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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 on a Tuesday we have Mrs Reynolds and Mrs Bostock for music and RE.  Whilst on a Wednesday afternoon Miss Hill will be taking the class PE.

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 within 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 this coming year. We have many exciting things planned and we are looking forward to the Hercules class growing together.  

Mrs Catherine Hunter and Mrs Michele Conner

Class events

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Marvellous Mathematicians 

We've got some marvellous mathematicians in Hawking class. Every week we try to see how many addition and multiplication questions we can answer in 90 seconds. We all try really hard to answer as many questions that we know. 

These children in particular have worked really hard and have beaten their last score - Scarlett also got a certificate but missed being in the photo. 

I'm so pleased with everyone for their hard work and can do attitude. Keep it up and hopefully soon we will have everyone in the photo. 

Start of  Science Week

We had a really great start to Science Week! The first activity that the children did was try to build the most stable bridge using 5 pieces of paper and 20cm of sellotape. We looked at bridges like the Ironbridge and tried to use these structures to help us. Once we had built the bridges we tried to test them out to see if they were strong enough. (Thank you to Mrs Johnson for letting us borrow her meerkat). We then went outside onto the field to see the different creatures that could be living under our feet everyday. We used classification keys to identify the creatures and plants that we found.

The children really enjoyed the activities today and can't wait to see what it's store next week!

Super Readers!!

We've got some super readers in Hawking Class. These children have read every day since getting their reading diaries and bookmarks.

I'm really impressed with the enthusiasm to want to read by all the children and some already filling in their reading diaries answering some of the questions in their diaries left by Mrs Johnson and I!! 

Lets keep up the amazing reading and see if we can all fill in our bookmarks and get those prizes at the end of the term! 

The Adventures of Robin Hood

We have been learning all about Robin Hood's adventures. We've started looking at how Robin Hood became an outlaw and wanted to help the poor.

To help us remember the story we put actions to the sentences and drew our own story maps. 

See if we can perform the actions to you and see how much we know. 

Hawkings Class Bears Adventures

Not only have the children been getting used to a new class but they've also been getting used to two new class members. Lily and Harry (names chosen by the children) get to go home with two children on a Friday and come back to class on Wednesday and share all the adventures they've been getting up to during that week.

Imogen and Luke got to take them home in the first week and the whole class enjoyed hearing what they got up to.

Oscar and Jamie get to take them home this week, we can't wait to hear what they got up to!!

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