Curriculum FAQs

Language Arts programs

I’m currently using Learning Language Arts Through Literature but would like to change over to Language Lessons from Australian History. Where can I slot that in?

Language Lessons from Australian History Level 1 (LLAH1) is aimed at children aged 6-8 yrs. Your child will need to have basic phonics skills as LLAH1 does not include any phonics or spelling lessons. If you switch from LLATL Blue or Red, you will need to include additional phonics lessons if you think your child needs them. See product information for details on what concepts are covered. Your child does not need to be proficient at reading, so may need assistance from you.

Language Lessons from Australian History Level 2 is aimed at children 9-11 yrs. This level can be done in place of LLATL Yellow, Orange or Purple levels. Please check the product information on what concepts are covered.

Language Lessons from Australian History Level 3 is aimed at children 11-13. This level can be done in place of LLATL Purple, Tan or Green levels. Please check the product information on what concepts are covered.

What LLATL level do I go back to after using LLAH for a year?

You can go on to the level after the LLATL level you skipped. For example, if you were doing LLATL Red before LLAH 1, then skip LLATL Yellow and go onto LLATL Orange. If you were doing LLATL Orange before LLAH 2, then skip LLATL Purple and move onto LLATL Tan, etc.

What can I do after using Language Lessons from Australian History Level 3?

You can either continue with LLATL or choose another high school English program such as Jensen’s Format Writing

Once a student has a good foundation in grammar, a specific homeschool English program probably won’t be necessary. However, if you need something that covers everything in one program, LLATL covers up to year 12. we suggest focusing more on vocabulary, writing and literature studies. These can be integrated with other subjects such as history.

 

Maths programs

I’m taking my child out of school and want to use Singapore maths for homeschool. How do I know which level to start them at?

The best way to know where your child’s maths skill level is to do a placement test. You can find some here. Do not be alarmed if your child tests below their school grade level with Singapore maths. It simply highlights that Singapore maths is 6-12 months ahead of the Australian Curriculum. It is better for the child to go back a grade level if necessary and re learn concepts with the Singapore maths methodology than risk them struggling. For more answers to Singapore maths questions, read our Singapore maths FAQs page.

 

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