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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

See the full diary...

Easter Makes...

Calling all Brize Norton Bunnies....

I saw this on Pinterest (can't take the credit unfortunately) and thought it would be a wonderful thing to do over the Easter break for the following reasons:

1. You can spend time helping your parents sort out the socks...if they are anything like me they will have quite a collection of odd ones...see pic!

2. You can make yourself some new friends to talk to!

3. The bunnies are really easy to make - although don't use rice if you can help it (what with food/shopping etc being as it is).

I have taken screen shots of the instructions, but you may find it easier to watch the Handimania clip on YouTube (as long as you have your parent's permission.) I have included a screenshot of how to find it - there are a few on there by other people, but this is the one you need: No-sew Sock Bunny - Easter Craft Ideas #2 - YouTube 

Good luck and send me your bunny pics - I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Missy K x

Nature Sculptures

Todays creations from our key worker's children. 

Calling All Harry Potter Fans!

The lovely J.K. Rowling has just launched 'Harry Potter at Home.' This is an online hub that is full of activities, puzzles, quizzes... and even audiobooks! I think we could all do with a little magic and fun in our lives at the moment so give the website a go this week! Mrs Mills x

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home  

Nature Art

This work was completed by the key worker's children in school this afternoon. We hope it inspires you to create some of your own. 

STREAMED and LIVE LESSONS

I just thought I would throw this list into the mix. I haven't tried/vetted  all of them and some of them you will already know/be using but perhaps you may discover something a bit different or something to engage your child/children. I hope that it is useful.

Miss Burn

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