Buckingham 5th Grade Highlights

Welcome to Buckingham Grade 5! We have an exciting year planned. Get ready to learn many interesting facts, read many great books, and sharpen your writing skills. Your fifth grade year will be filled with many memorable activities and learning. Here are some of the areas we will explore:


Language Arts and Writing

  • Writing Process
  • Various forms of Writing: Narrative, Letter, Persuasive, Research
  • Grammar:  punctuation, parts of speech, sentence structure
  • Spelling: high frequency words, spelling in writing pieces



  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and Word Skills
  • Literary Skills & Styles: character traits, cause and effect, drawing conclusions, inferences, problems, decisions, & solutions, character motivation, author’s perspective
  • Reference Skills: encyclopedia, index, dictionary, thesaurus, online research



  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
  • Geometry
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages, and ratios
  • Graphs
  • Measurement
  • Exponents and Negative Numbers
  • Problem Solving

social studies

  • Geography, Map Skills, and Current Events
  • Early Explorers and Native Americans
  • American Revolution
  • US Constitution
  • Westward Expansion
science & Technology

·         Energy

  • Nature’s Recyclers
  • Weather
  • Computer Skills