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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 3
Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 3
I think with the sun shining and the boys in full academic, sporting and musical flow, some great pictures will tell much of our story this week. From watching and listening to brilliant readers, sharing in some of Year 6’s cricket practice...
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
Friday 11 MayB2 Books and Bushcraft5:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 12 MayPTA May Ball "Moulin Rouge"7:00pm - 0:00am
Monday 14 MayB1-6 Assessment WeekAll Day
Monday 14 MayB6 Cricket Photos2:35pm - 3:05pm
Wednesday 16 MaySenior Boys Y5 Discovery DayAll Day
Thursday 17 MaySenior Girls Y5 Discovery DayAll Day
From the Office
Our rabbit winners this week are Henry Adamson in Year 4 and Thomas Lewis in Year 1. Henry has been extremely kind this week to all of his peers, he has been working well and he made a school visitor feel especially welcome on Wednesday. Thomas is another young man who always follows his Golden Rules and a number of staff have commented that he is always so polite, helpful and kind. Well done to both Henry and Thomas this week.
Dining Room Menu
Next week due to the Bank Holiday, Monday’s menu choice will be offered on Tuesday. The rest of the week will remain the same.
Residential Trips 2018-2019
Our 2018-2019 Residential Trip Leaflet has been emailed to parents today, bringing together the Junior and Senior trips we intend to run from September 2018.  Please take the time to have a look at the opportunities on offer. The leaflet is also available on our website.
Summer Term Uniform
With the weather now turning lovely and warm, boys in Years 3-6 will be allowed to wear short sleeved grey shirts to school. School summer hats or caps are to be worn.
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.
Rowing Army Secure Multiple Wins At Hammersmith RegattaRowing Army Secure Multiple Wins At Hammersmith Regatta

Hammersmith Regatta, which kick-starts the rowing season, took place on Saturday 28 April. This year’s regatta was busier than ever for our Boat Club, with almost all the entire club racing.
Highclere 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.
Highclere Castle
Chessington Sea Life CentreChessington 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'.
News from the Sports Master
This week saw our U9A, B and C teams get off the mark with fixtures against Oratory Prep School on Tuesday. All of our teams made a fantastic start with superb team performances. All three teams recorded their first win of the season. Huge credit should go to all the players and the coaching staff in getting all the teams ready and ensuring the cricket was of the highest standard. The U9s also have their team photos next Thursday.
Next week there are some changes in venues from the fixture card. The U10 and U11 teams will now be playing at the following venues:
Wed 9 May
U11A v Davenies at Knotty Green Cricket Club, 2.30pm start
U11B v Davenies at Davenies, 2.30pm start
U11C v Davenies at home, 2.30pm start
U11D1 v Davenies at home, 2.30pm start

Fri 11 May
U10A v Davenies at home, 2.35pm start
U10B v Davenies at home, 2.35pm start
U10C v Davenies at Davenies, 2.30pm start
U10D v Davenies at Beaconsfield Cricket Club, 2.30pm start

This week's Team of the Week goes to:
Year 4
Harrison Atkinson - Batting
Dominic Mayling - Bowling
Kida Zhu - Fielding
Year 5
James Wojciechowicz - Batting
Freddie G-Scott - Bowling
Dylan Gibbs - Fielding
Year 6
Finn Keylock - Batting
Toby Giles - Bowling
Prabhan Kang - Fielding
News from the Chess Master
Megafinal success! The first of the local Megafinals was played on Saturday over at Wellington College. The two Claires Court boys who entered this tournament both qualified for the regional Gigafinal. Teo Rybak and Houning (Kida) Zhu won through against strong opposition with Kida being crowned "Supremo" of his section. Very well done boys!
There are other Megafinals being held in this area. To register click this link.
Your Move
I have been working with a few boys this week on strategy. This differs from the sharp calculation of tactics in that it encourages an appreciation of positional play and a formulation of a plan. Boys are set a position from a Master's game and then invited to choose the correct continuation from a list of candidate moves. Here's one we've been working on. What would you play?
Choose a move!
Black to play (flip the board) 

Will you choose:
A) Rh6
B) f5
C) Nc8
D) Nd7
E) h5
Answer next week!
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