraising

Update 20th July - Fantastic news we raised over £175 from Bags2School - thank you everyone for your support.

From the PTA

Raising Money for Books - Update from Mrs Maggs

Here are some of the amazing books that have already been purchased from the money raised by the Purley Jumble Trail stall.

Year 3 & 4 Roman Day at Ufton Court

On Thursday 10th June, Years 3 & 4 visited Ufton Court for a brilliant day learning about Roman Britain. We took part in a trail round the grounds with the augurs, looked at Roman artefacts , learnt military manoeuvres and  gained some keys skills to enable us to be self-sufficient.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Year 5 & 6 Visitor from Ancient Greece

On Monday 24th May, the children in Year 5 & 6 were visited by a man from Ancient Greece. They learnt a lot about the city states of Athens and Sparta as well as Greek soldiers and the Olympics.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Raising Money for Books

On Saturday 22nd May Mrs Maggs, with help from Mrs Archer, ran a stall as part of the Purley Jumble Trail and also at Tadley Sunday Market.  She raised an amazing £210 for books in school.

Thank you to everyone who donated filled jars, supplied jumble, visited the stall and helped on the day and an extra special thanks to Mrs Maggs for organising.

 

Cake Sale

On Friday 21st May Year 6 held a cake sale raising over £200 for the outdoor classroom  -  fantastic  job!!

Special thanks  to Lilly, Darcey, Juno, Charlotte, Lily B. and Izzy for organising and running the sale.

 

West Berkshire Schools Sports Network

Please click the link below to read the West Berkshire School Sports Network Newsletter which celebrates the work of our Sports Ambassadors.

Sports Ambassadors Newsletter Article.pdf

PTA Egg-Change 2021

The PTA are pleased to announce that the Easter Egg-change raised an amazing £484.90! It means so much to be able to raise funding for the school and the landscaping project, especially at the moment when we are challenged by the restrictions. So a MASSIVE thank you from all of the Long Lane PTA and hope you had fun!

England Does The Mile

Well done to all the pupils that took part  in  ‘England Does the Daily Mile’  on 30th April. The event was to get 1 million children active and moving to support mental health through physical activity.

Year 5 & 6 WWII Day 2021

On Monday 29th March, the children in Year 5 & 6 experienced what it was like to be an evacuee in WWII.  They travelled to their destination and met their new teacher. At lunchtime they ate their rations which included spam. The girls had sewing lessons whilst the boys studied technical drawing. Skipping was the favourite activity during breaktime.

Please click here to see more photos from the day.

Red Nose Day 2021 - Thank You

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day this year. We raised £320.45 - THANK YOU.

Cross Country Personal Challenge - 2

The Sports Ambassadors have organised a whole school Cross Country Personal Challenge event for Wednesday 31st March.
 
Click on the picture or here to learn about the challenge.

Red Nose Day 2021

Non school uniform day
The school council would like to invite you to take part in this year’s RED NOSE DAY! 
This year has been tough enough already so we are making it simple this year In exchange for a donation of £1 or more,you can come to school in non school uniform. Just try to include something red or 'bright ‘ if you don’t like red!

Design a Red Nose Competition

Using our template, design your very own red nose It could be a favourite animal or a superhero or ANYTHING you like!

For more details see:

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 7

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 7 - including special guests.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Year 3 Enjoy Making Woolly Mammoths

Year 3 have been busy on their return to school this week.  To finish off our work on the Stone Age and instructions, we made our own woolly mammoths.  Can you guess what they are made out of?  Although they all  look the same, they are very different and the children could identify which was theirs.

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.

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 6

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 6 - including special guests.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Paula'sTWO-15 Challenge - Congratulations

Thanks to the amazing 89 pupils and family members who took part in Paula's TWO-15 Half Term Challenge. 

Updated E-safety information

Please see the following new saftey videos from ThinkUknow.co.uk

More information can be found on our E-Safety page.

 

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 5

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 5 - including special guests.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Paula'sTWO-15 Challenge - Get Berkshire Active

We are delighted to share the information for the Paula Radcliffe Two-15 challenge to take place and be completed over February half term 13th-21st February.

This is an exciting opportunity for Berkshire Schools to exclusively take part in. Quite simply, families are challenged by Paula to take part and complete TWO hours and FIFTEEN minutes of activity over half term.  

See link for more information and a video from Paula: https://getberkshireactive.org/img-20210128-wa0004

This is of course optional but we would love as many of you to take part so we can submit a whole school total of how many children and family members took part. Please can you submit your participation numbers by Monday 22nd February 2021.

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 4

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 4.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Special Message from Aaron Phipps

Paralympian Aaron Phipps has sent a lovely message to the Sports Ambassadors to congratulate them for all their inspirational work creating the Wake Up Shake Up videos that are keeping us all active.

Click here to see the message from Aaron.

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 3

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 3.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 2

Click here to join this week's Wake Up Shake Up session 2.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Wake Up Shake Up - Session 1

We are delighted to present new, fun Wake Up Shake Up videos produced by the Sports Ambassadors.

Click here to join them in session 1.

These videos can also be found in Microsoft Teams in the new Wake Up Shake Up Channel.

Berkshire Active@home 2021

Please see the attached Berkshire Active@Home resource for lots of links and ideas for how to keep everyone active at home

There are also lots of other links and resources available on the  PE, Sports and Physical Activity page.

Youth Sports Trust After School Club

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

What: A 30-minute online club for all children and young people to do some sport, develop skills and have some fun. You can join in live at 5pm or watch previous sessions back when you would like to.
 
Please also visit our PE page for loads of fun PE and sports activities to do.

West Berkshire Maths Talk Counts Summer Challenge

Congratulations to Ethan (Y2) and Alfie (Y4) who were named winners of the West Berkshire Maths Talk Counts Summer Challenge. Well done must also go to Louisa (Y5) who was also recognised for her participation.

Maths Week 2020

In addition to the usual maths lessons and Active Maths, children took part in a range of activities across the week including a live Zoom session, daily problem solving activities and maths storytelling. 
 
 
For more pictures please click here.

PTA - West Berkshire Lottery

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Long Lane School PTA have launched a weekly lottery with West Berks Lottery, with a chance to win up to £25,000 each week!!
 
50% of all tickets sales will go directly to Long Lane PTA when selected as your chosen cause. Its easy to play, just click here.
 
Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting your PTA.

Raise Money When Shopping with Amazon

Aaron Phipps Visits Long Lane 2020

On Wednesday 23rd September the children were  inspired by Paralympian Aaron Phipps who shared his emotional story including how he conquered Kilimanjaro. His overall message of ‘we all have choices’ and four key beliefs of ‘set a goal’, ‘get organised’, ‘ask for help’ and ‘work hard’ really stuck with everyone who had the pleasure of listening to him. 
Please click here for more photos from the day.

Long Lane Virtual Summer Concert

A few months ago, Mrs Canolle was planning to organise a music concert in the Summer to celebrate the children's musical talent and raise money for the PTA. Due to the current circumstances, this project was not able to happen. Yet, we are very excited to say Mrs Cannolle has instead created a virtual  concert, which we hope you will enjoy.  It is 32 minutes long, includes 2 ensembles and 22 solos.


A huge thank you to all the children and their families involved for contributing to this video and an extra special thank you to Mrs Canolle and her son, Elisha, for coordinating the production and putting the video together.

If you feel you would like to make a donation to the PTA, please use the link below. 

Governor Vacancies

Long Lane Primary School has vacancies for a Co-opted and also a Local Authority governor on the Governing Board and would like to invite you to consider serving as a school governor. Being a Governor requires a willingness to learn, a commitment to the school’s vision and ethos, and to improving the education for all pupils.

Please see or Vacancies page or the following document for more details of role and how to apply -Advert for Governors.pdf

Long Lane Virtual Choir - Some Where Only we Know

Please enjoy the amazing singing from Long Lane Virtual Choir - Darcy, Ellie, Evie B, Evie T, Georgina, Isla, Jessica & Jonah with a beautiful dance fom Heidi. 

Special  thank you to Mrs Canolle for all her hardwork putting this together.

Also on youtube https://youtu.be/ykm_xTk_Xcg

Berkshire Virtual Sports - Pentathlon Results

Fantastic news we have been awarded a Spirit of the Games Award for last week's Sportshall Pentathlon event. We had the third most children take part in Berkshire. 
 
 
 
Don't forget to take part in this weeks tennis event results to Mr. Hunt by 9am on Sunday 17th May. 

VE Day 75th Anniversary

 
Every year, we all pause to remember those who fought in the Second World War, or were affected by it.

Over the weekend of 8 - 10 May, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day when World War 2 came to an end in Europe. We would have normally marked with events, street parties and gatherings alongside our friends, family and communities. With the current measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus asking us all to stay at home, people across the country will be remembering and giving thanks to the Second World War generation from the safety of their own homes. 

There are still lots of ways you can get involved and show your support in marking the day.

To help you prepare your day, a dedicated Get Involved website contains lots of VE Day related resources such as recipes, a playlist and educational resources, aimed at Key Stages 2, 3 & 4, exploring the significance of VE Day. 

Why not get creative and use our specially designed ‘Great British Bunting to hang in your windows. Bunting can be decorated with pictures of soldiers who fought on the frontline or those who worked on the Homefront, it could be your grandad in the Navy or your great grandmother who worked for the RAF. Or you could draw a poppy to commemorate the fallen, a dove to celebrate lasting peace or a rainbow to symbolise hope. The BBC has more guidance and inspiration you need to make your bunting from whatever you have at home.

Also check this weeks home learning as your teachers may have set VE Day activities for you to do.

2020 Year 5 & 6 visit Reading Museum

On Wednesday 4th March Years 5 & 6 visited Reading Museum as part of their Victorian Topic. They looked round the museum and had a very interesting talk about the Huntley & Palmer Biscuit factory, the impact it had on Reading and the life of a factory worker. They did the Victorian trail outside the museum looking at the architecture of Reading Town Hall, statues, the cemetery and Forbury Gardens. A brilliant day had by all.

  

Click here for more pictures from the day.

2020 Year 5 & 6 Victorian Day

On Monday 2nd March Years 5 & 6 spent the whole day as Victorian Children. They tried tasteless gruel, did drill in PE, drew objects from nature, practised sewing and stitching, sang the National Anthem and learned about the British Empire. Anyone making a mistake or not following instructions had to stand facing the wall wearing the dunce's hat!! 

Click here for more pictures from the day.

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