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Mr Richards' Words Autumn 3
Mr Richards' Words Autumn 3
Role modelling and providing opportunities for the boys to experience real life challenges are what I consider two of my most important tasks as Headmaster. Presently I also have a wonderful gift afforded to me so that I can hover and observe our...
Friday 21 SeptemberJeans for Genes DayAll Day
Friday 21 SeptemberY5 PGL Outward Bound All Day
Friday 21 SeptemberJeans for Genes DayAll Day
Wednesday 26 SeptemberBR-6 Harvest Festival11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday 28 SeptemberOpen Morning - all sites9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday 02 OctoberISA LW Art CompetitionAll Day
Thursday 04 OctoberB6 Pupils and Parents Breakfast 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday 05 OctoberYR First School PhotographAll Day
From the Office
Rabbit winners for this week will be announced on Monday due to House Assembly today.
Harvest Festival – Wednesday 26 September
This year we are supporting Maidenhead Foodshare and Windsor Homeless Project. Information on what to donate to Maidenhead Foodshare can be found on their website here and also a list of donation suggestions for Windsor Homeless Project.
School Procedures
If you need to visit the school you do need sign in, get a Visitor’s badge from the School Office and refrain from wandering upstairs or in classrooms. Furthermore, if you know you have to make alternative arrangements at collection time or if you are to be away from home and someone else is looking after your son, please do let the School Office know.
Junior Boys Y6 Breakfast Morning at Senior Boys
Y6 Parents and Boys are invited to ‘Breakfast Morning’ at Senior Boys on Friday 5 October.  Emails and letters have been sent home this week. Please confirm your attendance by 1 October to seniorboys@clairescourt.com.
Organised by our PTA, this “spectacular” event will take place at Junior Boys on Saturday 13 October from 5.30pm and is always a great evening for all the family! Further information, including how to purchase tickets, will be emailed home next week. We hope to see you there!
Learning About Judges!Learning About Judges!

Reception had a special treat when Mrs Paw, a pupil’s Mum, visited to talk about her job.
News from the Sports Master
Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended the Sports Department fundraiser last Friday. The money raised will go toward helping improve the sports tours and outward bounds experiences that your sons get to enjoy.  
The rain dance continues within the Sports Department in the hope that we will be able to play some full contact matches soon. The pupils are also very keen, however our pitches still remain bone dry and very hard and completely unsafe for contact rugby. However, we are watering a small area of the grounds so this has allowed us to do some tackling in training. Bearing this in mind please can you always ensure your son in Years 4, 5 and 6 always have a gum shield for all Games lessons.
The U9 teams have all now played two touch matches against St George's Weybridge and Davenies and had a very successful start to their competitive playing experience at CCJB. With the A, B and C teams all having recorded good wins this week.
The U11 teams got their season off the ground on Wednesday with matches against St George's Weybridge, with many tries scored across a range of teams it was a very successful afternoon.
News from the Chess Master
What a great first week back for Chess at Claires Court!
I took a group of young beginners through the wonders of lichess on Monday - not only working on how the pieces move, but how we as chess players need to think about the best order in which we act. Anyone can learn how to move pieces, but finding the best move takes time and skill and, of course, practice. This is where lichess is so good for chess players of all abilities. Like learning how to play the piano chess requires practice away from your lesson. Please do encourage your son to use this site and have a go at the exercises.
The 18th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival
Our annual London qualifying event is being held on Saturday 10 November 2018. An entry form is available from the Chess noticeboard or from clicking on the link. Thank you in advance to all those members of the PTA who, year on year, help make this such a successful event.
Chess lessons
As of writing there are now only two lesson slots remaining with Mr Tuck. These will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Events around Berkshire
For those boys looking to attend more chess events there are a couple of handy links:
Maidenhead Junior Chess Club
Berkshire Junior Chess
Trip Letters
15-18 October - Y6 Osmington Bay
8-11 November - B6 Sports Tour & Outward Bound
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com

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