Year One Homeschool Curriculum
Our Year One Homeschool Curriculum is written to comply with the Australian Curriculum. 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.
However! We offer you more than a tick boxes Year One Homeschool Curriculum. We also offer an Australian Homeschool Curriculum that is a delight to teach and a pleasure to learn.
This Charlotte Mason inspired Year One Homeschool Curriculum is something special.
It’s Not School At Home
Family learning time is the heart of our Year One Homeschool Curriculum. We have already homeschooled each of our children through this stage, so we understand what it’s like to teach in the home. Find out more about us.
Children of the ages 6 and 7 are keen explorers, great at asking questions, observing and eager to know more. We want to help you to make these natural tendencies part of their learning experience. We’d rather take them on a learning journey by: reading a gorgeous book, making conversation, and encouraging observation and creativity.
A Literature Rich Year One Homeschool Curriculum Full Of Ideas
An idea is a living thing of the mind. It strikes, seizes and catches hold of us. Ideas form the basis of our inspiration. An idea can possess us. Without ideas education is dull. For that reason, we aren’t keen on worksheets, textbooks or comprehension tests. We’d rather you take your child on a learning journey.
Our Year One Homeschool Curriculum uses living literature, nature study, music and art as an instrument for nourshing your child’s mind. We don’t just care about following the Australian Curriculum (or a state syllabus), we also care about giving your child a rich education full of vitality and noble thoughts.
The mind “is nourished on ideas and absorbs facts only as they hang connected with the living ideas upon which they hang. Children educated upon some such lines as these respond in a surprising way, developing capacity, character, countenance, initiative and a sense of responsibility…The mind feeds on ideas and therefore children should have a generous curriculum.” Charlotte Mason
A Classical, Charlotte Mason inspired approach to learning is the philosophy behind our Year One Homeschool Curriculum. We help you tick the curriculum box and give your child a living education.
Your Little Scholars Will Be:
- Reading good quality books, including illustrated children’s books.
- Having short, consistent lesson time in the mornings, leaving afternoons free for naps or play.
- Finding out about science while exploring and observing nature.
- Making discoveries through hands-on activities.
- Learning about great artists and making some of their own art works.
Should I Do Kindergarten or a Year One Homeschool Curriculum?
Unfortunately, kindergarten is sometimes dismissed as unnecessary, confused with preschool, melded into a Year One Homeschool Curriculum, or simply viewed through different education philosophies, such that that the real wonder, meaning and purpose for kindergarten has been forgotten or cast aside.
Some home educators misunderstand kindergarten to only be a formal school construct and miss the opportunities that come for enjoying and exploring learning at this age.
Kindergarten is not only an important step in the life long journey of education, but a wonderful way to gently step into home education. It is not to be missed!
Please refer to our Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for a short checklist approach to developmental milestones most children will have achieved before commencing kindergarten.
We also have a Kindergarten Completion Achievement List so you can see if your child is ready for Year One.
Are You Ready To Teach Our Year One Homeschool Program?
Becoming a home educator can be a little scary, sometimes we wonder if we are qualified to teach! But we are here to support you.
- We have a community forum where you can ask your homeschool questions and get some advice.
- Our free Homeschool Teaching 101 Course will give you an understanding on the teaching methods we use.
- We even have yearly My Homeschool Seminars that you can attend and meet other homeschool families and get some inspiration.
Year One Course Cost
- First Time Members: $385 plus membership subscription.
- Current Membership: $385 once off payment.
My Homeschool has been the perfect fit for our family. It has provided the “hand-holding” I needed as a new homeschooler while still being flexible enough to be workable in everyday life.
It took the stress out of writing the application for exemption to homeschool as everything was laid out for me, and we were granted 18 months exemption.
I love that it uses a relaxed CM style, can be taught from a Christian worldview and is Australian. The weekly plans are not overly prescriptive so can easily be implemented according to the child’s individual interests and pace of learning and whatever else is happening in our week.Lauren from South Australia
I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I have successfully registered using my homeschool and the AP moderator had lots of nice things to say about it. You are doing a great job and it took all the registration stress away. It was so easy. Thank you so much!
JessicaJessica from NSW
I love the lay out of week by week checklists. We’ve really enjoyed HSS – Y1 History with Marguerite which I combined with my Y1 and Y4. We have liked the complementary books recommended. My children are enjoying the CM method, less textbook and more creative and enjoyable learning. They have something they’ve personally made or journalled to show for their work instead of a dull textbook page. I have tried to incorporate the CM method in the past but this program is the helping hand I need to implement it. We are enjoying the Primary Language Lessons. I have printed the Weekly Checklists and subjects and have them spiral bound for each year. This has been great to have it all together and I can go through and highlight the lessons before we do them. We joined Maths Online in the last few weeks as it was recommended by you and this is such an excellent resource for maths. So thank you!Joanna from NSW
We got the ‘go ahead’ for our first year of homeschooling from the Assessor today and he said that he gave us a full year to start us off because he was, and I quote, “Very impressed with the level of detail” I was able to provide him with and that is thanks to Myhomeschool!!
I love the weekly schedule so much, – I know they will make the organisational side of my week much less of a task.