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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.

Summer Term 2019


 There's No Place Like Home

There are so many things to learn about and discover this term.


Maths worded problems, fractions, decimals, percentages, shape, angle, position and direction, measures, 
Literacy story writing, biography, non-chronological reports, formal writing, explanations, poetry, book reviews
Science classification of all living things, life cycles, living things and their habitats, evolution and inheritance
Geography climate and biomes
R.E Why do religious teachings matter?   Why is the Bible important to believers?
Art observational art, print making,  Monet and impressionist art
D.T paper mechanisms and structures
Computing blogging,  game developing
Music Churanga
PSHE understanding the impact of diet, exercise and drugs, sun safety


Entry point- There’s No Place Like Home


Explorer Dome


In the dome we found out about many things :


  • Climate change including the greenhouse effect.
  • How to prevent climate change- not cutting down trees, reduce pollution by  cycling to school, electric cars, less flights, solar power, wind power
  • We saw the effect of dry-ice in warm water
  • Different species are adapted to different climates- dessert, sea, grassland, rainforest, polar
  • Foodchains- predators, prey
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Pop-up Ancient Greek Museum

We designed and made moving Ancient Greek exhibits, using CAM mechanisms, for a 'Pop-up' Morpurgo Class Museum. We wrote formal invitations and sent them to parents. 

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Our Blue Tit laid her fifth egg on Friday 24th May. Since then, she has been sitting on the eggs. She only leaves the box to feed. The male has not been bringing her any food.  

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Will has been busy in class working on a project about CARS. HIi beautifully designed handmade book now sits on our bookshelf and includes all of his wonderful work.  You 'd think he would be pleased with such an achievement but Will wasn't finished.  His engines were revving, his tank was full and he was on a roll. He wanted to do more so he put his head together with Mrs LeGrand, and they came up with a cunning plan.Continuing with the car theme, Will offered to wash staff cars to raise money for the homeless. He made signs, organised equipment and set to work - counting the money with a smile on his face. Will raised £38.50. He presented the cheque to  ARC, which is a homeless charity, and guess what? He even got his photo in the paper!

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Spring Term 2019

Here be treasure!




Your  batik cushions were gorgeous. We  hope everybody enjoyed unwrapping them on Christmas Day.

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Here are some of the things we will be learning about this term.


fractions, decimals, percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, worded problems


book reviews, author study,  poetry, discussion text, myths and legends,


forces, gravity, air resistance, water resistance, friction,


life in Ancient Greece, key individuals, the legacy of Ancient Greece


locational knowledge - Greece and UK



How do people express their beliefs and identity?


observational drawing and painting


CAMS – making a moving museum exhibit depicting life in Ancient Greece


e-safety, creating powerpoints, CEOP with PC Parry, keynote, blogging, using search technologies




going for goals

Let's get busy in the kitchen. DELICIOUS HUMMUS

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,  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


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Our Christmas Party 2018


 * 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.