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5th Grade

Fifth grade is filled with new discoveries and opportunities of growth for the students at Holy Family Catholic School. We believe that what happens in the classroom affects our students’ futures. In addition to academic achievement, we will be working on deepening our relationship with God and our faith, being responsible for ourselves, and learning to work together as a team.


Religion: Students study the origins of the Seven Sacraments and how the Church celebrates them. They learn how to be a more prayerful people by examining the foundations of our faith and by exploring the scriptures through  Bible study.


English Language Arts: Students learn how to enhance their compositions through the use of the Writing Traits and by learning essential revising and editing skills. In addition to writing, we also cover grammar, mechanics, and vocabulary.


Students explore various types of literary genres while applying reading strategies to help them comprehend narrative and informational text. Students are also engaged in the Accelerated Reader program which tracks and evaluates their independent reading skills. Online enrichment programs are utilized to support students and differentiate instruction. 


Math: The main focus of fifth grade math includes: operations and algebraic thinking; number and operations in base ten; fractions; measurement/data; and geometry. Various extension activities and projects help enhance and support our math curriculum. 


Social Studies: Students explore our nation’s history as they discover Native Americans, the Age of Exploration, the Thirteen English Colonies, and the American Revolution. History comes to life through a series of interactive projects and our annual Colonial Day. 


Science:  Discovery Education’s standards-based digital curriculum provides the foundation for our fifth grade science program.  Students utilize a digital techbook to explore the following topics: What is Matter Made Of?, From Matter to Organisms, Interacting Earth Systems, and Patterns in the Night Sky.


Field Trips Include:

  • Live performance of a play
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Heart of Jesus Retreat Center
  • Environmental Nature Center


Special Events:

  • Colonial Day
  • Ecosystem Project
  • Traveling Scientist
  • State Research Project
*Traditionally, the fifth graders will participate in these field trips and special events.