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 Autumn One: Who let the Gods out?


Written by: Maz Evans


Everything was going so well for Eliot.


He had a glowing recommendation from his school and a glowing track record but now his home is under threat and his mum is ill and suddenly nothing is going right for Eliot at all.


Eliot needs a hero, but he might be about to get more than he bargained for.


When a shooting star crashes to earth, it lands Eliot smack bang in the path of Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But when the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they’ve got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.


These gods are used to getting their own way and they’re more than capable of creating a little chaos themselves. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?

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, Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Whaley are here to help you with your learning every step of the way.
Autumn Term 2023

Would you like to know more about what we will be learning in the Autumn Term? Take a look at our overview. You will see what will be taught in each subject.
Key instant recall fact
In Autumn One children need to learn their number bonds to 1,000
Please see below for the Autumn One KIRF

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.