Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 5

Grade 5 Health & Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum helps students learn the skills and knowledge they need to lead healthy, active lives and make healthy and safe choices. There are four parts to the curriculum: Healthy Living Active Living Movement Competence Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills.

Grade 5 Fine art

Grade 5 students use more complicated techniques to create more complex art. They judge whether a design is “good” or not and improve on what they see. Your child will play with shapes to make new and sometimes abstract creations in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and computer graphics. They will also improve their work by using less material and working more efficiently. Visual arts and fine arts instruction is designed to foster 21st-century skills encompassing critical and creative thinking, self-direction, perseverance, and accountability in the making of personal works of art.

Grade 5 Foreign Language

Fifth grade foreign language worksheets are great for kids learning a new language. If your ten- or eleven-year-old is fascinated by marvelous accents of another tongue, he may be interested in learning a new language. Our fifth grade foreign language worksheets help introduce your child to foreign languages in a way that’s simple and age appropriate. Try fifth grade foreign language worksheets with your little linguist.

Grade 5 Social Emotional

Major goals of social and emotional learning are to teach students: Self-awareness: Having a clear perception of your personality, thus allowing you to understand other people, and how they perceive you Self-management: Taking responsibility for one’s actions Social awareness: Being aware of your surroundings and social circumstances Relationship skills Responsible decision-making In Social Emotional Learning – Elementary, addresses basic social and emotional concepts that every child needs from getting along with others to self esteem, from learning to be aware of the feelings of others to dealing with insensitive people or emotionally challenging situations. sincerely caring attitude radiates out to students, helping them to accept the life-enriching ideas presents. Addressing serious issues that students will encounter throughout their lives, encourages students to realize that even at a young age, they are the captains of their fates, that they control where their lives will go, and that they have the power to overcome any adversity and become truly amazing people.

Grade 5 Social studies

Fifth grade social studies usually begins by studying early societies such as the Olmec Civilization and the Phoenicians. Typically following a chronological order, students then move on to Ancient Greece before they begin to focus on U.S. history. You’ll find that social studies lesson plans also include the study of geography, economics, and politics. Below are just a few other topics your child will learn about this year.
  • Contributions of the Shang and Zhou dynasties
  • Greek scholars such as Pythagoras and Hippocrates
  • Political science and the purpose of government
By the end of this year, students should have a good understanding of ancient civilizations and the exploration and colonization of North America and the impact these had on human history. Your Grade 5 child will explore Canada and its regions and see Canada’s history through the experiences of Aboriginal, French, British and immigrant groups. Your child will develop a sense of belonging and an awareness of how the multiple stories of Canadians contribute to a sense of citizenship and identity

Grade 5 Language

In this course, students will do more than master basic language skills, they will learn to value the power of language and use it responsibly. Students will learn how to express feelings and opinions and support these opinions with research. They will learn how to use language in formal and informal situations and how to communicate clearly; orally, in writing, and through a variety of media. As students read and reflect on a rich variety of literary, informational, and media texts, they will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others and of the world around them. They will also develop the ability to understand and critically interpret a range of texts and to recognize that a text conveys one particular perspective among many.

Grade 5 Science & technology

This course builds on the Grade 4 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental scientific and technological concepts by exploring topics related to life systems, structures, mechanisms, matter, energy, Earth’s systems, and space systems. Students will learn how science and technology relate to society and the environment. They will start to understand the basic concepts of science and technology while developing the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving. As part of life systems, students will explore how the choices they make about their bodies may have lifelong effects. This helps students understand that the body is made up of a number of organs and that these organs are parts of systems that can be affected by a variety of factors. Students will learn the location, structure, and function of each major organ in the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of proper nutrition and exercise to the healthy functioning of organ systems. For structures and mechanisms, students will identify and describe forces acting on and within structures. As they measure and compare external forces (natural or human) acting on structures and their effects on different materials, they will develop their understanding of force and the ways in which structures respond to forces. Students will begin to apply their learning by designing and building structures and mechanisms. Students will also study the environmental impact of the production, use, and disposal of different materials. Students will also learn about commonly found states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and the characteristics of each. They will also explore changes of state and investigate the difference between physical changes and chemical changes. The use of heat to affect changes in matter will be relevant to the final unit on Earth and space. Finally, students will explore Earth and space by learning about the conservation of energy and the use of renewable or alternative sources of energy. They will discover how energy consumption and production are important factors in maintaining our present standard of living and ensuring adequate energy supplies for future generations. Students will also learn to recognize the immediate and long-term impacts and costs associated with every choice.

Grade 5 Mathematics

This course builds on the Grade 4 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on their unique understandings and ways of interpreting problems. They will be encouraged to observe how other people solve problems and what they can learn from one another. Students will be given the tools and language to share their mathematical knowledge with others so they can work cooperatively to solve problems in a variety of different ways. Regarding numbers, students will continue to expand their number sense and numeracy by working with numbers up to 100 000. Students will learn how to read, write, represent, compare, order, and solve problems using numbers up to 100 000. They will continue practicing multiplication and division problems by multiplying and dividing two, and three-digit numbers, and fractions. They will use mental math strategies to find solutions to addition and subtraction problems and will practice solving problems that involve more than one operation. While working with decimal numbers, students will practice reading, writing, representing, comparing, ordering, rounding, adding, and subtracting decimal numbers. They will do similar tasks with fractions, including comparing and ordering proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers. They will also be introduced to adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. In algebra, students will practice identifying, extending, creating, and predicting geometric growing, shrinking, and repeating patterns. They will also explore how to make a table of values and graph points on a coordinate plane in order to further explore relationships in patterns. They will also explore number patterns. Students will begin to write and solve algebraic expressions and equations and will practice their understanding of equivalent relationships and solving inequalities. While exploring coding, student will read, use, and alter conditional statements and other control structures to solve problems. In data, students will continue to explore different data collection, sampling, and organization methods, as well as practice making use of mean, medians, and modes. In addition to making their own infographics to represent data and tell a story, students will analyze data that has been presented in different formats. They will continue their experimentation, understanding, and theoretical knowledge of probability and probability experiments. In spatial sense, students will continue their exploration of acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles in order to identify, measure, and construct different angles. Students will also identify, classify, and construct triangles and other shapes using a compass, protractor, and understanding of congruency. Students will draw objects from a variety of different perspectives, and describe and perform different translations. Using a variety of different units and real-world contexts, students will estimate, measure, create, solve, and convert measurement problems for area and perimeter. They will also continue to explore measurements of mass and capacity and how to select the best unit of measure for the task at hand. In financial literacy, students will learn about the different methods of transferring money. They will estimate and calculate the cost of transactions and learn how to design and balance budgets. They will begin to develop an understanding of credit, debt, and tax and use unit rates to find the best value. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 6 mathematics.