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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 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

Mon 5 Oct

Mrs Conner's first day back

Fri 13 Nov

(provisional) Hercules sharing assembly

Mon 16 Nov

(provisional) Y3/4 and Y5/6 football tournament

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

Tue 15 Dec

(provisional) FS/ KS1 production

See the full diary...

Times Tables Monday Year 3 and 4!

Hello my lovelies! For your maths lesson today, I would like you to work on multiplication and division. I really can't stress enough how important it is to know your times times and the inverse off by heart- this will help you so much as you get older. Have a look at the resources and take your pick. Have fun guys! Mrs M x

Cast a Spell... Year 3 and 4

Hey folks, hope you have all had a lovely weekend! Just a little reminder from me to keep your spelling skills ticking over while you are at home... not nagging, I promise! I have attached some planning and resources that should help you on your merry little way; just have a look and see which ones take your fancy. As always, if anyone needs anything extra, please send me an email and I'll do my best to help. Miss you guys so, so much- please know that I am thinking of you all on a DAILY basis and looking forward to the day when we are all back together! Mrs M x

Literacy Year 3 and 4 

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and well. Here is your Literacy planning for the next five days. You will be spending some time learning about Non Chronological Reports so I have attached some additional resources that you may find useful. If anyone needs anything else, please just email and I will do my best to help. Take care and hope to see you all soon, Mrs M x

SPaG Wednesday!

Hello guys, can't quite believe it is the middle of the week already- time flies when you are having fun! For today's literacy lesson, we will be focusing on using apostrophes for possession. Please have a little look at the resources and see which ones you fancy having a go at. If there is anything else you need, just email and I will do my best to help. Have a lovely day! Mrs M x

PowerPoint Presentation 

Thank you so much to Millie for sending me her wonderful PowerPoint Presentation. She has some very, very exciting news that she would like to share with you all... enjoy! Mrs M x

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