Claires Court Bulletin

JUNIOR BOYS

FROM THE HEAD'S DESK

Welcome to the Summer Term. I hope that you all enjoyed the sunshine over the Easter Holidays and I have been hearing stories all week about ski holidays and Caribbean cruises. I have been very jealous!!


Despite our shortened week we have still been very busy and the boys have achieved a great deal. Due to our Summer Testing that takes place from 11 May staff and pupils have been preparing themselves for these challenges and more information on these tests (I don't like to use the word exams) will come out to parents next week.


Cricket and Athletics are our main sports for this term and we certainly have the weather for them. On a serious note please do make sure that you give your son sun cream and we always advise that if the day looks like it will be particularly hot, do put a layer on before he comes to school. Similarly when playing sport the boys must have a hat or their school cap to protect their head from the UV rays. Boys are welcome to bring in water bottles.

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In celebrating St Georges Day on Thursday a number of our pupils came to school in their Scout / Beaver / Cub etc uniform and they all looked extremely smart. Apart from St Georges Day , in our assemblies this week the boys have been considering what are the qualities of a good leader? There were some very intelligent answers given to this question including communication skills, empathy and kindness, but in the end pupils and staff agreed that leading by example was the most important factor.


Our full extra curricular activity programme will begin on Monday and we have the largest number of boys taking part ever. Just a reminder that late buses also begin then. I would also like to thank you for your patience on the parking front and our new grass friendly parking mesh has given us an extra 17 spaces......which are much needed!!


We have an enormous number of parental events taking place this term and I am very much looking forward to catching up with you all on these occasions.


I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend.


Justin Spanswick

IMPORTANT NOTICES

To alleviate any anxiety regarding pick up or care at the end of the school day we would kindly ask you to inform the office or the class teacher of your son's requirements, but preferably a note in the homework diary would be helpful so we can check that rather than disturbing you with a phone call. Thank you for your cooperation.

FORTHCOMING DATES

Monday 27 April - After School activities start today as do both early and late buses

Tuesday 28 April - Reception visit to Pizza Express. Letter has been given to boys today

Tuesday 28 April - U9 Chess Jamboree at Early, St Peter 2pm - 6pm

Wednesday 29 April - Y2 trip to the Living Rain Forest, Newbury

FUTURE EVENTS

Monday 4 May - School closed due to Bank Holiday

Monday 4 May - Chess Megafinal at LVS

Tuesday 5 May - Y5 Maths Challenge @ Davenies

Tuesday 5 May - PTA Meeting 9am. All welcome to attend.

Thursday 7 May - Whole School Photo today so tidy hair and smart uniforms please

TRIPS

Tuesday 28 April - Reception visit to Pizza Express.

Wednesday 29 April - Y2 trip to the Living Rain Forest, Newbury

Monday 11 May - Y4 trip to Highclere Castle

Thursday 14 May - Reception trip to Woolly Firs

LIBRARY NEWS

The Scholastic Book Club leaflet has gone home with boys this week. Should you wish to place an order, please return the order form by Friday 1 May. Please note we cannot accept cash.

RABBITS

Our Rabbit winners this week are William Kilpatrick 6G and Freddie Galitzine-Scott 2Y. William has given up a large amount of his own time this week at school to help the younger boys with their Mindlab work. This is the kind of thing that William does frequently and I am very proud of his efforts. Freddie has been extremely welcoming to our new boys who have joined our school over the past few months, never more so than this week when he helped a new class mate to settle in. Both William and Freddie always try to be their best self and are deserved winners of the Rabbit.


Justin Spanswick

GOOD LUCK!

Mindlab News - Very best of luck to the following boys ; Alec Ellis, William Paveley, Alistair Jesseman and Saul Lopez-Guisado who will be competing against other teams at the Mindlab Olympics in Twickenham this Saturday. Results will follow next week.

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