Lower School (ages 6 – 11)

At the heart of the school day is the Main Lesson, a daily block period of around two hours of the same subject delivered for a period of 3-4 weeks.  This real immersion in one or other of the core subjects of English, Maths, History, Geography and Science works in the child’s natural tendency to explore deeply.

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum including Gardening, PE, Drama, Handwork, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, Games, Painting and Drawing. Core curriculum subjects are taught in the Main Lessons. Art and music form part of our natural rhythms of teaching. The Class teacher presents the curriculum in such a way that it fires the imagination and enthusiasm in each child creating a genuine love of learning. Children take part in a wide variety of artistic and practical activities including: traditional crafts, knitting, painting, drawing, music and handwork and woodwork.

A brief overview of our curriculum can be found here, however these subject areas are supported by detailed curriculum plans like the example below. Other classes are available on request. See also the Class 1 Scheme of Work.

“The curriculum reflects closely the Steiner Waldorf philosophy and is broad and balanced, allowing many opportunities for learning and is particularly strong in the expressive arts.” Schools Inspection Service