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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mr Spanswick's Words Lent 10

 I am delighted to announce the birth of Evie Rose Hankin who was born just over a week ago. Mrs Hankin, who teaches in our EYFS department and Evie are both doing well and today we have been honoured with a visit! 

Congratulations also go to two of our most gifted mathematicians. This academic year, CCJB entered boys from Year 5 and 6 into the Primary Maths Challenge. Two Year 6 boys gained enough scores to compete in the bonus round held in February. We are pleased to announce that they both scored high marks, earning them award badges. Well done to Roudra Battacharya who achieve a bronze, and Teo Rybak who achieved silver.

On a similar note, well done to our Year 4 Bushcrafters and Football tourists last weekend who braved the horrible and nasty weather conditions to have successful outings and lots of fun, as I am sure you will see in our gallery. The bad weather has in fact brought with it a number of cancelled football matches, rugby tournaments and the much loved Under 10 Berkhamsted festival. We are trying to re-arrange as many of these games as is humanly possible, but thank you all for your understanding. The boys have been disappointed, but we always make sure our sports sessions go ahead, even if it is in the Thicket!

I hope those of you who were able to join us for the Workshare yesterday enjoyed the experience and got a good insight into how your son is working and more importantly, how he is learning. The boys are so proud of their work and it is a great opportunity for them to reflect on their own efforts of the academic year so far.

The pupils in Year 6 travelled back in time to the golden era of Greek civilisation and took part in a rigorous training exercise in the Agora... in other words, we had a visiting workshop and the boys learned about Ancient Greece, with our mezzanine transforming into a slightly hotter part of the Mediterranean. History always comes to life at Claires Court with Mr Hogg and Mrs Ward at the helm!

Some boys in Year 1 have enjoyed making Easter boppers and ‘under the sea’ charm bracelets as you will see in our gallery. Year 2 are spending today at the National Archives to investigate the real story behind the Great Fire of London. I donned my Risk Assessment and Health and Safety hat on Wednesday when the boys started to burn their models of London! There are some wonderful pictures of this in the bulletin.

Year 5 and 6 along with our Year 4 musicians have been practising for our joint concert on Tuesday, and some of the singing is quite breath- taking. I hope you will be able to join us for this event. And to our lovely boys in Year 3, they have excelled this week in English and I am so proud of their efforts.

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Justin Spanswick



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