Junior Boys Bulletin
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As we move closer to half term, the school is drawn again towards our considerable efforts supporting the charity groups whom we hold so close to our hearts. The stories behind The Link Foundation and Rosie’s Rainbow and the tireless work of...
Friday 02 FebruaryISA London West Cross CountryAll Day
Friday 02 FebruaryB4 Harry Potter Party4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 06 FebruaryPrincipals in the Playground at College Ave3:20pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 07 FebruaryPrincipals in the Playground at Junior Boys3:15pm - 5:15pm
Thursday 08 FebruaryY1 Natural History Museum 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday 08 FebruaryB5 French Breakfast9:30am - 10:30am
Thursday 08 FebruaryPrincipals in the Playground - Senior Boys3:15pm - 5:45pm
Friday 09 FebruaryNew Campus Information - Town Centre Drop In10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10 FebruaryDelancey Chess2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 10 FebruaryNew Campus Information - Town Centre Drop In10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 12 FebruaryHalf Term HolidayAll Day
From the Office
Our Rabbit winners this week are Theo Ainsley and Evan James. Theo has been following his Golden Rules so well this term and his selfless offer to donate to charity was quite remarkable. Evan has been a very honest and hardworking individual this week, looking after his peers and always striving to be his Best Self. Well done to both boys!

Charity Fundraising Event
Please make a note of the following dates when the boys will be fundraising at school break times.
Year 6 – Tuesday 27 February
Year 5 – Thursday 1 March
Year 4 – Monday 5 March
Year 3 – Wednesday 7 March
Year 2 – Wednesday 14 March
Year 1 & Reception – Monday 19 March

PTA Annual General Meeting
This year’s meeting will be taking place on Thursday 8 March at 7.30pm in the Mezzanine at Claires Court Junior Boys. Read more here.
PTA Moulin Rouge Ball - save the date!
Please save the date for the PTA’s Annual Ball - it will be held on Saturday 12 May 2018, from 6.30pm onwards at Junior Boys. More information about how to obtain tickets for this popular event will be released soon.

At the end of the School Day
When collecting your son at the end of the day, we would ask that parents/carers come into the school themselves and not send siblings in to meet their brothers. It is important that we know each child has been collected safely.
School Lunches - Price Increase
After half term, the price of our main meals (main course and dessert) will increase by 20p. A Junior Meal will increase from £2.70 to £2.90. This is the first price rise of our main meals since Autumn 2013 and is due to increasing food price rises.
New Campus Information EventsNew Campus Information Events

The school is running a series of information events at our different sites and in Maidenhead town centre.
Young Voices Raise The Roof

Our Year 4-6 Junior Boys and Girls travelled to The O2 Arena in London this week to sing their hearts out in the Young Voices Choir Concert.
Young Voices Raise The Roof
Choosing The Perfect Pet!Choosing The Perfect Pet!

Our Year 4 boys are hard at work researching the topic of pets on their chromebooks and using non-fiction books from the library.
News from the Sports Master
What an incredibly busy week this has been. In total we have played an amazing 26 games of football across Years 4, 5 and 6. The U9 teams on Tuesday travelled to Oratory Prep for a triangular fixture with Abingdon. We ended up winning 4, drawing 2 and losing 2. The U9B,C & E teams all came away undefeated. I was privileged enough to travel with the Year 4s and I was very impressed by their behaviour and how they conducted themselves on and off the pitch.
On Wednesday we played no fewer than 19 matches across Years 5 and 6. The Year 5 pupils travelled to Davenies and Oratory Prep for triangular fixtures. With 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses it was a successful afternoon for all in Year 5. I was particularly pleased with the progress all teams have made and it was fantastic to see the U10A team get their first win on the board with an outstanding 5-1 win against Oratory Prep.

The U11 teams hosted Gayhurst and Thorpe House, also for triangular fixtures. The Year 6 pupils also had an excellent afternoon with 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Mr Goddard was hugely impressed with the effort, skill level and sportsmanship of all U11 boys.
The week in statistics looks something like this:

With such a successful week it has proven very difficult to choose this week’s Team of the Week. So huge congratulations go to:
Aiden Mukherjee
Freddie Holgate
Max Setchell
Oscar Griffin
Josh Spanswick
Joseph Reid
Aaran Hitschmann
Ben Savidge
Hugo Harris
ISA London West Cross Country Championships
On Friday 2 February Claires Court Junior Boys took a really strong team to this year's regional cross country event. The course was very wet and muddy and made for some very challenging running conditions. The Year 4 team did fantastically well with all runners finishing inside the top half of a race. George Norris saved enough energy for a great sprint finish to end up 10th. This was a brilliant result as the top 10 runners qualify to represent the region at the ISA Nationals in a few weeks time. The Year 5 and 6 team competed in the biggest race of the day with over 120 runners. All six members of the team finished inside the top 25 which was enough for the Year 5 and 6 team to finish 2nd in the team competition.
CCJB Cross Country Squad
Year 5 and 6 - Oscar Helm 22nd, Finn Keylock 17th, Jamie Smith 12th, Leo Robinson 25th, Freddie Galitzine-Scott 15 th and William Dart 20th.
Year 4 - Jack Johnson 21st, Henry Chandler 38th, George Norris 10th, Freddie Holgate 66th, Thomas Scargill 28th and Sander Andreasen 56th.
News from the Chess Master
The latest English Chess Federation (ECF) grading list is out and it makes for excellent reading for Claires Court.
In the Under 9 National listing, Houning (Kida) Zhu ranks as 6th in the Country with Josh Sharma rising up the rankings to 12th. Teo Rybak stands 38th in the country at Under 11.
I am confident that it will not be long before more Claires Court Boys break into the top 100!
More chess badges were awarded to boys this morning in assembly as they earned 3 points in the Delancey chess tournament. Matches are being played every Wednesday at first break!
Keep working on your endgames. Once you have an opponent beaten you must be able to finish them off! Use Checkmates to perfect your skills.

Trip Letters
Thurs 8 Feb - B1 Natural History Museum
31/3-8/4 - Y5-13 Ski Trip Interim Letter
31/3-8/4 - Y5-13 Ski Trip Medical Form
31/3-8/4 - Y5-13 Ski Trip Rules

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