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Mr Richards' Words Summer 10
Mr Richards' Words Summer 10
Headmaster for the Day - Master Holdway’s Words:  Mr Richards asked me to see him. I was a little bit apprehensive but I was very surprised when he told me that my Mum had won the raffle at the PTA Summer Fair and Circus...
Monday 08 JulySports Assembly B4-69:00am - 9:30am
Tuesday 09 JulyBR-2 Summer Production9:30am - 10:30am
Wednesday 10 JulyB3-6 Prize Giving1:30pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 11 JulyHouse Winners TreatAll Day
Thursday 11 JulyB2-6 End of Term Chess Tournament9:30am - 1:00pm
Thursday 11 JulyHouse Winners Treat4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday 12 JulySchool Term EndsAll Day
Friday 12 JulyB6 Leavers' Assembly9:30am - 10:30am
Cricket Photos
Any orders for the U9 Cricket photos should be received by Monday 8 July.

Wednesday 10 July - Reminder, pack lunch for whole school 

Menu Change
Thursday 11 July - Dish of the Day: Chicken Goujons, Vegetarian Option: Quorn Southern Fried Finger Bites, Side Dishes: Thick cut Chips, Garden Peas,  Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae, Soup of the Day, Pasta Choice: Pomodoro

Smart Watches
From September 2019, Smart Watches will not be allowed to be worn by any pupils in Nursery - Year 11. This includes apple watches or any device that can accept or send notifications, like some FitBit watches. We do not want our pupils to be distracted during lessons, or when socialising in person with their friends at breaktimes. We also endeavour to limit screen time from personal devices during school hours as the pupils are safer from the internet and its many interruptions. Thank you for supporting us in keeping your children safe.

Last Week of Summer Term - early buses.
There will be no Activity or Study Clubs w/c 8 July.
After School Care - available Monday to Thursday only (available for Nursery children only on the last day of term).

School Reports/EOT Mailing will be coming home with your son - otherwise it will be posted home if your son is absent on the last day.
Buses home are operating at the revised times to coincide with the early finish.

Nursery - Normal day until 3.30pm with After School Care available to Nursery children only.
Junior Girls - Pick up from 12 noon.  We kindly ask that parents do not congregate in the Atrium but collect their daughter from the playground.
Senior Girls - 12.15pm finish
Sixth Form - 12.00noon finish
Junior Boys - 12.00noon finish
Senior Boys - 12.30pm finish
Ukuleles, Melodrama and a whole host of Talent!Ukuleles, Melodrama and a whole host of Talent!

Last week saw an extravaganza of musical and acting ability as pupils performed at the Senior Boys annual Year 7 Music and Drama Festival.
Junior Boys Sports Day

The build up to Sports Day is always one of high anticipation for pupils and staff alike. When the day arrived it was stunningly beautiful, with a slight breeze to keep the high heat at bay from the competing pupils, perfect!
Junior Boys Sports Day
Embracing Nature at Woolley FirsEmbracing Nature at Woolley Firs

A recent trip to the Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre saw Year 4 boys embrace nature when they took their learning outside of the classroom for the day. Did you know that the dragonfly nymph changes it’s exoskeleton eight times?
News from the Sports Master
Since Sports Day we have had a fantastic week of cricket. The U9 teams finished off the year with two great wins for the U9B&C teams with the U9A team narrowly missing out. 

On Wednesday the U10 teams started their House Matches while the U11 dressed up in loud flowery shirts, flower garlands and grass skirts to finish off their sporting time at Claires Court Junior Boys with an excellent afternoon of Carribean cricket, all finished off with a bbq. It was a fantastic way for the Sports Department to say goodbye to all of Year 6 and their parents. 

The U8 & U9 teams started their house matches on Tuesday and these will be finish off on Tuesday next week.
Junior Boys Sports Day 2019

The build up to Sports Day is always one of high anticipation for the pupils. When the day arrived it was a stunningly beautiful day with a slight breeze to keep the high heat at bay from the competing pupils. 

The day started with the Reception and Year 1 Sports Day, and the boys took part in a multitude of races – from the traditional egg and spoon, through the sack race, to the 50 metre shuttle relay races.  The enjoyment could be seen on the boys’ faces. This coupled with the joy of receiving medals from the lovely Mrs Notton-Brown, and the excitement of the events, made the morning a very special one. The standard of the competition was fantastic and Mr Denton and Mr Grose  had certainly done an excellent job in Reception and Year 1 PE lessons in helping the pupils prepare for this day. Special mention of the Junior Boys PTA is to be made for their contributions to school sports and for purchasing the medals and trophies.

Years 2 and 3 took to the field immediately after to compete in their events, and once again the level of competition was very high. The boys performed very well and showed that the future standard of athletics at Junior Boys should remain high, with some very closely fought races. In Year 3 Daniel Chen was the pupil to beat as he walked away with the Year 3 Victor Ludorum after winning 3 events in the 100m, 75m, and Potato race, although there are some very strong athletes in this year group and I am very much looking forward to seeing them compete over the coming years.

Following lunch, the older pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 stepped forward to add a fitting, climax to the day.  They provided much excitement and tension, showed much talent, and excelled on an afternoon of high competition.  Once again events were decided by the closest of margins as the competition between the boys was evident. However, good sportsmanship abounded and many pupils cheered on those finishing lower down the ranks, or hands were shaken after races.  Proof, again, that a love of sport is engendered in these pupils. We had three field events - long jump, high jump and the cricket ball throw running at the same time as the track programme and this provided for a fantastic spectator experience. In Year 4 the Victor Ludorum was shared by Jack Hinchy winning the 50m, 75m and finishing 2nd in the 200m, and by Josh Notton-Brown winning the 400m, 200m and finishing 2nd in the 55m Hurdles.  In the Year 5 Victor Ludorum was also shared with Thomas Page winning the Long Jump, High Jump and the 55m Hurdles, and Thomas Scargill winning the 75m, 100m and 200m. In Year 6 William Dart won the 200m, 400m (in a new school record of 1 min 07.46 secs) and the 800m to win the Victor Ludorum for the third year in a row.

Well done to all the pupils for competing, for their sportsmanship and pride for their House’s, making the day one the parents, relatives, supporters and staff will remember for a long time.  Thank you!
News from the Chess Master
We had the chance to play a simultaneous match on Wednesday. This is where one or two players play several games at once.  This type of chess forces the simultaneous player to think on their feet (quite literally), whilst the other players learn patience and good use of time.  Well done to Tom and Louis for stepping up, but I hope all the boys took something from the experience.

Starting in September there will be one space for a lesson with Mr Tuck on Friday.  If your son is interested in improving his chess skills further, please let me know.

Finally, I would like to extend my thanks once more to Mr Dennis, Mrs Goford, Miss Bharj and Mr Tuck for all their help this year in encouraging our chess players. It has been another successful year and I look forward to more success next year.

Well done to all the boys who have played chess this year. I hope that, without neglecting the chance to get outside in the sunshine, you will continue to practise your chess skills over the summer.

The end of term chess tournament will be held on Thursday 11 July from 9:30 - 12:30.
Entry forms are available from the chess noticeboard or by clicking here.

Letters on website this week
20-22 September - current Y4 Marchants Hill - consent and payment by Friday 12 July
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com

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