Morpurgo | Y5

Class Teacher: Miss Price
Unqualified Teacher: Mr Cummings

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, OBE (born 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children’s novels such as War Horse (1982). His work is noted for its “magical storytelling”, for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters’ relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Morpurgo became the third British Children’s Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.


Welcome to the Year 5 Morpurgo class page! We have been named after the wonderful British author Michael Morpurgo. He is responsible for writing more than one hundred children’s books, including ‘War Horse’, ‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’ and ‘The Fox and the Ghost King’.

Morpurgo class is led by Miss Price and Mr Cummins. We are looking forward to having a fun filled year with lots of new and exciting activities and experiences.

We are going to be exploring some fantastic topics this year, starting with the theme of Alchemy Island in term 1.

Our aim is to give your children more opportunities to take on roles and responsibilities in Year 5. We will have permanent leaders for IT, Sport, Student Council and Ubuntu as well as other classroom roles which will change on a weekly basis.

In year 5 we expect students to ensure that they complete the set homework and reading each week. Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and is due back on a Monday.

Students are expected to read five times a week and their reading records will be checked each Tuesday.

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. PE kits need to be brought in on Monday and left in school till Friday.

We are always happy to have a chat so please feel free to speak with us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions or matters you wish to discuss.