How We Express Ourselves

This week students have begun inquiring into our first unit How We Express Ourselves. Please click here to see the overview of learning for this unit including related maths and language outcomes.

Students have started Year 5 engaging in a Week of Inspirational Maths. More details to follow on this next week.

See below for some photos of our initial learning engagements.


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Welcome to 5.3!

Hello and a warm welcome to 5.3!

My name is Perico Pineda, and I will be teaching 5.3 this year. This is my second year at LIS and prior to this placement I taught in different IB schools in Indonesia, Philippines, and Iraq.

We’re incredibly lucky to welcome Ms. Charity as our Year 5 teaching assistant. It’s her 6th year in LIS. She has moved from the music department to support our learning, sad for Ms. Betsy, but great for us!

This year we will use our blog [] as a main source of communication with families so please be sure to sign up to receive updates as and when items are posted. We are also excited to collaborate with you all this year. If you have any areas of expertise and could come into class to share anything at all please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher [].

Our first unit will be under the trans disciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, further details will follow in a future post.

Below you will find your child’s schedule for the year. Please be sure to support them in being independent and prepared for school. Please note, due to sharing of the school areas with MYP students, Year 5 will not be having swimming just yet, instead they will have PE lessons and swimming will be blocked for all PE lessons from weeks 18-22, and 29-30. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

We are so looking forward to getting to know you all this year and beginning our learning journey.

Working together,

The year 5 team