The 5th grade Religion curriculum centers on the study of the 7 Sacraments—Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders. We also investigate saints in the Catholic Church, connections to Scripture, and reasons and methods in choosing kindness.
The students will be exposed to a variety of themes and thought provoking questions that cover the topics of meeting challenges, doing the right thing, discovering different artists and inventors, expecting the unexpected and adapting. The students will become successful communicators, have the ability to read comprehensively, write effectively, speak meaningfully, and listen critically.
The focus of the Fifth grade math program is primarily on decimals and fractions. The students will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, decimals and mixed numbers while strengthening their problem solving skills.
The Fifth grade science curriculum enables students to be actively engaged in a hands-on approach to Science through STEP, the Science Through Experiments Program. The topics introduced include Friction, Levers, Volume and Density, Electrical Circuits and Voltage and Qualitative Analysis. Each experiment follows the scientific method and students create their own STEP book by recording data for each of the topics and experiments as they explore each topic. This program supports student competence and confidence when participating in the biennial Science Fair sponsored by the Diocese of Worcester Catholic Schools Office.
The 5th grade Social Studies curriculum spans from the earliest migrations to North America to the creation of the Constitution. To supplement our learning, the classes take a tour of the Freedom Trail in the spring.