Welcome to Brunel Class Page

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Dixon

Academic Mentor: Ms Klinkert

TA: Mrs Tribe (Mon-Thurs)

TA: Mrs Luxford (Friday)

 

Welcome to Brunel Class. Our class consists of children from Year 3 to Year 6.  In September, the children were excited to be back upstairs in their own classroom and have settled well. Routines have been re-established with them. We are all working hard and the children have made some good progress already in their learning.

 

Welcome to Term 6
In Brunel Class, we have had a very busy and productive year so far. The children have been working hard and this term promises to be no different. We have welcomed several new members to the class and look forward to getting to know them better.
In Term 6, our focus in Geography will be volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be discovering more about the Earth and what it is made from. We will be finding out where and how volcanoes and earthquakes occur. In Science we will be learning more about how our bodies work and the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
 
Year 4 will be taking their Multiplication Test Check in the next few weeks. 
Later in the term there will be transition days for Year 6 moving on to their new schools. We will also be welcoming Year 2 into Brunel Class for some transition activities over the next few weeks.
Everyone in school is anticipating this year's school performance at the end of the summer term. More details to follow soon, but meanwhile listen out for the new songs - we will start practising them soon.  

Please click here for this term’s topic web.

Forest School/First Aid

All Brunel children have an opportunity to go to Forest School on Fridays in Term 1, 5 and 6. This is very popular with the children. 

We are very fortunate to be able to offer basic First Aid sessions to our children.

PE 

In the Summer Term, PE is on a Thursday. Please ensure the children come to school on this day wearing their PE kits. Click here for PE Kit list.

Remember SWIMMING starts on April 25th!

Brunel Class swim at the Midsomer Norton Leisure Centre on a Monday afternoon in the summer term.

Reading

Developing reading stamina and understanding more complex texts are very important in KS2. Children are expected to read regularly at home at least 3 times a week. Please encourage your child to record their reading in their Reading Record. They also read daily in class.  There are books that can be borrowed from school for reading at home. Please talk to your child about what they are reading; discussing the story and characters, the plot, vocabulary and themes of the story are important at this age.

Our Class reader this term is Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve.

Spellings

In Brunel Class, we follow the Read, Write Inc Spelling Programme. This focuses on a weekly spelling pattern, which we practise in class daily in class. Children will also have some high frequency words to practise at home and will have ideas and suggestions for different ways to practise them. This is best done daily for 10 minutes.

Times Tables

Please help your child to practise and develop a quick recall of their multiplication facts. A strong working knowledge of these facts is essential as your child progresses through Key Stage 2. They help to support understanding and fluency with long multiplication and division and fractions.

There will be a Multiplication Tables Check for Year 4 children in June. Click here to see a Parents' Guide to the Multiplication Check.

Year 3

Practise and learn:-

2x, 5x, 10x, 3x and 4x, and 8x table facts

Year 4

Practise and learn:-

6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x table facts

Year 5

Consolidation of all multiplication and division facts to 12x12

Year 6

Recognise factors and multiples, know prime numbers to 50

DoodleMaths

DoodleMaths is specially designed to help children practise maths skills and introduce them to new material. It is designed to be used daily for short periods of time. Children who use DoodleMaths regularly show more confidence with recall of fluency facts in class.  Please let us know if there are problems with your child’s log in. 

SATS

Year Six children will be expected to do some practice at home for their SATs preparation in the Spring and Summer Terms.