Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 8 - Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 10 June 2016



We have started the last half term of the year we with some outstanding sporting success at the ISA London West Athletic Championships.

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

Welcome back to the last half term of the academic year. We have much to look forward to this term. As it is such a busy time of year, Mrs King will be sending out a rundown of important dates for events, trips etc.

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The nursery classes have been investigating farm animals, creating some lovely free hand paintings of their favourites which you can enjoy seeing on the classroom displays. 3D models have also been created.

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Work matters – linking the worlds of Education and Employment.

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Year 5 LIVE at the Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Party Celebration


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - these can also be found on our website

Monday 13 - Friday 17 June - Healthy Eating Week

Monday 13 June - G11 GCSE Art Exhibition in the Atrium

Tuesday 14 June- G11 Art Exhibition/GR to G6 Parents' Evening

Thursday 16 June - GR to G6 Moving Up Morning

Friday 17 June - G1 and G2 Strawberry Cafe

Saturday 18 June - G8 Arts Award College Avenue 10am to 1pm

STRAWBERRY CAFE - G1 and G2 only

Your daughter will be giving you an invitation to their Strawberry Cafe which is being held next Friday 17 June at 3pm in the School Dining Room. Please return to slip to confirm you can attend no later than Wednesday 15 June. Thank you.


The deadline for returning your order form and payment to the school office is Friday 17 June 2016.


Does your child currently use the coach? If so please make sure you complete the form emailed to you this week with your requirements for next term as soon as possible.


Summer Fete - Saturday 25 June

This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.

Please click here for the ticket order form

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – Summer holiday (Mon 18 Jul to Fri 2 Sep)

This summer at Claires Court Holiday Activities we're offering 7 themed weeks based on different book genres for the Mini, Mid and Kool groups. Xtra activities for older Kool children will include themed Science, Textiles, Cookery and Crafts. Sport Xtra offer days of Golf, Cricket, Olympic Sports and Rugby, as well as Swim, Bike and Run.

Click for more of What’s On and To Book on our new booking system.

Claires Court parents will need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after registering to allow the booking system to be updated, which will then trigger any available discounts. Please do contact us before completing your booking if you think the discount has not been applied.


Win £5,000 for the School Libraries!

Back for a third year, National Book Tokens are giving away the ultimate prize to one lucky school - £5,000 of National Book Tokens. To sweeten the deal, you'll also get £100 for yourself!

Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute:

The more entries for our school, the better our chance of winning!

Carnegie and Greenaway Medals 2016 – Winners’ Parties

Over the past few months Junior and Senior Book Club members have been ‘shadowing’ this year’s Carnegie and Greenaway Awards. These prizes are awarded annually to the writer and illustrator of an outstanding book for children and young people. A total of 16 books have been read, discussed and then scored according to a number of criteria.

To celebrate the announcement of this year’s official winners, and to reward those who participated in the scheme, there will be a Winners’ Party in the Junior and Senior Girls Libraries at lunch time on Wednesday 15th June. Come and see who won the Medals… was it YOUR favourite?!

MUSIC DEPARTMENT Musical Showcase and Art exhibition

Thursday 23rd June 6.30pm All girls in Years 7-9 and music students in Years 10-13 are putting on a concert showcasing work done over the year in lessons. Join us for an evening of collaborative music making. The evening starts at 6pm for refreshments and with an art exhibition showing work done by Years 8 and 10 for their Arts Award and Year 10 GCSE work. Letters have been sent out. Please return as soon as possible.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT Junior Summer Soirée

Tuesday 28th June 2pm All girls in Reception to Year 6 are busily preparing items for a (hopefully) sunny concert. Please join us for an afternoon of music making, this year held in the Lower Junior playground (weather permitting.)



GR - G2 Wellington Country Park - Wednesday 15 June - consent slip by Monday 13 June

G3 Vikings Day CCJB - Monday 13 June

G3 Outward Bound Dinton Pastures - Friday 1 July - consent slip & payment by Friday 24 June

G4 Chembakolli Day CCJB - Friday 17 June - consent slip by Wednesday 15 June

G7 Medieval Day 'on site at Girls School' - Friday 17 June


G4-G11 Ski Trip 2017 - 1 April to 9 April - deposit and consent slip by Wednesday 15 June

G8 Arts Award Morning - Saturday 18 June - consent slip by Monday 13 June

G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - 24 October to 28 October - deposit and copy passport by Friday 17 June

G7-G11 Pre-season Sailing Trip - Thursday 1 September/Friday 2 September - final call for deposit and consent slips by Monday 13 June

G7-G11 Sailing Holiday to Weymouth & Portland - Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October - final call for deposit and consent slips by Monday 13 June



Saturday 11 June - U15, U17, U19 County Athletics (C Webster, R Watkins, A Slater, A Dibley, P Odell)

Wednesday 15 June Athletics CC Girls TVAC – Eton 1pm

Wednesday 15 June Tennis CC Girls The Abbey School – Reading 6pm

ISA Athletics - Overall results

JB 1st

JG 2nd

SB 3rd

SG 1st

CC overall girls and boys winners.

Many girls and boys selected for National Finals...

Check the PE board / schools sports website for further details