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Grades

Curriculum Training

The Sun with loving light
Makes bright for me each day,
The soul with spirit power
Gives strength unto my limbs,
In sunlight shining clear
I revere, Oh God,
The strength of humankind,
Which Thou so graciously
Has planted in my soul,
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn.
From Thee stream light and strength
To Thee rise love and thanks.

-Rudolf Steiner

For the period between the change of teeth and puberty, it is important to present living pictures—or symbols, as it were—to the mind. It is essential that the secrets of nature, the laws of life, be taught to children, not in dry intellectual concepts, but as far as possible in symbols.

When one speaks in parables and pictures, it is not just what is spoken and shown that works on the hearer, but a fine spiritual stream that passes from one to the other, from the one who gives to the one who receives. If the one who tells does not have a warm feeling of belief in the parable, no impression will be made on the other. For true effectiveness, it is essential to believe in one’s parables as one does in absolute realities. And this can only be so when one’s thought is alive with spiritual knowledge.

A force of the soul that has particular value for this period of human development is memory. The development of memory is connected with the shaping of the etheric body. Since this shaping occurs so that the etheric body becomes liberated between the change of teeth and puberty, so this is also
the time for conscious attention from outside toward the growth and cultivation of the memory. If what is due to human beings at this time has been neglected, their memory will always have less value than it would have had otherwise. It is not possible to make up for later what was left undone.

The Grade 1 to 6 curriculum is designed keeping in perspective the growing children and the faculties that slumber in them. We attempt to wake up the children to the outside world in the most organic sens that is through the connection they build with their everyday life by way of sense perceptions.

The intellect is a soul-force only born with puberty, and we should not try to influence it in any way externally before this time. Until puberty children should be storing in their memories the treasures of thought on which humankind has pondered; later intellectual understanding may penetrate what has
already been well imprinted in memory during the earlier years. It is necessary for human beings to remember not only what they already understand, but to come to understand what they already know—that is, what they have acquired by memory in the way the child acquires language.

This truth has a wide application and through these sessions, we attempt to explore what this living growing curriculum means.

Topics covered during the explorations:

Yearly Curriculum Overview

Lesson Planning

Circle Time

Main Lesson Blocks

Form Drawing

Teaching Math

Reading and Writing in Grades

Speech development

Science through exploration

Study of Social Sciences

Rhythm and Movement

Art- Drawing and Painting

Role of Crafts- Handwork

Morals and Values

3 sessions of 45 minutes each per day

Each day will include a Eurythmy session, Steiner Text Study, Curriculum planning and Artistic explorations

Detailed lesson plans shall be shared

Supporting reading material will be provided.

Learning resources for the whole year shall be shared in pdf's 

Video tutorials for select topics will be shared for future reference

12 lesson blocks of the year will be designed during the training

Grade 1 to 4

14 Days per grade

Energy Exchange: Rs.35000 per grade

Grade 5 to 7

14 days per grade

Energy Exchange: Rs.42000 per grade

I thank the earth beneath me

For there I stand and walk.

I thank the air around me

Which helps me breathe and talk.

I thank the sun so warm and bright.

I thank the stars who shine all night

So far away in Heaven’s height

To keep me safe till morning light.