Year 2 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year 2 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: 7 to 8 years old.

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Education Plan Template with Scope & Sequence
Term Reports & Portfolio Prompts
English
Maths
Science
History & Geography
Art & Music Appreciation
Health and Development (PDHPE)
Global Goodies & Extension Resources
Parent Courses & Community Support
Enrichment Courses
Reusable Year to Year
Upgrade to Full
Additional Costs: 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
4 Terms
4 Terms
4 Terms
4 Terms






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 2 Homeschool Curriculum Summary

(Stage 1 NSW Syllabus)

Due to their importance as building blocks for future knowledge, phonics, reading, and numeracy instruction take centre stage in this early stage of your child’s education.

English

My Homeschool English teaches writing skills, grammar, punctuation, phonics, spelling and decoding words. Delightful copywork from Australian and world-renowned world authors is used for handwriting lessons. Our wide variety of poetry, picture books, fiction, and non-fiction across the curriculum gives children an opportunity to develop their vocabulary.

Maths

First Maths Lessons, an exclusive Charlotte Mason inspired math curriculum, along with our Living Maths lessons helps teach foundational maths concepts. Our Living Maths Books encourage a wonder of maths.

Science

Science lessons cover physics of sound, weather, rocks and the solar system. Practical lessons such as making a moon chart are included to develop science skills. Charlotte Mason’s emphasis on nature study is featured in all My Homeschool courses.

Humanities (History and Geography)

Australian history and geography dovetail through our literary exploration of place, community, and the map of Australia.  We also focus on the life a Mary MacKillop, a significant woman in Australian and New Zealand’s history. We also cover world geography while studying continents, climates, the Northern and Southern hemisphere and time zones using picture books and maps. For our New Zealand families we include a literature unit study covering special places in New Zealand.

World History, a pillar of a Charlotte Mason education, begins in Year 2 with a chronological timeline and stories in ancient history.

Creative Arts

At My Homeschool we provide a portion of your creative arts curriculum with our:

  • Art Appreciation Course
  • Music Appreciation Course
  • Handicraft Course

Personal Development. Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Choose from our extensive online Physical Education resources to keep your child active. We also provide you with a list of age-appropriate conversation topics to cover for health and personal development.

Languages

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. Please Note: Languages are not included in the Lite Start Courses.

Extension Work & Global Goodies

Additional materials are available to enhance your child’s lessons or replace some Australian content. This is only included in the Full Year Courses. So, if you are looking for a global approach to education then please consider the Full Year Course rather than the Lite Start Course.

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.

 

My Year 2 Homeschool Curriculum Wasn’t Working

It was when my first child, I have four, went into Year 2 that my little homeschool began to crumble. My curriculum was all higgledy-piggledy. I had a few textbooks, worksheets and a collection of other random resources. I was enjoying some of the ‘fun stuff’ everyone said you can do when you homeschool, but I was always worried I wasn’t doing enough for my bright little boy. I felt like I was a failure, and to make matters worse, I was always pushing away my younger children so I could ‘do school’. So I reluctantly gave up homeschooling and put my 7 year old son in school for a term.

Luckily, I tried again.

But it wasn’t until I discovered the Charlotte Mason Method of homeschooling that we all began to enjoy homeschool lessons. I ended up homeschooling my children for 18 years – until my fourth child finished homeschooling and went to university. That little boy of mine is now a doctor, and homeschooling didn’t harm him one little bit! However, my DIY method of homeschooling took a lot of planning because I needed to make my curriculum fit with the NSW (NESA) Syllabus. I was exhausted! All my homeschool friends had the same problem, we all needed to meet our state homeschool requirements to stay registered (or get an exemption in South Australia). 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)

You would think that by 10:30 everyone would have gone to bed. My Y2 is doing the Lesson 2 Southern Cross in Outdoor Observance. We purchased a good pair of binoculars on Saturday to watch the night sky and Southern Cross and totally lost track of time. I could even see 4 of Jupiter’s moons! Thanks for the enjoyable lessons you provide through My Home School!

Joanna from QLD

Home Educator, Year 2 Homeschool Curriculum

I’m really in love with the literature rich style of My Homeschool. I can see the benefit and how it will help us be closer as a family. I have a 3 month old as well and this style lends itself to the busy mum. GREAT WORK!!! I really like the links within the weekly lesson plans. While I love having a book in my hands, it is great if we are out or I don’t have the resource close by, to be able to click on it and use it. My son also likes to click on them and have a perusal before we start. For him it’s not hard to find what we are doing for the week as it is mostly all there laid out.

We are absolutely loving Dot & the Kangaroo!! what a gorgeous story, my children are captivated!!

Really loving A Book for Kids poetry. Puts a smile on our faces.

I am using it to teach 2 children. The only reason I am finding the workload heavy is because I have a 3-month-old. He hasn’t been well (silent reflux), so trying to fit everything in when I have a sick baby has been hard. I have chosen to purchase a course for my younger and give my eldest extension type work. This seems to be working so far. I am loving that I can teach them together, as it feels more like “family learning” rather than “school learning” to me. We are doing it together!!

Emily from Tasmania

Homeschool Reviews, Year 2 Curriculum

I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort that’s been put into My Homeschool! I had my AP visit yesterday and it went great! He’s giving me 12 months registration and said if he comes next year and I’m still using the My Homeschool curriculum then he’ll give two years, even for my kindy child who’ll be a new registration. Thank you so much for helping make this transition to homeschooling so much easier and providing such detailed documents. I’m truly grateful!

Jerus from NSW

Homeschool Reviews, My Homeschool Multiple Grades

Year 2 Homeschool Curriculum

$330.00$560.00 inc. GST

Our Year 2 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: 7 to 8 years old.

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