Parents’ letters


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Start collecting Tubs 4 Tablets now!

In conjunction with Flora and Stork, Tesco are running a scheme called Tubs 4 Tablets which aims to help our school bring cutting edge technology into the classroom. The scheme gives primary schools in GB the opportunity to collect tokens from special tubs of Flora and Stork on sale from early October and exchange them for FREE touch screen tablets! Just 50 tokens will get our school one new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0″ Wi Fi tablet so help us collect as many as you can!

May Day Fundraising News

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The May Day Committee are very proud to announce that we have raised over £5,500 at May Day.  This is an increase of £1,500 on the previous year, and is an exceptional figure.

We believe we had over 3,000 visitors on the day, and many long-term residents of the village have told us it was by far the best turn-out they have seen for the last 15-20 years!

Thank you to all the parents, teachers, staff, children, families, marshals, the church community and local businesses that supported the day.  It was great to see how our teamwork achieved so much for us all to be proud of.

Profits will be donated to the school, church, charities and local groups.  More details coming soon….

Please do let your children know how much their hard work and creativity has raised.  They will of course see the direct benefit of this in their learning environments aswell.  We hope you all have a fantastic half-term and thankyou again for your help in raising this fantastic amount.

The Astbury May Day Committee

May Day Competitions

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This year sees the return of our popular competitions, the Astbury Bake Off and the Vegetable Animal competition.  The bake off will be split into the following categories…

– Under 13s Decorated cupcake (prize £10 WH Smith giftcard) 

– 13 and Over Decorated Cake (prize £10 WH Smith giftcard) 

Plus our popular (and highly creative)…

– Vegetable Animal Competition (Under 12s only) (prize £10 WH Smith giftcard).  Create your very own animal made from fruit or vegetables. 

Please bring all entries to the Village Hall by 12.30pm on May Day. All judging will be done at 4.00pm and winners announced on the day.


May Day 2014 – Information for Parents

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Dear All

Please click here to read a full update on the plans for May Day 2014 – held this Saturday 17th May 2014.

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the committee or your child’s teacher. As always,we are desperate for help manning the stalls. Please spare half an hour to help raise funds for your child’s class – they have all worked really hard and will see the direct fruits of their labour!

Many Thanks

Astbury May Day Committee

Nativity tickets

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Dear Parents and Families,

As you are aware our Nativity is next week. We will be having it in the Barn at Glebe Farm. The production only lasts 20-30 minutes. We ask that you all be in the barn for the start at 2pm.

Tickets are available from Miss Irwin or the school office so we can monitor numbers attending. Please return the attached slip with the required amount of tickets and for which day you would like to watch the performance. These will be returned via your child’s bag.

There will be refreshments and mince pies available at a small price, all the funds will go towards Class resources. If any parents wish to help with refreshments or make extra make mince pies please let Miss Irwin or Mrs Williams know.

Kind Regards, Miss Irwin


Astbury School Choir’s Success!

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I’m pleased to announce that Astbury St Mary’s choir had their first successful ‘gig’ on Saturday as part of the Astbury Church Advent Fair. Approximately 30 of our pupils performed christmas carols to a large audience, accompanied by our own Mr Robinson on his guitar.  The children did Astbury proud – so huge thanks to them for giving their all, and to parents for bringing them along to what will hopefully be the first of many performances.  Thanks also goes to Mr Robinson for pulling together such an impressive array of performers.

Parents please note: This video is hosted on Youtube, but it can only be viewed via the Astbury School website, or by clicking on this direct link. It is not ‘searchable’ or ‘findable’ via youtube or via google.

Christmas Craft Day – Sat 14th December

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Fancy Christmas Shopping without the kids?

The teachers at Astbury St.Mary’s are pleased to offer an in school  Christmas craft,  cooking, festivities and fun day on Saturday the  14th December from  12 – 5pm.

Bring your child for only £12 each and enjoy some well deserved Christmas shopping peace.

All proceeds go towards strengthening our partnership with Mwigito Primary School in Kenya.

To register please call the school office on

01260 272528

New school dinner menu – October 2013

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Please click here to see the latest school dinner menu, starting from the 23rd october 2013.

School dinners can be ordered at a cost of £2.10 per day and payment can be accepted by cash or cheque (cheques made payable to Cheshire East Council).  You do not need to pre-order your child’s meal, they can come in on the day.  There are also school packed lunches available which offer a selection of sandwiches and a piece of fruit.

Harvest Service Scarecrow Festival

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scarecrowAs part of the Harvest service on Sunday 13th, Jon has asked the school to help by each class making an awesome scarecrow (for scarecrow, read, life-size model, not scruffy moth-eaten straw thing in a field).

It would be absolutely wonderful if some of the school families got into the act as well and made one themselves. They will be put in church on the Friday and Saturday, ready to be admired on Sunday. If you would like some inspiration, the website has loads of ideas and photos of models others have made. Or have a look at this powerpoint presentation of a few scarecrows that took our fancy!

The longer term hope is that it will catch people’s imaginations and lead to an Astbury scarecrow festival next year! So get creative, get thinking and get making. Please let Jon know on if you are hoping to make one.

We look forward to seeing your creations in church soon!