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Mr Richards' words summer week 2
Mr Richards' words summer week 2
Mr Richards and the Junior Boys share what after school clubs they've been taking part in, and more. 
Monday 03 MayEarly May Bank HolidayAll Day
Monday 10 MayVirtual Parents' Evening YR-Y64:00pm - 7:00pm
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians
As we try to find our way back to some semblance of normality in society, we are reminded daily in the media of the dreadful situation in other countries as they battle with the Covid-19 pandemic. My brief words today are to thank you for your patience as we remain vigilant in our school and mindful of the guidance set out by the Department of Education. 
Frustrations of having sports fixtures but no spectators, of not allowing children from other schools to freely join our classrooms for weeks on end to experience the Claires Court way of life, virtual rather than physical meetings and parent communications. These are restrictions we put in place for the safety of our community, and I would like to thank the many of you who have recently written to me to express your gratitude that we hold the well being and safety of you and your family as our single priority. 
I am reminded of the quote, 'If someone sticks by your side through the worst times, they are the ones who deserve to be with you through the best times'. I sincerely believe that we have our best times to come, and they will be coming very soon! At Claires Court, we look forward to sharing them all with you. 
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

Best wishes
Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

Holiday Club
We’re delighted that our Holiday Club will operate for the four days of half term. You will shortly receive an email containing more details on this.  

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 3 May - School Closed
Wishing you all a lovely long weekend and see you on Tuesday 4 May.

Reporting your son’s absence from school
Please don’t forget to call the school office to report any sickness/absence/medical appointments on 01628 327400 or alternatively you can email juniorboys@clairescourt.com

Peripatetic Music
We are delighted that our peripatetic music tutors have now returned. If your son is interested in music lessons please complete the following form. Mrs Stevenson would be delighted to discuss these with you.

The Big Ask - National Survey now live
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is doing the largest ever survey of children in England. It’s called ‘The Big Ask’ and aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future. There are two surveys, a pupil survey and adult survey and we would encourage you and your children to share your views. The results will help the Children’s Commissioner identify barriers preventing children reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.

Stanley Spencer Gallery Competition Key Stage 2 Winners
This week the boys have finished their Stanley Spencer projects. Please click here to view the winning entries from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 that are going forward to be judged by the gallery. 

Year 4, 5 and 6 Cricket Fixtures - Summer Term
Please click here for more information about cricket fixtures starting next week. Team sheets will be published via the schools sports website and will be available from Friday the week before the fixture via this link - Team Sheets.

Chess Words
Congratulations again to Tom A, Kanishka S and Ben N for being selected to play in the Under 11 Team Finals representing Maidenhead next week.

Congratulations also go to Henry P and Raefe K who both played in the Under 9 Team Finals at the weekend, both earning some excellent wins. Competition in these events is strong with county players coming from around the country. Well done to all of you! We are very proud of your achievement in being recognised at this level.

Over the Board (OTB) tournament play is slowly returning to us. Joseph Conlon, a supporter of Chess at Claires Court is running his next tournament on Sunday 16 May in Oxford. As before, numbers are restricted, and he is trying to balance competitive OTB events for strong juniors with chances for beginners to play in events at their own level. The entry form is http://schl.cc/cj 

Rabbit Awards
Awarded for kindness, helpfulness and compassion doing the right thing without being asked, it is what makes our school a wonderful environment. This week our rabbits have been awarded to Sam T (2B), Alex C (2B), Zak D (3V) and Monty R (3V).
Senior Girls haircut for charitySenior Girls haircut for charity

Senior Girl, Molly, has been growing her hair with plans to donate it to the Little Princess Trust once it was long enough. Well, that day has come! On Wednesday 28 April 2021 Molly cut 12 inches off her hair which is being donated to a brilliant...
Junior Chess Success at Claires Court

Five Claires Court Junior Boys pupils have been selected to represent Maidenhead at the Junior Club Teams Chess final, hosted virtually by Barnet Junior Chess Association.
Junior Chess Success at Claires Court
Reducing screen time after lockdown online learningReducing screen time after lockdown online learning

Throughout both lockdowns, Claires Court were able to seamlessly transition into remote learning due to our already strong provision of digital education. 
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