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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...

Wednesday 25th March

Todays Art Lesson: The weather is PERFECT for some shadow drawing in the garden. As always, I love seeing your pictures so keep the photos coming through. Mrs Mills x

Spell, spell spell!

Ok folks- now is the time to conquer those tricky words on the Year 3/4 Statutory Word List. I have attached the words and a spelling menu so you have everything you need to get started! Bonus Challenge: Can you put some of the words into an exciting sentence? Mrs M x

Help from the National Curriculum... 

Dear Parents,

I received the attached today. I haven't looked at any of it yet, but you may find it helpful.

All the best,

Miss Kerr

Reading Eggs

Log in to Reading Eggs to find your comprehension and spelling activity. I have also chosen a science book for you to read from the Library. Enjoy! 

Power Maths

I hope you are all enjoying working in your Power Maths books. You can choose which pages or sections you would like to work on but please aim for at least 3 pages per day. It is also important to continue with daily 'times table practise' as this will help you in all areas of maths. Remember to use concrete resources, pictorial jottings and abstract methods to help you work out the answers. If you would like to check your work, please use the answer books- this will help you to make sure you are on the right track.

 I am also attaching a list of useful websites as they may be able to help you with your learning while school is closed. Have a little explore today! Which one is your favourite? 

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