Published on: 25th November, 2022

Friday 25th November


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Friday 25th November

We’ve had another very busy week in school. We’ve lots of performers practicing their acting, singing and playing in preparation for the Christmas concerts and the Frost Fayre. We would like to give performers the chance to share next Friday, so please could we have the following running order:

  • 6:15pm – Kestrel class singers
  • 6:30pm – Dance club
  • 6:45pm – Band
  • 7pm – Ukulele players
  • 7:15pm – Recorder groups (jazzy recorders, rocking recorders and a solo by Robert)
  • 7:30pm – Christmas compositions by Merlin Class (those that feel confident to share)

We will have the stage up in the hall ready to perform.

Also, this week, we’ve had another sporting festival run by our ambassadors – New Aged Kurling. They led the session for Merlin Class and organised the session confidently from the beginning to the end. It was very impressive.

Please take note of the dates of performances and the carol service. We hope to share these with you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton



Key dates coming up

Dates for your diary:

  • Kestrel class play – 7th December at 6pm
  • Christmas Carol Service with Little Owls Nativity – 13th December at 2pm


We’ve had a visit from our Education Welfare Officer this week. She recognises that there have been a number of ‘bugs’ doing the rounds this term, but she has encouraged attendance if able to school. We recognise that with the viruses doing the rounds this isn’t always possible, but sometimes it is good to give school a go and we can then arrange for collection later in the day. 


Reception admissions for 2023

The application window for admissions into reception in 2023 has now opened. Please use the link on the Shropshire website to apply: click here. 

Wreath Making – Last Chance for Tickets

There are still tickets left for the Wreath Making Course on Tuesday evening, please purchase your ticket by Monday (28th) afternoon if you are attending.


Frost Fayre Countdown….1 week to go!

6 – 8pm, Friday 2nd December 2022 in school – we look forward to seeing you there!

Xmas Trees For Sale

Longnor School’s Christmas tree is supplied by Peter Lehmann (a Longnor parent).

If you would like a tree please contact Peter on 07771 960280 or 01743 718363. Or you can see him at the school Frost Fayre on Friday 2nd December.

Xmas Jolly Jam Jars – deadline 28th Nov

Can you and your children help?  Let your imagination and creativity go wild, fill and decorate used glass jam jars to donate to the ‘Jolly Jam Jar’ stall at the Frost Fayre.

The jars will be sold for between 50p and £2 depending on the size.

Jars can be filled with anything you like – sweets, bouncy balls, hair clips, stickers (no nuts please) – get creative and decorate them too, see the image below for some ideas!

Please bring your completed jam jars into school by Monday 28th November – many thanks!

Donations and lost lights!!

We are missing a large set of decorative, outdoor lights that were kindly donated to us last year.  If you loaned us lights previously, could you check that they weren’t mistakenly added to your items that were returned to you please – many thanks.
With under a week to go until the Frost Fayre, we are still lacking in donations for teddies, bottles and prizes for the raffle. Please donate where you can as this is one of our main fundraisers and funds cannot be raised if we don’t have the generous gifts and items to sell. Anything you can spare can be dropped into the school office next week.  Your support is really appreciated.
Holly berry icon. Christmas symbol vector illustration

Take and Donate Rail

Every Friday pick-up time until the end of term, we will have a Take or Donate rail in the school entrance for outgrown coats and Christmas jumpers/ clothing.

If you have items to add to the rail, please hand them to Tina or another member of School Circle.  Cash donations are welcomed for items on the rail but are not necessary.

Shropshire’s Early Help Newsletter

Please have a look at the newsletter from Shropshire’s Early Help. There are some interesting links and courses to join:

click here

Reverse Advent Calendar – message from School Council

Message from the school council

This year we are organising a reverse advent calendar, This is where instead of getting something everyday we bring in things to donate to the food bank. 

Please could you try to bring in as many things from the following list as possible and put them in our box:

Tinned food


Advent calendar



Christmas pudding

Mince pies

Toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, soap etc)



Hot chocolate



Woolly hats



Board games.

We will start collecting everything on the 28th of November 2022

 Thank you very much for your generosity.

Yours sincerely, school council.

Thank you.