|Mr Spanswick's Words Autumn 3|
|We are definitely back into the swing of the new term now! On my Learning Walk this week I observed so many boys being challenged on new topics and more lateral ways of thinking - we are talking about perseverance at the moment with the boys and...|
|From the Office|
Reminder: Any orders for individual photos should be brought into the School Office by Monday 25 September at the latest.
Save the Date - Saturday 14 October - Full details and ticket release information in next week’s Bulletin.
News from the Chess Master
Our first week back has seen a vast number of younger boys join our chess club, which is wonderful as these boys will make up the school teams of the future. On Monday I introduced these new boys to chess basics whilst Mr Dennis and Mrs Sullivan were with the older pupils. We learned about how some of the pieces move and then the boys solved some problems using these pieces. Chess is a game entirely centred on problem solving, and he (or she) who can problem-solve best will invariably win; but before one can do this the movement of the pieces must first be mastered! On Wednesday I was delighted to introduce the boys to chess sets from South America (brought in by Mrs Grundy) depicting the fight between the Conquistadors and the Incas.
The 17th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival - An entry form for the Chess Festival can be downloaded here. Entries have already started coming in!
Berkshire County Trials - If you would like to try out for the Berkshire team we are hosting the trials here on Saturday 7 October. Entry form.
Rabbit winners this week are Louis Fewkes (Year 5) and Joshua Hoad (Yr 3). Both boys have been very helpful, kind and polite this week, and a number of teachers have commented on some of the selfless acts they have done over the past few days. We are very proud of them.