Primary School

The theme of the primary years is the world is beautiful. Children begin primary school in the year that they turn seven. Now that their minds and bodies are primed, formal instruction in reading and writing begins. As a result of waiting until the children are ready, they feel less anxious and are empowered to conquer this lesson time.Throughout Steiner Education, subject matter and teaching methods are specific to children’s ages.

We uphold that learning in the early primary years is based on feeling, with children’s intellectual skills and capacity to make independent judgements unfolding gradually. Children are offered stories rich with metaphors, morals and images and augmented by high quality arts and crafts. The timetable ensures the children have a solid block of time everyday to immerse themselves in the main lesson topic. They learn literacy and numeracy through imaginative, artistic work and real experiences.

As they progress through the primary years their capacity for independent critical thinking is carefully developed. Camps and excursions are an important, compulsory part of our curriculum.

Children of this age learn best when they have strong relationships with their teachers so at Orana the teacher moves through the years. The children therefore experience a deep relationship with their class teacher while also working with specialist teachers across a range of subjects.

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Primary School Handbook 2016 (Download)

2018 Parent Packs

The 2018 Parent Packs contain vital information about primary classes from the class teacher. The packs outline practical information, provide a brief overview of the year as well as the developmental picture of the child. Specialist subject teachers have also included outlines relevant to specific classes.  Please download a copy of the relevant Parent Pack for you.

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2018_Parent_Pack_Class_2KS.pdf

2018_Parent_Pack_Class_2TM.pdf

2018_Parent_pack_Class_3.pdf

2018_parent_pack_Class_4MM.pdf

2018_parent_pack_Class_4RT.pdf

2018_parent_pack_Class_5.pdf

2018_Parent_pack_Class_6KA.pdf

2018_Parent_pack_Class_6MT.pdf

2018_Parent_Pack_Class_7JL.pdf

2018_Parent_Pack_Class_7MJG.pdf