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Brunel - Year 5/6

Welcome to Brunel Class Year 5/6


It's Term 1 and the start of our new year! I can't believe how quickly the Summer holidays have gone, and I can't wait to see you all come back. This term our topic is 'The Great War'. We are going to be learning about the history and power of the British Empire, the causes of World War 1 as well as many of the roles of different people and animals throughout this period of time. We will also be learning about the trenches; what they were, what it was like to live in them and where they are on a map of Europe.


Our focus text for this term is War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, which we will be studying in our English lessons as well as Guided Reading ready for our trip in term 2.


Alongside this we will have a huge focus on spelling, grammar and arithmetic aiming for us all to be super spellers and magical mathematicians!


This term we will have PE on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. You must make sure that you have all of your PE kit in school, including appropriate footwear. If children do not have a PE kit they will be provided with a spare class kit.


Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.


Miss Murphy

Termly Topic
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Topic Overview
Weekly Learning
Home Learning

Termly Spellings


These are the spelling lists based on the age related expectations for Terms 1 and 2. We will be testing on these in the first two weeks of term, and then again at the end of Term 2. Anyone who scores 35 or over will be entered into a new and very exciting Spelling Bee Competition in front of the whole school!


Please practise these as much as possible at home alongside your weekly spellings.

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