Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Our Year 0.5

Year 0.5 is an unofficial year for users of Ambleside Online’s Curriculum. It is the Year 0 curriculum (for 0-6 year olds) with added structure and short lessons in Maths and English as needed by either the child or the state registration board. We are using Year 0.5 as our NSW Prep year. We do not have any registration requirements at the moment for our state.

Ambleside Online Year 0

This is a summary of our Year 0.5 so far. Our choices are very flexible and so I will add to it as we go.

To see how we put this into practice, you can read about our :

Morning Time

Tablework

Weekly Rhythm

 

Year 0.5 Booklist

Bible

Read through entire Children’s Bible

Devotions

One Year Devotions for Preschoolers

Literature (Read Together)

The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit Series

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (AO1 Free Read)

The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

The Muddle-Headed Wombat by Ruth Park

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (AO2 Free Read) (Blog Post)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Blog Post)

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (Blog Post)

101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

+ Many wonderful picture books (see here)

Free Reads/Reading Practice

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel

Hey Jack! Series by Sally Rippin

The Magic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne

The Tinklers Three Series by M. C. Badger

Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo

Billy and Blaze Series by C.W. Anderson

These have been the main books so far since he has finished his phonics lessons. I wrote about our favourite transitional chapter books here.

Riches

Picture Studies – Paolo Uccello, James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Music Studies – My First Classical Album, My First Beethoven Album, Mary Poppins Musical

Poetry

A.A. Milne – When We Were Very Young

Robert Louis Stevenson – A Child’s Garden of Verses

Dr Seuss Collection

Banjo Paterson – Mulga Bill’s Bicycle, The Man from Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda, We’re All Australians Now

C.J. Dennis – A Book for Kids

See here for my post on our Poetry Teatime

Mathematics

Targeting Maths 1

Reading/Writing Resources

Teach Your Monster to Read

NAPLAN Toy Story Book

Dictation/Copywork (tracing) – kind of following Writing with Ease

See here for my posts on why and how we taught our son to read

Science

Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole

Geography

Possum Magic by Mem Fox

Magic Australia by Nuri Mass

History

Story of the World Vol 1 by Susan Wise Bauer