Ignatius Aged 5.4yrs; 2014
* Ignatius will also often join Sebastian’s Pre-school plans .

1. English
Ignatius has learnt a few sounds, has begun writing skills, has good story listening skills and can express himself well.

Copywork (using Startwrite)
Story Writing & Illustrations
Narrations (Re-telling what learnt whilst Mum scribes)

Reading Resources
Spalding Phonics
Fitzroy Readers
Qld Readers
DK Readers
Usborne Readers

Effective Reading Workbooks
Ridout Workbooks

Starfall – Computer Phonics
DK educational CDs

All About Spelling

Term 1: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter -Beatrix Potter
Term 2: Happy Times in Noisy Village (Astrid Lindgren)
Term 3: Winnie-the-Pooh -A.A.Milne
Term 4: The Children’s Book of Virtues (William Bennet)

Picture Books
Children to be immersed daily in picture books with rich language and inspirational illustrations. Alternating themes: Classic, literacy, numeracy, Australian,  nature, culture, history and Faith.

Daily enjoy poetry together, memorising at least one poem a week.
Family recitation night Wednesday’s.

Child’s Garden of Poetry – RL Stevenson
Our poetry collection

2. Mathematics
Ignatius is advanced in maths, able to read numbers up to hundreds, can count by 2s, 5s, and 10s and has good computation skills.
We will be strengthening his basic knowledge and introducing him to new concepts such as measurement, volume, weight, time etc.

Living Maths Books
Mathematics Enhancement Program

3. Science and Technology
We desire to encourage Ignatius’ awareness of the natural world, to have a questing mind and a confidence to tackle technological challenges.  Whilst his studies in this area have a flexibility to be interest led we also intend on  a course of study.
Term 1: Weather
Term 2: Earth Science
Term 3: Insects
Term 4: Space

These studies will include the use of books, digital media, experiments and observations.
Variety of DK books
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature DVDs and youtubes
Marble Tracks

4. Human Society and Its Environment
Wanting to foster a love of and appreciation of historical events and figures.
The older children are listening to Child’s History of the World  – Hillyer, whilst Ignatius is encouraged to listen and narrate along with them it is his choice. His course of study is to listen to picture books dovetailing with the time periods being studied.

Terms 1, 3 & 4:  World History
Picture books dovetailing with Child’s History of the World  – Hillyer
Term 2: Australian History
Chronological Study via picture books
The Australia Book – Eve Pownell

Historical Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection.

Wanting Ignatius to have an understanding of the wider world, various cultures and customs and maps in general

Cultural Studies and mapmaking skills
Term 1: Europe
Term 2: Asia
Term 3: South America
Term 4: North America

Whilst studying the cultures of these continents we will also be mapping their continents, countries, geographical features and cities.

Geography Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection

Ignatius to deepen his relationship with and his knowledge of God

Liturgical Year Resources
New Catholic Picture Bible -Fr Lovasik
My Jesus & I chart
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

5. Creative and Practical Arts
Wanting to expose Ignatius to a variety of different mediums and encourage an interest in creative arts. Will ensure we have various materials available and introduce at least one formal lesson a week using resources

Variety of Art/Craft and How to Draw books from our collection and Branch library
Blogs and youtubes
Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Kids Get Arty

Focus on learning several new hymns.
Enjoy and recognise 4 different classical music artists

Term 1: Fredric Chopin – Opal Wheeler
Term 2: Ludwig Beethoven – Opal Wheeler
Term 3: Mozart – Irene Gass
Term 4: Wagner – Alexander Hunt


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

Biology & Nutrition
Cover basic anatomy and physiology.
Be aware of basic medicinal remedies and have a basic understanding of nutritional health.
Be aware of healthy choices regards screen time and exercise.