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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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We've moved in!

Our new classroom is open! Thank you very much indeed to everyone who has helped this to happen: governors, School Association, ODST, the staff and the lovely Stuart and his team from WrightSpace. 

Engineers at play!

We had lots of smiling faces and achievements at our session.  Having ‘rescued’ some old planks of wood from the skip, the children found them and used them (along with a tyre and an old pole) to make a see-saw; fantastic engineering!!  
We had several activities to inspire the children to have a go at whittling - and it worked!  We were super busy showing them how to hold and use the knife safely so they could whittle a friendly gnome!!

As the temperatures continue to drop, we thought about our feathered friends and made fat ball feeders to hang in the garden.

Whittling and creativity

Lots of ‘making’ in our session - from shelters and bird nesting dispensers (we need to keep their nests cosy) to whittling pencils from Elder and finding pretty Autumnal leaves to keep in keyrings.  

The rainy weather made some parts of forest school quite wet which brought the worms to the surface - and caused some children to come up with a new version of ‘stuck in the mud’!!


Today was party time!  To celebrate a successful few weeks we had a party.  Sweet treats and lots of great dancing!  The perfect way to end the week.  Fun had by all!

A very special new teacher.

Today we were so lucky to have a new teacher.  Miss Dix helped us with our expanded noun phrases!

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