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Sr. Zeenat Patel

Grade 5

Language

In grade five academic ability leaps to more complex concepts. Most students have now established good learning habits and are motivated to begin more detailed independent work assignments.

In language students practice composition through oral and written retelling of stories heard in class. The aim is for Grade 5 students to state information precisely and clearly.  They create outlines as a base for writing, learn the structure of paragraphing and proofread rough drafts for punctuation, spelling and grammar errors. They are encouraged to look up misspelled words in the dictionary.  In daily reading, students read silently, working on comprehension and finding the main themes of paragraphs or stories.  Through presentations to classmates and dramatic reading they further develop their oral reading skills.

Mathematics

Grade 5 Math is a period of consolidation and review to ensure all students have a solid grasp of the necessary skills and concepts which will be used in more complex mathematics in the years ahead.  In addition to review of all skills studied previously, further work is done with fractions.  Students begin to work with the decimal system in the review of skills previously studied, including measurements, addition, subtraction, long multiplication and division.

Geometry is introduced as students draw, freehand, geometric figures such as different types of triangles, concentric forms and polygons, and discuss the relationship of the various shapes to one another. The basic language of geometry is introduced and visually depicted, including: circles (circumference, radius); horizontal, vertical and perpendicular lines; classification of triangles by sides and interior angles; and squares.

Science

In Science students explore:

Human Organ Systems
Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Properties of and Changes in Matter
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Social Studies
In Social Studies students go into details about:
First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada
The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

GRADE 6

Language

Grade 6  continues to develop the students’ Language Arts skills, by reviewing what has been studied in previous years and presenting new material.  Students examine compositions, looking more closely at uses of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.  Story narratives and  precise descriptive writing are part of the academic expectations for students in this grade.

Mathematics

 Students in grade six are introduced to algebraic manipulations. Students will prepare for the complex Introductory algebraic manipulations in Grade 6 will prepare students for a more comprehensive experience of algebra in Grades 7 and 8. Concepts may include: balancing equations, order of operations, negative numbers, roots, exponents, and they continue to look at the properties of addition and multiplication.

Science

In Science students explore:

Biodiversity
Flight
Electricity and Electrical Devices
Space
Social Studies
In Social Studies students go into details about:
Communities in Canada: Past and Present
Canada’s Interaction with the Global Community

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