Junior Boys Bulletin
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Mr Richards' Words Lent 6
Mr Richards' Words Lent 6
I like to sit with the boys at lunch time to get to know them and to use the opportunity to see what they think. Their answers can be very revealing and do spark discussions in other arenas. I also like to hear about their experiences. For example...
Friday 15 February3Y Form Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Saturday 16 FebruaryDelancey Chess Qualifier2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 17 FebruaryU11 Chess Team Event (4 county)2:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday 18 FebruaryHalf Term Holiday All Day
Monday 25 FebruaryB6 The Greeks9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 26 FebruaryB6 Charity Breaktime10:30am - 11:00am
Thursday 28 FebruaryB5 Charity Breaktime10:30am - 11:00am
Friday 01 MarchScholarship 2019 Results AnnouncedAll Day
Charity Fundraising Event
Please make a note of the following dates when the boys will be fundraising at school break times.
Year 6 – Tuesday 26 February
Year 5 – Monday 4 March
Year 4 – Tuesday 5 March
Year 3 – Tuesday 12 March
Year 2 – Tuesday 19 March
Year 1 & Reception – Tuesday 26 March
Authentic French BreakfastAuthentic French Breakfast

Our Year 5 boys recently enjoyed visiting the 'Cafe de Paris' where they were served by authentically dressed waiters.  
Boarding The Hogwarts Express

After receiving their letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Year 4 boys boarded the Hogwarts Express for a magical evening.
Boarding The Hogwarts Express
ISA Regional Cross Country Champions!ISA Regional Cross Country Champions!

Both Junior Girls and Boys are ISA Regional Cross Country Champions, after both the U10 girls team and the U12 boys team came first in the team competitions.
News from the Sports Master
What an incredibly busy week of sport we have had. It started on Monday with boys from Years 4-6 competing at the ISA Regional Cross Country Championships. All boys have been showing huge amounts of determination in training and this was very evident when it came to competition time. Our Year 4 boys were competing for the first time and it proved an excellent learning opportunity. Our Year 5 and 6 team did fantastically well and came home crowned U12 Regional Team Champions and in addition to this Hugo Winter (4th) and William Dart (7th) finished inside the top 10 pupils to qualify to represent the London West team at the ISA National Championships on 30 March.

On Tuesday the U9A and B teams travelled to the St John’s Beaumont tournament. The B team performed out of their skins to hold their own against A teams. The A team had a wonderful afternoon playing superbly well to finish 3rd overall only losing one match all day. The U9C and D teams meanwhile hosted Herries who proved to be very strong opposition.

On Wednesday it was the turn of the U10A and B teams to travel to the St John’s Beaumont tournament. Again our B team held their own against A teams while our U10A only lost once all day in their final in the cruellest of ways - sudden death penalties. The rest of the U10 and U11 teams had fixtures against Caldicott. There were some fantastic results across the board and the U11A team gained their first win against this tough opposition with a 4-3 thriller and the U10C team were supreme with a 4-0 win.

News from the Chess Master
I spoke to the boys in chess this week about how to finish off your opponent rather than letting them get away with a draw. The Checkmates on Lichess need to be mastered by the boys if they are to turn their skill during a game into a final victory. Please do encourage your son to practise by clicking on the link.
The next step for more advanced players is to be able to spot checkmate patterns. These can be studied by clicking here.
Enjoy half term boys!

Trip Reminders
6-14 April 2019 - Y5-13 Ski Trip - URGENT - Please complete Google form with information required by ski company and send in your child’s EHIC and signed Rules!
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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