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Mr Spanswick's Words Autumn 11
Mr Spanswick's Words Autumn 11
In all honesty, it has been an unusual couple of weeks for me! I am sure that you have all seen the exciting announcement of our new Headteacher at the Junior Boys school from September 2018. Dean Richards came through a long list of talented...
Monday 04 DecemberBR-B2 Nativity Rehearsal9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday 05 DecemberNursery & Junior Open Morning 9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 06 DecemberBR,1,2 Christmas Lunch onlyAll Day
Thursday 07 DecemberB4&5 Christmas Lunch onlyAll Day
Friday 08 DecemberJB Nativity10:30am - 11:30am
Friday 08 DecemberB3&6 Christmas Lunch onlyAll Day
Friday 08 DecemberPTA Xmas Fayre2:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday 08 DecemberChristmas Lunch & Jumper DayAll Day
Monday 11 DecemberYear 5 Onward Schooling Information Evening5:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday 11 DecemberB2-6 Chess Tournament2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 12 DecemberJB Carol Service Rehearsal9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday 12 DecemberScholarship Q&A Session8:30am - 9:00am
Thursday 14 DecemberBR-B2 Norden Farm10:30am - 11:30am
Thursday 14 DecemberY3-6 Carol Service2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 15 DecemberSenior Carol Services 9:00am - 12:00pm
Friday 15 DecemberSchool Term EndsAll Day
From the Office
Rabbit winners this week are Oliver Payne and Noah Olikara. As reserves for the Science Quiz team, they have both been extremely supportive to their fellow team mates in helping with research and practice questions. They were even at the door wishing the boys Good Luck as they left!
Christmas Lunch
Christmas lunch will be served at Junior Boys on the following days.   Please remember to give your child a packed lunch if it is not their Christmas Lunch day.
Wednesday 6 December - Lunch for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Thursday 7 December - Lunch for Years 4 and 5
Friday 8 December - Lunch for years 3 and 6
Christmas Jumpers
The boys are invited to wear their Christmas jumper on Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December with their usual school uniform.
Carol Service
Parents are invited to attend on Thursday 14 December at All Saints Church at 2.30pm for Y3-Y6 joint service with CCJG.
Keeping Warm
During this cold weather, please remember the boys can wear their tracksuit bottoms over their shorts traveling to/from school and during lunch and break times to keep warm.
Week Commencing Monday 11 December
EARLY buses are in operation all week.
All activities/study are not available this week.
Last Day of Term – Friday 15 December 2017
Please note that our school day will end at 12noon.
School transport home will be running in accordance with the early finish at lunchtime on this day.
Lent Term Activities
Lent term activities will be open for online registration via the Activities Hub (activities.clairescourt.net) from Monday 4 December. Listings are available online now, so have a look over the weekend and decide what you would like to do.
Registration will remain open until 5.00pm on Monday 11 December. Closing registration prior to the end of term will enable staff to ensure any organisational matters for the activity groups can be resolved before the holiday.
Activities will begin on Monday 8 January 2018. Any pupil travelling home on the bus must be signed up for an activity, study session or pre-prep after school care. Pupils not staying after school must register as “Going Home”, ensuring that our “after-hours” fire lists are correct.

If you have any queries, please direct them to activities@clairescourt.net rather than calling the school offices as this will avoid any delay
Environmental Health
Congratulations to Mrs Downing and her kitchen team for being awarded a Five Star rating by the Environmental Health Inspector earlier this week.
As Winter Approaches
As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
Contacting the Office       
Please ensure you are aware of our contact details. Please save to your device and also check your junk/spam folder for any stray emails.
Office Tel No:            01628 327400
Emails: Office            juniorboys@clairescourt.com
             Mrs Henley   rah@clairescourt.net
             Mrs Cox        cic@clairescourt.net
A Strong Win at the Science ChampionshipsA Strong Win at the Science Championships

This week some of our Year 5 and Year 6 boys travelled to Chesham Prep School to take part in the final heat of The National Inter-School Science Championships. The selection quiz was taken by all the boys and the top scoring boys moved onto a...
New Head for Junior Boys Appointed

On Thursday 30 November Claires Court announced the appointment of the new head for Junior Boys from September 2018.  
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ISA Regional SwimmingISA Regional Swimming

Pupils from our Juniors and Seniors headed to the ISA London West Regional Swimming Championships on Thursday 23 November to compete. The winners will represent London West at the National Finals in London. You can click below to see how each of...

News from the Sports Master
Last Friday saw our U10 teams take on St John’s Northwood. Each team performed really well and there were some stand out performances as each of our four U10 teams came away with a win.
The U9 teams hosted Chesham Prep on Tuesday. This year group continue to go from strength to strength with the whole year group coming out of the afternoon unbeaten with 4 wins and a draw. This was the third time the teams have met through the course of the term. In the U9Bs, both teams had won one each so this was going to be the decider. Our U9B team fought hard to win this very close encounter 20-15.
The U10s had their last fixture of the term this Wednesday against Ludgrove. The U10A team finished with an excellent performance and a well-earned 25-15 win. The U10B team competed in a match that can only be described as a try fest. 21 tries were scored in total, thankfully 14 of them were by our own team! The U10C&D teams combined forces and lost a narrow encounter. Unfortunately, the U10 matches against Chesham Prep have had to be cancelled next week. So this was a great way for all of the U10 teams to finish off their season.  

The U11ABC teams all travelled to Ludgrove with all three teams coming home with great wins. The U11A won 30-5, U11B won 25-10 and the U11C won 30-10. The U11D&E team played host to St Bernard’s U11A&B teams. Bearing in mind that it was our D&E teams taking on their A&B teams our boys played out of their skin. Our U11D team lost a hard fought game 25-45 and our U11E team played out a thrilling 40-40 draw.
News from the Chess Master
I was able to spend some time on Monday with a group of boys working on solving chess puzzles on Lichess. These tactical problems offer a good (and free!) way to improve in-game problem solving; to be able to find the combination that will win the match. Rook pawn endgame(1/2 - 1/2). This endgame comes up quite a lot and should be a draw. White will get to the Pawns first but Black can either keep the White King in front of the Pawn OR head to the corner and stop the Pawn from promoting. Either way the result should be a draw, boys could try it for themselves. The computer analysis can be turned on to show the best moves.

Autumn Term Chess Tournament is fast approaching on Monday 11 December 2pm - 6pm. Please use this entry form to enter. A small tuck shop will be running and boys will be permitted to bring some money and/or some tuck for the afternoon. Entry is £1.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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