Published on: 23rd February, 2024

Friday 23rd February


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Friday 23rd February

Good evening,

We trust that you all have had a lovely week. In school, we have been very busy! All children have come back from half term really settled and have applied their resilience to challenges set in class, so well done Longnor!


This week we have been thinking about Shrove Tuesday (as lots of us enjoyed pancakes in half term) and the beginning of Lent. Rev. Laura shared with us that she thinks of Lent as a journey and preparing for Easter. Kestrel class have been looking for signs that Easter is on its way and spotting signs of spring.

We have also had assemblies based on e-safety and the importance of thinking about the online relationships that we create. We have used the resources on Childnet to support in assemblies. There are plenty of resources that you could use at home to help us to be SMART when online:

  • Safe
  • Meet
  • Accepting
  • Reliable
  • Tell
  • Be SMART with a heart

You can access the resources here: click here. 

Half marathon challenge

Well done to everyone who has signed up for the Shrewsbury half marathon challenge. All children will be regularly starting to run a mile during the school day. Because of this, please could all children have a pair of trainers that they could wear to run in that stay in school each day.

Many thanks to those that were able to join the School Circle meeting earlier today. It was fantastic to see so many people in support of our school.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton

World Book Day – 7th March 2024

We will be celebrating World Book Day in school on the 7th March. If children would like to come into school dressed as a favourite character, then that would be great. More importantly, please could they talk about books, share their favourite characters and come into school that day ready to share.

Comic relief – 15th March 2024

We would like to celebrate Comic Relief on the 15th March of this year. If your child would like to come to school dressed in red and you are able to donate £1 for charity then that would be wonderful. We will also have a joke telling competition – clean jokes only please! Please prepare just one joke to share on the day.

End of Day – March

It is March next week, so please complete your child’s end of day form for March as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Cookery Club Cancelled

Unfortunately, as not enough people have booked in, there will be no cookery club on Friday next week. All children will need to be collected at 3.15pm. For those who have booked and paid, refunds will be issued on ParentPay.

Many thanks.

PE and Forest School – Merlins and Eagles

We have a change of routine for PE and forest school in Eagles and Merlins:

  • Monday – PE
  • Tuesday – PE and forest school

Closure of BEAM

We’ve heard that services are being reduced locally including the offer of BEAM support. Please see the following leaflet:

Closure Notice BEAM

E-Safety Awareness: Peppa Pig videos

We have heard, once again, of a young child clicking on Peppa Pig videos on YouTube which has taken them to imitation inappropriate videos. Please take care when using YouTube at home.

Netball Success

Well done to our school netball team who reached the final of their tournament on Tuesday. They have another tournament next week and have been practicing in lunch times, so we wish them the best of luck.

Puppy visit

One of our families would like to bring in a two week old puppy to show on Monday. If you do not want your child to be in contact with the puppy, then please let the office know.

Easter Disco – Thursday 21st March

The Easter Disco tickets are live on Parentpay – tickets are £6.00 per child to include a hot dog and drinks. KS1 (Little Owls and Kestrels class) 5.30pm-7pm, KS2 (Merlins and Eagles class) 7pm-8.30pm.  Children from nursery joining us on the night must be accompanied by an adult.

Please let the school office know if your child has an allergy or a dietary requirement when booking your tickets.

Save The Date

Please save the date of Sunday 19th May for the annual Longnor Duck Race.  More details to follow soon.

Much Wenlock Live Arts Choir Competition

We are hoping to take a group of 20 children from Year 1-6 to compete at the Much Wenlock Live Arts festival on the morning of Sunday 10th March at William Brooks School.

A group of children have been practising every lunchtime this week. They are sounding fantastic and we are excited to take part in this school choir competition.

If your child has been practising with the school choir this week, we would be grateful if you could discuss whether you are able to attend as this will help us select the 20 children. 

We will provide further information next week.

Thank you.

Stay and Play

Stay and play Feb

Church Stretton Leisure Centre Open Day tomorrow

Church Stretton Leisure Centre is throwing open its doors for a free open day to showcase a new pool inflatable and the wide range of activities on offer at the centre.

People are being invited along to discover the opportunities available to them on Saturday 24 February 2024 from 10am to 2pm. There will be taster sessions, family activities and membership incentives to people who sign up.

The main attraction will be the new pool inflatable, which has been purchased with funds raised by Stretton Pool Action, supporters of Church Stretton swimming pool. Call the leisure centre to book a free session.