Published on: 26th January, 2024

Friday 26th January


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Newsletter – Friday 26th January

Good evening,

What a fantastic week we’ve had in school! Having the birds of prey visit on Wednesday was definitely a highlight not only of the week, but of the year! Some children were lucky enough to be a perch for the birds and have them fly onto arms. We have created some brilliant pieces of art and writing back in classes to follow up. Thank you to the School Circle for your support in funding this treat.

We all hope you have a lovely weekend. All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton

Parents’ evening

Please pencil in your diary parents’ evening for:

  • Little Owls and Kestrels – Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February
  • Merlins and Eagles – Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February

As soon as the link is set up, we will forward this to you so that you can book a time slot.

February End of Day Arrangements – URGENT

As it is February next week, we urgently need to know your child’s end of day arrangements. Please complete the form as soon as possible. Thank you.


This week, in school, we have been thinking about how to stay healthy whilst using screens and online devices. Children have come up with their own top tips in how to stay healthy:

  • Have regular breaks from screens
  • Try to get fresh air
  • Always listen to adults when on devices
  • Avoid using screens just before bedtime.

We hope that you can continue thinking about this at home.

Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon

This year we are hoping to participate in the Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon. We would love for as many Longnor children as possible to take part in this fun and rewarding event.

If you wish your child to be registered for this event, please give payment and consent on ParentPay by 30th January 2024. Thank you.

The Shropshire Primary Schools Half Marathon gives children aged 4-11 the chance to complete their very own cumulative Half Marathon in a supportive, non-competitive environment. With a Half Marathon representing 13.1 miles, the challenge sees children complete the first 12 miles at school over the course of a term or half term, 1 mile at a time, before running the final 1.1 miles on event day in front of family and friends. The children are treated to a dedicated “full race” experience including race bibs, a marshalled route, music and a start and finish line gantry, allowing them to enjoy and experience the thrill of a big sporting event and to be cheered on as they complete the final leg of their challenge. They receive rewards as they progress through their mileage including a fantastic medal and t-shirt for their efforts. The event is licenced by England Athletics to ensure standards are that which would be expected for any Adults Half Marathon.

The final 1.1 mile event will take place on Saturday April 20th at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury. Parents will be responsible for taking their child(ren) to and from this event. Mrs Edgerton and Mr Helliker will also be there to greet you and cheer on the children.

The cost of participating in this event is £12 which includes rewards for each stage of the journey:

  • After completion of mile 1: Colour my miles trainers chart.
  • After completion of mile 6: Reward wristband.
  • After completion of mile 12: Technical running t- shirt and bib number for race day.
  • After mile 13.1 (Race Day) Finishers medal.



Job vacancy – come and join our team!

Combined post: KS1 teaching assistant and lunchtime supervisor

Fixed term until 31 August 2024, in the first instance,

Required ASAP

The candidate’s hours will consist of the following:

Grade 5 (Level 2) SCP: 6-7, £12.38-12.59 per hour

23.25 hours KS1 Level 2 teaching assistant:

* Monday – Friday 8:45 – 12:00

Grade 1 £11.59 per hour.

5 hours lunchtime supervisor (12:00-13:00 each day).

Please see our school website for more information: website.

Closing Date: 19th February 2024

Interview Date: 22nd February 2024


Outbreaks of viruses etc.

In school, we have had a number of viruses and are increasing hand washing at key points during the day. In addition to this, we have had reports that a couple of children have had threadworm infections. Because of this, we are following guidance and increasing hand washing, ensuring all food is washed thoroughly before eating and making sure that key surfaces are thoroughly cleaned. Should you find that your child has an infection, please follow guidance and treat immediately. The school office would appreciate being notified of any infections in order to manage these effectively. There is no need to keep your child(ren) home from school.

Spare soap bottles:

If you have any empty soap bottles, we would appreciate these in school so that we can set up more wash stations. Thank you.

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