Everyone has been enjoying Maths Week with fun problem solving activities.

How many pieces of fruit did the Hungry Catterpillar eat?
Click here to see how Year 1 worked it out.

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On 14th November Years 3 & 4 went on an autumn walk to Sulham Woods - identifying trees, making maps and having fun playing.


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Year 1 went on a wildlife walk on 12th November to Pikeshaw Woods as part of their topic learning.


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On Tuesday 5th November pupils in Year 2 went on a wildlife walk to Pikeshaw Woods as part of their topic learning. Pupils had fun finding lots of minibeasts!


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On Monday 4th November Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Anita who works at the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network. Pupils asked lots of interesting questions and found out about staying safe around electricity. They also had a closer look at the clothing and equipment used by workers and the important safety signs they may see in the environment.


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On 23rd October Years 3 and 4  had a gloriumptious day visiting the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden. The children enjoyed a splendiferous walk around the village seeing some of the buildings that featured in his books plus a stop at the library to read some of his wonderful stories.


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A very successful PhonicsWorkshop was held with parents on 16th October.

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On 23rd September Year 6 set off for an amazing 3 day residential trip at PGL Liddington. They enjoyed raft building, archery, the zip wire and so much more.

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On 19th & 20th September Year 5 had a brilliant two days, on the River Thames, at the  Wokingham Waterside Centre. They enjoyed lots of different water activities. It was great to see everyone challenge themselves and encouraging each other.


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"Strive" on show on 28th July at Newbury Race Course for the Dubai International Arabian Races. 

Please click here to see photos of the work in progress.

"Strive" our decorated horse sculpture is finished and has been shipped to Newbury Race Course for display at the Dubai International Arabian Races. 

So come and see all the decorated horses at Newbury Race Course on 28th July - entry is free.

Thank you to everyone for your support and hardwork on this very exciting project!

Mrs Whitehall

Please click here to see photos of the work in progress.

Long Lane is working towards achieving an Eco-School award.The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.

A school Eco-Commitee has been appointed comprising of children from each year group.
An Environmental Expo Day was held on Monday 22nd July which parents were invited to:

  • Reception class learned about the underwater environment, making bread turtles and mini jelly fish.
  • Years 1 & 2 learnt about littering, recycling and the importance of plants making their own paper and growing and selling plants.
  • Years 3 & 4 baked and sold cakes on expo day.

  • Years 5 & 6 treated parents to Slam Poetry based on environmental issues they felt passionate about.

Read more about it by clicking on this link to the Reading Chronicle

Congratulations to Phoenix on winning this year’s House Cup! As a special reward for earning so many house points Phoenix house will have a water fight next week to celebrate. Well Done!!!

Congratulations to Unicorn and Dragon  for winning the Infants & Juniors Sports Day.

Final results:

Infants: 1st -  Unicorn, 2nd - Phoenix, 3rd -Dragon, 4th-Griffin    

Juniors: 1st - Dragon - 212, 2nd - Griffin - 188, 3rd -Phoenix - 185, 4th- Unicorn -160    

Well done  to everyone for another fantastic Sports Day.

As A BIG THANK YOU to the PTA for our fantatsic new Adventure Play Frame. 


As a school we are decorating a horse sculpture for the Dubai International Arabian Races. This will  be returned to us afterwards for display permanently at the front of the school.

So come and see all the decorated horses on display at Newbury Race Course on 28th July - entry is free.

The horse will be painted green and we would like the children to combine colourful flowers with patterns to create tiles which will be painted onto the horse. Please click here for ideas.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely designs.

Thank you for your support on this very exciting project!

Mrs Whitehall

Arabian Horse Letter.pdf

Arabian Horse Presentation.pdf 

Please click here to see photos of the work in progress.

Long Lane School Crossing Patrol is supported by two local businesses so pupils are able to get to school in safety. The school crossing patrol funding was removed in April 2016 by West Berkshire’s as part of  funding cuts to services.On Monday 29th April the generous sponsors were invited in to school to meet Mr Kim Darling, the School Crossing patroller, and the school’s Pupil Council.

Mr Thorne said “The sponsorship each year comes as a huge relief to the school. We could not afford to fund the patrol ourselves with budget constraints. We are however very pleased and amazed that there are such kind and wonderful people that are willing to support our community. I can’t thank them enough.”

Local firm Wilmott’s were only too happy to help. Scott Willmott said,

"I am a parent with young children at the school, my family cross the busy road every day and I can't imagine what it would be like without Mr Darling helping them. As a family business, we are proud to have been sponsoring Long Lane's lollipop man for the last 3 years and once again this year."

Paul Bampton, Managing director of Sansome and George and parent of two at the school, was also very keen to offer his support.

“At Sansome & George we take immense pride in supporting the local community especially Long Lane School. We are pleased to have helped maintain the safety for the children and their parents travelling to and from the school since April 2016.”

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day this year. We raised £282.90 with approximately £130 of this raised from the cake sale organised by the School Council - THANK YOU.


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.

On Thursday 7th 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 and looked round the museum and went for a walk in the wild woods. 

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

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