Fifth and Sixth Grade

Fifth and Sixth Grade Curriculum

Catechism: In 58 two-day lessons, our students dive deeply into Martin Luther’s Catechism. Their work also relates to the Bible stories they have studied previously. We use Faith and Foundations, The Basic Truths of the Bible.

Handwriting: Our students continue practicing cursive lettering with use of Zaner-Bloser worksheets and progress to using regular lined notebook paper.

Memory Work: From the Catechism curriculum, our students learn Bible passages and Catechism parts that correlate with each lesson. We also learn various hymns and songs to sing in church.

Literature: Our students focus on integrating the arts to make a connection with the reading content. We use a novel lesson books-based curriculum.

Western World Geography: Through the text, Social Studies Western World Geography, our students learn the material and engage in a variety of activities that allow students and teachers to choose the path that works best for them. We use a 2019 text published Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Spanish: Our students learn Spanish through Duolingo on their Chromebooks. 

Spelling: Our students retain, internalize, and transfer valuable spelling knowledge for improved results in all areas of literacy in the classroom and beyond. We use Zaner-Bloser’s Spelling Connections 2012

Language Arts/Writing: In language arts, our students develop their skills in grammar and writing. We use the Shurley Method and Rainbow Class Creative Writing.

Science: Our students learn science concepts and principles in a hands-on approach. We use the STEM Fuse curriculum.

Math: Our students deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts through smaller, easily assimilated increments are spread across the year. They review and build connections to other “strands” every step of the way. We use the Saxon Math curriculum.

Art: Our students learn about various artists and their unique styles of art, and they undertake several projects of their own.

Music: Our students participate in vocal choirs and perform in church, chapel and the Lakeside Lutheran High School Fine Arts Fair, among other opportunities. Students also learn the timing and  reading of music.

Physical Education: Our students learn skills in several sports, including volleyball, cross-country, basketball, archery, track and field, dancing, and softball, in conjunction with cooperative games that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, and the importance of fair play.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101