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Grade 5 Complementary Program Overview
*For the 2020 - 2021 school year all students will take all courses.
Art offers students the opportunity to create visual art using media that ensures safety in the studio setting. Students can look forward to drawing projects that involve drawing what they see combined with artistic impressions. Project work will culminate with students critiquing their work to share their ideas regarding what they like best about their artwork and any possible improvements they might be able to identify.
Music: There are many fascinating components required to create great music. This course will include the chance to discover a variety of music appreciation topics as well as the opportunity to develop music reading and percussion performance skills. This course is designed to let students work at their own level. No previous music experience necessary. For those students who have some previous background in music, we can work with more advanced topics and techniques.
Ukulele: This course is designed to be an introductory experience to develop musical skills while playing the ukulele. Students will discover and develop skills such as rhythm, melody, harmony, singing, and reading music. Through various activities, students will gain an appreciation for various music genres, song structure, and creating music for performance purposes.
Students will learn how to use the computers at MPS in practical ways. Topics to be explored include logging on and troubleshooting password issues, online document organization using Google Drive, how to print efficiently, how to solve problems independently, Google Classroom and D2L, online security and safety, typing skills, proper page setup (using headers/footers, page numbers, naming documents etc.), and email etiquette. In addition, students will learn how to evaluate websites for quality, how to hand their work in online, and strategies for search engine use. The primary goal of the course is to effectively use a computer as a tool for core class assignments and projects.
Through a variety of activities, tasks, and projects grade five students will begin to develop basic verbal and written French language skills. In addition, students will explore the unique and fascinating aspects of Francophone culture.
In drama students are asked to be the creator, performer and critic of theatrical work. They will be creating characters and plot lines while working on such skills as vocal clarity and body control. After the rehearsal process has completed they will perform their work for the class and work to identify and learn from the skills being presented by others.