Published on: 17th February, 2023

Friday 17th February


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Friday 17th February

Looking back at this term, I can’t believe how much learning, how many activities and how much progress everyone has made. Well done to all of Longnor school.

We had a lovely sharing assembly today, in which Kestrel class shared the work that they had been doing in geography and art all based on a book. They confidently stood in front of the school and shared their work – well done, Kestrels. We also had our musicians sharing their progress – thank you to all of the recorder and ukulele players who played a short piece to the rest of school.

A huge thank you to all of the parents that helped organise and lead the PJ and popcorn night. I know, from speaking with the children, that they all had a brilliant time and can’t wait for another night!

Lastly, I’d like to wish you all a very healthy and relaxing half term break. We’ll see you all on Monday the 27th February.

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton

Charity Walk / Run – 10th March

On Friday 10th March, all years from one to six have been invited to Cardingmill Valley, Church Stretton, to run / walk raising money for Red Nose Day.

There are two courses that children can choose between – a 3km or 1km route. Children can either walk or jog their way around. The whole route is marshalled by the National Trust ensuring safety and assistance along the way.

Children will need to wear suitable clothing for exercise, suitable footwear and a water bottle. As it is Red Nose Day, you could get into the spirit of the event by wearing something red!

A coach will collect the children at 9:30am and we will return to school for lunch.

There is a Just Giving fundraiser page that has been set up. If you can give a little to support our charity event then that would be much appreciated:

We are asking for a voluntary contribution toward the cost of the coach of £2.60. Please give consent for your child to attend the trip and make payment via ParentPay

Red nose day charity run 2023

March End of Day Arrangements

Please complete the Google Form found at this link to let us know your end of day arrangements: 

Thank you!

World Book Day

World Book Day is the 2nd March 2023.

We are planning a full day sharing books and exploring stories. If your child would like to dress up as their favourite character, then they are very welcome to! Little Owls are focusing on Julia Donaldson so it would be nice if they could come dressed as one of the characters.

Whole school competitions to be handed in on the 1st March. (Some half term activities!)

Design a new front cover for a Julia Donaldson book.

Gruffalo Bake Off – bake something inspired by the Gruffalo. Here are some ideas:


Sports Ambassadors

Our sports ambassadors led a brilliant session for Kestrel Class today based on netball skills. They all enjoyed learning how to pass and shoot with more accuracy. Well done to our year six leaders for organising another fabulous session.

Eagle Class Residential



PGL 2023

We are proposing to take all the children in Eagle Class to Boreatton Park, Shropshire for a residential visit.  This opportunity has been offered to us at reduced rate and includes full board and lodging and an exciting activity programme designed to boost independence, confidence, team work and problem solving skills.  If you would like any further information look at their website .

We will leave school on the Tuesday morning at 9am. We will have three days full of activities making the most of the local area. Eagle Class will be involved in selecting which activities they would like to complete and have many to choose from – including canoeing on the river Perry, flying on the giant swing and completing water sports on the lakes.

Merlin Class

A huge thank you to Mrs Spence for covering the Thursday and Friday after half term. She has led some wonderful science sessions exploring magnets and even made compasses.

After half term, Mrs Edgerton will be teaching a Monday to Thursday in the morning with Mrs Wilson leading learning in the afternoon. On a Friday, Mrs Hall will be teaching. It has been wonderful seeing all of you make excellent progress over the term – we are all looking forward to challenging your learning in the next half term.

Cooking in night owls

The range of delights that are being made in night owls on a Thursday is incredible. This week they made pancakes – ensuring they read the recipe carefully and worked as a team. Well done night owls and thank you to the leaders who always think of fantastic things to make each week.

Coffee and Mingle Afternoon – Fri 3rd March

School Circle Coffee and Mingle Afternoon

2.15pm – 3.15pm, Friday 3rd March at Longnor Village Hall

Please come along to meet new and current parents and get to know about upcoming school events and fundraisers.  This will also be an opportunity for the school community to volunteer for upcoming events and feedback suggestions and ideas for future events.


New BEAM sessions

Understanding your child workshops / courses

There are lots of interesting courses free of charge to Shropshire families that encourage us, as adults, to think about the development of our children. They use the Solihull Approach and are very interesting. Please use this link and code DARWIN18 to sign up free of charge: