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My Homeschool Year Four Course

Are you looking for something special for your child’s homeschool program? Well, we have planned an absolutely delightful Year Four Charlotte Mason inspired curriculum.

We want your child’s homeschool education to be a joyful experience for you and your child.

To make it easier, we’ve done the planning so you can be confident you are giving your child a well-rounded education and that you comply with Australia’s homeschool registration requirements.

Your Year Four Little Scholars Will:

  • Hear and read classic literature from Australia and around the world.
  • Learn about great artists and musicians.
  • Practice cursive handwriting using classic literature from Australia and New Zealand as copywork.
  • Famaliarise themselves with many classic poems.
  • Continue learning simple narration, grammar and writing skills.
  • Meander through world history with William the Conqueror, Gengis Khan, Gutenberg, and the Renaissance.
  • Find Australia’s place in world history from the Aboriginals’ first contacts with world explorers. Read their tales and record significant people on a timeline.
  • Examine the 7 continents of the world.
  • Learn some Aboriginal art techniques
  • Watch a collection of science video clips

Year Four Course Cost

  • First Time Members: $385 plus $15 per month membership subscription.
  • Current Membership: $385 once off payment.

Teaching Resources

To encourage a passion and motivation for learning, we’ve adopted a literature rich philosophy which has avoided worksheets and textbooks whenever possible.

Our family learning schedule includes: thoughtful conversations, classic read alouds, narrations, poetry, picture study, science and nature journaling, notebooking and art lessons. Independent work includes English, math, copywork and age appropriate readers.

Resources Provided

These resources can be downloaded or accessed online. You can print off these documents or keep them in your virtual cupboard.

  • Detailed Scope and Sequence and Yearly Plan Year 4: Use for registration application, includes Australian Curriculum codes and NESA outcomes.
  • Introduction to Teaching Year 4: A home educator’s guide that shows you how to teaching this grade.
  • 36 Weeks of Lesson Plans: An online and a printable PDF version of each week’s activities, reading schedules and lesson notes.
  • Primary Language Lessons Year 4: An English resource combining literature lessons with copywork, spelling, dictation, narrations, picture study, observations, poetry, writing and grammar.
  • Downunder Copywork Book 2 – Foundation Font Cursive
  • Aesop’s Fables Copywork – Foundation Font Cursive
  • Scripture Copywork – Foundation Font Cursive
  • Math Copywork – Times table drill and math words to learn.
  • Australia Flag Lapbook – democracy, and the meaning of our flags and emblems.
  • Pleasant Talk of Places – 32 weeks around the 7 continents of the world.
  • Study of a Tree – A focused study using tips from Anna Comstock’s A Handbook of Nature Study.
  • Australian Nature Stories Collection
  • New Zealand Nature Story Collection
  • History Timeline Figures with History Folder Instructions
  • Healthy Conversations Year 3 to Year 4
  • Art Appreciation Course: Provided free with subscription
  • Music Appreciation Course: Provided free with subscription
  • And a few other bits and bobs including video links and suggested enrichment activities.

What Isn’t Provided

We don’t provide a math program but we’ve got some suggestions, so you can pick a resource that suits your child’s style and ability.

Since this is a literature rich course we need you to buy or borrow some living books.   You can view our book list when you download the course outline.

Foreign language lessons are also at your own discretion but we’ll give you some tips.

Year Four Details

Our aim was to find a good balance between Charlotte Mason’s ideas and the registration requirements of a modern day Australian curriculum. Efficient planning means that we’ve streamlined lessons to give your child a rich learning experience without making you feel guilty or overloaded. This means you’ll still have time to go on delight directed learning adventures.

36 Week Cycle

Our Year Two programs is set out in a 4 term/36 week cycle that can be spread over 3 to 4 days (10 – 14 hours per week). To give you some breathing space, we’ve allocated the last week of each term to: special projects, catch-up lessons and assessments. But you as the homeschooling parent you can pace your child’s learning according to their abilities and needs.

Documentation

Keeping track of your progress is also easy with our weekly schedules available in an online or printable format. Registration is made simple with our Yearly Planning Template and detailed Scope and Sequence. We also provide certificates and portfolio prompts that will make documentation and continued registration a cinch. At the end of each term there is a downloadable report of work achieved over the term. Parents add comments and assessments of their child’s progress in each area of learning.

Online Learning Platform

One of the most exciting features of My Homeschool is the online learning platform we are using. You can access your course from your PC, Mac, Tablet or even your phone. Moodle is an Australian designed software that is used by many school, universities, colleges and educational institutions around the world. My Homeschool has been built on this platform. You can download an app for your smart phone or iPhone and that means your whole course is at your fingertips. This is great for getting organised and learning on the go.

Non Member’s Price

Year Four Price: $385 plus $15 per month membership subscription

Course membership is activated once you purchase your first course; the initial course price includes your monthly membership subscription fee. Membership remains active as long as you stay subscribed. It gives you access to the My Homeschool Learning Platform the curriculum course you purchased and our enrichment courses. The membership can only be used for the family subscribed. The membership may not be used for non-family members.

You only need to purchase one course at this price.

Member’s Price

Membership Year Four Price: $385 once off payment.

After you become a member you are entitled to purchase additional courses without the additional subscription fee.  Links to subscription free course are only accessed from within the My Homeschool Learning Platform.  Discounted course links can be accessed from the home page after logging in.

This is a once of price that gives you access to the course for as long as your subscription remains current.

Additional Costs

We don’t provide a math program but we’ve got some suggestions, so you can pick a resource that suits your child’s style and ability.

Since this is a literature rich course we need you to buy or borrow some living books.   You can view our book list when you download the course outline.

Download Course Outline

We’ve put a comprehensive outline and weekly lesson sample guide for you to download and read.

Year Four Course Outline. PDF Download

I enjoy the links to the weeks for ease and love the free content about music. I had to create my own schedule to fit with our family, but have used Michelle’s suggestion as a starting point. I love the Amy Mack stories and my kids are enjoying the texts this term.

Seven Little Australians is quite wonderful and opens up conversations with their grandparents.

I like that the codes for the AP are all there and we just tick them off.

Liz from NSW

Home Educator, Year Four & Five

I’m really enjoying having Michelle’s years of experience to know what resources are quality, like science… The music appreciation sites are good.

I love the pick up and go nature of the Primary Language Lessons as well as the Pleasant Talk of Places. Love the copywork books!

Anita from NSW

Home Educator, Year Four

I’m actually really just liking the balance of everything

Tanya from NSW

Home Educator, Year 2 & 4 Courses