Welcome to Morpurgo Class
Mrs Payne and Miss Jennings
Mrs Payne teaches on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; Miss Jennings teaches on a Thursday.
Mrs Wallis 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.
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.
A reading comprehension task will be sent home on a Monday and should be handed in on the following Friday. Each child has a Home Learning Book in which to complete this work.
A maths home learning task will be set every Friday and should be completed by the following Monday. Each child has a Home Learning folder for maths.
There is a Home Learning Box at the back of the class room where all finished home learning should be placed.
EMILY LOVES TO WRITE STORIES
"Looking at the sky, the clouds, the moon and the stars really does make me feel calm and hopeful...
Nature makes me feel humble and ready to face every day with courage. " - Anne Frank
We are incredibly proud of Emily, who entered a creative writing competition set by the Anne Frank Trust. She wrote a short story based on the above quote from Anne Frank's diary. There were many entries. Although Emily did not win on this occasion, she was shortlisted. She attended an award ceremony at the Brewhouse Theatre on 27th January where she received a book and certificate. Superb Emily!
Alberto Giacometti is a Swiss artist. He is famous for his sculptures of the human form. He sculpted thin, elongated bronze and plaster figures. He once said he wasn't sculpting the human body at all but rather the shadow it casts.
We have made our own Giacometti-style sculptures using aluminium wire, wooden blocks, paper mache and acrylic paint.
Royalty and Rebels
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.
Year 5 have been busy writing instructions.
Imagine your kitchen filled with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread. Imagine sinking your teeth into a crusty roll topped with golden butter. Does this sound heavenly? Well ... these easy to follow instructions will enable you to create perfect bread rolls. Roll up your sleeves, put on your apron and get started today.
BOOK WEEK 2019
What a treat to experience Kev F Sutherland's Comic Art Masterclass.
Kev F's work includes writing and drawing for The Beano, Marvel, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf.
We had enormous fun creating characters and comic strips, as well as picking up tips for our own drawing.
Huge thanks to Kev F for an inspiring morning.
OUR LOCAL HISTORY STUDY
THE MONMOUTH REBELLION
On the 16th November, the superb Michael Morpurgo was sharing his new book 'Boy Giant Son of Gulliver' at Waterstones Bookshop in Exeter. Both Will and Finley travelled down to Exeter to see Michael Morpurgo. William actually had his photograph taken with the man himself! He also had his copy of Boy Giant signed!
Several of the class now have their own copies of the book and follow along as Mrs Payne reads the story to the class at the end of the day. What a pleasure!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit from Miss Harman who always has a joke to share.
What comes before Part B?
Yes you've guessed it ... Part A
Morpurgo Class had a great 'Part A'. We made some table decorations, played party games and, of course, sampled some delicious party treats.
Some maths links from Mrs Norrey
The following links will help you to order decimals: