Our Curriculum

Year 0.5

Year 1 

Year 2 (Current)

Once again, we began with the Ambleside Online Curriculum this year however, we have made a lot of modifications to both “Australianise” and personalise it. This year we are focusing on Australia for history and geography as well as music, poetry and art. This is simply because our son was super interested in it.

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

Morning Time

Tablework

Weekly Rhythm

Poetry Teatime

Gameschooling

Adventures

Bible

ESV Bible

Jesus Storybook Bible

The Ology by Marty Machowski

The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible Devotional

XTB Issue One: The Book of Beginnings

George Muller (Heroes for Young Readers) by YWAM

History

Childcraft: Story of Australia

Meet Captain Cook by Rae Murdie

Burke & Wills Forgot the Frying Pan by David Greagg

Geography

Are We There Yet? By Alison Lester

With Google Maps

Digit Dick on the Barrier Reef by Leslie Rees

Science

The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess

King of the Ranges by C.K. Thompson

The Wonderland of Nature by Nuri Mass

Home vegetable garden

Nature walks and Journal

Minecraft

YouTube Channels (SciShow Kids, Magic School Bus, It’s okay to be smart)

Writing

Bravewriter Jot it Down Projects

All About Spelling 2, 3

Maths

Beast Academy 2

Prodigy Maths

Creative Arts

Piano Lessons

Australian Artist Studies:

Frederick McCubbin

Gallery: NSW Art Gallery

Frederick McCubbin by Geoffrey Dutton

Sidney Nolan

Gallery: NSW Art Gallery

Meet Sidney Nolan by Yvonne Mes

Arthur Boyd

Gallery: Nowra

Ken Done

Gallery: The Rocks, Sydney

Poetry Focus

Walter De La Mare

Australian Poetry (from our collection)

PDHPE

Swimming

Soccer

Cricket

Life skills

 

Literature

Dangerous Journey (The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress)

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Assigned Reads

Heidi by Johanna Spryri

Five Little Peppers and How they Grew by Margaret Sidney

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

The Door in the Wall by Margeurite de Angeli

Possible Reads

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel Pedley

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

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry