Curriculum 2017-09-15T16:13:40+00:00

Curriculum

This a sample of the curriculum at the Armidale Waldorf School.

CLASS 1

English (pictorial introduction of the alphabet, writing, simple spelling and the beginnings of reading)

Maths (introduction to numbers including Roman Numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division: the 4 processes)

Fairy tales, Aboriginal and nature stories

Form Drawing

Watercolour painting, knitting, weaving, baking, beeswax modelling

Descant recorder, singing, Eurythmy and circle games and dances.

French

CLASS 2

English (spelling, reading and writing simple stories)

Maths (practice of the 4 processes, maths facts and tables)

Animal Fables, Legends of the Saints, Folk Tales and nature stories

Cooking, purl and plain knitting, modelling beeswax.

French

Music – including singing, recorder and percussion.

Dreamtime Stories

CLASS 3

English (basic elements of grammar, spelling, reading, cursive writing and

beginning composition)

Maths (practice of the 4 processes, maths facts and tables)

Old Testament Stories

House building, Farming and Crafts

Crochet

Music – singing, recorder, percussion and violin

French

Aboriginal Myths and Legends

Local geography/history

CLASS 4

English (spelling, reading, grammar and composition); history of writing.

Maths (fractions introduced and practice of all operations), Geometric drawing

Local Geography including mapmaking

Australian discovery sea voyages

Aboriginal perspective of white settlement.

Human and Animal study

Norse Myths

Cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, modelling with clay, choir/ensemble, Eurythmy

Music – singing, recorder and violin.

French

CLASS 5

English (vocabulary, grammar and composition, reading and poetry)

Maths (decimals introduced and practice of all operations)

Local History: exploration of Australia from Sydney to Armidale

Botany

Ancient Myths of India, Persia, Egypt and Greece

Ancient Greek history and Olympic training

Music: singing and treble recorder

French

CLASS 6

English (vocabulary, grammar and composition, reading and poetry)

Maths (percentages introduced and practice of all operations)

Geometry

Physics of sound, light and heat

Astronomy

Australian geography and exploration.

Roman and Medieval History

Music: singing and treble recorder

French

CLASS 7

English (vocabulary, grammar and composition, reading, poetry)

Maths (powers and roots, signed numbers and practice of all operations)

Algebra

Geometry

Physics (mechanics)

Physiology (the organs and systems)

Chemistry (acids, bases and salts)

Geography of Africa and the Middle East

Renaissance and Reformation history

Music – Class room music plus descant, treble and tenor recorder

French

CLASS 8

English (vocabulary, grammar and composition, revision, review, editing, reading, poetry)

Maths

Algebra

Geometry

Physics (electricity and magnetism)

Anatomy (the organisation of the body, the human eye)

Food Chemistry (acids, bases and salts)

Geography (exploration and tribal societies)

Revolutions and contemporary history

Music – Class room music plus descant, treble and tenor recorder

French