Grade 5

LANGUAGE ARTS 5

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Language Arts 5 Includes five units with spelling, vocabulary, creative writing, and grammar activities throughout.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Short Stories
  • Non-fiction & Ecology
  • Poetry & Music

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

It is important for students to learn about and develop an appreciation for the communication ability that God has given us. This encourages students to become effective communicators and discerning readers. To accommodate a variety of learning styles, a variety of activities are provided.

Prerequisites

Language Arts 4 or equivalent

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Open Court Reading,
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Language Power
  • workbook C

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Students should spend a minimum of 5 hrs per week on Language Arts lessons and activities.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

Students are required to submit a variety of assignments for marking. These include research projects, comprehension questions, writing assignments, vocabulary activities, spelling exercises, crossword puzzles, etc. Student assignments will be worth 70%. There will also be periodic tests and quizzes. Unit tests and quizzes will be worth 20% and spelling tests will be worth 10%.

MATH 5

Summary of Course Content and Activities

This course consists of 36 lessons based on the Saxon math book. There are weekly hand in lessons as well as CD’s that are viewed on the computer to review each lesson.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Math 5 includes the study of the principles of mathematics. Through the study of math, learners are given an opportunity to explore and understand the orderly and systematic world that God created. They will become aware of the profound influence of math in their lives. Relating the study of math to what the learners already know, deem personally useful and consider relevant facilitates learning. Students learn math in relevant contexts and engage in meaningful activities. Students are encouraged to appreciate it as a mathematic endeavor with a practical impact on their own lives and on society as a whole.

Prerequisites

Students taking Math 5 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in Math 4

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Saxon Math 65

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office 2016 (or greater) especially Word and Excel,
  • Scientific Calculator (approved graphing calculator is acceptable)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Students can expect to complete the course in about 4 hours per week over thirty-six weeks.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

There are three major grading periods. There is a test for many of the lessons. There will be a final test at the end of this course.

SCIENCE 5

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 5 includes five units with hands-on activities.

  1. Electricity & Magnetism
  2. Mechanisms Using Electricity
  3. Classroom Chemistry
  4. Weather Watch
  5. Wetland Ecosystems

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

It is important for students to learn about and develop an appreciation for the world that God has created. This encourages students to become good stewards of natural resources and provides them with an understanding of God's awesome design in the world. To accommodate a variety of learning styles, a variety of activities are provided, including opportunities for students to do hands-on activities and experiments.

Prerequisites

Science 4

Materials and Resources

Textbook-Free

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Students should spend a minimum of 3 hrs per week on Science lessons and activities.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

Students are required to submit a variety of assignments for marking. These include research projects, experiment write-ups, crossword puzzles, unit tests, etc.

SOCIAL STUDIES 5

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories

  •     Physical Geography of Canada
  •     Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada
  •     Canada: Shaping an Identity

In this course, we will examine the foundations of Canada through its physical geography and the ways of life and heritage of its diverse peoples. Events and issues will be presented that have impacted citizenship and identity in the Canadian context over time.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Grade 5 students will be provided with opportunities to explore how the diversity of stories and experiences, and the vastness of Canada, affect citizenship and identity in the Canadian context.

Prerequisites

Students taking Social Studies 5 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in Social Studies 4.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Textbook: Our Land and People

Purchased by Students

  • Atlas (recommended but not required)

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

The Social Studies 5 program will require approximately 45 minutes of work each day, which includes reading and assignment work. The weeks are divided into 4 days of work.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Course evaluation will be 70% daily assignments, and 30% tests and quizzes. Daily assignments will include comprehension questions, critical thinking questions, mapping, projects, research, group discussions, charting/graphing, and more. Periodic tests and quizzes will be completed using the on-line ExamView test format.

BIBLE 5/6

Summary of course content and activities:

Bible study is serious fun and students will use new techniques and learn basic skills in studying the Bible themselves.

Who should be taking this course? For whom is this course designed and intended?

The on-line course was designed specifically with grade six in mind, however, it can be used in a grade 5/6 split class or individual classes for grades 5 or 6.

Pre-requisite(s):

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

  • We alternate years. One year we use "God's Amazing Creation" to study Genesis 1-2 and "Digging up the Past" to study Genesis 3-11. And the next year we use   "Lord, Teach me to Pray"  and  "How to Study the Bible for kids"
  • NIV Bible

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

3 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

Assignments are 60% and memory work is 40%.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - HEALTH 5/6

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Physical education 5-6 is designed to help students develop positive, daily physical activity habits. Health and life skills involve learning about the habits, behaviours, interactions, and decisions related to health daily living and planning for the future.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Since we can consider our bodies and relationship gifts from God, it is important to take care of them. Practice provides the tools necessary to take of these gifts well.

Prerequisites

Students taking PE-Health 5 or 6 are presumed to have reached the acceptable standard or better in PE 4 or 5.

Materials and Resources

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office 2016 especially Word and Excel
  • Bible

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Students can expect to complete the course in about 3 hours per week over thirty-six weeks. Two hours on the activity each week for the PE component and about 1 hour each week for the health component.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests.

There are three major grading periods. 70 hours of physical activity are required for the successful completion of this course.
The final mark at the end of the year is based on the following:

  1. PE log - 60%
  2. Assignments - 40%