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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

Tue 9 Nov

Flu immunisation

Thu 11 Nov

Remembrance ceremony

Tue 7 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Wed 8 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Fri 10 Dec

Y2/3 visit to Cogges

Tue 14 Dec

Carol service in church

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'It's just great to be free!'

It was our last Hawking Forest School today (Easter Service next week), and so we finished our session by reflecting on what they have enjoyed about their time outdoors.  It was so lovely - after watching and observing them outside during the term - to hear what they had to say.  We as adults felt that they had grown in confidence, become more independent and creative, worked better as a team and had started to use more initiative.  This is what they had to say; 'I like being creative and making things'; 'I like coming together as a group and eating new food'; 'I like being able to play with my friends'; 'I like being able to play and be imaginative in the mud kitchen'; 'It's just great to be free!'  

Hopefully the children will take some of the skills that they have acquired at Forest School and apply them to other areas.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

We had such a good time at Cotswold Wildlife Park today!

We saw lots of different animals and learnt lots of interesting and cool facts about them.

We had a talk with one of the keepers about Predators and Prey and how different animals protect themselves from harm.

Although we didn't manage to see everything, we had a great time and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Fun in the sun

After the recent cold and wet weather, it was lovely to have a warm, sunny afternoon at Forest School.  The children went their different ways, enjoying the particularly muddy Mud Kitchen (!), whittling, creating dragons and make Elder pencils.  We even had our very own viewing of the Falcons when they 'dropped in' to a field nearby!

It has been lovely to see the children develop over the term and becoming increasingly creative and confident in all that they do.

Our Music Wall

The Hawkings Class had a great time testing different objects for sounds, making tin can shakers and rhythm sticks last week.  We were also fortunate enough to have a volunteer, Mr Blake, to help us create a 'music wall' for all the classes to enjoy.

Multi Skills Festival 

We had a fab time at Burford this morning. We did different activities in groups with other children from different schools. 

The students a Burford planned the activities that we did and made the whole morning lovely.

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