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Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Our house poetry performances were very rewarding before half term. It was fantastic to see the quality and range of offerings across the year groups. The final’s three way tie was a fitting way to share the spoils and coloured discs...
Friday 28 FebruaryY6 Charity Break10:30am - 11:00am
Friday 28 FebruaryB6 to SB for Animal Farm Production11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday 02 MarchBR-6 Workshare3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 05 MarchB3 Lego DayAll Day
Thursday 05 MarchWorld Book DayAll Day
Friday 06 MarchU10AB CCJB Football Tournament12:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 06 MarchOpen Morning All Sites9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 06 MarchOpen Morning All Sites9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 06 MarchB4 Charity Break10:30am - 11:00am
Monday 09 MarchU11AB ISA LW Football Tournament @ CCJB12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10 MarchB2 National Archives9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 12 MarchB4 Football TourAll Day
Friday 13 MarchYr 1 Assembly9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 13 MarchY3 Charity Break 10:30am - 11:00am
To celebrate World Book Day we would like you to use your love of books together with your creative skills to design a Book in a Box.

Class Group Photos
Please note if you wish to order a copy of your son’s class group photo this should be brought in on Monday 2 March the latest.

Work of the Week - Monday 24 to Friday 28 February
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.

Football Tournament - Car Parking Arrangements - Friday 6 March and Monday 8 March
A separate letter is being sent out regarding collection arrangements for next Friday and Monday.  Please keep an eye out this will be done via email and a paper copy.

Environmentally friendly water dispensers
We are committed to playing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and creating good environmentally-friendly practices in our school community. We have recently installed new fresh water dispensers across all our schools and we are stopping our use of bottled water, which will save approximately 25,000 bottles a year – this is one tonne of plastic and will save 1.5 tonnes of carbon. 

Please bring re-usable water bottles to school to use.

Important information about coronavirus (covid-19) 
Public Health England have released additional advice for people returning from certain areas in Italy.

People who have returned from one of the ‘lock down’ areas in Northern Italy are told to self-isolate on their return to the UK, even if they have no symptoms. The two regions concerned are Lombardy (Milan) and Veneto (Venice). People returning from other areas north of, but not including Pisa, Florence and Rimini, should self-isolate if they develop symptoms.

Both should contact NHS 111 or visit the Public Health England website for more information. This website is updated periodically and should any advice change that affects our school, staff or pupils, we will let you know.

If you have any questions about our response to the Public Health England’s guidance, please contact Justin Spanswick, Executive Headteacher on 01628 327717.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and, if appropriate, provide updates.

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Young voices fill Wembley Arena at charity concertYoung voices fill Wembley Arena at charity concert

An inspirational evening of music saw 50 of our Junior Girls and Boys join over 5000 children at the SSE Wembley Arena for this year’s Young Voices concert, featuring performances from Tony Hadley, TV’s ‘The Voice’ winner...
Introducing environmentally friendly water dispensers

We are committed to playing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and creating good environmentally-friendly practices in our school community.
Introducing environmentally friendly water dispensers
Local book hunt to inspire reading for World Book DayLocal book hunt to inspire reading for World Book Day

A total of 15 books have been hidden around Maidenhead, Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow as part of Claires Court’s celebration of World Book Day.
News from the Chess Master
The Lent term tournament will be held on Monday 23 March from 1:30pm to 5pm. Entry forms are now available from the Chess noticeboard or there is a copy attached for printing.
I spent some time working with some of the Year 2 boys this week. I was trying to encourage them to look after their pieces and introduced them to a game called Sudden Death.

"Sudden Death"
The game ends if a player completes a turn and they are behind in material (‘points’) – in this case they lose the game. For example 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nxe5 Nxe5 and whatever white now moves he will be behind on material and will lose the game. Don’t expect many games to last very long – so maybe best out of three is a good idea!
Try this with your son and see how they get on!
Queen = 9
Rook = 5
Knight = 3
Bishop = 3
Pawn = 1
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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