Genevieve Aged 6yrs; 2010

Our Family Learning Motto.

We want books that feed the mind and nourish the soul

1. English

Story Writing & Illustrating

Spalding Phonics – The basis of our phonics based reading program.
Fitzroy Readers
Qld Readers
DK Readers
Usborne Readers
Effective Reading Workbooks
LEM Workbooks (Some)
Ridout Workbooks
Starfall – Computer Phonics

Term 1: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter -Beatrix Potter
Term 2: Happy Little Family – Rebecca Caudill
Term 3: Winnie-the-Pooh -A.A.Milne
Term 4:The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook- Joyce Lankaster Brisley

Extra Reading – Chapter Books
Happy Times in Noisy Village (Astrid Lindgren)
The Children’s Book of Virtues (William Bennet)

Picture Books
Immerse the children in picture books that are rich in lanugage and have inspirational illustrations.
To select at least four books daily.

Daily Read & Enjoy
Child’s Garden of Poetry – RL Stevenson

* Genevieve will also be joining in with Saxon’s Little Saints Preschool Program.

2. Mathematics
Counting songs
Number games (dominoes, number lotto)
Board games with dice
Make and copy sequences and patterns
Time (clock with moveable hands)
Measuring (ruler, weight scale)
Cooking (measurement)
Money (learn different currency value, count coins/notes)
Read various maths books
DK Maths Books
Singapore Maths Program

3. Science and Technology
Learning will be interest led.
Exploring the natural world; animals, the environment and basic earth science.
A particular emphasis on Australian Nature Study.
Will also join in with the older children’s science experiments.
Nature walks & keep a nature notebook.
Various DK books (of which we have many)
Various Australian nature study including Wonderland of Nature – Nuri Mass
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs

4. Human Society and Its Environment

How People Lived by Chris and Melanie Rice (Dorling Kindersley)
Historical Picture Books; Library and our collection.

Children Just Like Me -Annabel and Barnabas Kindersley
Geography Picture Books; library and our collection

5. Creative and Practical Arts
Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt

Picture Study
DK Children’s Book of Art

Listen and Dance to variety of artists.
Classic, Wiggles etc.

6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Term 1 & 4 – Swim Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team

Catholic Mosaic Picture Books
The Lion Storyteller Bible -Bob Hartman
Leading Little Ones to Mary
The Mass Book for Children – Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Little Acts of Grace- Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box – (Maryknoll Sisters) series