Year 4 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year 4 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: 9 to 10 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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Not Required
$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 4 Homeschool Curriculum Summary

Stage 2 NSW Syllabus

This is a quick summary of what is taught in the course. For a more thorough explanation of individual resources read through the introduction of specific resources.

In English Year Four, students continue to work on developing their literacy skills. They enjoy poetry with a focus on Australia, and historical fiction. Using copywork, they continue practising their cursive writing. Our content rich curriculum gives students additional comprehension and writing opportunities.

Earth Science includes lessons and living books on the Water Cycle. Chemistry and Physics topics are covered using science videos and notebooking. For Biology we read a delightful book about the ecosystem of gardens and then make some local discoveries. We also include Nature Study and Nature Stories for Year 4.

Humanities and Social Science students study the Middle Ages and Age of Exploration, including Civic themes of rules and democracy and European explorers who visited Australia. Stories compare Sydney Cove before and after the First Fleet. A pictorial timeline is also completed.

Our geography is a one-year study of the world using mapping activities and stories. We also explore the way Australia’s First Nation peoples use land.  

We also include Art and Music Appreciation courses for group study. Your child can also create artworks with indigenous themes on the family.

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.

Simple Language appreciation resources are provided but you will need to purchase additional resources if you wish to focus on teaching a specific language. We give guidance and recommendations on this. 

See our Year 4 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.

Real Books For My Year Four Homeschool Curriculum

My homeschool friends, Helen and Margaret, were Charlotte Mason evangelists. They could see that I wasn’t coping with my textbook approach to homeschooling, and they were trying to help me see the value of using real books for educating my kids. They were always suggesting this or that book and I just couldn’t see how I could add all those extra books into my day – I was already overloaded!

Finally, I listened. I read a book on how to use the Charlotte Mason method. Helen and Margaret were right. I now understood how it could be done. I switched to living books. This was the turning point in my homeschool. 

But I had one other problem to solve! How could I get registered if I gave up textbooks?

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)

I love the lay out of week by week checklists. We’ve really enjoyed Y1 History 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 journaled 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.

Joanna from NSW

Homeschool Reviews, Year 1 and Year 4 Curriculum

I love that I have a place to start with organising a personalised curriculum. I love the access to the Primary Language Lessons, copy work, and  geography resources.

To have a grade by grade list of resources suggested and available for the various subjects is great!!

Although I haven't as yet made proper use of the community hub, I plan to and it is reassuring to have that available!

We combine our Year 4 and Year 6 children together.

Suzie from QLD

Homeschool Review, Year 6 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

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

Homeschool Reviews, Year 4 Curriculum

Just to let you know, our moderator here in W.A. absolutely loved the curriculum! Very positive feedback.

We are so very happy with your gorgeous curriculum and look forward to our future years of study!

Rachel from WA

Homeschool Reviews, Year 4 Curriculum

I started this year with my 9 year old boy, so I'm definitely not an expert at this at all. It's been an adjustment period but I enjoy having my son home and watching him learn, he's having more fun and I can tell how much he is progressing in just the short amount of time he's been doing it.

Starting off the journey is scary, and we have just had our 3 month moderator visit us for the first time. I was so nervous! We passed with flying colours and she was very impressed with everything my son has been learning.

Monique from WA

Homeschool Reviews, Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year 4 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: 9 to 10 years old.

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