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Year 5/6 Netball League - 25/03/24

A team of children from Year 5 and 6 played matches against two other schools. For all, it was their first competitive netball action and they performed fantastically - they won one and lost one and have got through to finals day in April.

Year 2 Tag Rugby Event - 22/03/24

A group of children from Year 2 took part in a tag rugby event with three other schools. They started by learning some tagging and ball skills through fun games before having a tag rugby match against another school.

KS2 Wellbeing Event - 19/03/24

20 children from KS2 took part in a wellbeing event led by James Mandry from the West Berkshire School Sports Network. They learnt about determination, setting goals and working together as a team.

KS2 Cross Country @ Newbury Showground - 12/03/24

30 children from KS2 took part in the annual cross country event at Newbury Showground. With over 1,500 children taking part, our lot represented the school amazingly showing perseverance and pacing themselves to ensure they made it round to the best of their ability. 

Rainbow Class Orienteering - 09/02/24

Rainbow class enjoyed an afternoon of orienteering activities - they had to create face maps as well as match numbers to characters on flags spread around the playground. Lots of great teamwork and plenty of smiles!

KS1 Speed Stacking - 07/02/24

Six Y2 children took part in a cup stacking event at Theale Green. The children have never took part in a competition like this before but they supported each other and worked well as a team. They came 2nd place out of 6 schools with 211 points!

 

Year 5 Leadership Skills Foundation Playmaker Award - Spring 2024

Year 5 have started their @LshipSkillsFdn Playmaker Award this term. They have been working on developing such skills as effective communication when leading others.

KS2 Speed Stacking - 31/01/24

Six children from Year 5 attended a Speed Stacking event at Theale Green School. They had a really good time and demonstrated such good teamwork and support for each other.  For some of these children it was their first time representing the school in an event like this.

Year 1/2 Orienteering - 02/02/24

All children from Year 1 and 2 had a great time working collaboratively to use cones to make different face maps as well as finding flags marked on a map of the school field.

Year 3/4 Orienteering - 26/01/24

All children from Year 3 and 4 took part in orienteering activities around the school grounds. They had to use maps to locate coloured flags and work out the answers to maths questions written on white flags. It was a fun afternoon with all children mixed up with children they wouldn't usually work with - many of our Secrets of Success demonstrated throughout.

Year 5/6 Orienteering - 19/01/24

Year 5 and 6 took part in some orienteering around the school grounds. They had to work in teams using maps to locate flags as well as practising their maths calculation skills to answer questions and work out a final total. Some great teamwork and perseverance!

Year 5/6 Denefield Shield - 16/01/24

A team of children from Year 6 + Henry from Year 5 took part in the annual Denefield Shield. Fantastic performances saw them win three matches and lose just one - this resulted in them coming 2nd out of 5 schools. Brilliant teamwork and skills on show.

Year 6 Archery Event - 11/01/24

A team of girls from Year 6 took part in an event at Theale Green School which challenged their aim through various archery and nerf gun related activities. Great teamwork and accurate shooting saw them end up in 2nd place out of 12 teams - a superb performance!

Elf-lympics - 08/12/23

All children took part in a sponsored PTA Elf-lympics led by the Sports Ambassadors and House Captains. 12 festive activities around the track saw everyone have lots of fun!

 

 

Lunchtime Supervisors and Young Leaders Workshop - 08/12/23

A group of children from Year 4, 5 and 6 joined the Lunchtime Supervisors for a morning's training session delivered by Hampshire Outdoors. Lots of new games, ideas and activities have been learnt so that both adults and children can help support active and enjoyable lunchtimes. 

Archery Event - 24/11/23

A group of children from across all year groups took part in an archery event in the hall. It took a while to get their aim right but then lots of team games saw many a bullseye and lots of points being scored. It was a fun afternoon learning new skills.

Year 6 Alternate Olympics Event - 22/11/23

A team of children from Year 6 took part in an Alternate Olympics event at Theale Green School. They performed fantastically and were particularly successful at the seated volleyball and archery activities. Their final points score saw them finish joint first in their group - this meant gold medals!

Return of Paralympian Aaron Phipps - 17/11/23

Friend of the school @AaronPhippsGBWR made a welcome return to Long Lane to share his story. All the children were so engaged - listening carefully and asking some fantastic questions. He is truly inspirational and we love having him here. #weallhavechoices

Year 5/6 ESFA Football Finals - 16/11/23

A team of boys from Year 5 and 6 took part in the ESFA Football Finals. They drew their first game and lost the last two in really tight contests. They can all be proud of their efforts!

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby v Other Schools -10/11/23

Two teams of children from Year 5/6 took part in a tag rugby competition against two other schools. Fantastic skills and teamwork from all teams on show - a 6-6 draw between our two teams left everyone feeling satisified!

Year 5/6 Boys ESFA Football Competition - 10/10/23

An amazing afternoon of Year 5/6 football against four other West Berkshire schools. After losing the first game 1-0, the boys won the next three without conceding a single goal. This resulted in us topping the table on goal difference - it also means we will attend the Newbury and District finals.

 

Year 5/6 Girls' Football v Thorngrove Prep - 09/10/23

A team of girls from Year 5 and 6 took on Thorngrove Prep in a cup match. For a team that haven't played much competitive football, they showed great passion, teamwork and determination. Unfortunately, they lost 3-0 but they should be really proud.

Year 5/6 House Tag Rugby Competition

All children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby house competition. Lots of fast-paced action and some great teamwork on show. Unicorn came out on top overall.

Year 2 Multiskills Festival - 04/10/23

A team of children from Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a multiskills festival at Theale Green. They were a great team who supported each other throughout.

Year 5 and 6 Bikeability

Year 5 and 6 children have been taking part in Level 1 and 2 of Bikeability over the last couple of weeks. They have learnt key cycle safety skills to take with them into their next stages of their lives.

Sports Ambassadors 2023-2024

Say hello to this year's Sports Ambassadors who will be helping get children active at break and lunch as well as leading and officiating at sports events.

Year 5/6 Boys' Football v Hermitage - 28/09/23

A team of Year 5 and 6 boys played Hermitage in the first round of the Bill Mc Cup. A great team performance saw them win 4-0 with two goals each from Henry and Luke.

Netball Club - Thanks Mrs Walls

Netball   Mrs Walls

A huge thanks to Mrs Walls for running the Year 5/6 netball club this year. She has also agreed to do it next year even though she won't have any children left at Long Lane. 

Year 5 Dodgeball - July 2023

A team of children from Year 5 took part in a dodgeball competition at Theale Green school. The children came joint third but more importantly demonstrates fair play and honesty when participating.

2023 Year 2 Multiskills at Theale Green

   

On Tuesday 11th July  a  team of children from Year 2 took part in a Multiskills event at Theale Green. They played a variety of different games and scored a whopping 434 points - this saw them win gold medals!

2023 Year 4/5/6 Basketball v Francis Baily

On Thursday 6th July two teams of children took on Francis Baily in some basketball matches. Long Lane 1 and 2 drew with each other and then both teams won both their games against the opposition. Some fantastic individual and team performances on show!

   

2023 Year 6 Rounders Competition

 

On Friday 30th June a team of Year 6 children took part in a rounders competition. They beat Birch Copse 13-9 and drew (15-15) with Downsway. It was a great afternoon of friendly competition.

2023 Year 4 & 5 Netball at Downsway

A huge thanks to Mrs Walls for taking some children from Year 4 and 5 up to Downsway for an afternoon of netball skills, drills and matches. A great experience for them to get ready for more netball next year.

   

2023 Sports Day

On 20th June everyone took part in a fantastic sports day for both the infants and juniors. The weather came good in the end and lots of friendly and fun competitive action took place on the field. Unicorn retained their title in the KS2 event.
A  Huge Thank You to Mr Hunt for organising and another huge Thank You to the PTA for providing refreshments and ice lollies!
 
   

2023-06 Archery Event

On Friday 16th June some children from Year 3/4/5/6 took part in an archery event. They played team and individual games - some of which were very frustrating and required a lot of perseverance!

   

Long Lane Achieve Schools Games Mark Gold Award 2022/23

We are delighted to announce that we, Long Lane Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Please click here to read the press release

With many young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to all those involved in supporting Long Lane Primary to be able to achieve what we have this year!

We look forward to applying once again in 2024!

2023-06 Year 1 and 2 Striking and Fielding

On  Friday 9th June Year 1 and 2 took part in a striking and fielding event on the field. Four different fun activities led by the Sports Ambassadors. The most popular activity was trying to knock balls off targets using beanbags!

    

2023-06 Cricket Competition at Douai Abbey

On Wednesday 6th June a team of children from Year 4/5/6 took part in a cricket competition at Douai Abbey. They beat Francis Baily, Brimpton and Winchcombe in the group stage. They then lost to a really strong Falklands team before beating Woolhampton - this meant they came third overall!

   

2023-05 Year 3/4 House Rounders

On Friday 19th May Year 3 and 4 took part in a house rounders competition in what may be called rather wet conditions. It was so wet that the score sheets disintegrated! Spirits weren’t dampened though and lots of fun was had by all.

  

2023-05 Year 6 Rounders

Friday 12th May - Year 6 have finished SATs and what better way to celebrate than a house rounders competition with Year 5. Griffin came out as overall winners in a fun and competitive event.
   

2023-05 Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Event

On Wednesday 10th May a team of children from Year 3 and 4 took part in a Tri-Golf event at Theale Green. They played a range of golf related activities and they came third overall. A really good positive experience for them all.

 

2023-04 Year 5/6 Football v John Rankin

On Friday 28th April  a team of girls from Year 5 and 6 played football against John Rankin - it was a really tough game which they lost. Whilst that was the case, they never gave up, played as a team and had a good laugh at the same time! 

   

2023-04 Special Message from Aaron Phipps

Our good friend @AaronPhippsGBWR has sent us message about what he has been up to in preparation for the upcoming Wheelchair Rugby European Championships. He also wished the Year 6s good luck with their SATs. More information about European Championships which take place in Cardiff between 3rd-7th May can be found here: https://gbwr.org.uk/2023-wheelchair-rugby-european-championship/  

Aaron Phipps Message to LL - April 2023.mp4

2023-04 Year 5/6 Football

On Friday 21st April a team of Year 5/6 boys played against Downsway in the cup. It was a tight game throughout and with the score at 3-3 with not long left, our opposition came on strong and won 7-3. The boys kept their heads up and responded well by beating Meadow Park 7-3 in a friendly afterwards.

2023-04 Year 5/6 Netball Finals

A team of Year 5/6 children took part in the Newbury Schools Netball League Finals. Just qualifying for this was a massive achievement! After beating Downsway and Cold Ash and drawing with Francis Baily, we got through to the final against Hermitage. Sadly, we lost to a very strong team in the final but our lot did us proud. Being the second best team in the local area is a fantastic effort!

   

2023-03 Year 5 Sports Leaders Playmaker Award - Final Session

On Monday 27th March Year 5 had the final session of their Sports Leaders Playmaker Award. They delivered their activity sessions to children in Year 2. Lots of important leadership skills learnt that can now be demonstrated in and out of school.

   

2023-03 Newbury Cross Country Event

On Tuesday 21st March a team of children from Years 3/4/5/6 took part in a cross country event at Newbury Showground. Brilliant performances by all - they demonstrated many of our secrets of success and represented the school magnificently.

   

 

2023-03 Year 5 Sports Leaders Playmaker Award

Year 5 are in the middle of their Sports Leaders Playmaker Award. On Monday 13th March, they learnt about the importance of communicating in different ways when leading activities.

   

2023-03 Netball Success

On Tuesday 7th March a team of Year 6 and Mia from year 5 played two netball matches. They beat Downsway 6-3 and also beat Birch Copse 7-1. Absolutely brilliant performances from everyone. A huge thanks must also go to Mrs Walls for making so much progress with the team this year!

   

2023-03 year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby Competition

On Friday 3rd March two teams of Year 3/4 children took part in a tag rugby competition against other schools. Both teams won their first two games and then had to play each other. Long Lane Reds beat Long Lane Blues 8-4. Fantastic attitudes and performanes by all.

   

2023-02 Year 5 Gymnastics

Year 5 have just finished our counter balance and counter tension unit of gymnastics - we have been working hard to create excellent sequences on apparatus combining balances and travels.

2023-02 Alternative Olympics

On Friday 24th February some children from Years 2-6 took part in some alternative Olympics activities. They played boccia, kurling and goalball. Lots of fun and laughter whilst learning new skills through new sports.

   

2023-02 Rainbow Class Orienteering

Rainbow class took part in orienteering activities on Friday 10th February. They had to make faces out of cones using maps and then had to find lots of clues that been dotted around the playground/field. Lots of fun was had by all!

   

2023-02 Year 1 & 2 Orienteering

On Friday 3rd February all children from Year 1 and 2 took part in some orienteering activities. They worked together to create faces using maps as well as finding coloured flags around the field using a map of the school.

      

2023-01 Year 6 Football Tournament

On Friday 27th January a team of Year 6 children took part in a football tournament at Denefield. We were unbeaten after four games - we drew them all!

   

2023-01 Year 3/4 Orienteering

On Thursday 26th January all children from Year 3 and 4 were orienteering on the field. Great teamwok and perseverance shown when trying to calculate the total of all the mahs questions on the flags.

    

2023-01 Year 5/6 Orienteering

On Friday 20th January Year 5 and 6 took part in an orienteering event on the field. They were using a map of the school to help them find flags - some coloured and some with times tables on. Great perseverance on show when having to calculate the final total

   

2023-01 Energy Club

On Friday 13th January lots of children attended the first Energy Club of 2023. Plenty of fun games played - all led by the Sports Ambassadors

   

2023-01 Year 5/6 Archery Event

On Thursday 12th January a team of Year 5/6 children took part in an archery event at Theale Green. They came 5th out of 12 schools and were a credit to Long Lane.

    

2023-01 Year 5/6 Football

On Friday 6th January a team of Year 5/6 boys played two matches. They beat Robert Sandilands 2-1 and drew with Hermitage 1-1. All matches were played in a wonderful spirit.

2022-12 Winter Elf-lympics

On Friday 16th December the whole school enjoyed a wonderful festive afternoon taking part in the Winter Elf-lympics. There were 12 Christmas themed activities led by the Sports Ambassadors and House Captains.

     

2022-12 Year 6 Netball Matches

On Tuesday 13th December a team of Year 6 netballers braved the freezing conditions to play two matches. They beat Theale 4-0 and lost to Pangbourne 6-3. Fantastic performances from everyone!

   

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.

   

2022-11 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.

   

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 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!

   

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 -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 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 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.

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!!

2022-06 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

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!

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

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!

2022-05 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!

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!

2022-05 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

2022-03 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.