Welcome to 5-3

Photos over term 1

Click on the folder to view the photos.

Tomorrow it's Year 5's turn to visit Dar El Sai. Please make sure each student has a healthy packed lunch as they will not be allowed use money inside the event. They are also not allowed to bring their phones tomorrow in case they lose them. It might be better if they left them at home so as they won't be left in school all day unsupervised. I will take pictures of the event and put them into the folder above. Thank you.

Please use the booking form below to make meeting at a suitable time to discuss your child's progress this term. If this does not work then copy and paste the website below to book a meeting. If you have any issues please don't hesitate to contact me at ciara.oleary@emsdoha.net.


This Weeks Focus


  • Polygons
  • Angles
  • 2d/3d shapes
  • Quadrilateral shapes

Science/Social Studies

  • We will finish our seed dispersal posters,and life cycle. We will review what we have done this term on the life of plants
  • We will look at map skills, how to read one, draw our own maps and understand different landforms around the world


  • Finish off playscripts. Students should all use a plan before writing their final piece.
  • We will start poetry next week


Year 5-3's assembly is being held on Wednesday at 12:00 in the small cafeteria. It would be fantastic to see you there and the students have been working hard on their presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Please see Google Classroom for the home practice this week. There is both Math practice and English practice. To help students with Math they should be practicing their times tables every night at home and also reading their levelled book and Raz Plus. Mangahigh has many activities assigned to them to help them with multiplication. Allowing the students to read out loud and talking to them about their book helps students become excited about reading and will help them progress in literacy and reading.

I am so happy to welcome you all to a new year and that you all had a fabulous summer. I cannot wait to really get into the swing of things and get to know all of the students and of course parents. A little bit about myself. I am from Ireland and this is my second year in EMS, it's my 8th in Doha overall. I love Doha and really enjoy teaching here experiencing the different cultures and personalities. My aims for the year is to encourage the students to think creatively and provide a learning environment that allows them to grow as students and as people - having alot of fun on the way. I 'm sure there will be lots of adventures and I look forward to meeting you all during the year. Here's to an exciting Term 1!!!!