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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...

Science!

Log in to Reading Eggspress today and boost your scientific knowledge by reading the Daily Science book and answering the quiz questions. Pay particular attention to the section on 'light' as we will be looking at this in more detail very soon! Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine. Mrs Mills x

Congratulations!

A big well done to Matthew Cherian, Alfie Spivey and Charlie Ball who have all been awarded with Reading Eggspress Certificates during April. 

There is still over a week left in the month... I wonder who will be next! Good Luck!  Mrs Mills x

Casting a Spell...

Once you have finished your 'Time Capsule Booklet,' it is time to start practising those tricky spelling words! Have a look at the 'Spelling Skills' attachment and use the activities on the 'spelling menu' to help you learn the rules. 

Don't forget it is also super important to know the meaning of the word or you won't be able to use it in your writing. If you haven't got a dictionary at home, you could try using one online. https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/

Keep the emails and photos of your work coming in... they brighten up my day! Mrs Mills x

Literacy W/B 20/04/20

We are living through history! Have fun researching and recording today. Mrs Mills x

Coronavirus Book for Children

The attached e-book has been written to explain the current situation in a child friendly way. It has illustrations by Axel Scheffler, is really accessible and a great way to talk about what is happening in the world right now. 

Best wishes from Mrs Winter 

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