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Morpurgo (Year 5)

Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Mrs Payne and Miss Jennings





Mrs Payne teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Miss Jennings teaches on a Thursday and Friday.

 Mrs Legrand will be in class all week.


We have PE with Mrs Fielding each Wednesday. However, it is useful if PE kits are in school every day as there may be other occasions when a PE kit is needed.


Home Learning

READ!  READ!  READ!  Get hooked on books. Choose one you like and start by trying to  read for at least ten minutes every night. Try and build up your reading stamina so that each week you read for a little longer. The key is to choose something that you will enjoy. 

REMEMBER record your reading in your B H B of E.


Monday      A reading comprehension task will be set by Mrs Payne on a Monday and is                      due in by Friday. Each child has a Home Learning Book in which                                    to complete their work.

Friday     A maths home learning task will be set by Miss Jennings every Friday and                      is due in by the following Friday. The tasks will vary each week.


There is a Home Learning Box at the back of the class room where all finished home learning should be placed.


Seriously Impressed!

Watch this space to find out when somebody has seriously impressed us!


Ce-Jay - Well done for all the reading you are doing at home.

Bradley Howell- It's excellent to hear that you are keeping up with your swimming.

Jack - You have read a lot over the summer holidays , impressed us with your reasoning in Geography and completed some great creative writing.

Will - you have made a great start and are working  hard.

Charlie - you not only found some great pictures of leaf-cutter ants for your art project, but did extra research too. Fabulous! Also, excellent leaf clearing.

Casey- excellent follow up Maths work in the afternoon. 

Daisy- super learning at home! 

Lauren- Mrs White noticed how much you read during the summer holidays.You made a super poppy at home too.

Riley- a fantastic attitude in PE and perseverance.

Lailah and Flynn- fantastic PE!

 Anna,Cejay and Maddie - excellent leaf clearing!

James - you  made an impressive clay replica of a Maya pot. 

Imogen - super learning at home.

Addison - super learning at home. You did some impressive maths work.

Millie -  lovely poppy artwork

Anna - a super 3d vase of poppies made from straws.

Langi - we enjoyed looking at the wonderful poppy you made out of pebbles and sea-weed on Blue Anchor beach.

Harry, Ashton and Lewis - some impressive maths work.


Autumn Term 2018

Celebrate and Commemorate


New research shows that the brain can be developed like a muscle. When we practice and learn new things, parts of our brain change and get larger a lot like muscles do when they exercise.


We have lots of exciting things to learn about. This term your brain will get stronger.



numbers to 1 000 000, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, word problems, handling data, time and graphs


recounts, reports, diary entries, informal letter writing, story writing, book reviews, poetry, biography, instructional writing

Science Earth and space
History Ancient Maya Civilization, World War I, Celebrating 40th Anniversary of our school
Geography  continents and countries
R.E What can we learn from the life and teachings of Jesus? Harvest and Christmas 
Art drawing, painting, exploring colour, batik and World War I art 
D.T cooking and nutrition, designing and making a cushion
Computing e safety, green screens, powerpoint presentations, i movie and  research
Music  singing, war composers and the music of World War I
P.S.H.E health and hygiene when cooking , relationships - getting on and falling out



It's been fun writing detective stories.


Each child invented a detective as well as a side-kick.


 When a precious Maya pot was stolen from the museum, it was time for every detective to use their 'little grey cells'  and solve the case of 'The Missing Maya Artefact'.


James  recreated the missing Maya pot using clay. It's in the classroom if you want a peek. It's great!


At home, Jack  wrote a gripping story, with oodles of humour, entitled 'Murder at Blackberry Manor'. Mrs Payne couldn't stop smiling when she read it. 





Look at Daisy's impressive Maya headdress!


BOOK WEEK We were all invited to Cinderella's Ball.

BOOK WEEK                  We were all invited to Cinderella's Ball. 1


Commemoration 1


 * 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 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.