The Main Lesson is a daily, two hour teaching block taken by the class teacher, from 9-11am. It covers core subject teaching in literacy, numeracy, science, history and geography. The main lesson is taught in thematic blocks, usually of two to five weeks. This allows a sustained, multidisciplinary exploration of a topic using a variety of approaches and activities. Pupils approach the subject using intellectual, creative, physical and social skills, and the material they explore touches upon a range of traditional subject areas.