|Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 4|
|I returned last weekend from a gruelling school inspection. It is a privilege to be allowed to enter another school and evaluate their systems and their own interpretation of a curriculum - it is also a wonderful feeling to come back and assess...|
|From the Office|
COACH ROUTES FROM SEPTEMBER
Would you like your child to get the coach, but none of the routes are suitable? We are currently reviewing our routes and we would like to make sure our routes meet the needs of our parents. If you have any thoughts or comments please email email@example.com
NEWS FROM THE SPORTSMASTER
On Friday last week our U10 cricket team took on The Beacon. The A team pulled off an excellent victory by bowling out The Beacon for 45 runs.
This Monday provided our athletes their first opportunity to compete against another school as we travelled to Holme Grange School. The pupils gained experience on the track and field during this event. The boys competed extremely well with many of our athletes winning their races. Special mention goes to the relay teams who performed superbly.
The U9 teams have had a busy week playing four fixtures against Davenies on Tuesday and five fixtures against Moulsford on Thursday. We had huge success at Moulsford winning three out of the five fixtures. All U9 players have made huge improvements in their bowling and batting technique since the start of the term.
The U11 teams took on Davenies on Wednesday. Mr Goddard and Mr Leuzinger were hugely impressed with the quality of cricket being played by the U11A & B teams as they both recorded excellent victories against their opposition.
NEWS FROM THE CHESS MASTER
Off to Bristol...
Bristol Grammar School will be the venue for tomorrow's EPSCA tournament. Arrival in Bristol between 8am and 9am in the morning will mean a very early start and a very long day.
Thank you to all boys and parents for supporting school chess through this event. No uniform is required.
And in closing...
A picture has emerged from the Delancey Megafinal showing three of our Claires Court Qualifiers relaxing after the tournament. This can be found in the gallery. We do not know the result of this friendly, but understand that there are several organisers (out of shot) waiting to pack away. Needless to say they were made to wait.
MUSIC AND DRAMA NEWS
To view next week’s timetable please click the link and choose the correct week.
The following teachers will not be in for the assessment week which is w/c 15 May so there will be no need to bring in instruments or music sheets:- Mr Henley (drums and electric guitar), Mr Hastings (classical guitar), Mrs Challis (strings), Mr Cox (brass) and Mrs Ross (singing).
Mrs Leech Bendell (piano) will only be teaching her three year 1 boys on Friday morning.
Mrs Fox (piano) will be in to teach lessons in the afternoons. Ms Icke will fit speech and drama lessons around the exam timetable.
Orders for the Scholastic Book Club should now be with the school office. They will be posted on Monday in order that the books are delivered before half term .
Summer Festival - 24 June 2017
‘BETTER ALL TOGETHER’
As announced recently, this year our fete is a ‘festival’ with a theme about the bringing communities of the world together. Whilst Junior Boys host the event it is a collaboration of effort from pupils, teachers and parents right across Claires Court.
To any individual entrepreneurs out there. Would you like to take a stall at the summer fete this year? The PTA’s key aspect this year is the bustling Summer Market so if you have a venture already underway and would like the opportunity to promote your product please complete the form or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Rabbit winners this week are Alfie Sidders (2Y) and Ethan Olikara (2Y). Alfie has been very well behaved, polite and he is always his ‘Best Self’. Ethan has shown great sportsmanship during his sport lesson. He helped to sort out cricket bats and was thoughtful towards his classmates. Both boys are worthy winners of the Rabbit this week.
NOTES and TO DO
A message below from Mrs Walton regarding a charity fashion swap which we are promoting for her.
With summer on its way, now is a great time to have a wardrobe clear out. If you have any good quality garments that you no longer wear please come and swap them for any other item of clothing you like. Clothes, bags and hats included. There is a maximum of 5 items per person. Children's clothing is also accepted. Admission to this event being held at Desborough College tomorrow is £5. Bring a few extra coins as there will be a luxury raffle and yummy cakes and refreshments on sale too. All proceeds are going to Reuben's Fight. Reuben is a very brave local boy fighting stage 4 Neuroblastoma. So please join us for what I can promise will be a fun morning!!
Have you booked the children into Holiday Activities, during May half-term yet?
Sessions are starting to fill up, so book now to ensure places.
We look forward to seeing you!