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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mr Spanswick's Words Autumn Term Week 10

It’s definitely getting colder!! I am insisting that jumpers be worn whenever the boys are outside, and all of a sudden, school caps have been going on at break times to keep the heads warm!! Norovirus has unfortunately reared its head in our school, as it has with a number of schools in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Please click this link for the Public Health England information Sheet. Please take note of the prevention strategies - we are re-educating the boys on the importance of washing their hands on a regular basis. Let’s hope we are able to stop the virus from spreading further.

A successful week in school where nativity rehearsals, practically based English and Maths lessons, Science quizzes for our budding Einstein’s, Gold, Silver and Bronze primary maths challenge awards and a raft of sporting fixtures for our older boys have led to a rather nice looking photo gallery today. Best of luck goes to all of our Year 6 academic, sporting, art, drama and music scholarship applicants as they head to the Senior Boys school this weekend for their assessments. Special mention must go to our fantastic swimmers who returned today from the ISA Regional Swimming competition in Aldershot with an array of medals. The boys have been working really hard with Mrs Whiteley and their efforts have paid off. Particularly well done to Gursahej Bakshi whose Gold medal has earned him a place in the Nationals early next year.

Further mention has to go to some of our consistently hard workers. Spike Stalham, George Norris, Sam Bassett and Aaran Hitschmann have been impressing their teachers with their outstanding work ethic and their kindness towards others. Similarly, Blake Sylvester, Toby Carter and Oscar Griffin have been showing great compassion and a willingness to go above and beyond for their friends when needed. We really do have such a lovely community here amongst our boys and our teachers.

A date to save - please try to join us for our Christmas fare on Friday 9 December from 2pm. We have a large number of stalls selling lots of Christmas goodies, and a mulled wine and cider stand. We are also going to be showcasing some for the boys Christmas card artwork, and Mr James Wilding will be joining us as chief judge to see who has produced the most vivid images. The fare is always lots of fun, and taking note of last years’ windstorm, we decided to have it in the sportshall this year!! There will be no pick up service at the front of the school for Reception and Year 1 that day, but there will be extra parking provision laid on near the sports hall on some of our fields. If you are intending to purchase something from the fare, my advice would be to bring cash with you as some of the vendors will not have card machines.

Well, as I write this I await for the return of our Scientists from their competition and also for the start of our trial Year 5 and 6 staggered finish to the end of a Friday. I hope it all goes well!

Have a lovely weekend

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