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Mrs Kirby's Words Summer Week 8

Sunshine, happiness, success, preparation, teamwork and enjoyment are words that spring to mind from this incredible week.

I hope that tomorrow’s Junior PTA Fete is also a fabulous event where we can all connect, have fun and reestablish one of the great days of the Claires Court Calendar. I know a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes so, Thank you in advance to the Committee and all the helpers.

There is not too much shade in the Swimming Pool as we all discovered last week at the exciting and tremendously competitive House Swimming Galas. For the record, Cliveden won the Cup and House disc. They have an almost unassailable lead now! The boys this week in the pool have been focusing on more serious issues to recognise National Water Safety Week. They have learnt about lifeguards, beach flags and various techniques on how to keep themselves and others safe whilst at the sea or by the river.  

Year 6 demonstrated superb leadership skills on Tuesday and Thursday. National Sports Week encouraged them to create many technical drills, target practices and physical challenges for us all to test ourselves. They were so popular we had to stretch break times on both days to allow everyone an opportunity to complete their events. Well done boys.

On Wednesday our new pupils and present pupils enjoyed their Moving Up session. The teachers were all very excited about their new classes. During the morning the older boys cheered on the Pre Sports Day 1500m race. The bravest boys in Years 5 and 6 took on the traditional challenge and everyone surrounded the track to support their efforts. It was a sensational race and well done to all the competitors and especially to Max & Adam who won their respective races. 

A slightly slower paced day on Thursday saw Year 4 boys and girls visit Ufton Court. Their Science curriculum work was extended by becoming animal estate agents for the day with researching, discovering, thinking and plenty of entertaining learning on habitats.  

Today, the track and field was the home for our budding athletes. It was wonderful to witness the joyous celebration of their physical endeavours at their Sports Day. Traditional events combined with novelty races throughout the year groups provided plenty of highlights. What I like so much about this festival is that the pupils themselves take ownership of their participation by selecting their events themselves. It was as we come to expect another brilliantly organised event by Mr Butterfield and his team. A special mention to Mrs Ward who always enjoys this day as the best in the year. She will be passing on the announcer's microphone baton so to speak but despite the emotions involved she kept us all up to speed and well informed of the boys who medalled and equally as importantly reminded us of those who had simply done their best.

I am sure I will get to see a great many of you tomorrow at the Summer Fete but whatever your plans are do have a terrific weekend.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Leanne Kirby

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