Grade 5

The fifth grade forms the fourth year of Elementary school and children enrolled are typically 9 to 10 years old. Subjects taught include English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
The curriculum for Math includes more complex aspects as compared to the previous year. Students are taught how to calculate factors and multiples of numbers, calculate as well as convert units of measure, and to work with fractions.

For English, students are taught a variety of new genres and are introduced to more sophisticate vocabulary. Writing now forms part of students’ daily activities and students are taught different types of punctuation to create sentences.The fifth grade forms the fifth year of primary education for students in Elementary school. Students enrolled in this grade are usually 10 to 11 years old. Subjects taught in the fifth grade typically include Math, Science, Social Studies, English language and physical education. Computer and Art are also part of the curriculum along with Arabic and Islamic Studies.

In Math, students are taught more advanced concepts including long division and multiplication of vulgar fractions and decimals. Basic algebra may also be taught as part of this curriculum. Students are taught to develop more complex language skills with advanced grammar concepts. The basics of physical and life sciences are introduced as part of the Science curriculum and History and Geography are furthered as part of the Social Studies curriculum.
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Grade 5 English Curriculum Language Arts

This curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for 5th grade English.
Students in this class are required to read at least 30 minutes every day and to turn in a reading log to show their time spent reading. They are also required to write 10 different summaries reports in an effort to encourage reading and writing about stories. In each of the 10 stories students will receive a vocabulary lesson, learn about grammar, practice reading different types of literature, and learn skills to be a good writer. Students will learn how to make inferences, read context clues, and read to learn information. To improve their writing skills students will learn how to express opinions, write letters, use literary devices, and use word relationships in poetry. Students will practice comparing and contrasting similar texts.
The goal of this class it to make each student a better reader and a better writer.

Grade-5 Mathematics Course Outline

This course is aligned with the Common Core Standards for 5th grade mathematics and focuses on three critical areas.
First, the students will become skilled at the addition and subtraction of fractions. They will continue to develop understanding of the multiplication of fractions and learn to do some simple division of fractions. The students use the meaning of fractions, of multiplication and division to understand why the processes for multiplying and dividing fractions make sense.
Second, the students will expand their knowledge of division to include 2-digit divisors and decimal operations.

The students will have mastered multi-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The students will learn how to add and subtract numbers with decimals to the hundredths. They also develop and understanding of the relationship between fractions and decimals.
Third, the students will develop an understanding of volume as a property of three-dimensional space. They will learn how to approach and solve problems regarding the estimation and measurement of volume.

Grade-5 Science Course Outline

This class is aligned with the International Standards for 5th grade science.
The students will receive a broad overview of many different types of science in order to better understand the world around them. They will begin by reviewing the scientific method and the steps to designing a good experiment. The students will learn about galaxies and will review information about our solar system and the planets within it.

They will learn about the water cycle and the causes of the weather we see around us. The students will learn that environmental changes can cause evolution in both plants and animals. They will review the major systems in the human body and then will learn about similarities between those systems and the parts of a plant. The students will review the states of matter and the changes that matter can undergo. The law of conservation of energy will be learned, along with the types of energy transformations that commonly occur. The students will review electricity and will learn about its properties and uses in our lives. Finally, the students will review forces and Newton’s laws of motion.

Grade-5 Social Studies Course Outline

Social Studies curriculum offers students their first in depth look at the history. The students will learn about the elements of a character. Next, they will learn about respect and guests’ etiquette. Also, population and economy. Then, the students will discover the Arab league. Finally, the students will have a brief study about the Phoenician Empire and the Greeks.

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Child Having Difficulty Learning?

There could be several reasons for a child failing to keep pace with the rest of the class. Among the different cases, children with special needs tend to be the most common. Akademiat Aalam Jeddah has designed a special Prescriptive/Adaptive Program for such children – one that helps them keep pace with their peers without compromising on their overall development.

This program is tailor-made and has been devised in a manner that allows children to customize the pace of learning according to their own needs. In this manner, they are free from the pressure of having to cope with children around them and are encouraged to open up and question freely. This enables them to explore their subject matter more freely and fosters holistic learning. Designed according to the standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act, this program focuses on improving overall student achievement and is ideal for at-risk and learning disabled children.