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Mrs Kirby's Words Week 5
Mrs Kirby's Words Week 5
Lots to be excited about this week… Science experiments, Macbeth raps, poetry celebrations and Stone Age story writing! Year 5 experienced their first taste of Year 7 lessons this week. Starting off with a bit of rapping about Macbeth...
Monday 19 OctoberHalf-TermAll Day
From the Office
New campus update
Our long and eagerly-awaited planning inquiry for the development of the Ridgeway site is nearly upon us, and we are calling for your help and support. The inquiry will be held online by an independent planning inspector from 18 November for eight days.

As we celebrate our diamond jubilee in our 60th year, we would dearly love to cement our plans to bring us all together at one-purpose-built, future-proof campus fit for our quality teaching and the families we care so much about. Letters of support for the plans are welcomed by the inspector and help form a good picture of all the significant benefits arising from our plans that will so positively affect a wide-range of people in our community. More information is being sent to all our families and friends, so we do hope you can help us and show your support and write to: tim.salter@planninginspectorate.gov.uk by: Wednesday 17 November 2020. Include the relevant planning references in your subject line (or at the top of your email): 
APP/TO355/W/20/3249117 – Claires Court School
APP/T0355/W/20/3249119 – Sports Pitches and Pavilion

For details of the plans you can visit our website.

Independent Schools Council Covid-19 survey 2020 - last few days to take part
Thank you to those parents and guardians who have taken part in the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Covid-19 parent survey 2020. The survey is designed to help our school and the wider independent school sector understand what parents and pupils experienced during the Covid-19 lockdown last term.

If you haven’t taken part and would like to do so, we would really appreciate your views in this independent and anonymous survey by Monday 12 October. You can complete the survey online using this link.

Flu vaccination - Monday 7 December 2020
Please find an e-consent form (you will be asked for the school code which is BK110153G) and information about the flu vaccination for girls in Reception to Year 6. Please complete the form by Friday 6 November. This was emailed home earlier this week.
Titan mouthguards
As you know your daughter is required to wear a mouthguard while playing hockey at school. Many pupils are happy to use the ‘Boil and Bite’ style mouthguards available from sports shops but others prefer the superior protection and comfort of the custom moulded style, normally fitted by your dentist or our supplier (Titan Mouthguards) during a school visit. Please find an e-flyer from our custom mouthguard supplier.  Unlike previous years we will not be arranging a visit from Titan for obvious reasons, but instead you will be able to order a home impression kit and book a video call with one of their technicians if you need help making the impression, before sending the impression off to their laboratory.  You will then receive the custom fitted mouthguard directly to your home in the post.Both Junior and Senior Girls will be playing hockey from after Christmas, and we strongly advise them to wear a mouthguard for safety reasons.
Here is the link: Junior & Senior Girls Mouthguard Link

Organisation and forgotten items
We are receiving some items being dropped at school throughout the day and in normal times this is not a problem. However, in the current Covid climate we are concerned about the risk of items being passed from one person to another. 

Obviously, in the rush to leave the house, if she forgets her food, then we will of course ensure your daughter gets that. However, she will be able to cope without almost everything else and it will help her to remember things in the future. Teachers will always be understanding if the odd thing is forgotten.   A ‘drop box’ is available which is outside the Reception office but please can you ensure items are named.

Please can we remind you that your daughter needs to bring her own headphones into school as part of her school equipment and they should be available in all lessons. This is especially vital if a teacher has to remote teach. By not doing so, it may cause significant disruption to the lesson. Please also make sure that Chromebooks are fully charged each night so girls do not have the misfortune of running out of charge during a lesson.
Tempest photographs
Reminder orders can be placed online.

School uniform
Just a reminder that a full winter uniform is required to be worn by the girls after the October half term holiday.

Lion King DVDs
We have four spare copies at a cost of £5.00 each - please let the school office know if you wish to purchase one by emailing girls@clairescourt.com.
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