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
The children are having an amazing time! They have been orienteering, team building and singing round the camp fire among other things. Look at the pictures to see more.
Multi skills at Cokethorpe
Our team of Year 3 and 4 children had great fun and took part lots of different activities, including target throwing, relay racing, speed bouncing and keeping a tennis ball up - Ashley managed an amazing 240! Well done to everyone, and thank you to Cokethorpe School for the pizza and ice cream afterwards.
Bookfeast visit for Years 3 to 5
On a very rainy Wednesday 17th June, Years 3 to 5 visited St Hugh's College, Oxford to meet the children's author Claire Barker.
We all enjoyed listening to her speak about her inspirations to write (she has always loved reading) and we all enjoyed creating a new Pirate character with her.
She told us that she had been a teaching assistant and was frustrated by the lack of exciting books around. This inspired her to start writing her own stories, the first of which, Wishbone Pepper- Ghost Dog, we have been enjoying at snack and story time. She reminded us that it is never too late to start writing and that it is very, very easy to quickly develop a character and a setting.
So maybe we can all have a go!
Year 3/4 tennis tournament
Well done to everyone who took part in our tennis tournament at Carterton Community College. Fantastic effort and enthusiasm all round!
We have begun to experiment with our bean plants and we have been working very hard to ensure that we are carefully measuring and controlling our plants' conditions.
The plants that are in very little light in our classroom cupboard are particularly interesting- the leaves near the door are growing and the leaves in the dark are withering away.
We think that this is because plants use light as energy to make food in the leaves.
Photos to follow soon!