Published on: 28th June, 2024

Friday 28th June


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Friday 28th June

Good evening,

We have had a lovely, sunny week at Longnor!

Thank you to all that joined us for our sports day earlier today. It was fabulous to see all working together, including all and supporting each other to achieve. A huge thank you to Mr Helliker and the sports leaders for setting up the day and ensuring it went so smoothly.

Eagle class had a brilliant adventure on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They used their expert map skills to navigate over the Longmynd to Minton adventure camp. On the way, they used precise compass skills to find a hidden code and treasure hidden in the bracken. Once there, they all worked as a team to cook and clean the meals, build shelters and light a great camp fire. My highlight was singing the funny songs around the camp fire. Well done to Eagle class and a huge thank you to all the adults that volunteered their time to provide this opportunity.

As you prepare for the last few weeks of term, please take time to consider the weather: a sun hat is vital with the UV being high this week and pollen levels have been high, so please let us know if we can support in managing hay fever.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton

Sports Day

Thank you to all of our families that came to share Sports Day with us. Thank you very much to Mr Helliker for organising such an enjoyable morning. Congratulations to Mynd Team!







End of Day July – urgent

Please complete your child’s end of day form for July as soon as possible.

Please note – there will be no sports clubs in the final week of term.

Many thanks.


Please could we ask parents to remind their children that suncream must not be shared between pupils.

Thankyou for your support.

Little Owls – Stay & Play

Home Section Competition – please get involved

The Summer Fete Home Section is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get creative.

The are categories for each class and even a parents category – please see the link below for more details.

The image for the parents’ caption competition is also below – we can’t wait to see your entries!

Home Section Competition

Summer Fete – we need your help!

We are now just a couple of weeks away from the summer fete (Sunday 14th July) and we’re still in need of donations for the event.

If you can spare any of the following items, please send them in by Monday 8th July:

  • Jolly Jam Jars (or empty jars for us to fill)
  • Teddies/soft toys
  • Unopened bottles of booze
  • Raffle prizes
  • Plants for the plant stall (please send these in on the Friday before the Fete on Sunday 14th)

We have had some volunteers sign up already to help on the day, thank you very much to those who have done so, but we still have a few gaps so please see the sheet shared on the school circle WhatsApp if you are able to help. Alternatively please message Tina if you are not on the group.

Many thanks.

Move up morning – Tuesday 2nd July

On Tuesday, we will have our move up morning in school. Children are registered in their classes as normal. We then gather in the hall for an assembly. Children then head to their new year group for the morning only. Our teachers are staying in their classes next year:

  • Little and Tawny Owls – Mrs Jones
  • Kestrels – Ms Mullock and Mrs Edgerton (Friday)
    • Support staff working across Little Owls and Kestrels – Mrs Cooper, Mrs Offland, Mrs Russell, Mrs Evans and Ms Wilkes
  • Merlins – Mr Helliker with Mrs Graves and Ms Yates
  • Eagles – Mrs Lewis with Mrs Buckland and Mrs Evans

Year 2 and 4 camp

Just a reminder that year 2 and 4 camp is on Friday the 5th July. Please give consent on ParentPay if you would like to attend.



AURUM support

0-5 years drop in clinic

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.

Girl Guiding