St Mary's C of E School Truro

St Mary's C of E School

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Be an example to all believers, in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity."1 Timothy 4:12

Y5 - Compassion Class

Our class novel for Spring Term: Scavengers


Written by: Darren Simpson

 The scavengers’ universe is made up of just two: young Landfill and old Bagaboo, who hide from an ill-defined enemy in an Eden Bagaboo has created out of detritus. Loving, but strict, Bagaboo has his own dialect and rules: chiefly, hide and obey. Landfill, though, makes a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries that seed doubt and rebellion, and the reader’s suspicions as to what is really happening gradually crystallise with a mixture of fascination and alarm. It’s a hugely compassionate, sophisticated novel, about inclusion and exclusion, and who – or what – is really crazy.’


Welcome to Year 5, where the world is your oyster. As you move along Year 5's timeline we will start our journey with the Ancient Greeks, discover the fascinating Mayan creation and become scientists when learning about life cycles. We bring learning alive and recreate natural disasters, before taking you into the stars to learn about our solar system and beyond.

In our class we are not rising stars, we reach for infinity and beyond!
Miss Rundle, Mr Clemo, Mrs Fox, Mrs Davies and Mrs. Whaley are here to help you with your learning every step of the way.
Summer Term 2024

Would you like to know more about what we will be learning in the Summer Term? Take a look at our overview. You will see what will be taught in each subject.
Key instant recall fact
In Summer the children need to learn and revise their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
Children can login and use TTRS at home to support them with their fluency and recall of these facts.

Hit the Button


Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.


The games, which are against the clock, challenge and develop mental maths skills. An untimed, practise mode is available in the Hit the Button app along with lots more extra features.


The activities can be matched to appropriate mathematical ability. Regular use of Hit the Button can help students to sharpen their recall of vital number facts in a fun way and learning multiplication tables need not be boring.