Learning
Curriculum

Fifth Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Develop comprehension through oral and written responses to novels and non-fiction
    • Develop critical thinking skills: make inferences, discuss themes, and analyze personal voice, point-of-view, and author purpose
    • Read and discuss novels, short stories,expository writing, and poetry
    • Read media for literal text and sub-text
    • Participate in thematic novel studies
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Write organized summaries and paragraphs relating literary events to personal experiences, other texts, and the world
    • Use similes, metaphors, and idioms
    • Practice grammar and spelling rules
    • Develop research skills: taking notes and long-term writing assignments
    • Publish and present writing
    • Study vocabulary using Classical Roots
  • Social Studies

    • Analyze primary and secondary sources
    • African American Civil Rights movement
    • European Resistance movement during World War II
    • Activist movements throughout history
  • Mathematics

    • Increasing facility with four basic arithmetic operations applied to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
    • Measure of 2-D and 3-D shapes
    • Identifying polygons
    • Round and estimate whole numbers and decimals
    • Understand relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents
    • Developing problem-solving strategies
    • Collecting, organizing, and displaying data
  • Science

    • Solar energy: observe and relate solar energy transfer in a variety of situations
    • Develop facility with scientific method
    • Brainology: develop an understanding of how the brain functions and of one’s own learning
    • Pollinator Posse garden project
    • Redwood ecology with overnight camping trip
  • Spanish

  • STEAM

    • Digital Citizenship: information privacy, cyberbullying, copyright, plagiarism
    • Coding with Scratch and Code.org
    • Gardening and pollination
    • Research: database research, primary sources, automatic bibliographic formatting, citing image sources, website evaluation
    • 2D and 3D Design
    • Google Applications: Drive, Docs, Slides, etc.
    • Tool Usage: Saws, T-square, C-clamps Levels, Power Drill
    • Adobe Voice
  • Fine Arts

  • Music

    • Fourth and fifth grade choir
    • American folk and popular songs
    • Caribbean folk and popular songs
    • Blues and pre-blues music
    • Intermediate North Indian classical singing
    • Touch stroke and heel-toe techniques on conga drums
    • Scales and arpeggios in solfege
    • Introduction to band for instrumentalists
    • Introduction to Irish music
  • Physical Education

    • Developing specialized movement skills related to team sports
    • Participating daily in a health-enhancing physical activity
    • Understanding the relationship between body type and movement skills
  • Service Learning

    • Pollinator Posse: grow habitat and care for monarch caterpillars and butterflies with first grade buddies
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600