Mr. Martin

Welcome to Year 5.4 2017/2018

Mr. Martin who has been teaching the same year group for the past 6 years in middle east will be the new Year 5-4 teacher for this acdemic year. This is my second year at English Modern School. Get ready to have fun while learning in this wonderful year. I love it when my students are happy and see me as a mentor, a friend and a teacher. Moreover, kids don't learn from the people they hate.



Practise Division problems, Time and Multiplication problems.

Review States of Matter including Water Cycle, Mixtures and Solutions

Spare at least 30 minutes everyday to read, it is very important for your reading improvement.

The Battle of the Books is around the corner, letters have been sent home.

International Day will be on Thursday 25/1/2018. We, Year 5-4 are focusing on KENYA, we will dress only on any colours of the Kenyan flag (Green, White, Red, Black).


Science - Parts of a seed; Week 3

Science - Germination and Plants Growth

Weeek 2 & 3

Raz Plus Reading overview

Week 2 & 3

Sample of checked online assignment

Tima Abusara - Fables- Homework Week 3-pdffiller.pdf
Moslem Khedr - Homework week 2- how the troll was tricked-pdffiller.pdf
Yassin Abdel Razek - Use of Figurative Language (1)-pdffiller.pdf

Photo gallery

We are continously having an array of activities happening in our classroom and the library. I will keep you posted on this column to see what your child does at school. These pictures have been taken randomly and the students are, in most cases not aware that the photoshoot is on. Kindly bear with me concerning the missing names of the students on the captions. It is of our communal interest to hide their identity from the public for cyber safety.

ESLRs Achievers

Ethical Individual

I am fair, honest and take care of others. I understand the difference between right and wrong and make good choices.

Dynamic Achiever

I reflect on my strengths and weaknesses. I always strive for excellence.

Critical Thinker

I am confident, open-minded and reflective. I ask ‘Why?’ I ask ‘How?’

PoP Award Winners

PoP stands for Pride of the Principal. This is an award gived every week to a student who has exhibited an exemplary performace on all or almost all the six ESLRs.

ESLRs Dress-up Days

Independent Learners - 28/9/17

I am naturally curious. I love to learn and discover new things while making connections with prior knowledge.

The class acted as explorers of the seven continents

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. North America
  4. South America
  5. Europe
  6. Australia
  7. Antarctica

Anti-Bullying Day 5/10/2017

The effects of bullying can have a massive impact on all individuals, whether that is at school, work, college or socially. Anti bullying week is a great way to get involved, we take a stand against bullying and raise awareness in our school. Bullying doesn't just affect children but adults too.

The students designed Friendship Page Markers as a sign of friendliness and accommodation. This project took place in the primary library.

Parents Access to Raz Plus

Second Step Program

Second Step

It is a classroom-based social-emotional learning program with lessons and reinforcement activities designed to:

*Increase children’s school success

*Decrease problem behaviors

Guided Reading!

What? Why? How?

Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher. working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The text is easy enough for students to read with your skillful support.

The goal of guided reading is for students to use these strategies independently on their way to becoming fluent, skilled readers. ... During reading: I guide students as they read, provide wait time, give prompts or clues as needed by individual students.

Guided Reading Sessions

Razplus Sessions

Indoor Breaks - Silent Ball

Dear Students:

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome back all our returning EMS students, as well as those of you who are new to us this year! I am thrilled and looking forward to an outstanding school year and we know it will be the best one yet! I am ready for the awesome task of preparing all my students to be successful learners.

The EMS school community provides our students with a well-rounded educational experience. While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education, and exposure to technology to prepare students to compete with their global counterparts.

This year will be filled with numerous learning opportunities for our students. EMS takes immense pride in establishing an atmosphere that invites its valued parents and guardians to be a part of the educational process. Throughout the year, your parents will be provided with many opportunities to participate in the education of their child.

Parents Night

Curriculum Guide 2017/2018

Revised Year 5 Curriculum Guide.docx

Class Timetable

TT 5-4 2017-2018.docx

Daily expectations


School calendar


Important Learning Links

Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)


Monitors ESLRs Guide