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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs King's Words Lent 4

We have finally reached the end of January and already the mornings and evenings are brighter! I was reliably informed by one of our Year 2 girls that this is because summer is on the way. We might have a bit of a wait and a lot more to do before the summer arrives but we can certainly embrace the promise that nicer weather and longer days are coming.

Another fun filled, busy week where I have seen so much exciting learning happening in the classrooms. You may have noticed that we have started writing our Merit Certificates in different colours. This is to identify when the girls are being awarded a certificate for using or developing our Claires Court Essentials. Claires Court Essentials are those learning skills that are embedded into all aspects of our curriculum and we wanted to create an opportunity to celebrate and develop the girls’ awareness of these.

On Tuesday all of the Juniors Girls and our Year 2 parents were treated to a wonderful and educational journey back in time to London 1666 when they demonstrated their knowledge and their risk-taking skills in performing their class assembly to us all. We then followed them outside for the much anticipated burning down of London. Unfortunately, our London wasn’t quite as keen to burn as the real thing and it took several attempts to get it going. The girls then showed us how powerless the Londoners were back then as Mrs Tewari attempted to tackle the flames with a chain of girls and a very tiny bucket. Thankfully we had our maintenance team on hand to safely extinguish the fire. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing! Well done, Year 2.

Year 6 girls had a great morning with Mrs Heywood and some of the Senior Girls team on Monday. They all took part in a group interview and then had a tour of Senior Girls. The girls were, as always, impeccably behaved and demonstrated what wonderful ambassadors they are for Junior Girls. Mrs Heywood spoke very highly of their attitudes and enthusiasm.

On Wednesday Year 3 girls and boys travelled to Guildford for the Children’s Concert at G-Live. They had a fantastic time and Miss Mansfield said the concert was brilliant. Year 3 will also say a short goodbye to Mrs Cooper who is off to visit another school on placement for three weeks working towards her PGCE teacher qualification. We will miss her but wish her lots of luck. She promises she will pop in and visit soon!

Finally, just a small reminder about parking around the site. Please could I ask that you abide by the restrictions in place as outlined by the signs and the presence of yellow lines. These are in place for the safety of our pupils and neighbours.

Next week is National Storytelling week and Children's Mental Health Week with more great learning opportunities on offer for our girls.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Charlie (Reception), Kaliyaani and Adara (Year 1), Liliana (Year 2), Edie(Year 3), Gabriella (Year 4), Alice (Year 5) and Erin(Year 6) Florence S, Rose, Yolanda and Cora (Sport), Jessica (Library).

Bunny Awards: Aria (Reception) for always trying hard and being a good friend and Josie (Year 4) for being kind and thoughtful and putting others before herself.

House of the Week: St Vincent.

Head and Deputy Head Girl Kindness Award: Lower Juniors: Mackenzie(Reception) Upper Juniors: ​​​​​​Evie (Year 6).

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