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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 25 May - Fri 29 May

Half term

Fri 17 Jul

End of term

See the full diary...

Science Year 3 and 4

Hi folks, some of you have emailed me your science work which is absolutely brilliant. When you are ready to move on, here is the next set of planning, resources and activities. You may decide to look at some or all of these; the choice is yours.  

If you are thinking of questions for the 'Science Quiz,' use the PowerPoint Presentation to help you. For example: (Q) Do some surfaces reflect light better than others? (A) Yes. The surfaces that reflect light the best are smooth, shiny and flat. (You could even organise a family quiz night and test your family's science knowledge. How exciting!) 

 Hope you enjoy! Mrs M x

Home Learning 

More photos of you lovely lot working incredibly hard... as always! Well done everyone, you are utterly amazing and inspirational to us all. Mrs M x

Spelling 

For this week, I would like you all to have a look at the words from the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list. Choose ten tricky words to focus on and ask someone to test you at the end of the week. Make sure you understand the meaning of each word so that you will be able to use them in your writing. I have attached some activities that you may wish you have a look at. Mrs M x

More Maths!

Hey folks, if you have finished the last set of maths that's great news but please don't worry if you haven't. If you would like extra, I have attached the activity sheets from WEEK 2 from the White Rose Maths website. Don't forget that there are video lessons to go with each activity; I would definitely recommend watching those first. The answers are also on there if you would like to have a look.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

I know some of you are enjoying working through your PowerMaths books and the work I am setting on the apps- this is brilliant too! The main thing is to have fun and enjoy your learning. As always, any questions please just get in touch. Mrs M x

Happy Birthday Mrs Mills from all your pals at Brize Norton Primary School...

Now that she is 21, maybe Mrs Mills will learn not to let certain people take her photo, it can be tres annoying when they find them again...

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