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Welcome to Hercules Class!

Welcome to Hercules Class!

We have lots of wonderful Year 2 and 3 children in our class. To support us within the classroom we have the fantastic Mrs Kearvell and Mrs Edmonds. And on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon the lovely Mrs Rae will be taking the class for Forest School and PE.

I 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 myself too!) and this is OK! We need to learn from our mistakes and develop our knowledge to a greater depth.

I encourage the children of my class to speak out. If there are any concerns or successes, I want to know! And this is the same for parents. Please feel free to talk to me 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 I will always make time for you. We are in a partnership to help develop your child’s independence, learning and happiness. 

I look forward to what lies ahead this coming year. We have many exciting things planned and I am looking forward to the Hercules class growing together.  

Mrs Catherine Hunter 

Class events

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Budding Archaeologists

After last week’s fossil find, the children created their own fossils using clay and salt dough.  Some chose to be archaeologists by chipping away at rocks or carefully scraping the pre-made dinosaur eggs.  Using pieces of willow, dinosaur skeletons were also made. 

What a lot of Stars!!!!

This week the class have been working particularly hard so they all deserve to be the Stars!!!!  Well done!

The River Thames, Source to the Sea

We have been looking at the journey of the River Thames and mapping a route between Cirencester and London.

Fossil finding and medieval axes

A lovely, busy afternoon with lots of happy children and achievements.

For the first time ever, we used a medieval method and made pitch pine glue using beeswax, pine resin and charcoal.  
The children found sticks and stones and used a knife and hammer to split the wood.  Placing the stone inside, we used twine and the pitch pine glue to keep it in place. Whilst searching for stones, a few children were keen to break some to look for fossils; using safety goggles and a hammer, they were able to break one open and they did, indeed, find a fossil - super exciting!!

Kites were popular, with willow being lashed to create the frame.  The children loved running around to make them fly!

Race for Life!

Before half term we participated in a fantastic whole school event.  We ran around the rec for the Race for Life.  

Thank you so much to Mrs Mills for organising this for us all, and raising so much money for a great cause.

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