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 Rundell Class Year 6

Mrs Payne and Mrs Wallis

2022 - 2023

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Morpurgo Class Year 5

Mrs Payne and Mrs Wallis

2021 -2022(Archive)

Summer Term 2022

This term we have been reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

In the story Michael, his parents and their faithful dog Stella set sail around the world in their yacht the Peggy Sue. 

The class  experienced what is was like to be on their own small water vessel when we had a day rafting and kayaking at French Weir.

A big thank-you to the Channel Adventure team for a great day.

WHICH TEAM CAN SPIN THEIR RAFT THE FASTEST?

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A MEXICAN WAVE WITH A DIFFERENCE

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Longrun Meadow Guided Nature Experience

We spent an enjoyable morning with the Friends of Longrun Meadow. The  Meadow is a wonderful place to explore and find new things. Our thanks to Philppa Lausen and the team who not only looked after us, but shared their knowledge of the living things that are right on our doorstep. 

We identified many plants and animals:  clover, cuckoo spit, goose grass, ragwort, birds-foot trefoil, red admirals, black caterpillars (which are the larvae of the Peacock butterfly) and the list goes on.

Did you know that aspirin comes from willow? 

Did you know that goose grass was the inspiration for velcro?

Did you know that oak trees produce galls?

 

The Platinum Jubilee

 

This year we are marking the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who has been queen for 70 years, with a celebration called the Platinum Jubilee.

 

A JUBILEE is the celebration of the life and reign of a monarch. Rather than happening every year, jubilees only mark significant milestones, making them more special.

 

Each jubilee has a name, used to reflect a certain length of time.

  • Silver Jubilee marks 25 years on the throne
  • Ruby Jubilee: 40 years
  • Golden Jubilee: 50 years
  • Diamond Jubilee: 60 years
  • Sapphire Jubilee: 65 years
  • Platinum Jubilee: 70 years

 

During the extended bank holiday, people and communities will come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

 

Bishop's Hull Jubilee Picnic

On Friday 27th May, our school gathered together for a special Platinum Jubilee Picnic. The sun shone brightly and we celebrated.

Alberto Giacommeti

We have been learning about Alberto Giacometti who was born 10th October 1901 in Borgonova, Switzerland. He was a painter, sculptor, draftsman and printmaker. However, he is most famous for his sculptures of human forms. Giacometti once said that he was not sculpting the human body at all, but rather the shadow it cast.

 

We have been inspired by Giacometti and created some of our own sculptures.

 

Giacometti was extremely self-critical. He once said, "The more you fail, the more you succeed."

BLUE TITS

We are learning about living things and the life process of reproduction in plants and animals.

Blue tits are one of our most instantly recognisable birds. Their blue, yellow, white and green plumage make them a very attractive garden visitor. In February, Mr Payne set up a bird box in the garden and installed a camera. It didn't take long for a pair of blue tits to move in.

 

 

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Click  on the Home Learning Star to see more of the  Easter Holiday Eggy Challenge.

 

Spring Term 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Learning about our local history at the Museum of Somerset. What a pleasure to take such well-behaved and interested children to this workshop.

"Reading can take you places you have never been before."

   Dr, Seuss

"I was reading a book ... 'the history of glue' ... I couldn't     put it down."

   Tim Vine

 

Unfortunately, James was poorly and couldn't be with us for Book Week. However, he planned his costume and made it. That's impressive James.

Can you spot his Cat Kid costume?

JAZZ MUSIC Let's improvise!

 

Autumn Term 2021

 

 

We start the term with Michael Morpurgo's thought provoking story 'Shadow'.

 

 

Hello from Mrs Payne and Mrs Wallis. We are delighted that you will be joining us in September. You will officially be a member of Year 5, Morpurgo Class. We like to have fun in Year 5. We also take our learning seriously as there are oodles of interesting things for us to discover and learn.

 

Parents please click on the READING STAR. There is information about  supporting  your child with reading and about how to use the READING DIARIES.

EXCITING NEWS!

We are pleased to announce that Sports Leaders from Bridgwater and Taunton College will be working with us on Thursday afternoons from 14th October. This means the children will need to wear PE kits to school on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Watch this space for more sporty photos.

   

We imagined we were Isabel in Tom Percival's book ' The Invisible' and wrote some diary entries.

We have been learning about Space and the Solar System. Oil pastels were used to draw the planets in the photograph. The children also made a concertina book about stars and constellations.

What a pleasure it has been to look at your half term home learning. We have all enjoyed sharing jokes. The witty wordplay made us all laugh!

Art inspired by our Ancient Greek history lessons.

DANCING FEET

These two talented young ladies  are in a dance team called Next Generation. Recently, they travelled to Berkeley in Gloucestershire and took part in a local competition. We are delighted to announce that they have qualified for the national competition. This will take place later this year. Watch this space! Well done girls!

IT'S CHRISTMAS PARTTIME

WE HAD GREAT FUN AT THE 

 MORPURGO CLASS PARTY ON WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER

 

A Morpurgo Class IT Challenge

LEARN HOW TO TOUCH TYPE

Touch typing means being able to type at speed and with accuracy, without needing to look down at your hands on the keyboard. If you can touch type, you are a speedy typist. 

 

This is an incredibly useful skill to learn. If you practise for 20 minutes a day, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

 

Go on! Get those fingers tapping.  Start by clicking here.

 

 

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