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 2018. 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.

We will be requesting additional information from you during the Summer term and we will also be updating this page with other important information and transition activities you can do with your child.

Daily routines

  • A daily timetable is displayed in the classroom; we also summarise the day here
  • Classroom doors open at 8:30am 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 (not too big) containing...
  • A water bottle; children can refill this during the day, however we do not provide drinking cups.
  • A healthy snack for break time.
  • Your child does not need to bring a pencil case to school as we will provide all the equipment they need.
  • Their PE kit which must remain in school all week as times for PE can change.
  • A reading book, learning reading diary, spelling book and a home-school communication book, all of which will be provided during the first week of school.

Home Learning

  • 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.

Useful links

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.