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Morpurgo Class

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.


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.



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.

Spring Term

Wonderfully Made

Click here to find some of the things we are learning about this term.
2020 has got off to an active start. As well as their usual PE lessons, Mrs Fielding has introduced yoga this term.  The children have also  participated in a high energy afternoon of sports at Bridgwater and Taunton College. Many thanks to the staff and students who organised this event.




"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!




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Awesome Art

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.

Autumn Term


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.



Click here to see some of the things we are learning about this term.

Harvest 2019

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Instructional Writing

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.

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Half Term Home Learning



We are incredibly fortunate to have the wonderful Museum of Somerset in walking distance from our school. On Friday 15th November, we spent an informative and interesting morning at the museum. Helped by the historian, Mr Flower, we learnt more about the Monmouth Rebellion. We reenacted parts of the story, looked at artifacts, documents and paintings in the Monmouth Gallery and even created our own Monmouth playing cards. Mr Flower said that our class were a great team as so many of us contributed to discussion. Thank-you Mr Flower for all your help. 



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. smiley



 * 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.