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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 2
Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 2
Now that we are very much back in the swing of the school term, you will see a number of pictures in my gallery this week of our little ones working very hard to improve their writing and comprehension skills. The hard work is not just coming from...
Wednesday 02 MayB5 Cricket Photos2:05pm - 2:35pm
Thursday 03 MayJunior Boys School Photograph9:00am - 10:00am
Friday 04 MayB2 Living Rain ForestAll Day
Saturday 05 MayDelancey UK Chess Challenge9:30am - 1:00pm
Monday 07 MayMay Day Bank HolidayAll Day
Wednesday 09 MayY3-6 Maths Quiz8:45am - 12:15pm
Thursday 10 MayB4 Cricket Photos2:35pm - 3:05pm
Friday 11 MayB2 Books and Bushcraft5:00pm - 6:30pm
From the Office
Our rabbit winners this week are William Dart in Year 5 and Henry Chandler in Year 4. William was extremely helpful in after school care and has been helping our younger pupils with their belongings and generally taking good care of them. His teachers have been very impressed with his mature and positive attitude. Henry is a wonderful pupil who has also been helpful to his peers and teachers and has shown a superb attitude in class and on the sports field. Both boys are worthy winners of the Rabbit award this week.
School Photograph
Our whole school photograph will be taken on Thursday 3 May. Please ensure all boys wear their full uniform including school blazer.
Library News
Boys have been given the Scholastic Book Club magazine this week.  Should you wish to place an order please return the order form and payment by Friday 4 May.  Please note that we cannot accept cash.

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.
PTA News
Firstly a big thank you to all of you that attended and volunteered to help make our Easter Event a fun couple of hours for the children, lots of cake and chocolate was consumed by all!
We are now looking ahead to two of the big PTA events; The Summer Ball on Saturday 12 May and The Summer Fete on Saturday 23 June. The Moulin Rouge Ball - tickets are still available so if you would like to join this fun evening then please contact pta.ccgs@gmail.com
The Summer Fete - we are now working hard to put together this event and as always will be looking for your support by both coming along on the day to enjoy the fun as well as volunteering to help organise or run your year group stall. We will be communicating out via the class reps each year groups responsibility in the next week and hope you will all work with them to make each year groups part a success. 
For those of you that attended before, you’ll know that a big part of this event is our Summer Market with lots of small independent companies selling gifts, clothes, swimwear, books etc. If you or anyone you know would be interested in running a stall at our event please contact Pooja Aspinall via  ccjbsummer@gmail.com

Finally, we have a CCJB PTA meeting scheduled for Friday 4 May in the dining hall at CCJB at 8.50/9am. Our primary focus will be the planning for the Summer Event and as such it would be great to see as many of you as possible. Any new ideas or things you think we can do to improve the event are welcome so please pop along and join us for a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits. 

Thank you again for all your support.
Highclere CastleHighclere Castle

As part of their History topic 'Egyptians' the boys and girls in Year 4 visited Highclere Castle in Newbury to learn more about Tutankhamun.
Chessington Sea Life Centre

Year 1 boys visited the Sea Life centre at Chessington World of Adventures as part of their current topic 'Under the Sea'.
Chessington Sea Life Centre
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!
News from the Sports Master
The U10 and U11s were the first two Year groups to play fixtures this term as the vast majority of Year 5 and 6 pupils took to the field against St John’s Beaumont. With these matches coming so early in the season, for many they were approached very much as training/coaching games. We knew that this would be a tough afternoon against difficult opposition, so I am thrilled to report that across the eight games, we gained six wins. Our U11 teams all came home from the away fixtures with excellent wins. While at home it was 50/50 in terms of our results with the U10B&C teams both starting the season with good wins. Sadly the U11D2 match was called off as The Beacon School received a heavy shower just before the match.
Team of the week will start next week after all teams have played.
Please Note: Due to the unpredictable nature of the length of cricket matches the return/pick up times shown on the team sheets are our estimated time of return. We will not always get this right, however, we will endeavour for the school office to contact you via text to keep you informed of any delays or early returns.
News from the Chess Master
I have been overwhelmed by the demand for chess lessons with Mr Tuck and will try and find a way of squeezing people in! There will be greater availability come September when our highly successful Year 6 boys move on to pastures new, so if your son would like lessons with Mr Tuck in September please do complete the form available on the Chess noticeboard and return it to the School Office.

I'll leave the rest to Grand Master Simon Williams:
“The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board.”

Trip Letters
4 May - B2 Living Rainforest
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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