Year 5 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year Five homeschool curriculum is a literature rich, family friendly homeschool program for children.

Written to comply with the Australian Curriculum, NESA syllabus and WA Curriculum. Our Charlotte Mason inspired curriculum also includes New Zealand and international resources for those wanting a more global focused curriculum.

Recommended Ages: 10 to 11 years old.

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Education Plan Template with Scope & Sequence
Term Reports & Portfolio Prompts
Art & Music Appreciation
Health and Development (PDHPE)
Global Goodies & Extension Resources
Parent Courses & Community Support
Enrichment Courses
Reusable Year to Year
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Additional Costs: maths text, optional books, printing & stationery
Lite Start Program
$330 AUD
$82.50 x 4
6 months
2 Terms
2 Terms
2 Terms
2 Terms
2 Terms

$330 AUD
$100 AUD
Full Year Program
$560 AUD
$140 x 4
12 months
4 Terms
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$150 AUD
What Course Program Should I Choose & When Can I Start?

Full Year Option

Our full program is 32 weeks of work split into 4 terms. It can be started at any time.

If you wish to begin mid-term or mid-year you can still pick up the course from Term One – Week One or another term. However, starting the course at a different week other than week one, will mean your reading schedule may need to be adjusted initially.

Lite Start Option

The Lite Start program is 6 months of work. It can be started at any time. We generally recommend our Lite Start courses for:

  • students starting mid-year, or for families who only want half a year of work.
  • DIY families preparing their own curriculum who want additional teaching material to supplement work at a grade level.
  • students who are repeating a grade.

Unlike the Full Year Option, our Lite Start Courses only meet part of the Australian Curriculum & NSW syllabus requirements for the corresponding grade.

  • Upgrade to full version available at an additional cost of $330.
Year 5 Homeschool Curriculum Summary

Stage 3 NSW Syllabus

This is a quick summary of what is taught in the course.

In English Year Five, students continue to work on developing their literacy skills. They enjoy poetry, and historical fiction. Using copywork, they continue practising their cursive writing. Regular dictation of World literature supports spelling and vocabulary development. They also work on sentence level grammar, how to write topic sentences and paragraphs. Our content rich curriculum gives students additional comprehension and writing opportunities.

We have a read aloud novel allocated for each term. One tells the story of a family living in colonial Australia, another tells the story of a young Aboriginal girl living in the Outback on a station, another tells the humorous story of a family in New Zealand, and then we finish off the year with the dramatic story of a bushfire hitting a local community.

Earth Science includes lessons on erosion and our changing landscape. Particle theory, mass and matter are covered in Chemistry and for Physics we look at light and how it works. For Biology we learn about the structural changes in birds and how they adapt to their habitats. We also read a delightful nature journal written over one calendar year.

Australian History is the focus of our first two terms. Students learn about life in Australia before and after British settlement and how that has shaped Australia today.  Our last two terms include an overview of New Zealand history. (NZ history is not provided in the Lite Start Course). If you are looking for an overview of history from another country alternatives are suggested in our Global Goodies.

Our Geography covers extreme weather events using living books and multimedia resources. Economics is introduced into the curriculum for the first time, and we include a simple resource looking at needs and wants. The three levels of government are covered in our Civics and Government lessons.

We also include Art and Music Appreciation courses for group study. Your child can also create artworks with our Primary Art Lessons.

Online workout classes and other resources support the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education of your child.

While we do not include a Maths program, we do provide guidance on the best ones to select and offer exclusive discounts on recommended Mathematics products.

Global Goodies and Extension Resources are also provided with our Full Year Programs. These include a range of additional resources that can be used for families wishing to substitute some of our Australia specific content or looking for an extension of our curriculum. Please Note: Global Goodies are not included in the Lite Start Courses.

There is a one term study of Australia’s First Nations peoples’ languages through stories, videos, and activities. You will need to purchase additional resources if you wish to focus on teaching a specific language. We give guidance and recommendations on this. Please Note: Languages are not included in the Lite Start Courses.

See our Year 5 Homeschool Curriculum Sample Lessons

We Use A Blended Learning Approach

At My Homeschool most of your lessons will be completed offline (reading from a book, doing a field trip, or writing in your notebooks) and some will be online learning (watching videos, reading online etc.).

All our resources are digital and are located on Moodle, a renowned online learning platform used by many schools and universities. Using this format means we give you exceptional functionality which enables you to record your progress, and access your lessons from various digital devices and locations.  This format also enables us to keep our resources fresh and dynamic.

A laptop, tablet, or desktop computer is needed to use our courses. Access to a printer is also necessary. PDFs can be downloaded and printed for offline reading but other resources can only be viewed from our learning platform.

The majority of our classes require reading from a real book or paper-based resource. Writing exercises involve pencils and paper and many lessons are oral or conversation based.

Video lessons require access to the My Homeschool learning portal.

The Moodle App can be downloaded onto your smartphone for on the go lessons and checking progress but is not recommended as the main digital device for reading and viewing lessons.

A Co-ordinated Curriculum

My Homeschool offers parents the confidence that their child is gaining knowledge, learning content, and developing skills in an age-appropriate way. This is achieved by presenting courses that follow a rich curriculum that ensures your child builds on their knowledge year after year.

From Foundation to Year 10 your child will have the benefit of a streamlined curriculum without overlaps and unnecessary busywork.

Our program development is based on the education philosophy of Charlotte Mason and the Australian Curriculum (which includes the NSW Syllabus & WA Curriculum). 

Registration and Reporting

At My Homeschool, we do not do your registration plans for you. Registration applications are meant to be specific for each individual child and so parents are the best person to do this. However, we make your registration (or an exemption) so much easier because we provide so much support for this process.  All our courses includes:

  • An Education Plan offered in a format that you can individualise for your child;
  • A Scope and Sequence showing how My Homeschool reflects the Australian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus;
  • End of Term Report templates;
  • A printable week-by-week planner with plenty of space to make notes specific to your child (no need to purchase a separate planner!); and
  • An online Weekly Planner, complete with links to all the online resources required.

We also provide you with access to our State Rego and Planning Course which guides you through your homeschool application (and some international options!) when using our courses.

We give you a shortcut to help you get straight into giving your child a delightful and robust education without spending days and days researching and tweaking unsuitable content.

Community Support
When you buy a course through My Homeschool you are joining a community that supports and mentors parents interested in educating their children academically and spiritually. All My Homeschool families have access to our vibrant Community Forum. This is the place where parents connect and share what is happening in their homeschool.  Expert homeschoolers are always there to share top tips and answer any questions you may have.

Teaching Support

We also offer regular teaching support opportunities and have an extensive library of homeschooling resources, including resources on the specific registration and reporting requirements of a number of states, territories and countries. Whether you are just starting out or have homeschooled for years, there is something to teach and inspire you.

Curated Content
We aim to give you confidence that you can educate your children with a worldview that honours Judeo-Christian principles whilst providing strong academic outcomes. Our resources are not predominantly Christian because we look for outstanding resources and often a secular resource is the best option. We have a number of families who use our curriculum who are secular or from other faiths and we do not include devotional material or specific religious instruction in our curriculum.

Finding Living Books Liberated My Year 5 Homeschool Curriculum

The first time I taught a Year 5 homeschool curriculum, it was a DIY version I put together from book lists and recommendations. I was experimenting with living books as a resource for teaching English, history, geography, nature and science. It was liberating to give up the textbooks.

However, as I documented my plan, I discovered that living books didn’t fit neatly with the registration syllabus requirements. That meant we had lots of gaps in our content. So I began searching for more books to fill the gaps and my book lists were becoming quite bloated.

Most of the living books I wanted were out of print and I spent a lot of time sourcing books and sometimes I couldn’t find a book that had the content I needed. When I was asked to help others put together a Year 5 homeschool curriculum it was always tricky because many of the books I used were hard to come by.

I also had another problem to solve! How could I show others how living books could meet the registration syllabus requirements?

All my homeschool friends had the same curriculum compliance problem, we all needed to meet our state homeschool requirements to stay registered (or get an exemption). We all had a different way of meeting the requirements for registration.

What did we do?

Some homeschool friends gave up their educational philosophy and went back to worksheets, textbooks, and online tick the box products, some went unregistered and hoped they wouldn’t get caught, some sent their kids back to school and some just lied about what they taught in order to pass registration. One friend even moved states just to avoid registering in NSW. None of those are good options!

But I found a solution.

In 2007, I began helping families get their homeschool registration and put a curriculum together. Ten years later, my team and I launched My Homeschool – a complete and coordinated Charlotte Mason inspired curriculum from Foundation to Year 10. We’ve now helped thousands of families give their kids an inspiring education without having to worry about the stress of: ‘Am I doing enough?’ and “Will I get registered?’ I hope we can help you too!

Story by Michelle Morrow (Founder of My Homeschool)

What a relief and blessing for homeschool families to have all the nitty gritty details of daily homeschool and homeschool registration designed for us. It is wonderful to see how simple registration can be.

Michelle you have created a method for recording that oozes simplicity and that is what we all want. Michelle and Jo you are a very present listening ear and help on the My Homeschool forum and your advice is all about making homeschool work for each one. I have absolute freedom in how I use this resource.

I have not followed the schedule as is but have felt encouragement from you to make it work for my busy family lifestyle, quirks and passions. Year 5 is helping our ten year old to move into written narrations and I have found Our Sunburnt Country broken into small chunks with a notebook page for each reading, is so simple and achievable. My daughter's confidence in writing has grown in the first term of using My Homeschool following this very natural method.

Thank you Michelle and Jo, for your commitment to making homeschool simple. What a blessing you are. Kindest Blessings Renelle x

Renelle from NSW

Homeschool Reviews, Year 5 Curriculum

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

Homeschool Reviews, Year 4 and 5 Curriculum

Thank you for putting together this wonderful course. Over the last 4 years I have taken 2 of my children through Years 7 and 8 using a distance ed programme but this year my daughter and I have found this course to be a much less stressful transition to high school.

I love knowing that we are still fulfilling the requirements for the Australian Curriculum but I have also been able to give my daughter the rich classical literature-based education that I was looking for. I have been interested in the Charlotte Mason style of education for a few years but until now I was frustrated that everything I came across was based on American history/geography/seasons. Thank you for putting in the time to track down and integrate appropriate Australian resources into the curriculum.

This was my first year registering with the Qld Home Education unit myself so I also found the information that you included regarding registering very helpful.

I have also used the Year 5 and Prep courses this year and found them to be wonderful as well. Thank you again.

Tracey from QLD

Homeschool Review, Year 7 Curriculum

Year 5 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year Five homeschool curriculum is a literature rich, family friendly homeschool program for children.

Written to comply with the Australian Curriculum, NESA syllabus and WA Curriculum. Our Charlotte Mason inspired curriculum also includes New Zealand and international resources for those wanting a more global focused curriculum.

Recommended Ages: 10 to 11 years old.

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