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Mr Richards' Words Lent 8
Mr Richards' Words Lent 8
I wish there had been more than one rugby question at the PTA Quiz and that my knowledge of Roman numerals had been explored. The L is certainly nearly double the Lack of points my team scored but also a Lazy seamless Link into my topics of the week...
Tuesday 12 MarchB2 - National Archives9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 12 MarchB3 Charity Breaktime10:30am - 11:00am
Friday 15 MarchPTA AGM9:00am - 10:00am
Friday 15 MarchPTA AGM9:00am - 10:00am
Friday 15 MarchB5 Taster Afternoon at SB2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday 18 MarchCharities WeekAll Day
Monday 18 MarchY4&B5 Sound of Science Workshops & Show9:00am - 3:00pm
Monday 18 MarchB3 Ufton Court (Celts & Romans)9:15am - 3:15pm
Tuesday 19 MarchB2 Charity Breaktime10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday 19 MarchB5&6 Concert7:00pm - 8:45pm
Wednesday 20 MarchB5 Fire Safety Talk 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 22 March2Y Form Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 22 MarchB5 Lads & Dads Books and Bushcraft5:00pm - 6:30pm
That new campus...
As you may have seen from local social media, our plans for a new campus are not going to be determined by the Council until after the local elections in May.  When we submitted our applications in December 2017 little did we realise then that we would still be waiting for a planning decision in 2019. Whilst this is enormously disappointing and frustrating, we have been working closely with statutory authorities and the Council over the past 15 months and have made significant progress.  We are delighted to inform you that the plans at Cannon Lane have received the green light from:
  • Environment Agency
  • Highways England
  • Natural England
  • Sport England
 Soon it will be up to to a panel of newly-elected councillors to decide our future, so until then, we thank everyone (and there have been over 2,000 of you) for taking the time so far to support us; your efforts to show that parents and local people support our proposals have had a very positive impact.  Hopefully in the near future we will be informing you of the committee date and once again you will join us in force to show the strength of support for the best possible future for Claires Court.
Hugh and James Wilding
Please review our Nursery!
Thank you for your ongoing support of our Nursery. We always love hearing your kind comments but we'd be really appreciative if you could please share your thoughts on our Day Nurseries page that we're enhancing. If you scroll down our listing you will see a red box with the wording 'Submit a Review'. Please click on this, then a review form will appear on the same page asking a few questions about your experience. Thank you!

Parent Digital Information Evening - 27 March
A letter regarding internet safety was sent to all parents last Friday.  This letter also included an invitation to attend an information evening on Friday 27 March at Senior Boys.  The letter can be found here.  Do let us know by completing the online form if you are able to attend what promises to be an informative evening for all our parents.

Class Group photos
The deadline for returning the U.9/U.11 and Class Group photos is next Friday 15 March.
Building A Lego CityBuilding A Lego City

A giant Lego city was built by Year 3 boys and girls who collaborated together to build football stadiums, hotels, cafes, mansions and play houses. They even attached batteries to the buildings and lit them up which really brought their city to life...
Making Electric Circuits

As part of their science topic, Year 1 boys were learning about electricity in the home and what electricity needs to work. They used batteries, crocodile clips and light bulbs to see if they could make a circuit work.
Making Electric Circuits
New recruits for the Maz Evans' 'Gods Squad'!New recruits for the Maz Evans' 'Gods Squad'!

A hilarious World Book Day presentation by ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ author Maz Evans entertained Junior Boys and Girls. Maz spoke about her series of comedy fantasy adventures about a young boy who must reassemble the Greek gods to beat a...
News from the Sports Master
I seem to be repeating myself every week by saying how busy the past week has been. However, I am not sure we could have possibly crammed anything else into the last 7 days. Last Friday we hosted a total of 24 local state and independent schools for our annual U10, 6 a-side tournament. We entered two teams and they both played extremely well with the U10A finally being knocked out in the semi-final of the Plate competition and the U10B suffering the agony of penalties to also go out in the semi-finals of the vase competition. However, the pupils were fantastic role models for the school and always played with superb sportsmanship.

On Monday it was the turn of the U11 teams as again we hosted 24 teams to our second tournament in four days. This time it was the ISA London West regional event. Again our teams played extremely well. Both finished in the top two in their group to qualify for the Cup competition. Our U11A1 sadly lost on penalties in the Semi-final while out U11A2 went one better by getting to the final only to miss out on taking home the cup again in the agony of a penalty shoot out. All the pupils that played in this event should be commended for their determination and teamwork.

While this was going on Mr Denton took pupils from Year 4-6 away to the Oratory Prep for their cross country event. The pupils performed very well with William Dart bringing home the bronze medal in the Year 6 race.

Alongside these events this week we have also fitted in U9 fixtures against Moulsford and Abbingdon on Tuesday and all our U10 teams played St John’s Beaumont on Wednesday.
If all this wasn't enough the whole of Year 4 travelled to Bournemouth on football tour on  Thursday and Friday, enjoying fixtures against The Gregg school and Ballard’s school. More details of this will be in next week's bulletin.  

News from the Chess Master
The Delancey tournament may be coming to a close but we still have our end of term tournament to come. This will be on Monday 25 March and will serve as another chance to qualify for the area Megafinal. More details and an entry form to come soon!

Very well done to all those boys who represented Claires Court at the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) qualifying event we hosted on Saturday 2 March!

The Under 11s were: Josh Sharma, Moksha Suriarachchi, Emin Babusha, Louie White, Ishraj Samra, Dominic Mayling, Samuel Tschiesche, Aaran Hitschmann, Noah Olikara, Siddhant Nayak, Sashank Sahasranamamula and Tyler Davies.

The Under 9s were: Kanishka Suriarachchi, Tom Avezbakiev, Ethan Olikara, Anthony Chan and Aman Singh.

The Under 9s won their section whilst the Under 11 teams came first and 3rd! We are now looking forward to the Semifinal in Bristol on Saturday 11 May.

Trip letters
12 March - B2 National Archives at Kew
6-14 April - Y5-11 Ski Trip - Information Powerpoint
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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