Grade 5

The mood of the grade is one of finding order and grace by actively seeking new ways to improve their habits, their work, and themselves. The children experience a special balance with their dawning inner life and a sense of lightness with their outward movement.


Children learn about ancient Indian mythology such as Lord Buddha and Shiva-Vishnu-Mahesh and stories from Mahabharata. 

Further, children learn the names for ‘doing’, ‘naming’ and 'action words' and are introduced to the world of idioms.

History & Geography

Introduction to ancient civilizations through stories and map making.

The study of ancient India takes us from the world of mythology to history, a transition that reflects a growing interest and awareness of the world around the children.


Basic arithmetic continues and expands to the study of proper and improper fractions, mixed numbers, and decimal fractions in all four operations, with an emphasis placed on multisensory, hands-on activities. 


Introduction to the plant kingdom supported with opportunities to observe plants directly in their natural habitat, and sketching different varieties of trees and plants in their natural setting during nature walks are part of the lessons.

Physical Development

Rhythmic movement games using bean bags; running in relays, skipping with variations; hula hoop with variations etc. 


Clay work, and wet on wet  watercolour painting featuring animal & plant figures that compliment the literature and plant study lessons.


Cushion Covers having 9 squares, stitching doll clothes, learning different patterns & designs in knitting.

Form Drawing

Form drawing includes ornamental motifs from ancient civilization moving toward geometric shapes, complimenting the literature lessons.


Tabla, Flute, 


The Grade 5 curriculum traces the evolution of human consciousness through the millennia and across the globe, especially with respect to views of life, death and the afterlife. This helps the children to understand progress and change through time and helps them begin to take responsibility for their own learning and development.

Understanding 10-11yr Olds

A year of balance, flexibility and harmony, it is often called the "Golden Age of Childhood". The children take a dynamic interest in the world and they need to be inspired in an ennobled way; they thrive on goodness and beauty, seeking truth and striving to imbue their entire world with these virtues.

A Day in Grade 5

Each morning begins with exercises in recitation, singing, and rhythmic activities. 

Then tecaher formally welcomes chidlren to the classroom for the 'Main Lesson'. This would be an hour & a half long time where in teachers & chidlren have a short interaction & sharing from their daily life. This is followed by a morning prayer and then class proceeds for the main lesson/subject related work.

Every month the focus is on studying one subject such as English, Hindi, Maths etc. For the one full month they study various topics under that subject using arts & movenets integrated deeply in every main lesson.

The class then takes a washroom & fruit break, after which they go for an hour long outdoor play. Children play structured social games initiated by teachers as well as freeplay which is child-led.

After returning from the play, class has their lunch together, followed by another subject related class or arts based work such as handwork or music class. The day at Aarambh for grades end at 2pm.

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