We have prepared a selection of resources for parents designed to supplement the school prospectus and help you become familiar with Hook Junior School before your child joins us in September 2015. We hope we answer specific questions that you may have as a Year 3 parent.
The Year 3 team look forward to working in partnership with you and your child over the coming school year. We hope your child will be very happy as a member of Hook Junior School.
You should already have received a transition pack when you attended our transition evening for Year 3 Parents. If you didn't attend our transition evening, then we have already sent your transition pack in the post. If you have not received a printed transition pack, you can request one via the school office.
For your convenience, documents from the transition pack are shared below. These are all in Adobe PDF format, for which you may need the free Adobe Reader application in order to view them.
- Information for Year 3 Parents - welcome and key information
- Transition and the Curriculum - an introduction to the curriculum
- Administration Information for Parents - administrative details, including school times, uniform and lunches
- Summer Holiday Learning - activities to help your child get the best start in Year 3
- Home School Agreement - an explanation of the partnership between the school, pupils and parents
- School Dates 2016 - 2017 a summary of school dates for the academic year beginning September 2016
- School Uniform List - the uniform items that pupils in year 3 will be required to wear from September 2016
In addition to our transition resources, we have also prepared a collection of Summer Learning resources for all parents to make use of this summer and help their children get the best possible start to the year. Resources for children new to Hook Junior School can be found in the Year 3 pages.
- A daily timetable is displayed in the classroom; we also summarise the day here
- Classroom doors open at 8:40am and children begin with an 'early work' task to complete
- Parents say goodbye on the playground and children walk into class independently
All children will need to have a number of essential things with them every day. These are:
- A ruck sack large enough to carry a reading book, water bottle and pencil case.
- A water bottle and healthy snack for break time.
- A pencil case, if your child wishes
- Their PE kit, taken to school on a Monday and taken home again on Friday.
- A reading book and home learning diary (we will provide these during the first week of school)
- Given to children every Monday (alternate literacy and maths)
- Weekly spelling list – high frequency words, words following a spelling rule, new curriculum statutory requirements for spelling
- Reading daily
- Times tables practice
These documents will help you to become familiar with some of the key aspects of the English curriculum. Each is published in Adobe PDF format, for which you may require a free viewer application.