Published on: 23rd June, 2023

Friday 23rd June


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Friday 23rd June

Good evening,

School has been filled with activity this week, with all children fully immersed in their learning:

Little Owls have been busy organising their lolly pop and ice cream sale which is happening next week. They have created posters, taken orders from the children and thought about how they are going to set up the stall. Brilliant enterprise work all raising funds for charity.

Kestrels have been busy preparing for story writing. Using their knowledge of animals, they have planned some fantastic stories. I can’t wait to hear them. I also saw some brilliant art work this week. They have been thinking about shading using light and dark to create 3D form: they took their time and demonstrated excellent control of their pencil work.

Merlins have had a fabulous couple of weeks studying the story of Philippe Petit and his tight rope walk. They have been inspired to write a range of genres and are about to film their own news report. We’ll try to share these with you.

Eagles have been continuing with their WW2 project. In their DT work, they have designed and created bags from rags – recycling old pieces into very fashionable items. Thank you to all the parents that have been into school to help us use the sewing machine: the bags are looking amazing!

We are all looking forward to the week ahead and continuing our learning.

Have a safe weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton

July End of Day Arrangements

Please complete your child’s end of day arrangements form for July. Thank you.

Flower challenge!

We need your help!

For Longnor’s flower festival, we have been given the challenge to decorate outside the church with recycled items planted with beautiful flowers: wellies, saucepans, teapots etc. We need your help! If you are able to, we would appreciate children filling an item and bring it into school by Thursday 29th June. Many, many thanks in advance.

Music performances 2nd July

We are really fortunate to have a lovely programme of events through the day at the Longnor Summer Fete:

1:15pm Izzy’s dance club

1:30pm Recorder group (all recorder players performing together)

1:45pm Maypole dancing

2pm Garden singers along with Longnor school

2:30pm Fever 49

3pm ukulele players

3:15pm school band

3:30pm Fever 49

Become a governor of Longnor school

We expect our children to achieve the highest possible standards according to their ability, to develop their talents to the full, and to become socially conscious, confident, tolerant and hard-working members of society in the future. The Governors of Longnor CE Primary School are responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and for ensuring the school is run to promote the highest standards of education to ensure these achievements.

The responsibilities of the Governing Body are defined in law and include:

  • planning the future direction of the school
  • promoting high standards of educational achievement, including monitoring progression and achievement
  • ensuring the quality of the curriculum
  • managing the school budget including prioritising spending and approving staffing levels
  • appointment of the Headteacher and supporting the appointment of other staff
  • providing a parental voice
  • acting as a critical friend, providing both support and challenge.

We have a couple of vacancies that we are looking to fill on the governing board. Please contact Lisa Edgerton or Tom Phoenix for more information if you are interested.

Buses in September

Because the school day is beginning at 8:45am in September, school buses will be picking up 15 minutes earlier that the current schedule.

Little Owls Ice Cream & Ice Lolly Sale

Merlins Lawley Walk – Volunteers needed

On Monday 10th July, Merlins will be walking up the Lawley, continuing their work on map reading and compass work as part of their geographical fieldwork. If any parents are available to volunteer their time to help please let us know. Many thanks.

Summer Fete – Sunday 2nd July

Please spread the word about the Summer Fete to help make this event a huge success.  The event is open to all – please encourage your friends, family, neighbours and the local community to come along….the more the merrier! We look forward to seeing you there.

Eagles and Merlins – Wednesday afternoon

This Wednesday afternoon Eagles and Merlins have the following:

  • Merlins – Beedles Wood – forest school clothing to be worn please.
  • Eagles – PE all afternoon. Children can come to school in their PE kit in the morning if they would like.

Raffle Prizes for the Summer Show

Raffle Prizes Summer 2023

This year we have some incredible raffle prizes very generously donated by local business. So far the prizes include –

  • A two course meal for two people – Mytton and Mermaid, Atcham
  • A meal for four people – The Bell Inn, Cross Houses
  • A £20 gift voucher – Csons, Shrewsbury and Ludlow
  • A ROKU Express HD Streaming Media Player – Curry’s
  • A delicious box of chocolate Swiss Truffle Assortment – Marks and Spencer’s
  • A £20 gift voucher – Dobbies Garden Centre
  • A 20% off gift voucher – The Riverside Inn, Cound
  • A £10 gift voucher towards food and drink – Dorrington’s Horseshoes

To be in with a chance of winning make sure you buy a raffle ticket at the summer show on the 2 July.

Shortage of Donations

So far we are desperately short of donations for next weekend’s School Fayre (Sunday 2nd July).  If you can donate any of the following items, please pop them in to school reception at any time.  Please can plants be dropped off at school on Friday 30th (or on the day) or message Claire Brown via the School Circle What’s App group if you need them collecting.

  • Teddies and soft toys for the Teddy Tombola
  • Plants
  • Bottles for the ‘barrow of booze’ raffle
  • Raffle prizes – suitable for all ages (adults & children)
  • Items suitable to be made up into Jolly Jam Jars, or prepared Jars if you have the time (e.g. sweets, hair bands, bouncy balls, key rings – any little toys that would fit inside a jar)
  • Cakes and bakes for sale on the day – please can all items submitted have a full ingredients list as per Natasha’s Law.

Thank you for your support.

Missing wellies

Please could you check at home for a pair of size 5 short purple wellies that have gone missing. Many thanks.

Relationships and sex education

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Since 2020 all primary schools in England have been required to teach Relationship Education and Health Education. This is in addition to the statutory national science curriculum. Our policy is available on the school website.

As you may be aware, as part of personal, social and health education we use the Shropshire Respect Yourself Eat Better, Move More, RSE scheme of work. This is quality assured by the PSHE Association and has won national awards. Our secondary schools also use the scheme. This provides age-appropriate progression and consistency of approach.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the sex education element of the curriculum, but not the relationship, science or health education curriculum. The DfE have produced a leaflet for parents “understanding relationship and health education in your child’s school: primary” .

If you have any concerns about the programme for your child, we are available to discuss these and the implications of withdrawal with you.  We can also highlight resources and books so that you can discuss these important issues with your child.

Please find attached our school letter and policy. RSE letter to parents 2024

Lisa Edgerton

Relationships and Sex Education June 2023

New BEAM sessions

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