Welcome to the Third Year Blog!
The Third Year boys heard all about the effects of nature on mental wellbeing during Assembly on Monday morning as part of Mental Health Awareness week. The small joys of spending some time in the garden, or taking part in outside activities, were celebrated as excellent ways of promoting a healthy equilibrium and positive mindset. To help promote this, all the boys will receive some wildflower seeds to plant in pots or in gardens over the coming days – look after them well, chaps!
With the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan this week, it was excellent to hear from two of our senior boys on the importance of this time of year to them and their families. We wish all of our Muslim Hamptonians and their families all the best as they celebrate the end of this special holy month.
Heads of Year Message
We were delighted to see the innovation of exhibitors at the Third Year Science Fair on Thursday lunchtime. Well done to all those boys with entries and thank you to others who supported the event by attending.
Good luck to the U14A cricket team, who are competing in the first round of the County Cup at Kew this afternoon.
Vaccinations for Third Years will take place throughout the morning of Thursday 20 May, next week.
Changes to Covid-19 measures in School from Monday 17 May
From Monday, please follows the latest guidance issued in the letter from the Headmaster to all boys and parents sent today. Crucially, boys should continue with the programme of self-administered LFD testing at regular intervals (twice a week) at home.
Third Year Progress Assessments
Third Year Progress Assessments will take place during the week commencing Monday 24 May (the week before half term). Boys should have created their own revision schedule and now be using the homework time available to prepare diligently for the Progress Assessments – continuing this weekend.
Boys – enjoy your sports fixtures this weekend. Make the most of the last full week before the start of your Progress Assessments. Stick to your revision schedules. Try to work effectively and in ways that suit your learning style. Maintain a healthy diet, keep to regular sleep patterns, stay hydrated, and allow time for rest and exercise. Keep things in perspective. We will only ever ask you to strive for your personal best. As always, let us, your Form Tutors or the relevant subject teachers know if you are having any difficulties.
Miss Smith & Mr Rigby
How to revise!
Struggling to know where to start with revision? Can’t seem to find a way in? Well, with thanks to our fantastic Learning Support department, the link below contains some absolutely brilliant tips and advice on how best to revise! Take a look and give one of the revision strategies a go!
Hampton’s budding scientists showcased their talent at the annual Lower School Science Fair this week and Third Year Hamptonians didn’t let us down. Abhay B investigated the electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen (for future cars), Adam A and Arunyoshi S-S explored Einstein’s theory of general relativity and Kessan K introduced us to the complexities of the four stroke engine cycle.
Find out more about the boys projects in the video below:
EUROVISION CHARITY FUNDRAISER!
Form Charity are running a Eurovision charity fundraiser again this year! Pupils who wish to participate should click on to the Firefly page linked below where they can sign up, and will then be assigned a country. All pupils assigned the winning country will get a prize!! Participation costs £1 which they should pay to either Form Tutors, their Languages teacher, or Ms Iredale next to room 12 on the Languages corridor.
All funds raised will be going to our four elected Form Charity partners, namely Water aid, C.A.L.M x F.C Not Alone, ZSL London Zoo and Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.
The Firefly page also has all the songs, which may or may not be to your taste, but it’s all in the name of putting the fun back in fundraising! The Russian one is my personal fave! There is a button on the page where you can cast a vote for yours.
Third Year Philosophy Circle is trialling a new time – Tuesday 12:35 to 13:05 in Room 20, with Mr Scott. If you’re a deep thinker or just a philosophy novice, come along!
The rowers are continuing to show great potential. We are busy preparing for our first race against Radley College on 22 May. Training is now focused on learning how best to race competitively side by side whilst making as few mistakes as possible!
We also have 22 new rowers who have joined in for the summer term who get to compete against St George’s College on 27 June. We should have got the skills up to speed by then.
The U14A Rugby team had a fantastically close fixture with Epsom this week, just losing out 21-17 in a great match. Alfie A and Joe C both scored tries, with Nick L kicking a penalty, and a great effort from the Hampton boys saw them run the Epsom side very close indeed – well done, chaps!
Best of luck to the U14A cricketers in their cup fixture vs Kew House, taking place literally as I write! The A, B and C sides also have fixtures v Reeds on the weekend – play well, boys!
Question of the week!
I knew it would catch some of you out! The Canary Islands are certainly not named after a canary – don’t worry, you weren’t alone! Well done to Tristan T, Christopher M, Avinash G, Monty N, Teo M, Ishan P, Tom T, Thomas M, Isaac T, George B and Flynn H though, who all correctly answered that they are in fact named after a dog, from the Latin word ‘canaria’. Make sure you collect your merits from your Form Tutors, chaps.