Our Curriculum

Year 0.5


Year 1 (Current)

We are using the Ambleside Online Year 1 Curriculum this year, although we have made a few modifications to both “Australianise” and personalise it.

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

Morning Time


Weekly Rhythm

Poetry Teatime





ESV Bible

The Ology by Marty Machowski



Aesop’s Fables

Just So Stories (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) by Rudyard Kipling

Parables From Nature by Margaret Gatty

The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb



50 Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin

Island Stories by H.E. Marshall

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? By Jean Fritz

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz

?? Who was Roald Dahl? By True Kelley (I might change this later on)

Everyone a Child Should Know by Clare Heath-Whyte (Review Post)


Natural History (Science)

Old Bob’s Birds by C.K. Thompson

Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling

Treasury for Children by James Herriot

Wonderland of Nature by Nuri Mass


Assigned Free Reads

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Peter Pan by James M. Barrie

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jeremiah in the Dark Woods by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley

Danny’s Egg by Colin Thiele


Possible Read Alouds

The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis C. Carroll

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey by Carlo Collodi

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

The Moffats by Eleanor Estes

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Ember Falls by S.D. Smith


Reading Practice

The Littles by John Peterson

The Children of the Happy Village by Astrid Lindgren

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley



Pr1me Mathematics 1A&B – Coursebook and Practice Book


Sum Swamp

– 10 on the Spot

– Mars Needs Heroes

– Counting Money

– Clumsy Thief

– Sleeping Queens

– Rat-a-tat Cat

– Osmo Numbers


Writing (Dictation and Copywork)

Writing with Ease by Susan Wise-Bauer



All About Spelling Level 1 & 2

– Osmo Words



Play and Learn French by Ana Lomba and Marcela Summerville



Elementary Geography Book 1 by Charlotte Mason

Home Geography by C.C. Long


Creative Arts