DURING THEIR TIME IN FAR HILLS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL'S GRADE 5, YOUR CHILD WILL......REFINE RESEARCH SKILLS.
In fifth grade, students refine their research skills by writing short pieces that answer essential, thought-provoking questions such as, "What was ancient Egypt’s most significant accomplishment?"
...EXPERIENCE BOTH LATIN AND SPANISH LANGUAGES.
From there, they have the power of choice: they’ll select which language they will study in Grades 6–8.
...LEARN A WHALE OF A TALE.
But really! Grade 5 takes a cross-curricular deep dive into their Whale Project. Students research a particular type of whale, then they create a slide deck presentation and visual arts piece for the final presentation to their peers, teachers, and families.
Grade 5 students take to the high elements of the famous Far Hills Country Day School Ropes Course! A beloved part of our curriculum, your child will gain confidence and learn what it means to be a team player, all while having fun and making memories to last a lifetime!
...LEARN IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS.
Building on the strong foundation established in the Lower School study of the Five Pillars, Grade 5 students are explore the mission skills of time management, teamwork, and curiosity. This allows students to connect the Five Pillars with the mission skills and identify how they already use them. Along with their advisors, Grade 5 students define areas for growth with each of these mission skills and set appropriate goals for each trimester.