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Welcome to Hercules Class!

Welcome to the Hercules Home Page! 

We have lots of wonderful Year 2 and 3 children in our class. To support us within the classroom we have the fantastic Mrs Williams and Mrs Deegan. 

We believe that time within school needs to be happy and safe which in turn will promote successful learning. Work should be a challenge in order to build on previous knowledge. Children need to believe in themselves to be able to tackle any given challenges. Mistakes will be made along the way (by us too!) and this is OK!  We need to learn from our mistakes and develop our knowledge to a greater depth. 

We encourage the children in the class to speak out. If there are any concerns or successes, we want to know! And this is the same for parents. Please feel free to talk to us at any appropriate time. Unfortunately time can be limited for parents at the beginning or end of the day, but feel free to make an appointment and we will always make time for you. We are in a partnership to help develop your child’s independence, learning and happiness. 

We look forward to what lies ahead these coming terms. We have many exciting things planned and we are looking forward to the Hercules class continuing to grow together. 

Mrs Catherine Hunter and Miss Emma Cuthbertson

Class events

Fri 24 Sep

Harvest Festival in church

Thu 7 Oct

Y1 - 3 PE fun afternoon

Tue 9 Nov

Flu immunisation

Thu 11 Nov

Remembrance ceremony

Fri 19 Nov

Hercules sharing assembly

Tue 7 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Wed 8 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Tue 14 Dec

Christmas dinner

Tue 14 Dec

Carol service in church

Fri 17 Dec

Final assembly with parent celebration assembly

See the full diary...

Seasonal Activities

The children enjoyed using fallen leaves to create masks today.  Using the idea of using leaves creatively, we also turned leaves into a fox face on a tree cookie!  Some children went off to pick blackberries with Jo for snack, whilst others became imaginative and made a car!  Pond dipping and den building were also popular again this week.  A few children chose to use our bio lite stove; they collected tinder, made kindling and then got a fire going that created electricity and powered a light!!

Science fun!

Today we had to make a cup of tea for Mrs Williams.  Quite a simple job, but I needed some helpers.

Once I poured the water, I needed someone to stir it.  I gave out spoons made from paper, plastic and chocolate.  The children had to write their names on the spoons.  This was easily done on the paper, but too tricky for the chocolate and plastic.

But when we got stirring the tea the paper was useless, as was the chocolate!  

We had such fun investigating the different materials.  We decided that plastic spoons were good for stirring, paper was good for writing and chocolate is great for eating!!!

Building homes big and small

We had a fab session building; the children were keen to build dens for themselves so we had the tarpaulins and rope out - and some children chose to build a smaller natural den for ‘Wolfie’.  Thinking of homes, we had several bug house ideas for the children to have a go at building.  We were kept super busy sawing, drilling and hammering - but there will be some happy, cosy minibeasts in Oxfordshire!! 


We have had a great week in Hercules! We had a great hockey lesson, a walk around the local area and we tasted Turkish delight as we have been studying The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! Have a great weekend…..

Science discoveries!

To explore our Science work even further, this week we explored materials all around us.

We went on a material hunt to discover what things were made of certain materials, and why.  The discussion of clothing made of bricks and houses made of wool made us all chuckle!

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