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MR RICHARDS' WORDS AUTUMN 12
MR RICHARDS' WORDS AUTUMN 12
Sometimes you just have to acknowledge when it is time to keep quiet and let others do the talking. We have been working with the boys this week to pick up both verbal and non verbal communication skills. In this case it is the written word that...
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Friday 06 December3G Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 06 DecemberY3-6 Panto9:00am - 12:30pm
Monday 09 DecemberPTA Secret Parents Christmas Presents All Day
Monday 09 DecemberB2-6 Chess Tournament1:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10 DecemberU8&U9 House Matches2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10 DecemberBR -2 Nativity Rehearsal9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 11 DecemberYR-2 Panto9:30am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 11 DecemberB3 & 4 Christmas Lunch12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday 11 DecemberB6 visit to SB9:15am - 12:45pm
Wednesday 11 DecemberU11 House Matches2:30pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 12 DecemberGuitar Concert9:00am - 9:30am
Thursday 12 DecemberBR - 2 Christmas Lunch12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday 13 DecemberB5 & 6 Christmas Lunch12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday 13 DecemberBR-2 Nativity10:30am - 11:30am
Friday 13 DecemberU10 House Matches2:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday 13 DecemberPTA Christmas Fayre12:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 14 DecemberChess Tournament9:00am - 12:30pm
Monday 16 DecemberY3-6 Church Rehearsal9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday 17 DecemberY3&4 Carol Service10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 17 DecemberY5&6 Carol Service2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday 17 DecemberSenior Carol Services at St Luke's Church9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 18 DecemberSchool Term Finishes for allAll Day
FROM THE OFFICE
Work of the Week - Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December
Please click on the following link for a list of children who have been selected for the outstanding work they have produced this week.  Their work will be displayed for one week from today, please do come and have a look.  Reception to Year 2’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found in the link way of the early years area and Year 3 to Year 4’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found inside the back door.

Menu
Monday - Chilli Con Carne
Tuesday - Baked Sausages and Toad in the Hole
Wednesday - Christmas Lunch Year 3 & Year 4
Thursday - Christmas Lunch Reception, Year 1 & Year 2
Friday - Christmas Lunch Year 5 & Year 6
NB: Days where your son is not attending a Christmas Lunch remember to bring a packed lunch.

Mobile Phones
If your son brings a mobile phone to school, please can you make sure that they sign it in at the School Office in the morning and sign back out at the end of the school day.

Rugby Photos
Reminder that if you wish to purchase a U10 or U11 Rugby Team photo, please return your order form to the office by Monday 9 December.

Christmas Card Post Box
The post box is now in reception should your son wish to send cards to his form.

Second Hand Uniform Sale / Donations
Every Friday 8.30 - 9.00am. If you have any donations they would be gratefully received.

Junior Boys Annual Christmas Market - Friday 13 December
The Junior Boys PTA will be holding their annual Christmas Market on Friday 13 December in the Sports Hall at Junior Boys. This year we will be extending the event to enable parents from our Junior Girls and Nursery to attend before the school day ends. The doors will be open 12.30 to 4.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up some lovely gifts, so please join us for a mug of mulled wine and mince pie whilst making Christmas purchases.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WINTER COAT COLLECTION
This winter we are supporting our local charity again by collecting clothes for the homeless in our community.  Any winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and outerwear welcome. All items should be brought to the School office.

Christmas Festivities and New Year Fun at Holiday Activities
Book your place now for a whole host of festive fun at Holiday Activities this Christmas. For the first time ever we are running two days of Holiday Activities in January. For more information or to book please visit our website.
SPORTS FIXTURES AND RESULTS
Swimming in Success at the ISA National GalaSwimming in Success at the ISA National Gala

Senior Girl Rhiannon Thomas, Year 7, stole the show at the Independent Schools Association National Swimming Gala, winning all of her races to claim an impressive four gold medals.
Charity Painting Raises 1000

Talented artist and Senior Boys teacher, Frances Ackland-Snow raised an impressive £1000 for the Prince’s Trust at their ‘Greatest Showman Gala’ dinner with her painting entitled ‘Wonder Bridge’.
Charity Painting Raises 1000
Racing ahead at the Maidenhead Marlins Primary School Swimming GalaRacing ahead at the Maidenhead Marlins Primary School Swimming Gala

A successful afternoon at the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead, saw our Junior Boys and Girls compete in the Maidenhead Marlins Primary School Swimming Gala, achieving an overall second place!
News from the Sports Master
Last Saturday George Norris in Year 6 travelled to the ISA National Swimming Gala at the Olympic pool in Stratford. He was representing the region in the year 6 relay. Not only did he swim a fantastic leg, so did his team mates, and they won gold! A fantastic achievement!
 
During the week all teams have played their last fixtures of the term. The U9 played Chesham Prep on Tuesday and St George's on Thursday. The U10 and U11 both played Chesham Prep on Wednesday. Across all of the matches we won 3 and drew 4. To finish off a fantastic season. 
 
Next week we will be playing House matches for U8-U11. The U8 & U9 teams will have brought home team sheets today. We will also be starting football in Games lessons over the next week and a half, so please can all Year 3-4 be sent in with shin pads.
 
News from the Chess Master
Deadline has now passed for our end of term tournament that will be held on Monday 9 December between 1:30 and 5pm. 
 
We passed 28 entries and I’m looking forward to a great tournament. If anyone has submitted an entry but has not paid, please see Mrs Gill in the School Office.
 
In Chess club this week I was able to go through one of the most famous games in history: Paul Morphy’s Opera House game of 1858. This game demonstrates beautifully the application of basic chess principles:
 
Open with a central pawn
Develop your pieces towards the centre
Get castled.
 
It is well worth further study.
 
For those truly dedicated souls there is also the Morphy Rap for consideration!
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