Grade 5 is a transition year between elementary and middle school. Students work on study skills and good organizational habits to help make this transition natural. Students are also given more independence in their work. 


  • Place value (to the ten thousandths, to the billions) 
  • Geometry (perimeter, area, volume, polygons)
  • Multi-step problem solving
  • Fractions & mixed numbers
  • Decimals
  • Statistics (range, mean, median, mode)

English Language Arts

  • Comprehension skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical thinking skills 
  • Genres of literature
  • Study skills
  • Research skills
  • Communication skills (oral, written)


  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Personal Narrative

  • Research essay
  • Fiction
  • Figurative language
  • 5 paragraph format 

Social Studies

  • The first Americans
  • Age of Exploration
  • Settling a New World
  • Regions of the 13 colonies 
  • American Revolution (causes and effects, life at home and on the battlefront)
  • Constitution (history of amendments)
  • Branches of Government (three branches, checks and balances, how government functions, Connecticut government)


  • Solar system exploration
  • Neurobiology of the five senses


  • A deeper look at the 7 Sacraments
  • Living the Beatitudes
  • Sacramentals
  • Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
  • Grace, God's gift to us
  • The Mysteries of the Rosary