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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 Mrs Williams and Mrs Deegan. 

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

Fri 24 Sep

Harvest Festival in church

Thu 7 Oct

Y1 - 3 PE fun afternoon

Tue 9 Nov

Flu immunisation

Thu 11 Nov

Remembrance ceremony

Fri 19 Nov

Hercules sharing assembly

Tue 7 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Wed 8 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Tue 14 Dec

Christmas dinner

Tue 14 Dec

Carol service in church

Fri 17 Dec

Final assembly with parent celebration assembly

See the full diary...

Year 1 & 2 Design and Technology Balloon Buggies Day 2 Part 1

The first job of the day was to paint the base of our buggies, using the designs created yesterday. Some children chose to adapt and improve their designs, everyone thought carefully and they all looked spectacular. 

We left the hot classroom and went to enjoy our snack and story outside whilst the painted buggies dried in the sunshine.

Please scroll down the webpage to see parts 2 and 3 of our day, plus previous Day 1 post. 

Year 1 & 2 Design and Technology Balloon Buggies Day 2 Part 2

As well as the crucial hose and balloon for air propulsion, children added decorations, wings, fins, tails and passengers to improve their buggies look and performance. This involved planning shapes, marking out and cutting. Everyone’s buggies looked superb! 

Year 1 & 2 Design and Technology Balloon Buggies Day 2 Part 3

Finally we tested our completed buggies and discovered they ran further on the smooth hall floor than the carpet in the classroom.  We learned this was due to the friction of two surfaces rubbing together causing the buggies to slow down.  

Many thanks to all the adults who have come in to help over the last two days, including parents, school governor and work experience student, without you we would not have been able to complete the project. 

Oxenwood Day 2

We had a great second day, with shelter building, fire lighting and cooking over the fire - not just marshmallows but our own bread rolls (literally rolled round a stick). Well done to all the children for joining in so well and supporting each other as a great team. 

Oxenwood Day 1

We are unbelievably proud of our Year 3 children today. They have all tried something new, several of them things which they were nervous about doing. They have supported each other superbly and have all gone to bed knowing that they have achieved a great deal, having a great time whilst doing so! Today we have all done watersports (canoeing, kayaking and/ or paddle boarding), archery, climbing wall, a muddy country walk and going to sleep in a dormitory with hardly any fuss. Everyone was asleep by 9.30 - a first for any residential trip! 

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