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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Kirby's words Lent week 7

The boys returned from their half term break full of excitement and vigour. Classrooms across all years and curriculum areas have been full of challenge and thinking whilst playtime has had a fabulous energy to it as well. 

A highlight throughout the week were the ‘Stretcher and Casualty’ problem solving in Forest School sessions. There was plenty of enthusiastic teamwork, lots of laughter as well as some very creative designs. 

Younger years have worked out how to measure and weigh dinosaurs. Year Two had a fabulous time at Junior Girls making, racing and flipping pancakes and the most important task of all , consuming them!

Shrove Tuesday also saw Year 4 play some fiercely contested football matches on every pitch. Sometimes the goalkeeper can be a lonely position but our shot stoppers certainly thrived and, despite losing narrowly in the end in a great ‘A’ team match, Monty deservedly won everyone’s admiration for his resilience, bravery and athleticism. 

On Thursday, Year 3 were joined by their counterparts from the Junior Girls and everyone looked as Fantastic as Mr Fox as they visited the Roald Dahl museum suitably attired on World Book Day. The rest of the school, boys and adults, also donned a terrific array of costumes to highlight the range and depth of books we all enjoy. Vouchers were distributed to encourage further reading. Year 5 then developed their imaginations and listening skills, by combining illustrations with descriptions. Thank you Mrs Vine for leading an inspirational day (and assembly - in person!) and to Mrs Duff who kept a close eye on Mr Bump all day!

Another way for the boys to relax, develop and enjoy themselves is through our extensive activity programme. Cricket skill sessions have started before school, and we were all excited by our resident fencing coach club Little Musketeers demonstration. Please ask if your son would like to join this club next term. 

This afternoon we are hosting 18 other schools at our U10 football tournament. It is great to have all the participants and spectators back on our fields once again and hopefully the collection at the end of the day runs smoothly for everyone.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best Wishes

Mrs Kirby

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