Grade 5

Religion

Students will gain a stronger sense of the sacraments and why they are celebrated. The Catholic faith helps students to learn about Christ's presence in our lives and how we can deepen our relationship with him. The focus of the class is on stewardship and how we can testify to our beliefs. Students will lean how to apply their faith to real life situations and to imitate Jesus Christ. They will become familiar with the Holy Scriptures and be able to recite God’s word. The goal of this class is to teach the students about our rich Catholic faith and how to share the good news with others.

  • To be familiar with Sacred Scripture
  • Learn grade level prayers
  • To understand the sacraments
  • Comprehend church terminology
  • Focus on stewardship

Languages Arts

Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material and grade-level texts. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. By the end of fifth grade students will be able to write a strong narrative and a convincing persuasion essay. The objective of this class is to prepare students for Middle School.

  • Read aloud fluently and accurately
  • Discern concepts and main ideas
  • Compose different genres
  • Analyze and critique writing

Math

Students learn how to analyze problems by identifying relationships, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information, sequencing, prioritizing information and observing patterns. Students must determine when and how to break a problem into simpler parts and how to verbally and symbolically communicate their work. The goal of this class is for each student to reach his/her highest potential.

  • Simple expressions
  • Computation
  • Algebra and functions
  • Geometry and measurement

Social Studies

Students will learn of the development of the nation up to 1850 with an emphasis on the population: who was already here, when and from where others arrived, and why people came. Students learn about the colonial government founded on Judeo-Christian principles, the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the English traditions of self-government. They recognize that ours is a nation that has a constitution that derives its power from the people that has gone through a revolution, sanctioned slavery, experienced conflict, and composed the Constitution of the United States. The goal of this class is to give the students a broader understanding of our great nation.

  • Political institutions
  • Geography of the United States
  • Branches of Government
  • Native American studies

Science

Students will learn about the scientific methods which consist of asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis of understanding science students must use critical thinking skills and obtain an understanding, by asking questions, and perform investigations. The goal of this class is to help students talk and write clearly about science by presenting, persuading, and collaborating with others.

  • Earth science
  • Weather and forecasting
  • Plant life and water cycle
  • Space Exploration

Field Trips

Field trips are vital for students to have a chance to view and explore new places and different social institutions, enhancing their overall understanding. Field trips are a great way to enforce learning and inspire minds. The fifth grade takes several field trips each year in order to motivate and excite students about subject matter.

  • Encourage investigation of new materials and evidence
  • Offer hands-on, informative and exciting experiences
  • Provide community building within the class and great memories