Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Class 2

The World of Saints and Fables

The fairytale world of Class 1 now develops and the fundamental story material for Class 2 is the fable. Contrasting human qualities are revealed in these universal stories of saintly people and animals in conflict.



Class 2 Main Lessons: English; Mathematics; Nature studies (Science)


  • Written texts from stories
  • Bank of sight words
  • Simple phonics: word families
  • Second half of year: first reader


  • Vertical algorithms
  • Imaginative stories for number processes
  • Times tables: using patterns and number lines
  • Place value: units, tens, hundreds, thousands

Science (Nature Stories):

Imaginative stories continue to portray aspects of nature in general, and the local environment in fairy tale form, often teacher created or indigenous stories are told. The teacher also introduces journey stories to provide images of different environments: science becomes a narrative.

Other subjects:

  • Craft: knitting & purling and shaping on needles
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Games
  • Eurythmy
  • Form Drawing – vertical and horizontal symmetry
  • Languages: German and Japanese
  • Music: singing / recorder: use of full octave
  • Drama: Class Play