• In Grade 5, students continue their online Intermediate Phase school journey with a curriculum which offers a well-rounded and holistic approach to education.

Grade 5

Continue your online Intermediate Phase school journey with Think Digital Academy.

Why you should go digital in Grade 5

Think Digital Academy’s award-winning Grade 5 curriculum is aligned with the National CAPS curriculum. There are seven compulsory Grade 5 subjects which are English Home Language or English First Additional Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language or Afrikaans Home Language, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Social Sciences and Life Skills.

From the days of Chappies wrapper trivia to fun quiz nights at home with family and friends, everyone enjoys learning some fun new (and totally random) facts! And we love giving them! Here’s one: did you know that the pufferfish is the most poisonous fish in the sea? They’re also the only bony fish that can close their eyes, and they’re known to make incredibly beautiful nest patterns in the sand. This is just one of the many fun facts that you can expect to learn in Grade 5.

At this crucial stage of your child’s educational journey, we are committed to providing a stimulating, safe and inspiring environment for them to thrive and develop their full potential. Our Grade 5 curriculum offers a well-rounded and holistic approach to education, ensuring that every child receives the support and encouragement they need to succeed.

Each subject has a weekly lesson plan with corresponding recorded lessons presented by some of the best teachers in the country. Students can work at their own pace, spending more time on their weaker subjects while breezing through their stronger subjects.

Every click on the student’s dashboard is tracked and parents receive a digital weekly activity report outlining your child’s activity on the system. A copy of all assessments which have been completed is also emailed directly to your inbox so that you can keep a close eye on your child’s progress. Students have access to committed and enthusiastic tutors via their tutor portal. These tutors help students develop a love for learning.

“But wait, there’s more!” – we promise you a whirlwind of excitement, passion and unexpected knowledge nuggets that’ll make your brain feel like it’s swimming in a chocolate milk ocean. With teachers who are experts in their fields, you’re in for an educational extravaganza!

What schedule is best for a Grade 5 student?

It is usually recommended that Grade 5 students spend approximately four to five hours a day on schoolwork, or approximately 40 minutes per subject. Build in regular breaks throughout the day to ensure your child remains focused. Remember, you have the flexibility to create a schedule that suits your family’s needs.

Enrolment period

The digital fun at Think Digital Academy never stops! Feel free to join us all year round! You will still have access to the full year’s content.

Find out more about why you should join us for your online Grade 5 primary school journey.

Equipment and supplies needed

All you require is a laptop/tablet, wi-fi/data, a few exercise books or exam pads and stationery to take notes and make summaries. Students use on average 3 gigs of data per month.

How can I help my Grade 5 child?

Parental engagement motivates children to learn, often leading to higher grades. The level of involvement is critical in improving the child’s performance. Here are some appropriate ways in which to engage with your Grade 5 child:

  • Set aside personal time every day in order to speak to your child about what she or he has learnt that day.
  • Encourage your child to read the setwork book and as many books as possible from our digital library. Ask your child questions about the book that has been selected. Read the book yourself to foster better discussions.
  • Encourage students to read books about Science, History, Art, Music and famous people.
  • Expect and encourage your child to write daily, using the strategies learned in school. Writing about what has been learned improves comprehension.
  • Play word games like Scrabble. Keep a “word log” for new words which are “discovered”.
  • Nurture thinking skills by posing problems to be solved mentally; expect a quick response.
  • Involve your child in tasks at home that require some numerical (Maths) skills, like cooking, measuring, building, to name a few.
  • Allow your child to make mistakes and problem-solve a better solution. This is how learning takes place.
  • Ask your child to communicate and defend his or her thinking on various topics. Encourage your learner to have their own opinion and voice it effectively.

Want to know more?

Find out more about the South African online CAPS curriculum.

Do you have questions? Please read our detailed FAQs to find the answers.

Read our CAPS curriculum articles in our Think Tank blog.