Welcome to Morpurgo Class
Mrs Payne and Miss Jennings
Mrs Payne teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Miss Jennings teaches on Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Adams will be in class all week.
We have PE with Mrs Fielding each Wednesday. It is useful if PE kits are in school every day.
Full Steam Ahead!
Our 'Quest' this term is 'Fire and Ice'. Our quest begins with the rare opportunity to travel on the 'Flying Scotsman', one of the most famous railway locomotives in the whole world.
We look forward to seeing you all on the first day back.
Just the Ticket!
What an exciting first day! Once on board the Flying Scotsman the glorious 'West Somerset' landscape unfolded before us. As the train chuffed along the track, puffing out swirls of wet steam and sooty particles, people gathered along the route waving and smiling.
The Flying Scotsman steam engine was built in 1923. It pulled passenger trains from London to Scotland. In 1934, it was the first locomotive in the world to reach 100 miles per hour. Before steam engines, it took 15 days to travel from London to Edinburgh on horseback. The Flying Scotsman did it in 8 hours!
Autumn Term - Fire and Ice
During the Autumn Term we are on a quest to find out about Taunton - historically and geographically.
For instance ....Do you know when electricity was first introduced to the town?
Has the River Tone ever iced up or the town centre ever flooded?
We will also investigate Bishop's Hull and how the village has developed over time.
During Science lessons we will be increasing our knowledge and understanding of electricity.
Miss Jennings will be focusing on 'The Life and Teaching of Jesus' in RE.
Read as much as you can everyday. Read to yourself. Read aloud to somebody at home. There are so many fabulous story books and information books for you to discover. Why not visit the local library and see what you can find?
Our first class story of the year is 'The Fox and the Ghost King' by Michael Morpurgo.
Keep practising your multiplication facts at home as this will help you in other areas of maths.
Maths this term will include number and place value, calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, area, perimeter and time .
Have you discovered some of these useful maths websites?
Some maths links from Mrs Norrey
The following links will help you to order decimals: