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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...

Autumn Equinox

This week’s session marked the Autumn Equinox - where the day and night are of equal length.  We had lots of Autumnal activities for the children including leaf art, autumn lanterns, conker spiders and bulb planting.

Determination and creativity

We had a great Autumn inspired session today.  We looked at some of Andy Goldsworthy’s land art, which inspired some of the children to create their own mandalas using leaves; the colours and patterns looked amazing!

It was lovely to see some children try new skills.  Even though they have been coming to Forest School for a few years, some children have yet to try fire lighting.  But, today was the day; well done Eddie!

Apple printing, badge making, and broccoli painting were also popular.  It was good to relax for 5 minutes with some campfire apple crumble!

What a great week!

What a fantastic start to our new school year! I am so proud of all the children in Hercules class. They have come back to school so confident and adapted to all the daily changes so well!! Can I also thank all of you for adapting to all the changes. I am sure there will be many more to come! 

We have had a very busy week with many assessments to see where children are with their learning. The hard work was quite rightly rewarded with extra playtime and biscuits!  

We have begun our new Science topic of Forces and Magnets, and looking at the Water Cycle with our Geography work. 

I was so pleased to hand out certificates to some children who completed the reading bingo summer challenge. Congratulations to Hailey, Emily, Olivia, Elliot, Summer, Eddie and Dan. Great reading during the summer holidays. We have also been enjoying listening to the different magazines that have been made during the summer months. We have heard all about super heroes, princesses, sharks, holidays and footballers, amongst many other things! 

I found picking this weeks SHINE and Star awards very hard. So many children deserved to get this achievement. But I am so pleased to say that Archie deserves the Star of the Week award due to his perseverance. He has worked so hard and tackled many given problems without giving up. Well done Archie. The SHINE award goes to Daniel for constantly helping me. He is my right hand man when I need help with any technical issues. I never worry if the computer isn’t doing what I want it to do, Daniel can sort it. He also helped many children with the iPads. Thank you! Everyone needs a Daniel in their classroom!  

Please enjoy looking at some of the photos from the week. Many smiling faces and hard working children!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Hunter

Sunny September 

It was a beautiful afternoon for the children to be outdoors enjoying the September sunshine.  We talked about signs of Autumn; conkers, acorns, maple keys, blackberries and leaves changing colour.  The children then used this to inspire some creativity.  Leaf printing onto cloth bags, drawing with blackberry ink and making acorn people.  Some children even went blackberry picking with an adult for a fruity accompaniment to our pancakes.  It was a busy afternoon with lots of happy faces!

SPaG/Maths Investigations Year 3 and 4...

Back by popular demand... you guys really seemed to enjoy these! Perhaps you will all be spies, detectives or police officers when you are older... how exciting! Good luck trying to solve the clues. Mrs M x

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