We have prepared a selection of resources for parents designed to help you become familiar with Hook Junior School before your child joins us in September 2020. We hope these resources answer some of the 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.
A welcome message from the Year 3 teaching team
Arrangements for a full return to school in September 2020
We have published detailed guidance for all parents and carers in our letter 'Full Opening to all Pupils on 7th September 2020' . The document explains arrangements for the full opening of school in September 2020 and includes specific details for all parents regarding morning arrival and afternoon collection, attendance expectations and class arrangments. In the event that Government advice changes during the summer break, our arrangements may be updated and if this becomes the case, we will let you know.
Additional information about your child
We require additional information from you in order to fully support you and your child when they attend. This includes emergency contact inforamtion and medical information.
If you have not already done so, please complete our new pupil data collection survey. Please complete all sections as fully as possible. In the event that some information is missing from your answers, we will contact you to request this.
School administrative staff will be supporting teachers at school in many ways. We have summarised key administration aspects for you in a presentation . We hope this information will aspects of attending school that extend beyond the classroom, including school meals, uniform and first aid.
Key information for new parents on our website
These key sections of the school website are relevant to all new parents:
- School Uniform: uniform expectations and details of how to purchase
- School house groups: house teams and colours
- School Meals: an explanation of the meals that can be provided for your child
- The Home School Agreement: explaining the partnership and commitment of all parties in educating your child
- Absence and Attendance: attendance expectations for all pupils and responsibilities of parents and carers
- Events Calendar: details of all forthcoming events, including term dates
- Letters for Parents and Carers: we publish weekly and occasional letters here
All children complete their home learning activities via SeeSaw, our online learning platform. We have already provided you with a username and password for your child to login. If you have not received this, please let us know by emailing the school office. You can find the address at the foot of this page. Home learning will usually consist of:
- Weekly spelling list – high frequency words, words following a spelling rule, new curriculum statutory requirements for spelling
- Reading daily
- Times tables practice; we use Times Table Rock Stars and will provide your child with login information when they join us.
- Two pieces of maths home learning per week. These are only ten minute activities and are revision of what has been taught in maths that day or week.
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.
- Glossary for the programmes of study for English
- English Appendix 1: Spelling
- English Appendix 2: Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation