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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...

More Morse Code!

Apparently, the morse code activity is a big hit with you guys! If you want to write your own secret message, send it to me and I will upload it onto our homepage. I wonder if your friends will be able to crack it? How exciting!

Edit: Jessica has attempted to solve Kasey's code... I have attached it as a document so that I don't spoil it for anyone else. Well done Jess! Perhaps you will be a secret spy when you are older? Mrs M x

Literacy 6 May 2020

Spend today finding out all about VE day and then write about what you have learnt. This could be in the form a poster, storyboard, booklet, newspaper article, information text-  the choice is yours! Don't forget to email me pictures of your creations so that I can add them to our homepage. Have a lovely day. Mrs M x

Maths

I have set you work on MyMaths and Mathletics for today. If you would like to continue working through your Power maths books, that's absolutely fine too. White Rose Maths have produced some great video lessons and matching activities so you may want to have a go this week. Year 3 will be looking at money and Year 4 will be exploring multiplication and division. Please see the following links for further details:

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

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

Enjoy and have a great Tuesday! Mrs M x

Reading Eggspress 

Well done to Matthew and Bode who have both achieved Reading Eggspress certificates. Great work boys! 

Don't forget to log in this week to find your spelling, reading comprehension and library book activities. Good luck, Mrs M x

PowerPoint Presentation

Ophelia has been busy developing her ICT skills and made this PowerPoint presentation; I was so impressed that I decided to share it with you all. If you are inspired by Ophelia's work and would like to do the same, please email me your work and I will upload it onto the class page. Well done Miss White, keep it up! Mrs M x

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