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Welcome to Hercules Class!

Welcome to the Hercules Home Page! 

We have lots of wonderful Year 2 and 3 children in our class. To support us within the classroom we have the fantastic Miss Glenister, Mrs Deegan and Mrs Williams. 

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

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

We look forward to what lies ahead these coming terms. We have many exciting things planned and we are looking forward to the Hercules class continuing to grow together. 

Mrs Catherine Hunter and Miss Emma Cuthbertson

Class events

Tue 8 Feb

Y3 Ball Skills

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This week we have continued learning about past and present toys. We shared some of the toys our parents had and we also played some board games which we LOVED! 

For and against argument 

In English we have been reading The Animals of Farthing Wood. Today we enjoyed taking part in a debate. We thought about for and against arguments for the question ‘Should Farthing Wood be replaced with a motorway?’ Most of us were against the wood being knocked down. 

Confident, independent learners

It’s lovely to reflect on how this group has changed over the years of coming out to Forest school.  After the initial busy period of showing them how to make God’s Eyes, assisting with hammering, sawing, glueing and watching them in the pond area, we were able to step back and observe the group working together.  They independently chose their activities, created bands, became scientists in the mud kitchen, built dens, lit fires together and played imaginatively; it was a lovely thing to see as they worked and played alongside each other so harmoniously 😊

The Village Guy

We have had a busy few sessions; following the interest of the children, learning about nocturnal animals, dissecting an owl pellet, lighting fires and whittling.  We were also asked by the parish council to make a Guy for bonfire night.  So, a team of children stuffed items of clothing with autumnal leaves and (together) we created a Guy.  If you were on the rec on Thursday 4th November, you’ll have seen him go up in smoke!!


We have been learning about Remembrance Day and why poppies are important. We did some poems and pictures to go on the memorial. 

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