Junior Boys Bulletin
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Mrs Nott's Words Summer 4
Mrs Nott's Words Summer 4
Mr Spanswick is currently away from Junior Boys completing his duties as a school inspector so this has allowed me to look after the school in his absence.
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
Sunday 20 MayJudo Area Club ChampionshipsAll Day
Monday 21 MayJB Problem Solving WeekAll Day
Tuesday 22 MayB5 RAF HendonAll Day
From the Office
The first rabbit this week has been awarded to Daniel Harrison for his kindness and helpfulness towards a visiting boy. Daniel was late to his After School Activity as he stayed to keep our visitor company.  The second rabbit goes to Harrison Sheffield for the way he reacted to a family crisis this week. Harrison’s calm, sensible and prompt action probably saved a life. I was so impressed to hear of how he called the emergency services and dealt with the difficulties of an adult. Both boys thoroughly deserve to be this week’s Rabbit winners.
As the weather gets warmer there has been an increase in the number of discarded pieces of clothing. It is proving difficult to return some items. Please ensure you name all clothing and other possessions clearly. This is especially important for pupils in the Key Stage 2 years as they have lessons in many different places. ‘Lost’ items make their way to Lost Property which is located in the Nurse’s Medical Room waiting for collection.
Assessment Week
Starting on Monday 14 May boys in all years, apart from EYFS, will be taking part in a variety of assessments. This is part of the schools ongoing programme to monitor how the boys are progressing. They have been taught this work throughout the year.
Many of you will be wondering how you can help the boys during the week:
  • Plenty of sleep.
  • A good breakfast.
  • Making sure they have the correct equipment and kit.
 All of these avoid causing stress and allow your child to focus on doing their best.
Years 5 & 6 Cricket Tour and Outward Bound
Letters will be sent home early next week. Apologies for the delay, this is due to us awaiting confirmation of some venues.
Note from the School Nurse - Headlice and Detection Combing
It is not uncommon for school communities to have a case of headlice at any given time. With this in mind I would like to remind everyone about headlice and the detection combing method of identifying live lice. The best approach to keep our friends at bay is to regularly check your child's hair for lice and this can be done following the method on this link:  Headlice and Detection Combing.
Advisory Note from Public Health
Please take the time to read the information sheet on Cryptosporidium from Public Health as several cases have been reported within the school.  This information has also been emailed to parents.
PTA Summer Ball - Moulin Rouge - Saturday 12 May 2018
Preparations for the annual ball are progressing well.  For those attending please be aware of the following:
  • Cars can be left overnight but please collect between 9.30am – 12 noon on Sunday.  The gate maybe locked any time outside of this.
  • Cash or cards can be taken on the night.
Have a great time!
Inspire WorkshopInspire Workshop

Chiltern Music Academy organised an ‘Inspire Workshop’, for 350 children to gather together to rehearse and enjoy three songs, complete with actions and sound effects.
PTA Summer Ball - Moulin Rouge

Preparations for the annual ball are progressing well. For those attending, please be aware that cars can be left overnight but please collect your car between 9.30am – 12 noon. The gate may be locked any time outside of this. Cash or cards...
PTA Summer Ball - Moulin Rouge
The Living RainforestThe Living Rainforest

To explore life in a rainforest to expand on their current topic ‘Mexico’, Year 2 boys recently visited ‘The Living Rainforest’ in Newbury.
News from the Sports Master
Last Friday our U10 teams all played tough fixtures against The Beacon and while the results did not go our way our players certainly showed that they are improving and developing. The U10D team put in an excellent performance with only a narrow loss. We hope to overturn this as the U10C&D teams travel to The Beacon for the return fixture.
This week all of our sides have played Davenies. The U9 teams had an excellent afternoon with the U9A,C&D teams all notching up convincing wins. On Wednesday the U11s had an equally successful afternoon with the U11A,C&D1 teams gaining superb results. The U10 teams will play on Friday and will be reported on in next week’s bulletin.
This week’s Team of the Week:

U9 Freddie Holgate              
U10 Callum Potter                    
U11 William McMath                 
Shashank Sahasranamamula
U10 Samuel Ancliffe 
U11 Aiden Mukherjee   

Henry Chandler
U10 Jack Morrell 
U11 Ben Coghlan

News from the Chess Master
Year 1 have been looking at "check" this week and how to escape in one of the three ways:
a) Move the king
b) Block the check
c) Capture the attacking piece
The boys have been doing very well indeed.
We will soon be looking at "checkmates". This should be a reminder to all the chess players at CCJB that they need to know their checkmates too. Click on the link to have a go!
Your Move 
For those of you who had a crack at the puzzle from last week I should say that all the answers had some merit as candidate moves, but the best one was the rather strange looking knight retreat Nc8. This strategic move does not lead to sudden victory, unlike puzzles in newspapers, but aims to save the knight and reposition towards the centre; a positional edge that helps give Black the initiative.
Delancey Megafinals
Just a quick reminder to all those boys who have qualified to play in the Megafinal that they need to register soon! Register here
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com
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