Every term read at least one classic book, one saints book and at least one additional history and geography book independently.
Grammar and Composition
Main text and further composition work is to include regular written narrations from history, Faith, geography, literature and science lessons. Also composition will be required for Weekly Writing Club and for literary analysis. Resources
Elements of Writing - 3rd 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.
Father Brown Mysteries - GK Chesteton
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Weka-feather Cloak - Leo Madigan
or other classic literature such as the Classical Christian list
Begin with the Comedies. Resources
Complete Set of Shakespeare's Plays
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
* The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist: Logic Stage
plus an individual Australian poet to be studied each term (your choice)
3. Science Nature Study
(1) Take at least one weekly nature walk
(2) Keep a nature notebook. Resources
Various titles from Home Library.
My Family & Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
Exploring Planet Earth - John Hudson Tiner
History of Medicine - John Hudson Tiner
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs
Various experiment books and you-tubes.
Further develop skills with a variety of electronic technology.
Including webcam, blogs, email, online chat, google sites webpages, Word, Excel.
Last year Xavier was part of a team rebuilding computers from parts. This year he will help Malachi build a computer. Resources
Excel For Dummies
Word for Dummies etc
Building a house learning many skills; carpentry, painting, tenacity, teamwork etc
5. History History - Middle Ages
Story Of The World 3
Story of the Church
Supporting living books from Branch and Home Library.
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 discuss/email responses with Mum and Dad.
Read and be aware of Church news and discuss with family incl siblings.
8. Visual Arts Photography
Further develop photography skills.
Learn to sue photo editing.
Term 1: Dance Lessons
Listen and Critique variety of artists.
Access our variety of instruments.
Learn new songs/hymns
10. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Term 1 &4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team
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 Introduction to Catholicism
Spiritual - Read one St Title per term.
Apologetics -Friendly Defenders and Beginning Apologetics.
We're on a Mission from God - Mary Beth Bonacci