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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 1
Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 1
Welcome back to school! Three weeks of pouring rain and miserable weather can be forgotten in an instant when the sun shines like it has for the past few days! Your sons have already been sharing with me stories of family holidays, skiing escapades...
Friday 20 AprilB1 Trip to Chessington9:00am - 3:30pm
Friday 20 AprilHouse Winners Treat4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 25 AprilY4 to Highclere Castle9:15am - 2:45pm
Thursday 26 AprilOpen Morning9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 02 MayB5 Cricket Photos2:05pm - 2:35pm
Thursday 03 MayJunior Boys School Photograph9:00am - 10:00am
Friday 04 MayB2 Living Rain ForestAll Day
From the Office
Rabbit winners this week are Harry Notton-Brown in Year 1 and George Paish in Year 5. Harry impressed his teachers this week when he was continually seen helping out his friends and giving up his time to good use. George displayed amazing maturity and compassion while on the school ski trip and has started back at school this week in the same vein, following his Golden Rules and thinking of other people’s feelings. Both boys are very worthy winners of the Rabbit award this week.

Summer Term Uniform
With the weather now lovely and warm, boys in Years 3 to 6 will be allowed to wear short sleeved grey shirts to school. School summer hats or caps are to be worn.
St George's Day
As it is St George's Day on Monday we will be holding an assembly around this and invite all boys who are members of Cubs, Scouts or Beavers to wear their Scouts uniform to school on Monday.

Wednesday Wellness Walks
Boys from Years 2 to 6 can now join Mrs Davies and Mrs Ward on an ad hoc basis for a lunchtime walk around the new field every Wednesday lunchtime (weather permitting).

Boys should sign up before school or at morning break - a form will be put up by Mr Spanswick’s door. If possible, boys should bring a packed lunch on that day, as they will eat together with staff outside or in a classroom/library at 12.30pm.The walk will start at 1pm prompt and the boys will return at 1.25pm in time for afternoon registration.
Year 2 Lads and Dads - Books and Bushcraft
Dads come and join your sons for an evening of campfires, stories, fun and games on Friday 11 May. Find all details here.

Sponsored Walk
So far we have raised over a staggering £2,400! Thank you all so much for your generosity towards our charities. Please do forward any outstanding sponsorship money to the office.

PTA Summer Ball - Moulin Rouge on Saturday 12 May 2018
A few tickets still available. Contact pta.ccgs@gmail.com

London Marathon - last chance to sponsor Mr Denton
Mr Denton in our Sports Department has been training hard and will be running the London Marathon this Sunday and raising money for Meningitis research. Please find out more here and help him in his cause. You can also enter into his raffle online by adding the word PRIZE in the comment box.

Hawaiian Party!Hawaiian Party!

To celebrate the first day back of the Summer term and their brand new topic 'Hawaii', Year 1 boys invited their parents to join them for a luau, a traditional Hawaiian party!
44th Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress

The 44th Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress was held at Junior Boys during the Easter holidays.
44th Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress
Delancey Chess TournamentDelancey Chess Tournament

The termly Delancey Chess tournament took place at Junior Boys on Monday 26 March with 40 pupils taking part. The tournament offered a second internal opportunity for boys to qualify for the Delancey Megafinal taking place in May.
News from the Sports Master
Welcome back to the cricket term. Cricket training has now started for all year groups and fixtures for Years 4, 5 and 6 start next week. As always you can check the cricket fixtures through the school website and your son should have brought home a Fixture Card this week. As the fine weather is returning please can we ensure that all Games bags are packed with a cap, sun tan cream and a water bottle. Cricket bags will be stored in the Sports Hall changing rooms and can be dropped off there at the start of the day. I would also ask, wherever possible, that Games and Cricket bags are taken home at the end of each day. This allows our cleaners to do a better job of cleaning the changing rooms.
Athletics practices also start next week. There will be after school athletics on a Monday. In addition to this the Sports department will be running lunchtime practices for Years 4, 5 and 6. The lunchtime practice schedule will be as follows-
  • Monday - 600m and Long Jump
  • Tuesday - Cricket Ball Throw and Sprints
  • Thursday - Shot Put, High Jump and Long Jump
  • Friday - Sprints and Relay
Initially the lunchtime practices will be open for anyone who would like to try and represent the school this year. As the athletics competitions draw nearer these sessions will be for the selected athletics squad.
News from the Chess Master
Welcome back to the Summer Term! I am looking forward to working with some of the Year 1 boys this term and, hopefully, helping to encourage another successful group of young chess players at Claires Court.
Speaking of which, the 44th Maidenhead Junior Congress was held at CCJB during the holiday and I was delighted with the representation and performance of the Claires Court boys who attended.
Special congratulations go to Teo Rybak who won the U11 section and to Josh Sharma who won the U9 section and to Moksha Suriarachchi who came third.
Chess lessons with Mr Tuck
We have some slots available for lessons with Mr Tuck this term. If your son is interested in taking lessons on a Friday, please contact me rih@clairescourt.net.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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