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Welcome to Michael Morpurgo Class!

We are Year 5 pupils and our class teacher is called Mrs Snowden.  Our lovely teaching assistant is called Mrs Martinson. We all work hard and try our best.  We follow the School Code and make sure that we are kind to everyone.


We do PE on Monday and Friday but it is best if PE kits are kept in school for the whole term. That way we are able to do extra PE easily if we want to. Kits can then be taken home for a wash at half term.

Remember, school PE kit is:

  • plain white T-shirt
  • plain black shorts
  • daps or trainers (best for outdoors)
  • plain black joggers and a warm fleece for outdoor PE in the colder weather
  • no earrings (please remove studs or provide tape to cover)


Please bring your reading book and record book into school every day and take it home again each evening. Part of the ongoing home learning is to read daily. It is really important for parents / carers / older siblings to hear children read as often as possible and talk about the book - this is still important even though your child is a fantastic fluent reader! Don't forget to keep track of your home reading in the book provided, as this will earn you merits and entry into our Golden Book! If you read 5 times at home per week, you will receive 2 merits.


Keep an eye on this page for updates and information about our class.


Term 1

This term our theme is 'Michael Morpurgo - Wreck of the Zanzibar'. We will be enjoying this amazing book while improving our own story writing skills! We will be swimming on Monday mornings this term - working towards out National Curriculum Award. On Friday we will have cooking with Mrs Webb, Miss Reeves and Mrs Coleman.  I'm sure the pupils will learn how to prepare and cook many healthy meals and snacks. 

We continue to use our PSHE scheme (Personal, Social, Health Education) - called SCARF (Safety - Caring - Achievement - Resilience - Friendship).  This term, we focus on friendship and keeping healthy. This scheme covers all areas of personal and social education as well as developing British values.



Term 2

This term our theme is 'Is fair trade fair?.  We will build on learning about sustainability in Year 4.  We will learn about 'trade' - starting with the first trade route - The Silk Road.  Then we will look at trade between the UK and China today.  Also we will look at fair trade and understand what this means. We will be writing non-chronological reports and newspaper reports to discuss the issue of fair trade. This term in maths, we will be developing our multiplication and division skills as well as learning about area and perimeter. SCARF will cover healthy relationships and we will be participating in anti-bulling week. In PE, Mr Kingwell (our sports coach) will be helping us develop football skills. Please refer to the Term 2 curriculum overview.