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Mr Richards' words summer week 6
Mr Richards' words summer week 6
Thrills and gasps of amazement echoed across the playing fields as our Reception boys watched intently and then could not contain themselves as the butterflies were released and spread their wings and took to the skies. The Painted Ladies were a...
Monday 31 MayHalf-Term HolidayAll Day
Tuesday 08 JuneClass Group Photos9:00am - 10:00am
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians
Thank you for your support and feedback over the past six weeks. It has been a busy and successful half term which has seen the re-introduction of many of the pleasures that we took for granted before Covid. For example, watching your children enjoy their sports fixtures, a comprehensive after school enrichment programme, school excursions - just a few of the ‘return to norm’ activities that enhance our educational support for your children.
Come Monday 21 June, we hope to see even more restrictions eased, for then we can invite you to join us in larger numbers at school for end of year celebrations. However, please ensure that your children if in Year 7 or above continue to take the Lateral Flow test over the half term break - 1 in 3 people with Covid have no symptoms, so it is crucial that we continue with this programme. 

For our Year 11 and 13 pupils who have worked so hard under the new Covid affected regulations, they can reflect on their considerable efforts with pride, and most will be returning after a short break in June to take up their places on our Leadership and Playworker courses.

Whether you are venturing away for half term or staying at home, I hope you all enjoy a break that allows you to catch up on conversations with your children, rest and recuperate even if only for a short time, and spend precious moments with family and loved ones. 

Best wishes
Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

Catering Provision after half term
In line with current Covid guidelines, we are pleased to announce the return of catering services and dining rooms from Monday 7 June. Please find the new menus on the website. The following services will commence:
  • Breakfast at College Avenue and Senior Boys. Pre-school care at Junior Boys and College Avenue are already benefiting from a breakfast service.
  • Morning breaks at College Avenue And Senior Boys.  Due to time constraints and the risk of mixing of bubbles, we request that both Junior Girls and Junior Boys bring in an appropriate nut free snack for break time, as it will not be possible to get everyone through the dining room in a timely manner for this break time service.
  • Lunch at all sites with virtually all choices of main meal, vegetarian/dietary options, salads, sandwiches, pasta, jacket potatoes, desserts and drinks.
Whilst our suppliers get used to the demands of hospitality reopening once again, we will endeavour to return favourites and new choices as soon as we can get them.

Finally, on a green note, after the introduction of water bottle filling fountains in 2019 we have saved in excess of 40,000 plastic bottles over the past year. Please be reminded, whilst cooler than usual at the moment, the weather is warming up, so do please send your child in with an appropriately named and refillable water bottle to keep their hydration levels up.

Stephen Rhodes, Domestic Bursar

Holiday Club
May Half Term - Tuesday 1 June to Friday 4 June
If you haven’t used us before, you will need to register in order to be able to book. You can find the link here http://schl.cc/cp 

If you have any problems, please contact us by email holidayclub@clairescourt.com or phone 01628 327740.
May Half Term Sport Xtra Holiday Club Year 3 - Year 6
Please find attached flyer for all boys and girls in Year 3 to Year 6 during the May Half Term holiday (1-4 June). The link to book is here: http://schl.cc/cp 
Sun Hats - Sunscreen - Water Bottles
As warmer weather approaches, just a reminder that your son needs to be applied with sun cream before coming to school and wear a CCJB sports cap which you can purchase from either Goyals or Hawkinsports or alternatively a cricket sun hat. Can you also send him in with a named water bottle please.
Whole Class Photographs - Tuesday 8 June
Save the Date - Tempest will be in to photograph each of the Junior Boys Year Class Groups. A nice keepsake to buy as a reminder of your son's class and their friends. 
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Cricket
The U9, U10 & U11 teams all have fixtures when we return, please see the information below. Team sheets are published via the school sports website and will be available from Friday the week before the fixture via this link - Team Sheets, using the code - CCsport2020.

Tuesday 8 June
U9BCD v Thorpe House (home) 2.30pm start, 4pm pick up

Wednesday 9 June
U11BC v Thorpe House (home) 2.30pm start, 4pm pick up

Friday 11 June
U10BC v Thorpe House (home) 2.30pm start, 4pm pick up
U10ADE v The Beacon (home) 2.30pm start, 4pm pick up

Late Collection
If for any reason you are running late please contact the school office (01628 327400) to inform us and collect your son from the school office.

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

Sports Day - Friday 25 June
Save the Date - All being well we are hoping to invite parents along to watch this event and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can to confirm this.

Artist of the Week
There were some fantastic pattern work and accurate weaving by the boys this week, please click here to view.

Delancey Chess puzzles are still being posted on the Claires Court Chess Google Classroom. Do feel free to go on and try and solve them!

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 Reception (BR) and Thomas H (2S).
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We’re very excited to have recently joined Instagram and look forward to expanding our online community with a little of your help! 
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