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Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 4
Mrs Kirby's words Autumn week 4
Another week has flown by and although we had to postpone our Harvest Festivals and some fixtures, we have still managed to fit in so much! This week our Forest School programme started at Junior Boys. Den building, games and fire building...
Saturday 02 OctoberMaidenhead Junior Chess Club tournament - Sports Hall1:45pm - 5:45pm
Monday 04 OctoberJB Parents' Evening4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday 05 OctoberY1 Toy Making WorkshopAll Day
Friday 08 OctoberWhole School Open Morning9:30am - 11:30am
Saturday 09 OctoberPTA Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday 11 OctoberGR/BR My 'First Class' (M'Hd Advertiser visiting JB)1:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday 13 OctoberHarvest Festival9:15am - 10:15am
From the Office

PTA Firework and Halloween Spectacular - Saturday 9 October
Don’t miss the opportunity to come to the PTA Fireworks and Halloween Spectacular next Saturday, a great opportunity to meet friends and raise valuable funds for the school. Book your tickets now via the Payment Portal at the discounted cost of £25 per family (£9/adult and £5/child), with food included. Once purchased, wristbands will be available for you to collect at the gate on the night. 
Volunteers required @ Fireworks please!
Please contact Tina Webster via c.e.webster@btinternet.com if you are able to help at the fireworks for any period of time, thank you. It’s a great way to meet other parents especially if you are new to the school.

Artist of the Week
Please see attached gallery of our weekly artists. Classes have continued to study the Theme of ‘Zero Waste’ this week.

Parents’ Evening - Monday 4 October
We are looking forward to meeting parents on Monday at Parents’ Evening. Letters have been emailed out earlier this week with links to book your appointment.

Sport Fixtures

Fixtures for next week are shown below.

Tuesday 5 October
U9ABC v Thorpe House (Home) - 2.30pm

Wednesday 6 October
U11A v Ashfold (Away) - 2.30pm
U11BCD v Gayhurst (Home) - 2.30pm

Friday 8 October
U10ABCDE v Gayhurst (Away) - rescheduled match - 2.30pm

It is great to see so many boys coming along to chess club, and I am delighted that they are working hard on improving their chess skills on lichess and at home over the board. On Monday the boys were able to take advantage of the chance to play each other and thus earn several House Points (Go Cliveden!), whilst on Tuesday I introduced the group to how best to use their pawns during the game. The great French Grandmaster,  Francois-Andre Philidor, once called pawns the "soul of chess"; he was probably right: understand how to position them and the game becomes a lot easier!
Here are a few pictures from Tuesday. Well done to all. Keep playing!

There is a tournament in the JB Sports Hall on Saturday afternoon. For more information go to the Maidenhead Junior Chess Club site.

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 Logan D (Year 5) Harry M (Year 6).

Harvest Festival - Wednesday 13 October
Just a reminder that the Junior Boys Harvest Festival is now happening on Wednesday 13 October at 9.15am.

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

Nearly New Sale
Items of school uniform will be available for purchase every Friday 8.15am-9am on the upper playground.
Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 4Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 4

It's been really good to re-establish so much this week at Senior Boys, not least our first full week of GCSE examination practice for Year 11, our second raft of Rugby Fixtures (great results, please check out www.clairescourtsports.com) and...
Decorated Olympic athlete unveils Claires Court library

We were delighted to welcome back former Head Girl Ellie Rayer, now a decorated Olympian, to formally open the newly refurbished Senior Girls Library on Monday 27 September. 
Decorated Olympic athlete unveils Claires Court library
CCF Weekend at Claires CourtCCF Weekend at Claires Court

An eyewitness account written by Captain O'Clee - Contingent Commander
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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