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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Kirby's Words Lent Week 11

“We rise by lifting others” (Robert Ingersoll) and this idea certainly has been at the forefront of all our minds this week.

Our two appeals for ‘School Drive’ and the ‘Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal’ have definitely focused our concentration and the pupils have planned a wide range of mini enterprises and fairground style games to encourage each other to donate, compete and enjoy contributing. The thought and interest has allowed all ages to mix freely and brought our community together. All the various prizes will be awarded during Tuesday's assembly and the giant teddy bear might need a car seat all of its own!

Whilst Year 6 were encouraging skills, estimations, guessing the names and a hotly contested press up competition (well done Mr Dryden!), two teams were competing in the 1st round of the The Quiz Club National Inter School General Knowledge Competition. Our mixed year group teams were both equally excited and nervous but settled into a collaborative approach to the multi-choice format and both should be delighted that they have advanced to the next round. 

Our football House matches saw plenty of great goals this week. The overall result will be announced next week as the Year 5 leagues are being played today. Year 6 took the opportunity to refresh their rugby skills and contested their House event that was postponed at the end of last term. Mr Butterfield was delighted with all the boys’ efforts, determination and spirit. 

Reception, Year One and Two pupils all thoroughly enjoyed the Science shows on Thursday. They provided super opportunities for our youngest minds to explore, think and reason as well as be practically involved in creating a love of learning. These events are just a joy to behold. 


Year Two also had a fabulous introductory chess lesson with our Chess Tutor Mr Tuck this morning. Whilst the Delancey Tournament has gathered pace and seen regular matches throughout the week. The boys are to be commended for their positive approach and cerebral challenges they have given each other.

Just a few reminders were given to the boys in assembly this week especially regarding the sun (fingers crossed) and their uniform.  A school sun hat, and reusable named water bottle are essentials. Base layers and changing was also discussed. There is no need to wear numerous layers under their PE kit to school and then remain in them all day. A school tracksuit is enough.

We would also like to remind you that last year the boys’ Pupil Voice voted to bring in a Summer / Winter / Summer uniform, similar to the Junior Girls’ system, in all years. The boys should be in shorts from the start of term and we do expect them all to have a blazer and cap on at the start and end of the day please. 

We look forward to seeing all the pupils come to school in their PE kit on Monday and plenty of cheering spectators on site in the afternoon for the House Cross Country (there is not a parents’ race!). Please also remember to book in for the Work Share on Wednesday. 

Best wishes

Mrs Kirby

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