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Brunel - Year 5

Welcome to Brunel Class Year 5



Welcome to Brunel Class.  It is great to see such enthusiastic and committed children in their new class this term.  Our class name links brilliantly to our topic in Term 1 of 'All Aboard' where we will be learning about the history of the railways, which will include a visit to the Steam Museum at Swindon.

We will be having PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please ensure your PE kit is in school on both these days.  Swimming will start just before Christmas and run for 5 weeks.

If anyone has any time free to come into school and help out in class or listen to readers we'd love to hear from you, please pass a note in your child's reading record.

Mr T & Mrs Burgess

Steam Museum Trip Letter

Terms 3 & 4 Prefects!

Huge congratulations to Diana and Blake who are our Prefects for Terms 3 and 4. They have already set such a fantastic example within Brunel Class this year that they are definitely individuals to look up to!




These are the spelling lists based on the age related expectations for Terms 3 and 4. We have been tested on them during the first week of Term 3, and then will be tested again at the end of Term 4. Anyone who scores 35 or over will be entered into our very popular 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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