Grade 5

  • Class Overview

  • Grade 5

    Grade 5 is a great time for continuing to develop good character traits, leadership skills and study habits. The boys and girls move one year closer to the top end of the intermediate grades and to the end of their time at elementary school. They realize that they achieve significantly through cooperative work with diverse groups of peers.

    At St. James & St. Ann’s School the Grade 5 students are taught to be Christ-like, and look after their younger friends.   We are going to strive to be the best version of ourselves.

    We will also be learning a lot about technology and its proper use.  Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms and other Google apps will help us create amazing projects!  The Grade 5 curriculum has an interesting mix of concepts that provide opportunities for field trips and in-class presentations.

  • Class Objectives

  • Christian Education

    This year the children will be learning the meaning of worshiping God in community.  The worship of God includes prayer and service.  We give worship to God through the celebration of the Eucharist and Sacraments.  Through the study of the liturgy, classroom discussions, priest visits, and much more, the students become aware of Christ’s work of salvation.  They learn to participate more fully in order to give thanks and praise God.  

  • Language Arts

    The Language Arts curriculum will focus on having the students read fluently, develop comprehension and respond effectively to questions. They will be practising identifying the main idea in stories and using creativity to explain how their learning is affected by what they read. Students will be challenged to make connections from what they read to their lives and experiences, and the experiences of people in their lives. Reading materials will be carefully selected. Opportunities will be given for students to develop their use of oral language through poetry recitation, Bible readings, and storytelling. Students will also be given an opportunity to improve their writing skills by writing poetry, various literary forms, and most of all they will learn how to write essays and short stories full of their own exciting ideas.

  • Mathematics

    In Grade 5 our focus will be on practising basic facts and increasing accuracy in computation. We will begin the year with patterns and equations then move on to whole numbers and place value. We will work on multiplication and division, measurement, decimals and fractions and then on to geometry. The year will conclude with statistics and probability, and transformations. Throughout the year, we will continue to practise solving word problems cooperatively and in large groups.  A computer-based program called Athletics, which proved itself to be very popular among young students, is going to be one of the fun activities we are going to do during our exciting Math lessons and centres.

  • Science

    The Science curriculum focuses on force and motion, the human body and environmental Science. We will be considering environmental issues and sustainability.  Students will be able to identify how we can conserve both living and non-living resources in our communities.  In our unit on the human body, students will make models to represent body systems and parts of our bodies. We will be learning about simple machines and how complex machines are made up of smaller machines to make work easier.  No Grade 5 Science program would be complete without lots of hands on exploration and experiments, and amazing field trips full of learning opportunities.

  • Social Studies

    The Social Studies curriculum focuses on Canada’s history, geography and the diverse mix of cultures that are here. We will talk about first peoples and the founding peoples, immigration, government, transportation and communities. The students will find opportunities to trace the contributions that individuals have had to the development of Canada.  Hands on, projects, fun presentations, and a lot more is going to keep Grade 5s happy and occupied.

  • Information Technology/Art

    Students will be given an opportunity to learn a lot of different uses for Google in IT class.  They will create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play.  We will explore connections to identity, place, culture, and belonging through creative expression and explore a range of cultures, and the relationships among cultures, societies and the arts.

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  • Class Teacher

    • Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova
      Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Zuzana Lavrikova

      Grade 5 Teacher

      Mrs. Lavrikova received her Master’s degree in Education from John Amos Comenius University in Slovakia. She also studied in Sheffield, England. She has been teaching a variety of grades from Grade 1 to Grade 10 for more than 20 years. Within CISVA she started at St. John Brebeuf and she is very excited to be part of our team as the Grade Five teacher. Mrs. Lavrikova has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.