Through literature and history, the child is immersed in ancient civilisations: from the dreamy time of Ancient India, through to the civilisations of Persia and Mesopotamia, ending at the great historical influence of the Egyptians. Just as the child is shifting into a new phase, each civilisation that is studied marks a shift in the development of human consciousness and a changing relationship between the spiritual world and life on earth.
Enhancing language development
The mathematics of nature
Plant biology learned through relatable experiences
Culture awakened through other cultures
The child refined by art
Class 5 marks a pivotal point between childhood and puberty and, for a short period of time, each child is poised at the crest of the wave marking the end of their first part of the school years. Throughout the year the child moves from imagination to critical thinking and they reach standards of work with which they can identify and embellish. They become proud of their achievements and they are ready to start using their emergent intellectual and critical faculties – talents which are needed in class six and beyond.