Junior Boys Bulletin
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Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 3
Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 3
Our first week of fixtures has been such a success. Our Under 9 team played their first football matches for the school against an extremely strong St Paul’s team, and every match was very close. Mr Barber also noted the exemplary behaviour...
Saturday 20 JanuaryDelancey Chess Tournament9:30am - 1:00pm
Monday 22 JanuaryY3-6 General Knowledge Quiz8:45am - 12:15pm
Tuesday 23 JanuaryJB Class Group Photos9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 25 JanuaryB1&B5 Learning Dome1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday 26 JanuarySports Scholarship Assessment Day (Secondary)All Day
Saturday 27 JanuaryNational Storytelling WeekAll Day
Saturday 27 JanuaryScholarship Assessment Day - SecondaryAll Day
Wednesday 31 JanuaryOpen Morning9:30am - 11:30am
Thursday 01 FebruaryY4-6 Young Voices Choir ConcertAll Day
Friday 02 FebruaryISA London West Cross CountryAll Day
Friday 02 FebruaryB4 Harry Potter Party4:00pm - 6:00pm
Our Rabbit winners this week are both from Year 6. William Crofts has enjoyed a really positive week in school, helping staff wherever possible and showing that perseverance and hard work pays dividends. Jack Newton has continued to impress the whole staff room with his caring, selfless and thoughtful actions around the school. He exemplifies the Golden Rules every day that he is with us. Both boys are worthy winners of the Rabbit awards this week.
Rugby Photographs
Please ensure you return your rugby photograph orders by Monday 22 January.
A couple of items have been found:
  • A Timex watch with gold coloured strap
  • A black leather bracelet with brass clasp engraved with personal message
Please do come and claim them from the School Office.
Reminder: Contacting Us
Please check you have the right telephone number for contacting us regarding your son.  All absences should reported on this number. The Junior Boys office number is 01626 327400. Emails should be addressed to: cic@clairescourt.net

Our New Campus - This week’s key facts
  • A key driver in bringing forward our plans for a new campus alongside Junior Boys has been whether an alternative site exists in or around Maidenhead which could become our new home.  But although we searched diligently in and outside the Borough, we were unable to identify anywhere, either brownfield or green belt, which was suitable, available or affordable. 
  • Maidenhead Hockey Club also finds itself split across playing sites (two in Maidenhead and one in Windsor) and a clubhouse in Bray!  Moreover, players have limited or no access to changing and toilet facilities.  The Club will benefit from pitches, facilities and a clubhouse all in one place, enabling it to grow, attract new members and give more opportunities for the community to enjoy and play hockey. 
  • Consolidating our sites will mean we are able to reduce our carbon footprint massively by eliminating traffic between the school sites and across the town centre, removing the need for separate deliveries to each site and offering a more comprehensive coach service with a greater capacity and extended network.  And that’s just on traffic - our energy consumption is predicted to drop by 60%!
STEM Club Car CompetitionSTEM Club Car Competition

Recently in one of the Senior Boys STEM Clubs (science, technology, engineering and maths), pupils in Year 7 and 8 made cars from card and straws, designing them to travel as far as they could.
Extracting DNA From A Strawberry!

Year 11 boys have been studying the beautiful molecule of DNA in their biology lessons. They learned that DNA can be extracted from cells and amazingly the strawberry is an excellent source of DNA as it has eight copies of each chromosome so a lot...
Extracting DNA From A Strawberry!
Planet Discovery!Planet Discovery!

As part of their science lesson on the solar system, our Year 5 boys took to the playground to look at the scale and distance between the planets.
News from the Sports Master
The U10 and U11 teams all got their seasons underway on Wednesday with fixtures against Davenies. The U10A were particularly unlucky to lose their opening match 2-1, despite this, they played some excellent football and progress was made through the match. The U10B&C teams both came away with promising 1-0 wins. The U10D&E teams both lost at home, however the U10E played a thrilling game narrowly losing 3-2.
In a change to the published fixture card for next week, the U10A,B&C teams will now be playing The Beacon at home with a 2.45pm KO and the U10D&E teams will now be playing The Beacon away with a 2.30pm KO.
The U11A,B&C teams hosted Davenies U11A&C teams. Our U11A went 2-0 up, however, Davenies worked hard and fought their way back into the fixture and ended up winning 3-2. I am sure our pupils will learn a lot from this. The U11B&C teams played in a triangular fixture against the Davenies U11C team, with both our teams recorded convincing wins, 4-0 and 2-0 respectively.

The U9 all travelled to St Paul’s Junior School in London on Thursday. This is a very large school with many pupils to pick from and while each U9 team came second in their respective fixture, they were all very competitive. Three out of the five games were lost by a single goal. I am confident that the pupils will learn a lot from this first match and continue to develop.
Team of the Week
We are pleased to announce that each week this term we will be awarding a Team of the Week certificate in our Friday morning assemblies. Each coach from every team will nominate a player or players from their team that they feel played particularly well or achieved a set target. A team of the week will be selected from the list of nominated pupils. The first ever Team of the Week are as follows-
GK - Jamie Smith
D - Harry Watson
D - Jack Terry
RM - Toby Giles
CM - George Paish
CM - Finn Keylock
LM - Spike Stalham
CF - Eren Bartlett
CF - Christian Bradley

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