1. English
Language Arts
Grammar and Composition
English for Australian Schools – Ronald Ridout
Composition work is also to include regular written narrations from books set for history, religion, geography, literature and science.

Modified Cursive.
Copy daily from favourite poems, prayers, Bible passages or the Shakespeare play being studied.
Recommended Resources
The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist

Studied Dictation
Paragraphs or passages to be dictated from a section (two or three paragraphs) of a history, literature, geography or religion book that has been studied in advance, or Qld Reader

Department of Ed. NSW; Spelling

Creative Writing – Writing Club and continue working on your individual novel. To hand in at least one typed/edited page per week.

Each term read one classic children’s book, one saints book and additional history and geography book aloud outside formal lesson time.
1) Classic Literature
Term 1: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Term 2: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Term 3: Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Term 1: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Term 2: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Term 3: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
or other classic literature of your choice

Each term select one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Read together and discuss.
Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Other choices from Library
Audio CD – Jim Weiss

* The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist: Logic Stage
plus an individual Australian poet to be studied each term (your choice)

2. Mathematics
Daily lessons, completing half of all lessons by end of year.
Friday – fun math(s) day, doing activities, board games and mathematical reading.

3. Science
Nature Study
(1) Take at least one nature walk each week.
(2) Keep a nature notebook.
Wonderland of Nature – Nuri Mass & CD
Various Australian nature study books
Extra Reading – Insect Adventures by J.Henri Fabre

Singapore Science, Science Discovery 1

4. Human Society and Its Environment
Modern 20th Century History (Terms 1, 2 & 4)
Story of the World Vol 4, with relevant living books, picture book ideas, Modern History and Geography titles.

Extra – Introduction to British History
Our Island Story by H.E.Marshall (Also titled An Island Story)
Our Lady’s Dowry by Kathryn Faulkner.

Australian History (Term 3)
Australia – Manning Clark
Read, Written Narrations.
Extra Reading

Geography and Earth Studies
Geography – World Physical Geography – Brenda Runkle

5. Languages
First Form Latin DVDs

6. Technological and Applied Studies
Computer Technology
Excel For Dummies
Word for Dummies etc

Building Skills– Main focus, working alongside Dad building you are going to learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!

7. Creative Arts
Picture Study
Term 1: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Term 2: Vincent Van Gogh
Term 3: Claude Monet
Term 4: A Child’s Book of Prayer in Art by Sister Wendy Beckett

Music Appreciation
Listen and Dance to various artists.
Classic, 60s, 80s etc.

Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt

Learn folk songs.
Learn traditional Catholic hymns, including at least three in Latin

Practical Work
(1) Improve your cooking skills.
(2) Work on learning a practical craft – simple sewing, knitting; clay modeling;.

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

Religious Education
Year Round: Saints (Free time reading)
Choose one saint’s biography each term from the Vision Books series (or any other saint biography of your choice). Where possible these should tie in with the history studies for the term.
Term 1: New Testament
Read Gospel of Luke.
Term 2:Old Testament
Bible History by Ignatius Schuster (First Part)
Term 3:Apologetics
Prove It! God by Amy Welborn
Prove It! Jesus by Amy Welborn
Prove It! Church by Amy Welborn
Prove It! Prayer by Amy Welborn
Term 4: Catechism and Advent Plans
Baltimore Catechism

Ideas spring boarded from Mater Amabilis – 3 (Thank you Michele and Kathryn)