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Astbury School Newsletter ~ 21st March 2019

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Dear Parents,

Our head girl and head boy, Evie and Fahren are running a fund raising competition for children at Astbury. They have been working with Neil from Merekats to develop their idea.

“Our competition is that you need to think of positive words that begin with each letter of ASTBURY to write inside bubble letters – these need to be words that describe our school. Draw out the bubble letters and write your words inside the letters – use colour and the shape of the bubble letters to make your design unique. Write your name on your design and hand it in to Evie or Fahren by 24th April 2019. The designs will be judged and the winning entry will be printed onto Tshirts. The winner will get a free Tshirt with their design on it and at May Day the Tshirts will be for sale on the Merekats stall.”

Twenty members of the school choir joined in a County wide ‘Singfest’ at Crewe Lyceum on Tuesday. The children have been rehearsing each week in school with Mrs Douce and have learnt an amazing number of songs in two medleys. They danced and sang, thoroughly enjoying themselves, as well as entertaining family and friends who joined them in the audience. Katie and Becky, pupils at Astbury, also stayed at the theatre in the afternoon to play their instruments in the youth and senior orchestra.

Yours faithfully,

Pip Worswick

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Astbury School Newsletter ~ 7th March 2019

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Dear Parents,

What a lovely time we have had celebrating world book day! A little strange to be in school in our PJs but lovely to share bed time stories and enjoy reading together – how grateful we are that we have access to so much
literature.

“I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.” —JK Rowling

‘According to Jim Trelease, author of the best-seller, The Read-Aloud Handbook: “Every time we read to a child, we’re sending a ‘pleasure’ message to the child’s brain…” (ReadAloud.org)

Reading is the key for lifelong learning, and if you can instill a love of reading at an early age, then a commitment to lifelong learning is sure to follow. Reading aloud presents books as sources of pleasant, valuable, and exciting experiences. Children who value books are motivated to read on their own, and will likely continue to do so throughout the rest of their lives.

When it comes to reading to your children, the benefits range far beyond the development of a close bond with them, although that’s certainly one of them. Reading aloud to children is truly the single-most important activity for building these understanding and skills essential for reading success that your child will carry with them all throughout their life.’ – Children’s Bureau

The children are looking forward to spending their vouchers and have had a good look at the books that are available – why not pop down to the shops so your child can get their free book?

Yours faithfully
Pip Worswick

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Astbury School Newsletter ~ 7th February 2019, Issue 9

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Dear Parents,

Our new school opened on Friday! Children and staff enjoyed a party to celebrate as the school joined an academy family. This is the press release: On 1st February, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Astbury, joined the Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) Family. As a church school, Astbury St Mary’s has already been working closely with CDAT schools and were delighted to officially convert into the Trust at the start of the month. The collaboration between CDAT schools will provide great opportunities for staff and children to come together.

Staff will share good practice across the Trust to impact teaching and learning and children will have access to wider curricular and extra-curricular activities. The shared Christian values across the Trust closely match the values of the school and the CDAT Board are delighted to welcome Astbury St Mary’s into the Trust and look forward to working with Pip Worswick, the headteacher, and all of the staff, governors, children and parents.

Yours faithfully

Pip Worswick

Yours faithfully

Pip Worswick

8-02-2019