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Welcome to Hercules Class!

Hello and welcome to the Hercules Home Page! We have lots of lovely Year 3 and 4 children in our class this year. Some of the pupils join Voyagers during the mornings and then rejoin us after lunch. The wonderful Mrs Williams and Mrs Edmunds (TAs) and Mr Drake (volunteer) support us in class. 

I am a firm believer in hard work and putting 100% effort into each and every task. If your child comes home and tells you that 'the work is tricky or difficult,' please don't panic; it is meant to be challenging so that they have the opportunity to build on previous knowledge and develop new skills. I do not give my students work which they can access with ease as this will slow their progress and limit their capabilities. Learning is meant to be a whole of host of things- 'easy' is not one of them. 

I am a huge fan of Prof Carol Dweck and her work on teaching children to have 'growth mindsets.' Over the next few weeks, I am hoping you will begin to hear your child say phrases such as, "I can't do it... yet," or "I have made a fantastic mistake which I can learn from." Promoting a growth mindset within the school and home reassures children that it is 'ok' to get things wrong. This in turn will help them to take more risks with their learning and feel less intimated by challenge. 

If there is anything you would like to discuss with me about your child's wellbeing or education, my door is always open. Please make an appointment to see me after school so that we can chat in-depth. I look forward to the year ahead and working in close partnership. You are the experts on 'your child' and I would really value your input or any suggestions you may have. 

 Thank you, Mrs Kerry Mills

Class events

Mon 5 Oct

Mrs Conner's first day back

Fri 13 Nov

(provisional) Hercules sharing assembly

Mon 16 Nov

(provisional) Y3/4 and Y5/6 football tournament

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

Tue 15 Dec

(provisional) FS/ KS1 production

See the full diary...

SPaG/Maths Investigations Year 3 and 4...

Back by popular demand... you guys really seemed to enjoy these! Perhaps you will all be spies, detectives or police officers when you are older... how exciting! Good luck trying to solve the clues. Mrs M x

Ready to Read? 

Hi guys, here are some reading comprehensions and question papers for both Year 3 and 4. Why not test your retrieval and inference skills today? Good luck, let me know how you get on! Miss you! Mrs M x

Maths Revision 

Don't forget to dip in and out and remind yourself of all the mathematical strategies and concepts we learnt before lockdown. I know there will be lots of things that we didn't have chance to cover but please don't worry- just have a little look at the booklets and do what you can. Miss you, Mrs M x

Literacy so far...

Wow, these reports are coming along nicely already! Well done you guys, I'll keep adding the pictures as we go along. Mrs M x

Writing Task

Hello everyone! For today's writing task, I want you to cast your mind back to the reading comprehension that we did on Monday: Doorstep Wildlife. Looking at the layout, style of writing and grammatical features, could you have a go at writing your own information text about different kinds of animals? For example, India's Insects, Jungle Creatures, Rainforest Animals or Desert Critters. Spend some time today and tomorrow researching and planning your writing- this will make the final process much, much easier. You could find out what they eat, what they need to survive and how they protect themselves from predators. You may even wish to present your work using ICT such as PowerPoint. Whatever you decide to do, have fun and please don't forget to email me some photos so I can upload them to the website. Mrs M x

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