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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 Miss Glenister, Mrs Deegan and Mrs Williams. 

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

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We sang, made noise, drank wassail (warm mulled apple juice) and chose a queen to place a piece of wassail soaked toast in a tree as a gift to the tree spirits as part of our very own wassailing. 

It was great to see these seasoned Forest Schoolers disappear to immerse themselves in the various activities; from making dinner in the mud kitchen to weaving willow into tambourines, making apple bird feeders and working together to try new things.  The children were fab - and so polite and caring to one another -  as they helped and worked together; it was lovely to see.

Looking Forwards To The New Year

January is named after the Roman God, Janus; the God of gates and doorways.  He is often depicted with two faces; one is looking back at the year that has passed and the other is looking forwards to the New Year.  Thinking about this, we talked about wishes that we might have for ourselves, others and the world - with some children making wishing stars.  We also like to think of wildlife at this time of the year - especially the birds who might have a harder time finding food.  With this in mind, some children made fat balls to hang in their gardens.  The afternoon was busy with sawing, firelighting, den building, swinging and enjoying the great outdoors on a cold and damp day.

When Sasha Got Swept Up the Chimney

What a fantastic production this was! Large numbers of children took a major part and we ended up with a really funny, heart-warming entertainment. Well done to all the children, the staff (all those props!) and especially Miss Burn for leading it all. 

Hockey festival at Cokethorpe

Ten girls had a great afternoon at Cokethorpe. We played four hockey matches with huge enthusiasm. The girls' hockey skills really improved, we had great fun and it was all topped off by a Christmas tea. Thank you Cokethorpe!

Maths Champions 2019!

Before half term, some of the children went to Carterton Community College to represent us in a maths competition. Despite some very challenging questions, the pupils managed to keep their composure and went on to win! We would just like to say a big thank you to Mr Scully for visiting us today and presenting the children with certificates and the winners' trophy. Well done Brize... and Mrs Fairhurst for organising the trip! 

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