Published on: 14th June, 2024

Friday 14th June

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Friday 14th June

Good evening,

To sum up our week in school I thought I’d share some of the highlights from sharing assembly:

  • Walking into the hall, it was obvious that Merlin class had been exploring the wonders of art and how a plinth can turn everyday items into artistic masterpieces: Wren was stood on a plinth as a statue, next to some beans on a plate and Lego made out of the Italian flag What a fantastic exploration of modern art.
  • Eagle class shared their wonderful stories inspired by the book Skellig. They also explained how they’ve been looking at inheritance through a made up species in science. It is amazing to see their progress.
  • Kestrels shared their work on Scratch Junior, their amazing maths work and their reading of music using the glockenspiels to play pieces: they even told us about crotchets and quavers!
  • Celine shared how they made the highest tower at the Concord College Maths Competition and the team applied their knowledge of structures in their building work!

With such a busy week, we’d also like to say well done to year four on completing their multiplication check and year one for their phonics check work. They all took it in their stride answering maths questions and reading alien words! Well done years one and four!

Eagle class has a trip to Crucial Crew on Monday. They had a great day, showing excellent focus as they thought about how to stay safe.

On Wednesday evening, a group from years one to five joined children from all over the county to sing at ‘Shropshire Sings’. It was a great evening, singing and dancing to some great songs. Well done to all that attended and thank you to parents for your support.

What a busy week that was!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton

100 Club – May Winners

Thank you to everyone who supports the 100 Club fundraiser.

Our May winners are:

1st Prize (£25) – 12, Anna Morris
2nd Prize (£10) – 89, Roz Hewitt
3rd Prize (£5) – 37, unsold number (it could be yours – get in touch!)
Numbers were drawn independently by a member of School Circle.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Year 6 Maths Challenge

Congratulations to our four Year 6 Mathematicians who attended the Maths Challenge at Concord College this week. They enjoyed an afternoon of Maths quizzes and puzzles (and lots of fancy biscuits) and won the competition to build the tallest and strongest tower from cocktail sticks and sweets.

Summer Fete – Sunday 14th July

It is that time of year again and with over a  month to go, we are getting ready to organise the Longnor School Summer Fete which will be held 1pm – 4pm on Sunday 14th July.
With hopes that it will be a bigger and better event building on from last year, we do need help from parents, children and the wider Longnor School community members.
So far we have the following stalls/games planned for the fete:
Refreshments, BBQ, tuck stall, plant stall, teddy tombola stall, jolly jam jars stall, stocks game, splat the rat game, boat racing game, preloved uniforms stall, glitter tattoos stall, inflatables, raffles and a home section competition. We also have planned entertainment for the day from a local band and performances by the children.
To ensure that the day is a success, you help with any of the following?
  • Volunteering on the day – we are asking for volunteers on a rotation basis to cover a stall or game for an hour only, older children are also very welcome to man a games stall
  • Helping with the set up and take down
  • Donating items for the raffle – we are running a general raffle which has always been very generously supported with gifts and prizes, a ‘Barrow of Booze’ raffle and a Teddy Tombola
  • Making and donating Jolly Jam Jars
  • Making cakes/bakes to donate for the refreshment stall
  • Suggest and/or take on a new stall
  • Manning the BBQ for an hour
If you are able to, please leave a message on the School Circle Whatsapp group with your availability or preference, a sign up sheet will be shared on there, as well as a copy left in reception if you are not on the WhatsApp group.
Thank you in advance for all your support with this, it is our last big School Circle event of the academic year and we would love to go all out hosting this event where we can celebrate the hard work that the children, staff, parents and wider Longnor school community have done in this year as well as encourage new parents to participate with School Circle.

School Dinner – cost increase

Due to rising costs, our catering provider will be increasing the price of school dinners to £2.60. This will take effect on 1st July 2024. Thank you.

Dates for the Diary

AURUM support

0-5 years drop in clinic

New Early Help Website

For your information, Shropshire’s Early Help have just launched a new website with useful tools and resources to support: https://next.shropshire.gov.uk/early-help/

Learning behaviours

This week we have introduced the ‘Be Positive’ part of our learning behaviours tree. In assembly, we thought about how it is important to face challenges with a positive attitude and realise that we can’t always get the right answer straight away. We have been busy giving out stickers this week, so hopefully you’ve managed to spot these!

Eagle class deodorants

As Eagle class have been thinking about hygiene and looking after themselves, a few have asked whether they can bring in deodorant for use after a PE lesson. If they would like to, then please send in a roll on design or stick for personal use only. Please do not send in aerosols.