Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
Hang on a minute… it’s the final Third Year blog of the spring term! Where has the time gone? The boys have certainly been making the most of being back in School and there’s lots to report, so read on!
Heads of Year Message
Third Year Progress Assessments
Advanced notice that Third Year Progress Assessments will take place during the week commencing Monday 24 May (the week before half term). Please can we emphasise that we do not expect or advise that boys revise over the Easter holiday. Subject teachers can guide pupil revision during the (relatively long) first half of the summer term.
We were very pleased (once again) with the calm and orderly approach to LFD testing in School on Monday afternoon. Boys should now be proceeding with the programme of self-administered LFD testing at regular intervals at home. Please follow the guidelines sent via SchoolPost from Mr Woods on Thursday 11 March, titled “Lateral Flow Device – arrangements for home testing”.
Teenage booster vaccinations will take place in School on Monday 22 March for all Third Years. The School Nurses wrote to parents via SchoolPost on Thursday 11 March with details and the vast majority of consent forms have been returned. Please can we ask that any outstanding consent forms are completed and brought to school on Monday?
Boys should continue to listen for Form Tutors announcements, check their emails and the digital screens around school for information about co-curricular activities. Many are now back up and running in Year Group bubbles.
Third Years enjoyed their Interform Football and Rugby Fixtures on Thursday. More on that below.
Third Years will have access to the sports hall on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes next week for Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball sessions. Any boy wanting to take part should bring a pair of trainers.
Boys – well done for your impressive approach this week. Please keep it up until the end of term. As always, let us, your Form Tutors or the relevant subject teachers know if you are having any difficulties.
Miss Smith & Mr Rigby
Drama iMovie Competition
The Drama Department have been running an iMovie competition during our recent e-Hampton experience. Pupils from all year groups were invited to take part and met with Mrs James and Mrs Plowman on MS Teams to learn about filming and editing techniques, whilst having the opportunity to discuss their creative ideas.
Mrs James and Mrs Plowman congratulated all the Hamptonians who entered the competition:
It has been a joy to watch all the entries, and the effort the boys have put into their films has been excellent. Particularly interesting was how pupils all interpreted the theme of Hope differently.
Many congratulations go to Joe C who finished second overall in the competition with his fantastic movie, which you can watch here:
Our Third Year boys really are a talented bunch. Don’t believe me? Well take a look at these imaginative pieces of artwork inspired by pages of text from a variety of novels, all created in the style of artist Tom Phillips. Impressive work boys – I can’t even draw a stick man straight!
100 Days of Practice Challenge
A message from the Music Department!
We would like to invite pupils to take part in our first ‘100 Days of Practice Charity Challenge’, where you will have the opportunity to raise money for the School’s chosen Form Charites by completing either 50 or 100 days of instrumental or vocal practice.
Please see the poster that is attached to this message for more information.
If you would like to take part, please complete the following Firefly form by 22 March 2021: 100 Days of Practice — Hampton School Intranet (fireflycloud.net)
For more information on the Form Charites please visit: Form Charity — Hampton School Intranet (fireflycloud.net)
We encourage you to take part in this rewarding opportunity which will not only further your musical development, but also raise money for four fantastic charities!
Fantasy Six Nations League
It’s the final weekend of Six Nations action and the final opportunity to stake your claim for the Third Year Fantasy League crown. Last weekend, Mr Haynes (3C Form Tutor) took the overall lead! Can you catch him, boys?
How do I register for the league?
Simply click on the link below, entering the password that has been sent to you via email. Note – you must register using your correct full name and anyone not doing so may be removed from the league and will not be eligible for points!
Joining the league is free and at no point will you need to upgrade or pay money for anything
What can I win?
Top ranked competitors from each week will receive merits, as well as earning important Inter-Form points for their Form! The top 3 overall at the end of the league will receive prizes, and many more Inter-Form points will be awarded for overall finishing position. Every entry could count so even if Rugby isn’t your thing, why not enter a team and see how you do anyway? It’s always good fun to get one over on your friend/Form Tutor/mentor!
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Best of luck!
Sports and Inter-Form update
The Third Year Inter-Form competition for the Wills’ Cup continued this week, with the ever-popular Inter-Form Football and Rugby competitions. Much fun was had by all, and the competition was fierce, as always! Many congratulations to 3H who came out on top in the football, 3B who won the Rugby, and 3F who performed best on average across both disciplines.
The updated Inter-Form table now looks like this:
|Form||Teambuilding||Cross-Country||Penalty Shoot-out||No Detentions||Lockdown Marathon||Football||Rugby||Total||Position|
Can anyone catch 3B? It’s all to play for in the summer term!
Question of the week!
Big congratulations and merits awarded to Louis S, Omer D, Ben T, Matthew P, Will Y, Tristan T, Jack R, Ishan P, Avinash G and Rajat M who correctly answered the three sports questions from last week’s blog. The answers were Table Tennis, 7ft and Baseball.
Thanks for all your entries to the weekly quiz questions, and well done to those of you who have racked up multiple merits throughout the term! Don’t forget to ask your Form Tutors to issue you them!