1. English Independent Reading
Every term read at least one classic book, one saints book and at least one additional history and geography book independently. Grammar and Composition
Composition work is also to include regular written narrations from history, Faith, geography, literature and science lessons. Further composition will be required for Weekly Writing Club and for literary analysis. Resources
English for Australian Schools - Ronald Ridout
Elements of Writing: 5th course - Kinneavy & Warriner
Weekly Writing Club
Writing Lessons with Sister Judith covering a variety of writing techniques including; Five Paragraph Essay, Research Report, Paragraphs, Vivid Verbs, and much more.
Witness to Hope - George Wiegel
Fr Brown - GK Chesterton
Weka-Feather Cloak - Leo Madigan
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
A Catholic Philadelphia Catholic in King James' Court
Ray Bradbury's -Fahrenheit 451
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Michael O'Brien -
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare - Edith Nesbit
Tales From Shakespeare Charles and Mary Lamb
Tales from Shakespeare - Marcia Williams
Stories from Shakespere- Geraldine McGaughrean
Other Library Books & CDs
Shakespeare for Children – Jim Wiess (Audio) Jimmie's Post My Previous Plans
Explore different poetry focusing on Australian and English poets.
Further develop skills with a variety of electronic technology.
Including webcam, blogs, email, online chat, google sites webpages, Word, Excel.
Last year Dominic rebuilt computers from parts and plans to build another this year.
Also interested in learning more about computer software/programming Resources
Various Programming books from our local library.
Building a house learning many skills; carpentry, painting, tenacity, teamwork etc
History of Australia - Manning Clark
Our Heritage, History of the Catholic Church in Australia
Supporting Living Books from Branch and Home Library.
5a. Current Affairs
Secular (ABC) & Church (L'Osservatore Romano)
Read the news daily and discuss/email responses to Dad and Mum
Read Church news and discuss with family incl siblings.
5b. Geography World Geography Plans
The Long Walk - Slavomir Rawicz
The Kon-Tiki Expedition - Thor Heyerdahl
The Book of Discovery - MB Synge
Complete Book of Marvels - Richard Halliburton (google ebook)
6. Visual Arts Art
Term 1: Dance Lessons
Listen and Critique variety of artists.
8. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Term 1 &4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team
Year Long- Karate
Cover anatomy, physiology and medicinal remedies.
Understand the importance of exercise and personal hygiene.
Have a strong understanding of nutritional health and be capable of shopping for and preparing several meals. Resource
Didache's Understanding the Scriptures
Spiritual - Philadelphia Catholic in King James Court
Apologetics -Friendly Defenders and Beginning Apologetics