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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mr Richards' Words Summer 8

A,b,c,d,...x,y and z are alphabetical and phonetic challenges for many of our youngest and I am constantly delighted how determined they are to spell out their words and re-read their independent writing. How well they have progressed this year. Letters were even sent to similar aged pupils in Malaysia this week. I wonder if they will get a reply? It is always a delight to see how they look up to our older role models and learn how to play, co-operate and become an excellent community. Young leaders at break time do a remarkable job and they should be delighted that one little fellow in Reception, Zak, actually had the charisma to engage the whole field of boys and girls who responded well with glee and gusto to his every command. Remarkable!


Monday and Tuesday saw Speech and Drama boys perform their assessed pieces to proud parents. All passed with flying colours and we eagerly await their certificates. Mrs Icke was overwhelmed by their efforts and the judge was equally impressed with their manners.

Tuesday also saw a mini enterprise day with all Year 6 pupils experiencing the opportunity to develop and acquire business skills with our workshop hosts STRIDE. The range of ideas was extensive and all were clearly inspired.

Wednesday’s drizzle did not dampen the desire of our champion athletes as they headed off to a bright and sunny Birmingham aspiring to be the best ISA affiliated school boys in the country. They performed fantastically winning 4 individual golds, 2 relays golds and 4 other medals.

Thursday morning commenced with a great guitar showcase, inspiring all with a few well known chords. Our very popular Book Fair concluded that afternoon and Mrs Flood was delighted with the pupils’ selections and desire to explore new texts and vocabulary.

5V’s assembly on Friday extended and amplified our thinking on the topic of disasters. Some excellent interviews also highlighted that they can happen to us all.

Saturday will see much preparation for the combined PTA fair and circus. It promises to be an amazing Sunday extravaganza. Thank you so much to the team who have worked so tirelessly all year for all our benefit.

Boys, colleagues and parents this week have combined in an incredible partnership and I stand at times in a whirl of amazement as it happens seamlessly around me. The energy, excitement and wider learning experiences are just outstanding.

7 letters, 7 days of the week...I think you know where this might be heading… the range of projects leads me to believe the exhibition on Sports Day will be as AWESOME as the contests.

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