5th Grade

5th Grade graduation ceremony

“Prince William Academy teachers not only have the gift of knowledge, but also the great ability to embrace each child as their own. Through continuous patience and encouragement, our children blossom with confidence...."  From PWA's 2012 Parental Assessment of Teachers

In fifth grade, our students continue to increase their communications skills, and they employ those skills by giving various presentations throughout the year.  As they hone their writing skills, they plan, write, revise, and edit their work to describe, entertain, and explain.

Our fifth grade standards for science emphasize the importance of selecting appropriate instruments for measuring and recording observations.  Science skills from preceding grades, including questioning, using and validating evidence, and systematic experimentation, are reinforced at this level.  We utilize a digitally-based science curriculum and platform by Pearson that merges technology with hands-on experimentation.  

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