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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Wilding's Weekly Words Autumn 8

Thank you to the PTA

The children arrived back to a new climbing frame in the garden and with great excitement were quickly using it so a huge thank you goes to the PTA for providing this, and to our Maintenance team, Stewart and Tony, for assembling it during the half term.

This Week

On Wednesday the children went over to the main School hall to discover the stage and begin practising their Christmas production songs. Although louder singing needs to be developed, the confidence displayed by your children in this change to their routine was wonderful to see.

Transition children were amazed to see their home corner transformed into the Amazon rainforest on their return from half term thanks to Miss Green! They have been learning about the different countries which make up South America, role playing with boa constrictors and have been busy making collages using rainforest colours and textures for a display.

It has been a busy week with the Nursery classes making poppies for this weekend, learning about festivals of light, including Diwali and Bonfire Night, and making fireworks pictures. Honeycomb children were singing a wonderful song about Leo the lion when I popped in yesterday. Displays have appeared of their learning about African animals with some large scale pictures in the Beehive class. We have had three new children join this week and it is so lovely to see how quickly they have settled in Busy Bees.

The week commencing 11 November the three Nursery classes will discuss and learn about “Australasia”, the number 8, the colour orange and the letter a whilst Transition children will continue learning about the rainforest in South America and also the letter a.


  • We really hope that your child will move into our own Reception classes here at Claires Court and registration is then directly with us. If you have not already done so, but this is your intention, please complete a registration form either online or collect a paper version from the office as transfer from the Nursery is not automatic unless you have signed the paperwork. There is no further registration fee as this was paid before your child started with us. Both our Junior Boys and Junior Girls divisions would welcome you if you wish to have a look. For those children who turn 4 years old by 31.08.2020 and not staying with us you will need to register online by midday 15 January 2020 with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for a state school place for next September. Information can be found on the RBWM website and you need to read “Admission into Primary School Guide”. Applications for the state school places open online from 11 November 2018.
  • This week you should have received the letter requesting your child’s costume for our Christmas production “Around The World In Time For Christmas” and your seat requirements so please give these to your class leader as soon as possible.
  • Please name all hats, scarves and mittens (please provide mittens rather than gloves unless your child is able to put these on without adult assistance). If your child arrives in Wellington boots please bring some shoes to put on indoors.
  • Please endeavour to get your children into Nursery by 9:15 am at the latest unless they have a medical appointment. So much happens in their classrooms from 8:30 am and it is a shame if they miss out on these opportunities. I am not always available to open the gate which means that staff have to let late comers in which is disruptive for the other children who have arrived on time.

From the Library

Christmas Book Fair for Junior and Senior Girls: Start your Christmas shopping with a book!

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Browse the latest books and order online. All books will be delivered to pupils in school for free. 

For every £1 you spend on this Christmas Book Club, our School will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards. 

Please place your order online by 21 November 2019

To browse the Primary online leaflet, for readers aged 0-11, see:


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