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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...

Literacy Planning W/B 11/05/20

Hello again everyone! For Literacy this week, you have a little project. I would like you to have a go at writing a set of instructions. They can be on anything you like: for example, how to bake a cake, how to make a lego model, how to travel into space etc. You can choose to adopt a fictional or nonfictional style of writing so the possibilities are endless. You really can be as creative as you want! Have a look through the planning and resources and think carefully about what you would like to do. Any questions, please send me an email. I can't wait to read your writing! Mrs M x

Y3/4 Science: W/B 11.05.20

Hey folks, hope you are having a good day so far. Here is the science planning and resources for both year 3 and 4. (I know some of the resources just say year 3 but please ignore that bit- we run a two year rolling programme so that we can teach the same unit to a mixed year group. This ensures that we cover everything in enough detail and depth.) I uploaded lots of attachments but these are just suggestions and to give you food for thought so please don't feel overwhelmed. (Some are the same too- just in a different format.)  

If anything is unclear or you would like something extra, please just send me an email and I will do my best to help. Have fun mini scientists! x

Maths Year 3 and 4

Hello everyone! For maths this week, I would like you to have a go at watching the White Rose video tutorials and then completing the matching activity. Remember, you can pause and watch the video again at any point; this will really help you to learn those key concepts and strategies. Year 3, I would like you to look at Week one- Fractions: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ 

Year 4, I would like you to look at Week one- Recognising tenths and hundredths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

I have attached the resources for the week but these can also be downloaded from the White Rose Website. (The answers are on there too.) As always, I have set you work on the online maths apps and you also have the option of completing work in your Power Maths books. If anyone needs anything extra, please just let me know. Mrs M x

Literacy W/B 11.05.20

Hi folks, how are you? Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the sunshine on Friday and Saturday! It is that time of the week again when we focus on our spelling rules. Year 3, you will be looking at rare GPC words and Year 4, you will be investigating homophones. Please see attached planning for more details. I have uploaded different resources so please have a look and see what takes your fancy... you have the pick of the bunch!

 I hope you all have a lovely week and as always, please email if you need anything. (I really can't emphasise that enough- I am here to help.) 

Also, keep the photos coming in as I love to see what you have been getting up to! Take care, Mrs M x

VE Day Work so Far! 

You lovely lot are pulling it out of the bag... yet again! Heaps of effort has gone into your learning this week; you should all feel very proud of yourselves. Keep the emails and photos coming in so that I can add them to the album. Miss you guys! x

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