Claires Court Bulletin

JUNIOR BOYS

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

Pictured here are our U11 Rugby Squad that played in the St Bernards Tournament. They played superbly and were fantastic ambassadors for our school. By all accounts it was their tackling which was the most impressive feature of their game, and it would appear we would be getting a reputation as a school for being very hard to score against.


I was lucky enough to spend Wednesday and Thursday in Dorset with our Y6 boys and girls who were studying beaches and rivers as well as participating in some daring activities! This culminated in a superb exhibition laid on for our Y6 parents by our pupils in our mezzanine today. It was a clear example of outdoor learning at its best and I am happy to report that pupils and teachers survived the week!


We have also had some wonderful art results from the ISA National Art Competition which featured in last week's Bulletin. The breadth of creative activity that our boys have the opportunity to take part in is amazing and I must commend all of our talented artists who spent time and energy to create their masterpieces. Some of the pieces are available to view in our entrance hall - do take a look!


I was delighted to hear that our Reception boys had a fantastic Halloween party with the girls on Thursday, my only disappointment was that I didn't get back in time from Dorset to join in with the singing, dancing and cake eating! Maybe next year!


On reflection it has been an unbelievably busy first half of term and with Christmas just around the corner I am sure things won't let up. Both myself and Mr Butterfield have spent this week ordering over one hundred new bag lockers for our KS2 pupils which should hopefully alleviate some of the problems the boys have experienced when getting changed. Lets hope they come in soon! I hope you are all able to enjoy a rest over the next two weeks. From my perspective your sons have worked extremely hard and deserve a well earned break.


I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a lovely half term holiday and thank you for your continued support of our school and its community.


Justin Spanswick

FORTHCOMING DATES

Monday 19 October - Friday 30 October - HALF TERM

Monday 9 November - Flu immunisation via nasal spray for Reception and Year 1

Friday 13 November - Fright Night Disco at CCJG 6pm - 8pm. Tickets are still available from the school office.

Claires Court Fireworks 2015

IMPORTANT NOTES

Report Portal

Thank you to everyone who has updated their REPORT PORTAL details following our letter sent by email. Please be advised, once we have received notifications any update requests are made manually for cross checking purposes. This process will take place over half-term. If you submitted a query regarding the log-in we will also respond during this time frame. Thank you for your patience.

ThinkTank News

The boys who do ThinkTank (formerly Mindlab), as an after school activity, enjoyed their first class tournament this week playing the game Abalone.


Congratulations to Dylan Chaddha (Y5) who won the Gold Award and will be invited to form part of the CCJB ThinkTank Team at the Regional ThinkTank Olympics in May 2016. Dylan was followed closely behind by Jack Mundy (Y4) winning Silver. Ross D'Allessandro (Y3) along with Alex Pearce (Y5) both won Bronze. Well done boys.

TRIPS


Thursday 5 November - Sunday 8 November - Y6 Rugby Tour to Cornwall. Balance due by Friday 16 Oct please. There are still some outstanding balances.

Thursday 12 November - Year 2 visit Stubbings War Memorial

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Wandering the West End, suitable for all ages

RABBITS

Our Rabbit winners this week are Finn Keylock and Aaran Hitschmann . All our Y4 teachers have commented that Finn has been extremely helpful to all the boys in class at every opportunity . He is a kind and caring young man and a worthy winner of one of the Rabbits.


Aaran has also been helping his teachers and his friends both in and out of class and Mrs Thomson has been very appreciative of his wonderful efforts.

HOLIDAY CLUB

Spaces are still available to join Holiday Club’s theme weeks - Best of British and Spooktacular Special… we’re at the Junior/Senior Girls site from Mon 19 to Fri 30 Oct. You can also book onto Sports Club’s Sports Taster Days and Rugby Masterclasses that are running at Junior Boys for the holiday. Go to www.clairescourt.com/holiday-activities for booking forms, programmes and activity highlights.

£1102.60 RAISED FOR JEANS FOR GENES DAY

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