Upper Elementary School
5th and 6th Grade
The upper elementary school years (grade 5th & 6th) are characterized by growth and change, and our teachers understand the specific needs of developing adolescents. We continue to teach and nurture the whole child as they learn to navigate this stage of development.
Students are beginning to gain independence as thinkers and learners, and our teachers help them to recognize failures and struggles as an opportunity for growth. During these years students still need guidance and protection, but they also need opportunities to make their own decisions and be responsible for their own learning. The foundation is being laid for skills they will need to be lifelong thinkers, learners, and problem-solvers.
Explore CPP Grade Standards
Cumulative proficient completion of Fourth grade expectations plus: Ability to proficiently complete curriculum objectives for this grade level. Students must have mastery of identifying and classifying sentence parts. Students must have mastery of writing two-point expository paragraphs as well as a sound base in writing three-point expository paragraphs. Students must have mastery of cursive writing. Students must have understanding of estimation, patterns, and sequencing as well as percentages. Students must also have a sound base in place value from hundreds to millions, measurement, and unit conversion as well as grade level statistics, probability, and data display and analysis. Students must have mastered multiplication facts to 12’s. Students must be able to add/subtract fractions and divide with 2-digit divisors.
Cumulative proficient completion of Fifth grade expectations, plus: Ability to proficiently complete curriculum objectives for this grade level. Students must have mastery of grammar and writing techniques as predetermined by the grammar instruction. Students must have mastery in composing expository paragraphs as well as other stylistic writing. Students must be able to add/subtract decimals, factor, rename fractions, find the area of basic shapes, simplify simple expressions, and multiply and divide fractions. Students must have an understanding of place value to the billions, ratio, proportions, and percents. Students must also have a basic knowledge of how to read and interpret frequency tables, collect, display and analyze data as well as identify complementary and supplementary angles.