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Mr Richards' Words Autumn 4
Mr Richards' Words Autumn 4
Twitter - or not to twitter. Have I become obsessed? Why does it take me so long? Why do I get so anxious before I press tweet? What does it add? Is there anyone out there looking, reading or listening? These are all questions I ask myself.
Friday 27 SeptemberNSPCC workshops Y5 & 69:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 27 SeptemberOpen MorningAll Day
Saturday 28 SeptemberCCJB U9A&B Rugby Festival9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 02 October6P Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Thursday 03 OctoberNational Poetry DayAll Day
Friday 04 OctoberB6 Parents' Coffee Morning8:45am - 10:00am
Friday 04 OctoberB1 & B2 Woolley Firs9:15am - 2:45pm
Monday 07 OctoberNew B9 Chesham entry9:00am - 10:00am
Tuesday 08 OctoberParents and SLT Coffee Morning 8:45am - 9:15am
Tuesday 08 OctoberISA London West ARTS Competition at Norden Farm, MaidenheadAll Day
Tuesday 08 OctoberISA Regional Swimming gala Year 4-6 8am-4pm8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 09 October6O Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 11 OctoberHouse General Knowledge Quiz Final9:00am - 10:00am
Friday 11 OctoberISA U13 Junior Open Golf - Huntswood Golf Club All Day
Genes for Jeans
Thank you for your donations, we raised £168.60.

Football Boots
Have you got a pile of old football boots in your shoe cupboard? They can have a new lease of life on the feet of underprivileged children in the slum communities of Mumbai.
To donate please bring in your boots moulded studs or Astro (boys and girls) and put in the lobby in the box labelled Oscar foundation or give them to Amanda Luke (Fred Year 3 / Bertie Y1).

Work of the Week - Monday 23 - Friday 27 September
Please click on the following link for a list of children who have been selected for the outstanding work they have produced this week.  Their work will be displayed for one week from today, please do come and have a look.  Reception to Year 2’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found in the link way of the Early Years area and Year 3 to Year 4’s ‘Work of the Week Display Board’ can be found inside the back door.

House Captains
On Friday 13 September the whole school had an opportunity to vote for House Captains who will lead our four Houses this year. The successful candidates were:

Cliveden  Daniel Johnson Greenwood
                  Thomas Page

Dorney     Henry Adamson
                 Aarron Croly

Fawley     George Norris
                 Jack Terry

Windsor    Kairav Ahuja
                 Spike Stalham

Congratulations, you have a busy year ahead. Well done to all the Year 6 boys, the staff were impressed by how you conducted yourselves and the speeches you had prepared.

Mobile Phones 
Please note that in our Claires Court Safeguarding policy, which you can read online on the school website, it states that “parents are not permitted to use their mobile phones or camera in or around the EYFS setting without prior approval from the Head” (page 20). For the safety of the children and EYFS compliance please abide by this. If you need to make or receive a call please do so outside the school grounds.

Allergy and Dining Policy
Please note that due to the number of pupils and staff with serious reactions to nuts and kiwi fruit - these are not allowed in School and must not be included in snacks or packed lunches.  Please find the link here to our Allergy and Dining Policy.

Our new Sailing and Outdoor Education Centre
We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of our new Sailing and Outdoor Education Centre at Taplow Lake SL6 0EA from 4pm-6pm on Monday 30 September. Please RSVP to let us know if you are attending. We will be running a bus from College Avenue at approx 4.10pm and Ray Mill Road at approx 4.20pm for any students who wish to join us (they will need collecting from the lake).

PTA Dates for Diary
Fireworks 12 October 5pm-9pm - tickets now available for purchasing on the Pay Portal, more information here.
Junior Disco 8 November 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Diamond Jubilee Ball 6 June 2020. More information to follow!
Facing Fears and Embracing Adventure at Marchants HillFacing Fears and Embracing Adventure at Marchants Hill

Our intrepid Year 5 pupils embraced a packed weekend full of adventures as they journeyed to PGL Marchants Hill for a residential trip.
A new chess season has started!

Maidenhead Junior Chess Club recently held their first tournament of the academic year at Junior Boys with players coming from the far side of Wiltshire.
A new chess season has started!
PTA Fireworks Spectacular - Get Your Tickets!PTA Fireworks Spectacular - Get Your Tickets!

The popular and exciting Fireworks Spectacular returns on Saturday 12 October, organised by the Claires Court PTA. Make sure you arrive at 5.00pm to enjoy the delicious food on offer, fun stalls and sideshows by Year 10 and Year 11 pupils...
News from the Sports Master
Finally the rains have come and our pitches are now safe for contact rugby. Our U9 teams therefore had their first contact matches on Tuesday against one of our toughest opposition - The Beacon. All teams performed very well and across our five teams we won two, lost two and drew one. The U11 also took on The Beacon on Wednesday and while the results did not necessarily go our way the pupils learnt a lot about the law variations at U11 level. 
Also on Wednesday the U11A team had the privilege of taking part in a rugby festival held at Allianz Park home of the Rugby Premiership champions Saracens! This was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 6 pupils to play on the same pitch that many of England’s currently World Cup stars play their trade. The pupils showed real heart against strong opposition and it was a great learning experience that stands them in good stead for the rest of the season.

News from the Chess Master
I always feel great pride witnessing the success of our Claires Court pupils beyond the walls of our school and I am always keen to hear tell of tournaments boys have been playing in, in different parts of the country.
Congratulations go this week to Henry Paw who placed 21st for his age group in the Regional Delancey Gigafinal and 2nd for the Berkshire East area. This is a superb achievement and we look forward to Henry's future conquests.
On Saturday 21 September the best U10 junior chess players in the country met once more to lock horns, this time at the Delancey Chess Terafinal, and Josh Sharma was among their number. The venue was the Daventry Court Hotel in Daventry, and all players present had come through three previous rounds in order to earn their place. The first round for Josh had been here at Claires Court right back in February! Josh earned 5.5 points from 10 rounds - a highly commendable score.
Very well done, Josh!
Delancey qualifying begins again at Claires Court in the new year and all Claires Court Junior pupils are welcome to take part in our breaktime matches and/or our end of Lent Term tournament.
Our 19th PTA Chess Festival fast approaches on Saturday 16 November. This tournament offers a route for qualification for the London Nationals and is well attended with competitors coming from around the country, though Claires Court boys have a very good track record in the competition.
Entry forms can be found on the Chess noticeboard or through the Maidenhead Junior Chess Club website.
Lessons with Mr Tuck
There is now just one Friday 30 minute lesson slot with Mr Tuck left. This will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
Tel: 01628 327400     Email: juniorboys@clairescourt.com

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