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Morpurgo (Year 5)

Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Mrs Payne and Miss Jennings

 

 

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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?

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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