Sunday, 10 August 2014

Curriculum 2014-2015

For Nathanael 7, Tabitha 6 and Abigail 4 (years 3, 2 and Reception) 
and any of the younger children who want to join in!

Morning Bible Time and related projects
Read aloud missionary books
Memory Verses and Hymn Singing


Maths Games
iPad apps including IXL, Primary Maths Skill Builders ages 4-8 or Maths  3-5 and 4-6 from EuroTalk apps.
Real life opportunities to use money when shopping, measuring and weighing in baking, collecting data for projects etc.



Sound Phonics by Schofield and Sims.
Ladybird I'm Ready.. for Phonics!  app on the iPad.
Games such as Pop for Sight Words.


Look, cover, write check method using Schonell's Essential Spelling Lists.
Spelling 1 and 2 by Schofield and Sims.


Schofield and Sims Handwriting Practice 1 and 2
Various workbooks and worksheets
Copy work from the Bible, poetry and in relation to current project.


Lots of different projects and lapbooks, using the children's own interest as a spring board. Past projects have included Cowboys, Houses, The Human Body and Genesis.
Poem memorisation.

Literacy - Nathanael

Letts Key Stage 2 Activity Book
Galore Park Junior English Book 1
Bible studies

Literacy - Tabitha and Abigail

Nelson English Books
Letts Key Stage 1 Activity Book


Science in the Beginning by Dr Jay L. Wile


Having researched and completed mini projects on the four countries of the United Kingdom last year we plan to broaden it out to some European Countries and look forward to discovering more about the main geographical features, food and culture. We have also bought a large map of the world for the wall in the living room which is providing a great amount of discussion and learning about world geography.
Weekly lessons of History are going to continue with Daddy for the next 6 weeks on their WWI project and then returning to their project in on Ancient History. Resources are  Story of the World, activity book one Ancient World, Lost Civilizations - Time Life Books and various internet and YouTube videos.
Lots of visits to museums and historical buildings, drama, art and technology activities.


Rosetta Stone.
Simple oral activities such as numbers and greetings.

iPad Naxos My First Classical Music app, My Orchestra app and The Carnival of the Animals.
Peter and the Wolf YouTube videos, both orchestral and ballet.
Recorder lessons from Recorder from the Beginning
Nathanael has Piano lessons from Tunes for Ten Fingers
Hymn singing.

Art and design

Katie books, A Children's Book of Art, Usborne Art Sticker Book, You can Draw, visits to Art Galleries and lots of opportunities to create their own art.
Simple sewing lessons and woodwork.


iPad apps, this year we are looking forward to creating e-books using Book Creator for iPad app.
Lessons in how to use Microsoft word.

Lots of walks in the country, games in the garden, visits to our local parks and swimming pool.

Home Economics


We have enjoyed some lovely walks lately and spent time identifying birds and wildlife. I intend to build upon this, visiting the same country park every month, to document in their new nature journals the changes in season, birds spotted, flowers identified etc.
RSPB Wildlife Explorers Club.

Sounds like its going to be a fun year!

"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD;
and great shall be the peace of thy children."
Isaiah 54:13


  1. There are some interesting resources on your list for this year and I look forward to finding out how the children's studies go. I love the photo (period) they look amazing.

  2. Hey, that looks like a lot of work, hope you can manage it all! if you want to study Spain/Catalonia I can tell you all sorts of things and send any information. I could also teach some basic Spanish/Catalonian, too. Just let me know what you think in an e-mail.
    By the way, the Robin Hood thingy is awesome. I just love the way he finally manages to stay at the top and pull himself together a bit! Well done, Nathanael.

    1. A mini project on Spain would be fun!

  3. Hi! Our children are the same age. I have three girls, (7,6 and 4). Nice to 'meet' you. I'd love to hear how you get on with the Rosetta Stone resources. Take care! I'm looking forward to following your blog x Fay.