Welcome to the First Year Blog!
What an exciting and jam-packed term it has been! The spring term has flown by and everyone has certainly earned a well-deserved rest over the weeks ahead. A massive well done to all First Year Hamptonians for keeping up the enthusiasm and energy until the end, and for some impressive achievements this term!
The football and rugby seasons have now finished and a whopping 138 pupils have represented the School in the U12 teams with some incredible games being played. Well done for all your hard work and a massive thank you to the sports staff for their efforts this season. Of course the summer term will bring exciting new opportunities in sport, and I am sure lots of you are looking forward to the start of the summer sports season!
This term also brought some exciting Performing Arts opportunities for the First Years, with many pupils involved in the various concerts and even the Junior Musical Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. A huge thank you to the Music and Drama departments who have managed to put on such an incredible programme for the First Years, and who are already working hard on next term’s events, including the Lower School Play.
The pupils have clearly given their all over the last few weeks, and as a result this has been such a positive and energetic term. I also know that lots of boys have already been to see Mr Knibbs for achieving lots of merits, keep them coming! I hope you all have a restful and fun Easter break and I know many of you are looking forward to fun trips, sleepovers and much more. Enjoy your three weeks off and we look forward to seeing you again in April, and hearing all about your holiday fun at the start of the summer term!
A reminder that the submission deadline for Project EXPLORE is coming up very soon. The Easter holiday is the ideal time to visit a local site and produce a project on it. As we heard from Dr Hendry in this week’s Assembly, learning about something new is an excellent use of your time. Should you need a reminder of what Project EXPLORE entails, take a listen to Mr Hill and Mrs Peattie explain all about it:
After several Interform events this term, I thought an update on the standings would be in order. Mr Hill and Mrs Peattie tell me that the Interform competition is looking close at this stage after four competitions. There are only six points between first and last place, so all to play for going into the summer term!
George S (1H) tells us all about the first season in a Hampton shirt for our U12B footballers:
This year, the U12B team in football have won 12 matches, while losing 5 and drawing 1. Overall it has been a great experience, from epic cup wins to last minute winners, we’ve been through loads. We managed to get through to the round of 16 of the ESFA cup, after playing through many twists and turns and even two penalty shootouts! Now that we have played our last football match in a Hampton shirt for the year (which unfortunately ended 0-0), we are raring to go in the next season of football, hopefully filled with as many wins as this season!
MEET YOUR TEACHER
This week, Oliver Y (1P) has interviewed one of his Form Tutors and Computing teacher Mrs Scorer!
What inspired you being a Computer Science teacher?
I have always loved computers. When I was about 5 years old, my parents bought a ZX Spectrum+2 computer, and I have been fascinated since then. I want to inspire other people and pass on my passion to pupils at school. I think Computer Science is very relevant and important in today and tomorrow’s world.
What inspired you to work here at Hampton School?
I think it’s an amazing school academically and I also like the way that pupils are encouraged as a whole, not just focused on academics. It’s a place of personal growth, learning skills for life. There are many opportunities at Hampton and it’s great to teach here.
If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?
This is completely different, but I used to volunteer with London Ambulance Service, so I would probably be a paramedic if I weren’t a teacher.
What is one of your favourite places you have visited?
One of my favourite places I have visited is probably a scuba diving site of a 100m long ship wreck called Um El-Faroud, which is about 36 metres under water at its deepest, and is in Malta. It’s great to swim in and out of and acts well as an artificial reef. It also has a very interesting history.
What is your favourite hobby?
I enjoy anything water based, such as scuba diving or swimming indoors and outdoors.
What is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
I love mango ice cream.
What would be three adjectives to describe you?
Compassionate, supportive and dedicated.
Which programming language do you usually use?
Java used to be my main programming language and still is my favourite. However, since I became a teacher I use Python for teaching, so python has become the programming language I usually use.
We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school and to celebrate your successes in the First Year Blog! Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mr Fuldner (email@example.com).
FIRST YEAR FIVE QUESTIONS
An impressive 42 First Year Hamptonians had a go at last week’s quiz, well done to everyone who had a go! Form 1J are crowned weekly champions with a whopping 13 entries. Merits go to:
1P: Oliver Y, Sion K
1J: Henry S, Charlie M, Ollie S, Devan D, David W, Josh B, Finn R, Thomas H, Joshua A, Siddhant S, Neil T, Rohan K, Shishir V
1L: Neev G, Macsen B, Rajvir S
1W: Alex P, Huw C, Dean B, Anthony S, Brooklyn N, James S, Siyul P, Laurie L-T, Vayun J
1B: Fred O, Jiashin L, Sebastian W, Joe B, Ari E, Gabriel K S, Devam K
1H: Matthew K, Manilo C, Monti S, James G, George S
1F: Oscar S, Daniel S, Aiden F
Take a look at this week’s questions – have a go yourself or challenge people at home and see if they know the answer.
This week questions come to you from Shishir V (1J):
- What country has the highest life expectancy?
- What disease commonly spread on pirate ships?
- Who was the Ancient Greek God of the Sun?
- How many minutes are in a full week?
- How many elements are in the periodic table?
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.
Take a look at next week’s blog to find out the answers and here are the answers to last week’s questions:
- Tashkent is the capital of which country? Uzbekistan
- What was the lowest ever score for a cricket match? 26 runs
- How wide can an adult hippo open its mouth? Up to 4ft
- Who is the Egyptian god of cleanliness? Hygieia
- What year was the LEGO brick invented? 1958