Welcome to the First Year Blog!

Well done to all our First Years on making it through their first assessment week! Everyone has approached their assessments with admirable focus, and should be really proud of their achievements, whatever their marks are. It wasn’t all exams this week. On Monday afternoon, the entire First Year took part in the Interform Athletics competition, miraculously avoiding this week’s downpours. There were some amazing individual and team performances across the board, and it was great to see the pupils supporting their forms and their peers. After the afternoon’s events, 1H emerged as the victorious form (full results below)! Everyone can now look forward to some very well-deserved rest and relaxation over half term, before returning for their final half term as First Year Hamptonians!

First Year Interform Athletics

First Year Hamptonians had the opportunity to take a well-deserved break from their assessments on Monday afternoon with the hotly-anticipated Interform Athletics competition. From javelin to hurdles and high jump to 800m, there were some fine individual and team performances on display, and great to see everyone cheering on their peers from the sidelines.

1st – 1H

2nd – 1F

3rd – 1L

4th – 1W

5th – 1P

6th – 1J

7th – 1B

Take a look at some of the action from the afternoon:


There are plenty of clubs for First Years to try out at lunchtime – take a look at the list below and see if there’s something new you’d like to have a go at!

Monday Cricket training (U12ABC) (12:35 Sports Pavilion)Badminton & Table Tennis (12:35, Sports Hall)

Climbing (12:35, Climbing Wall)

Biology (12:35, B2)

Board Games (12:35, Library)

Tech (1:10, Control Lab)

Tuesday Art (12:34, AR2)

Dungeons & Dragons (12:35, Rm 25A)

Chemistry (12:45, C9)

Backgammon (1:00, Rm 3B)

History, Archives & Archaeology (13:10, Rm 86)

Wednesday Athletics – hurdles/throws (12:35 field)

Boys’ Choir (12:35, Garrick)

The Writers’ Room (12:45, Rm 53)

Geography (12:45, Rm 74)

Croquet (1:00, outside Porters’ Lodge)

Book Club (1:00, Library)

Junior Philosophy (13:20, Rm 21)

Thursday Athletics – speed/sprints (12:35 field)

Volleyball (12:35, Sports Hall)

Tennis (12:35, Tennis courts)

Golf (12:35, nets)

Junior Physics (12:35, P1)

French/German (12:35, Rm 14/14b)

Pride (12:35, Rm 91)

Gardening (1:00, Geography garden)

Junio Drama (1:10, Drama Hall)

Friday Basketball (12:35, Sports Hall)

Golf (12:35, nets)

Cross country (12:35, Pavilion)

Climbing (12:35, Climbing Wall)

Current Affairs (1:20, Rm 99)

Jubilee Lunch

Let the celebrations begin! The bunting looked superb in the dining hall this lunchtime, as Hamptonians were treated to a special Platinum Jubilee lunch! Enjoy your Jubilee celebrations over half term, we look forward to hearing all about the street parties that many of you will be going to.

Thank a teacher day

Some of our First Years said a special Thank You to everyone who works at Hampton this week. Take a look at what they had to say:


Each week, Tutors in the First Year team nominate a boy who they have been particularly impressed with and Mr Hill and Mrs Peattie will provide the boy with a football to use on the 3G for the week!

This week’s Tutee of the Week is Thomas S (1F). Thomas has impressed his teachers and Form Tutors with his fantastic work ethic and supportive attitude towards his peers. Well done, Thomas!


Last weekend, Finley H (1F) competed with his rowing club, Kingston RC, at his first competition at Walton and Weybridge Regatta. In an excellent first performance, he and his crew won the J13 coxed quads event by a convincing margin of 2 boat lengths. A fantastic achievement – well done, Finley!

We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school. Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mrs Ziegler (h.ziegler@hamptonschool.org.uk).


Well done to everyone who entered last week’s quiz! Merits go to:

1J: Leo S, Jake O’R, Alexander M

1W: Oliver S, James P

1L: Umair M, William O’S, Olly P

1F: Manraj G

1B: Theo L, Rory M

1P: Aarav D

1H: Henry W

Take a look at this week’s questions – have a go yourself or challenge people at home and see if they know the answer.

  1. In Greek mythology, who was the goddess of the rainbow?
  2. What are Eagle, Intrepid, Antares, Falcon, Orion and Challenger?
  3. Which South American football team has won the most World Cups?
  4. Which character does Hayden Christensen play in the Star Wars series?
  5. Which stretch of water separates the Isle of Wight from mainland Britain?

Merits are awarded for everyone who has a go! Just click on the link below and enter your answers; points for the Interform Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries every week.

Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here. 

Remember to write your name in the form so you can be credited with merits!

Take a look at next week’s blog to find out the answers and here are the answers to last week’s 5 questions:

  1. Which European capital city is divided by canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400 bridges? Amsterdam
  2. Which monarch was murdered in Berkeley Castle? Edward II
  3. Osteoporosis is a weakness and brittleness of what? Bones
  4. In The Wizard of Oz, what was the name of Dorothy’s dog? Toto
  5. Who is the most highly decorated British Olympic athlete? Jason Kenny

HAVE A GREAT Half term break!

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