Claires Court Bulletin

NURSERY AND GIRLS

Bulletin No.5 - Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 5 February 2016

NEWS FROM THE HEADS

PAUL BEVIS

It's has been a week revolving around choices...


And in preparing for an assembly on choices I found some interesting facts on the internet; Whilst choosing between the ability to fly or read minds, was split 50-50 in an online vote. CC Senior Girls were far more in the flying camp! Quite prepared to go against the trend at CC Girls.


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LEANNE BARLOW

“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”


This week we celebrated National Storytelling Week. Our theme was Beatrix Potter and boy did the girls have fun! There have been puppet shows, Mr McGregor’s Garden creations, individual Beatrix Potter stories written, watercolour paintings and a real life Peter Rabbit! The girls have thoroughly enjoyed hearing and telling stories this week; so much learning has taken place. Having the flexibility to go off timetable to learn about things that the girls enjoy is one of the many benefits of Claires Court.


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SHEENA WILDING


The nursery rooms have been learning about meat eating dinosaurs and Beehive have made a huge 3D one using boxes and egg cartons, Busy Bees made an enormous 2D tyrannosaurus with paper, paint, card and stones and Honeycomb are making theirs today with big boxes which you will see displayed in the rooms.


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FORTHCOMING DATES

Saturday 6 February - Boat Club Race Night 7.30pm SB Sports Hall

Sunday 7 February - U9 ISA Gymnastics Competition - Milton Keynes

Monday 8 February - Y3 to Y6 JG U11 ISA LW Netball Tournament/GR to Hurleyford Farm Trip

Thursday 11 February - Y10 SG to V&A Museum/Y10 Art to Tate Britain/Talent Show 6.30pm SG Main Hall

Friday 12 February - Orchestral Day 4.30pm SG Main Hall/Half Term

Saturday 13 February - Y9 to Y11 SG Confusions Theatre Trip

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Parking on Friday 12 February

Please be advised that on the last day of term the school car park and local area may be busier than usual at around 4pm. As parents of those children from Claires Court and other schools will be enjoying a concert as the finale of our Orchestra Day. It may be worthwhile to allow a few extra minutes to collect your child safely and ‘park and stride’.


HPQ Year 11 SG

Year 11 girls entering work for the Higher Project Qualification are being given a final deadline of Friday 12 February for submitting all their work. This not only includes their project itself, but also their written reports, presentation slides and notes and their production log. Most girls have finished all sections, but may just need a gentle reminder to organise printing and collection together of them ready for the final lesson before Half Term. Thank you!


Year 10 SG Parents' Evening - Tuesday 23 February

Your daughter has been given the appointments sheet to enable her to make appointments for you to see her subject teachers.


Year 9 SG Parents' Evening - Tuesday 1 March

Your daughter has been given the appointments sheet to enable her to make appointments for you to see her subject teachers.


After School Care

Please can parents always write in their daughter's homework diary if their child is to attend ASC. We need attendance numbers before lunchtime so that we know we have correct number of staff/per child ratio. If it is an emergency request can we ask that parents telephone the office where we can check availability - please do not email in as sometimes these are not read straight away.

PTA NEWS

Monday 8 February - PTA Meeting 3.00pm CCSG

Saturday 19 February - Easter Egg Hunt at Junior Boys

Monday 29 February - PTA AGM - 6.30pm CCSG The Chapel

SAVE THE DATE

The Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

The marquee’s booked, the themes agreed, so put the date in your diary for the PTA adult social event of the year.... tickets will be on sale soon.

RACE NIGHT

Regatta Race Night - Saturday 6 February

Come and support the Boat Club at their annual Regatta Race Night. For further information on how to buy tickets, sponsor a boat or race, please visit our website

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Orchestral Day Friday 12 February: Instrumental students from Y3-13 have been invited to participate in a workshop day, playing with students from other schools in an orchestra, held at the SG site. Parents are warmly invited to attend the concert starting at 4.30 at the SG site.

Letters sent out:

Joint JB and JG Concert: 8 March

Letters have gone out to Year 5-6 pupils and to Year 3-4 choir members about the concert rehearsals.

GCSE and A Level Music Trip to the Opera: 16 March

Letters have gone out about the visit to see 'The Magic Flute' at the ENO. Please can students return their slips and arrange payment by 8 February.

JUNIOR GIRLS STOCK-MARKET

YEAR 6 TAKE ON THE STOCK-MARKET!

The girls in Year 6 sold all of their shares on Tuesday 2 February (as did many people around the world in answer to the Global markets being in trading turmoil). There was little doubt for first and second place, as they have been ahead for the last three weeks, but third place went to a late finisher, whose share prices rose dramatically on the last day of trading.

Therefore, the Stock Market exercise for 2016 is now completed and here are the results

The overall winner and Stockbroker of 2016 is: Georgia Fewkes.

Second place went to: Oluwanifemi Oladoyinbo

Third place went to: Isobel Lansdown

If any parents require advice for their future investments, they can get in contact with the class, and they will offer sound financial advice.

HOLIDAY CLUB

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Spaces still available at Holiday Club’s 'World of Animals' week this coming holiday – Mon 15 to Fri 19 Feb… located at the Junior/Senior Girls site.

Book now for Sports Club’s Multi-Sport days – Tue 16 to Thu 18 Feb… located at the Junior Boys site.
> more details - activity highlights, programme and booking on our website - www.clairescourt.com/holiday-activities

Last DAY to get … free extended sessions for CC Junior and Senior pupils, and a hot lunch option (holiday club only) – ends TODAY (FRI 5 FEB)

LIBRARY NEWS

Word Millionaires

We have two more Year 7 Accelerated Reader Word Millionaires! Isabelle Stanton and Anna Leigh have both read over one million words since the start of the school year. Anyone achieving this goal will receive both a Head Teacher’s Certificate and of course, a special Library prize… Carry on reading Year 7!!

Looking for Love?!

Romance is in the air for Valentine’s Day! Fall in love with a great new story from our Romance display in the Senior Library. Or why not write your own love story? Swoon Reads finds and publishes new Young Adult love stories with the help of the Swoon Reads online community. See https://www.swoonreads.com

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DRAMA NEWS

TALENT SHOW Thursday 11 February 6.30pm

Those girls who have made the finals have received a letter/slip regarding arrangements between school finishing at 5.00pm and company call at 5.45pm - please send the reply slip back asap.

We are not issuing tickets for the Talent Show but we would like to know how many parents are likely to come. Please complete the slip here and return to the school office no later than Wednesday 10 February.


ISA Rehearsal - Junior Girls

Tuesday 9 February 1.30pm-5.00pm in the Chapel

Theatre Trips - Senior Girls

Monday 8 February 6.00pm - Norden Farm to watch the A level production. Please meet at Norden Farm and arrange collection time of between 8.00pm/8.30pm

Saturday 11 February - Confusions - Windsor Theatre Royal

Please meet at 4.30pm at the Theatre and arrange collection between 7.00pm/7.30pm

TRIPS

Chasing:

Thursday 11 February - Y10 & Y13 Textiles trip to V&A. Consent and payment by Monday 8 February.

Thursday 11 February - Y10 Art trip to Tate Britain. Consent and payment by Monday 8 February.

Wednesday 16 March - GCSE & A Level Music trip to The Magic Flute. Consent and payment by Monday 8 February.

Friday March 18 - Sunday 20 March Year 10 Geography trip to Margam Park. Consent and deposit by Monday 8 February - URGENT.

Monday 21 March Y10-Y11 Drama visit A Level moderation at Norden Farm. Reply slip by Friday 12 February - URGENT.

Thursday 7 - Friday 8 April Sailing Camp - Consent slip and deposit last chance to get your consents/deposits in by Monday 8 February - URGENT.

Friday 22 to Saturday 23 April Y10 History Trip to Ypres. Consent and deposit last chance to get your consents/deposits in by Monday 8 February - URGENT.


Letters Going Home:

Tuesday 23 February - Year 4 to Ufton Court. Consent by Friday 12 February.

Thursday 25 February - Year 2 to National Archives in Kew. Consent by Friday 12 February.

Thursday 25 February - Year 10 Maths Feast at John Hampden. Consent by Friday 12 February.

Joint Junior Concert - letter regarding rehearsal dates - for information only.

SPORT

FIXTURES

Monday 8 February

U11 ISA Netball Tournament @ Magnet Leisure Centre, 11am start

U14 B Hockey Beaconsfield High @ Beaconsfield High

Tuesday 9 February

U9 Netball vs St Bernard's @ St Bernard's, 3pm start

U13A & B Hockey vs Charters @ Charters

Wednesday 10 February

U9 Netball vs Highfield @ Kidwells Park, 4pm start

U18A Netball vs RBC, Away

U18B Netball vs LVS, Away

U13 Netball v Furze Platt

Friday 12 February

U13 Indoor Hockey vs Holme Grange @ Wellington College