Welcome to 5J Morpurgo Class
Welcome to Michael Morpurgo class. This year we will be doing lot's of catch-up and revision as well as pushing ahead with our usual year 5 work. Last year we were in lock-down and this year we are in bubbles but we at Bruce Grove are resilient and will adapt to the new classrooms and ways of learning to be ready for our final year at the school. Hopefully it will be fun and memorable as well as a year full of hard and challenging work for all the class. So good luck and 'bring it on!'
ABOUT MICHAEL MORPURGO:
Prolific English children’s author Michael Morpurgo has written more than 100 picture, children’s, and young adult books during his career. He is perhaps best known as the author of War Horse (1982), which was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg in 2011. In the United Kingdom, Morpurgo is recognized for serving as the Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005.
Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo was born on October 5, 1943, in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Morpurgo studied French and English at the University of London, working as an elementary teacher after graduation. During that time his penchant for story-telling helped him decide that he wanted to write books that would entertain children. In 1976 he and his wife formed Farms for City Children, a charity dedicated to providing rural farm experiences to inner-city children.
Morpurgo’s books present realistic characters, both human and animal, to teach values such as trust and courage. He has often written historical works, and he generally focuses on rural settings and nature and the environment. Many of his stories include elderly characters as well as children and investigate the relationships between the two age groups. Morpurgo’s first book, It Never Rained: Five Stories, was published in 1974. Since that time he has published at least one or two books every year.