Main lesson books are created from stories that the class composes together and from independent writing, often based on the Norse myths that are the literature of the fourth-grade year. For grammar studies focus on tenses, syntax, and comparative adjectives. Accurate spelling is emphasized in writing assignments. The students also work in varied compositional styles, including journal entries, letters, and book reports. Extra reading is initiated through ancillary readers in each term by famous authors such as Roald Dahl, Sudha Murthy etc. For Mathematics, a whole new realm of numbers is introduced in fourth grade – - those from zero to one. Students learn to manipulate common fractions and mixed numbers in the four basic operations, and are introduced to the concept of less than and greater than. Estimation and methods for checking answers are taught. Mental arithmetic now involves multiple steps. At Vishwajyot, students are parallelly learning the fast trick Maths also known as Vedic Maths, Negative multiplication, Navnirmiti (kit) as a visual aid for teaching Mathematics, supplementary method for improving the concepts in the foundational years. To develop the scientific thinking they are subjected to Science, as a formal discipline with the study of zoology. The relationship between the human being and the animal forms the basis of these lessons, which also focus on how animals are both suited to and affect their environments. Representative species, from the simplest to the most complex, are closely examined. Along with 4 systems in human body- digestive, circulatory, excretory, skeletal, children also learn classification of animals into invertebrates and vertebrates, sponges, coral reefs, spiders, insects, & fish, amphibian, reptiles, bird & mammal. It does not stop here. It is further developed into inferential learning which deals with, relating some specific quality in each animal which is possessed by humans too For instance nervous system of mouse and how it is identical to that of the human brains etc. SST- Social Studies is taught as a comprehensive and combined subject. History & Geography are intertwined into each other, such that students not only learn about the physical geography of different parts of our country but collaterally they are also taught about the regional and provincial historical facts about these places. All types of landforms, rivers- 4 major rivers, their origin and the states through which they pass are introduced together with the great personalities from the states where these rivers cut through. Bearing in mind the necessity to teach children about their universal placement, we consider this as the right age to teach students Earth & its formation, moon and solar system, the process of mapping and placing locations, map of India and its states and capitals. The yearly study trips are also planned around teaching students to learn from their environment. This is the first time that the students are taken for an overnight trip where they are also given exposure to relate their learning on stars and constellations through stargazing.
Fifth-grade grammar studies become more analytical, as students begin to diagram sentences and to study active and passive voice. Composition skills and working from outlines are practiced, as is the appropriate use of direct and indirect quotations. Emphasis is placed upon the complete process of writing, editing, and rewriting. There are regular spelling and vocabulary assignments. The myths, tales, literature, and contributions of various ancient cultures – India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece – offer an inspiring study for the fifth grade. In addition, the class teacher chooses several books as supplemental reading balancing with the readers for each term. Under Mathematics, the fifth-grade year continues with increasingly complex work in the four operations, place value, measurement, rounding, fractions, and word problems. Decimals are introduced and are soon incorporated into all aspects of the arithmetic work. There is an emphasis on order of operations, mental arithmetic, factoring, and multiple-step word problems. Area and perimeter are introduced. The vocabulary of mathematics gains importance (prime number, factor, multiple, etc.) and regular homework assignments allow for essential practice.
The theme of fifth-grade science is botany. The first main lesson block focuses on flowering plants and trees, including the stages of development from seed to leaf to flower to fruit and back to seed. In the second block, students study the lower plants, which include algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, and ferns. During the mangroves visit, the children spend time observing and drawing plants and budding trees, including plants that we grow for food. Fifth-grade Social Studies, begins with the study of geographical concepts in the first term with its nerve centre on physical geography. The cynosure then extends and includes within it, structure of Earth, Geographical zones, Neighbouring Countries etc. The second term then focusses on developmental stages of humans from the four stone age eras to their transition into various important civilizations, ancient cultures, including India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greek and Roman. Students examine the relationship between physical geography, climate, and human activity. Skills in making and reading maps are honed.