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To celebrate our half term break, this weeks Heads’ Blog comes in the form of pictures! And what amazing snaps they are! Whether it be our Pyjama life saving swimmers, our Year 4 pupils' outstanding English leaflet project, Year...
Friday 09 FebruaryNew Campus Information - Town Centre Drop In10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10 FebruaryNew Campus Information - Town Centre Drop In10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10 FebruaryDelancey Chess2:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday 12 FebruaryHalf Term HolidayAll Day
Friday 23 FebruaryNew Campus Event at JB for Parents & MHC3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 23 FebruaryY6 Falconry Display All Day
From the Office
Our Rabbit winners this week are Josh Notton-Brown and Austin Cooper-Blake. Joshua has shown a lovely attitude to helping his friends and his teachers this week and he was nominated by a number of our staff. Austin always follows his Golden Rules and shows patience when sharing and kindness with everyone. Both boys should be proud of this award - they are worthy winners.

New Campus Update
Do keep an eye out for a mailing we’ve sent to you in the post, which includes more information on our new campus plans.
Date for your diary:  New Campus Information Event on Friday 23 February from 15:00 to 19:00 in the Junior Boys Sports Hall mezzanine.  It is the perfect opportunity for parents to find out more about the campus and ask any questions.
Please register your support here for the new campus if you haven’t done so yet and wish to do so.

Charity Fundraising Event
Please make a note of the following dates when the boys will be fundraising at 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
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.
Junior Boys Produce Impressive Artwork!Junior Boys Produce Impressive Artwork!

Please see the following report by Martyn Goddard, Art teacher, of this half term in the Art Department at Junior Boys:
Dinosaurs In The Library!

Year 1 boys have visited the library ahead of their trip to the Natural History Museum in London this week. They used the non fiction books to learn extra facts about dinosaurs and thought of questions they want answered from their visit to the...
Dinosaurs In The Library!
Boarding the Hogwarts Express!Boarding the Hogwarts Express!

After receiving their letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry earlier this term, Friday night saw our excited Year 4 would be wizards board the Hogwarts Express for a night of spells and magic.
News from the Sports Master
It has been another fantastic week of sport at Junior Boys. The U9A & B teams have had a very busy week, with both teams attending tournaments at St Bernard’s in Slough last Saturday and at Chandlings School near Oxford on Thursday.
The U9B team played some excellent football last Saturday to come away as winners of the B team tournament, while the U9A team continue to make improvements to many areas of their game. The U9A team also played an interesting tournament on Tuesday. This tournament was hosted by St John's Beaumont but was moved to Egham Sports Centre due to frozen pitches. All the matches took place inside cages and Mr Barber did not feel that this miraculously contributed towards the slick passing football he has been working on with the boys!
The U10A team travelled to St John's Beaumont on Wednesday where the pitches had thawed enough for them to play their tournament. The U10A had an excellent afternoon winning their group stage by beating Oratory Prep (for the second time in seven days) 1-0 finishing off with a convincing win against Caldicott B team. As a result of winning their group they progressed into the top tier competition - the Champions League. They took on the hosts in the opening game and won a hard fought 1-0 win against St John's Beaumont. It was all down to the final game against Caldicott A team, unfortunately we lost due to some fantastic attacking football. Mr Butterfield was hugely impressed with the whole squad and progress they have made this half term.
The U11 travelled to Gayhurst on Wednesday for a triangular fixture with Oratory Prep. There were some fantastic performances, however special mention must go to the U11D team who won both their games 3-0 and have finished this half term unbeaten.

With so many tournaments this week there were a lot of players nominated for Team of the Week. Team of the Week goes to:
Hugo Winter
Mani Singh
James Wojciechowicz
Danyal Baber
Bertie Saunders
Jack Johnson
Tom Gordon-Smith
Roudra Bhattacharyya
Theo Sullivan
News from the Chess Master
Whilst our internal Delancey tournament continues to run every Wednesday at first break, we are getting into the busiest time of year in the chess calendar with events taking place most weekends in the local area.

Last Sunday, Mr Dennis took a Maidenhead team, predominantly made up of Claires Court boys, over to Newbury to play in an Under 9 tournament against six other teams. For many it was the first taste of team competition and this experience will doubtless make these boys better players regardless of how they fared individually.
Very well done to Houning (Kida) Zhu, Josh Sharma and Aaran Hitschmann who were all undefeated over three games (Kida and Aaran scored 3/3), and to Moksha Suriarachchi who came back to score 2/3 after losing his opening match to the eventual winners.
There is an Under 11 team event here at CCJB this Sunday and Mr Dennis has already sent out invitations. Amongst the visiting teams coming along Mr Tuck is bringing a team from Sussex. Good luck to all Claires Court boys taking part!
Maidenhead Junior Chess Club calendar
The Maidenhead Junior Chess Club calendar will soon be up on the website. This shows tournaments, usually held at CCJB, which will act as qualifying events for the Berkshire Delancey Megafinal to be held on Saturday 19 May.
I know I keep pushing this point but learn those checkmates! I was delighted to see two boys finish off their games on Wednesday by using the checkmates they had learned on lichess. There is no need to sign up in order to practice, though there is the option to sign up in order to play matches online.
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