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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 Webb, 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

Tue 28 Jan

Young Voices

Tue 4 Feb

Y3/4 Narnia trip to Dorchester Abbey

Mon 10 Feb

Assessment Week

Wed 12 Feb

School Association Rags 2 Riches collection

Thu 13 Feb

Art/DT Day

Thu 13 Feb

Parent Celebration Assembly

Fri 14 Feb

Art/ DT Day

Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb

Half Term

Mon 24 Feb

Long parents' evening

Thu 27 Feb

SENCO SEND reviews

See the full diary...

Defending Wessex

The whole of KS2 ventured out to Oxenwood today to help King Alfred, the King of Wessex, defend his kingdom against Guthrum the Dane. After becoming oath sworn warriors, and training with the Fyrd (army), torcs needed to be made before battle with the great heathen army. Needless to say, we had the most amazing day learning outdoors with fantastic, knowledgable instructors. I expect everyone will sleep well tonight!!

What a fantastic week!

This week has been extremely busy but lots of fun. During the mornings we have reading extracts from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and discovering more about a very intriguing, china rabbit. The afternoons have enabled us to spend time researching the Anglo Saxons as well as classifying/grouping different types of rocks. Well done Hercules children, you definitely deserve a rest this weekend! 

Key Stage 2 Summer Concert


We're here and having so much fun! Beautiful weather too! Lucky us 😊

Year 3 and 4 Outdoors

We had all of Year 3 and 4 outdoors this week and used it as an opportunity to tidy up the vegetable garden and plant some fruit and vegetables - as well as hang out in the Forest School area.  

The children work very hard with Jo and Miss Kearvell, weeding and digging over the garden.  They then planted tomatoes, onions, peppers and strawberries that they will need to look after over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, in Forest School, the workers were rewarded with some time to get creating, work together, play and enjoy a s'more around the campfire!

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