9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737

​909.987.7908

To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
--Pope Francis

Catholic School

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

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SCIENCE
Students will:

  • Classify plants and animals by life processes as well as by kingdom
  • Learn about the habitats, niches, and population of a ecosystem
  • Identify and classify elements on the periodic table and creating compounds
  • Understand how energy is classified and how it changes form.
  • Understand the movement of water on Earth between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation
  • Identify the layers of the Earth and what causes changes in the Earth’s surface
  • Understand the use of energy from the Sun and the uneven heating of the Earth
  • Describe the solar system which consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths
  • Investigation and Experimentation processes investigations
  • Study atoms and elements, chemical characteristics of matter and compounds

SOCIAL STUDIES
Students will:
  • Understand the major pre-Columbian settlements
  • Trace the routes of the early explorers
  • Describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and the new settlers
  • Understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.
  • Be able to explain the causes and the consequences of the American Revolution
  • Describe the people and events associated with the development of the U.S. Constitution
  • Trace the colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid 1800s
  • Know the location of the current 50 states and the names of their capitals
  • Describe the diversity of the U.S. population
  • Identify American shared democratic heritage

TECHNOLOGY
Students will:
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems and are proficient in their use
  • Use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions

FINE ARTS
MUSIC - Students will:
  • Possess basic music literacy
  • Appreciate music and be able to evaluate
  • Strive to display music performance skills
  • Appreciate and participate in the creative process to express emotions and feelings
  • Appreciate music of other cultures and periods of history
  • Understand the care of instruments and other materials

ART - Students will:
  • Use the elements of art, especially point, space, and form to make creative products
  • Use principles of art to analyze and create product
  • Use a variety of art materials creating two and three-dimensional art
  • Appreciate the many kinds of art made in America and other cultures
  • Identify artists by background and unique traits

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students will:
  • Learn motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities;
  • Develop a knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities;
  • Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance;
  • Develop a knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance
  • Practice good sportsmanship

Fifth Grade Curriculum


RELIGION
Students will:
  • Listen/respond and read/explain Scripture
  • Discuss characteristics of holiness found in people in Scripture and today
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the Scriptures by tracing themes
  • Write stories, plays, poems about the Scriptures
  • Read about the lives of Saints
  • Explain symbols of the Sacraments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Assessment of Catechesis in Religious Education (ACRE) vocabulary
  • Relate historical events and persons to the time of Jesus and the early Church
  • Participate in frequent prayer experiences using a variety of formats
  • Act as a peacemaker in the classroom and on the playground

FAMILY LIFE
Students will:
  • Analyze how each person is unique, created in the image of God
  • Evaluate how each person is created to love and be loved
  • Identify the physical traits/talents that come from racial/ethnic background of parents
  • Explain all human life in -physical, psychological, spiritual dimensions are good
  • Recognize the role of conscience self-control plays in directing appetites/sexual desire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reproductive systems of the male and female
  • Distinguish between HIV disease and AIDS

VIRTUS
Students will:
  • Participate in Lesson 5: Grooming
  • Participate in Lesson 6: No Secrets
  • Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
  • Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family Rules

MATHEMATICS
Students will:
  • Compute with very large and very small numbers, positive integers, decimals,and fractions
  • Understand the relationship between decimals, fractions, percents and integers
  • Perform calculations and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, and simple  division and multiplication of decimals
  • Identify, describe, and classify the properties of, and the relationships between, plane and solid geometric figures;
  • Display, analyze, compare, and interpret different data sets, including data sets of different sizes
  • Understand statistics and probability

LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will:
  • Increase vocabulary and reading rate with recreational reading and study in all subjects
  • Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression
  • Discuss main ideas and concepts presented in texts
  • Read and understand a variety of different genres
  • Pursue independent opportunities to develop an appreciation for life-long reading
  • Identify and correctly use grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and capitalization skills
  • Practice good penmanship/cursive writing
  • Identify genres of writing
  • Write a variety of clear and coherent paragraphs, essays, letters, poetry, and research reports using the writing process
  • Deliver a complete presentation using only notes
  • Listen and read to analyze others’ essays and reports​

​TECHNOLOGY
Students will:
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems and are proficient in their use
  • Use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions