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Morpurgo (Year 5)

Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Mrs Payne and Miss Jennings

 

Mrs Payne thoroughly enjoyed reading these books over the Easter break. Why not give them a try!

Time Travelling with a hamster - Ross Welford

Cogheart - Peter Bunzl

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief -  Rick Riordan

Escape from Shangri-La - Michael Morpurgo

 

Thank-you to Rhiannon for recommending, 'Cogheart' .

Also, thanks to Jack for recommending, 'Time Travelling with a Hamster'.

Mrs Payne couldn't put them down and stayed up far too late reading.

 

 

 

 

 

We learnt about rocks and fossils when Mrs Donaldson, from the Museum of Somerset, led a class workshop.

 

Thank you to Castle School and the Young Sports Leaders for organising a fantastic morning of cricket, rounders and golf. (Wednesday 26th April)

This term our quest is 'Heroes and Villians'.

Linked to this we will be learning about Ancient Greece!

Click on some of the websites below to find out more:

 

http://www.curriculumvisions.com

Click on History, Ancient Greece

(Your child has their password for this)

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z87tn39

 

http://cachepilot/~espresso/modules/t2_greeks/index.html?source=subject-History-KS2-History-Resource%20types

 

Espresso has a section on 'Greece' too!

Today we had the SPACE theatre company in to talk to Year 5 and 6 about being safe online. The class watched a play which dealt with staying safe online, keeping personal information safe, passwords and how to report any problems they may be faced with. The children really enjoyed it and got a lot from it.

Celebration of the River Tone

 

We have been learning about the River Tone and the wildlife that lives along the River Tone. We have recently welcomed into class the Somerset Wildlife Trust, an environmental charity set up to look after wildlife and wild places. We learnt about some of the exciting nature based events that are happening over half term and created some willow lanterns.

 

Our class have been invited to take part in the River of Light Event on Saturday 18th February. The children need  to gather at

5.00 pm at the Brewhouse Theatre, to collect their beautiful fish lanterns. Mrs Payne will be there, but children should be accompanied by a parent who will take responsibility for them. At 5.30pm the children will walk with the procession to Goodlands Gardens where they will meet a second stream of children processing from the Castle Green. The two procession 'streams' will merge and swirl together creating a river of light. The procession will finish with music on the green and a fire and light performance.

 

It should be a wonderful experience, and we hope that as many members of Morpurgo Class as possible will be able to take part.

 

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Heroes Day! Who is your hero?

Christmas Highlights

Book week/ Roald Dahl fun!

Morpurgo Class gave a rib tickling performance of ' The Porcupine'. You will find the poem in Roald Dahl's book 'Dirty Beasts'. 

 

It was great to see so many children dressed up as a book character. A fun day was had by all.

Espresso

 * Don't forget the espresso site can be used by you at home! *

       Your pupil username is student3792

       Your password clue is Christmas.

 

 

 

Can you use the internet safely? Try this quiz!

 

In Computing the children continue to consider how to keep themselves safe when working online or using their mobile phones. It is something that we believe is very important and the children regularly have time to reinforce their knowledge of the ways to ensure they stay safe and happy whilst enjoying time on the computers. An excellent site for both children and parents is the Think U Know site. The web address is www.thinkuknow.co.uk and it is well worth a visit.

 

Enjoy lots of activities and extend your learning by visiting Purple Mash.

Purple Mash is an ever growing online creative space especially for learners aged 3 - 11. This award winning site is filled with hundreds of fun educational activities in the form of projects, games, apps and tools. Being hosted online, you can access Purple Mash and your saved online files wherever you are and whenever you wish.

To log on from home, click on the purple log in tab

Next select the My school tab

Local authority is Somerset

School is Bishops Hull Primary

Now enter the Purple Mash username and password that you use in school. Clue your username and password are all about you.

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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