Welcome to Morpurgo Class! We are named after the British author Michael Morgurgo and will be working on several texts by this author through out the year.
The adults who work in our class are:
- Miss S.Wilson
- Mrs J.Hill
We also work very closely with:
- Mr M.Bolton
- Miss E.Stanham
- Mr M.Clarke
- Miss H.Wilson
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries throughout the year.
Due to our great attendance this half term, we have already earned an extra session in the school garden. We decided to do our Guided Reading lesson in the garden and really enjoyed it.
Science - Planets
This week we have been thinking about the planets in our solar system. We found out how far each planet was from the sun and represented this on the school field. Neptune is further away than we ever thought possible! We then thought about how the planets orbit around the sun and the time it takes for each planet to do this.
More reading buddy fun
Once again, we were joined by our year 3 reading buddies. We shared books together and had lots of fun. We were very impressed with the year 3 reading ability and were really proud of the year 5 children who helped them.
Problem Solving in maths
The children worked in groups to solve tricky maths problems. We tried to show our understanding in more than one way and prove that our answers were correct.
Sharing our amazing story openers with the children from Pratchett class. We have thought very carefully about how to structure our writing and include descriptive features. We have also focused on how including dialogue can move our stories forward.
Please ensure that your child has returned their consent forms to the class teacher by Friday 28th September. Can we also remind you that all monies owing should be paid by Friday 16th November. If there are any problems please contact Miss Wilson the Headteacher.
This week we have been finding out about the planets in our solar system. We worked in groups to debate statements and then worked on the shapes, positions and movement of the planets. Finally, we did some independent research on the planets.
This week, year 5 teamed up with year 3 to read a selection of books. We are going to do this every couple of weeks to help improve our reading skills. The children enjoyed reading with the younger children and sharing their books with them.
English - Drama
This week, we took on the role of characters from the story Alien Landing and acted out what we though they would say to each other. We then used these ideas to add dialogue to the original story. Morpurgo class definitely includes some future actors!
Roald Dahl Dress Up
The children enjoyed dressing up as Roald Dahl book characters. They shared which character they were and the books that they are from. Check out our awesome outfits.
Trailer making - Computing.
In our computing lesson, we absolutely loved exploring trailers using the IPads. We found out how to add recordings and photographs to make a trailer for a movie. In the next few weeks, we hope to make trailers linked to our English shared text and Topic work on Space.
ACES PE Lesson
Morpurgo class really enjoyed their first session with our PE coaches from ACES. We particularly liked the warm up game Pacman.
We are enjoying using Go noodle to increase our fitness levels and wake up our brains.
English - Talk for writing
During our English lessons, we have been learning the mystery tale 'Alien Landing'. The children have started to learn the text off by heart and have enjoyed creating actions. We look forward to writing our own mysteries in the next few weeks.