Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Class 3

The Hebrew World

By around the age of nine, most children have lost their instinctive sense of unity with the world around them and in its place comes a stronger sense of their own individual being. This can be a critical time for the children.

Their deep sense of connection with the world around has gone. The experience of ‘here I am and there is the world, separate from me’ is experienced deep in the physical being. The curriculum from now on is balanced in such a way as to both strengthen and enrich the inner life and build a positive relationship with the outer world. Separation characterises virtually every creation myth in every culture and the primary story images for the child in Class 3 are those of the Old Testament taught as Hebrew Creation Myths and not in any sense as religious instruction.


Class 3 Main Lessons: English (Old Testament); Mathematics (4); Farming; Building; Music; Grammar.


  • Stories from the Old Testament (4 Main Lessons)
  • Grammar Main Lesson
  • Reading Groups
  • Cursive writing


  • Vertical algorithms
  • Imaginative stories for number processes
  • Times tables
  • Measurement: length; weight; time

Science (Living on Earth: Food and Shelter):

  • Farming: from sun and earth to our tables
  • Building a house: trades
  • Houses around the world

Other subjects:

  • Form Drawing – four-way symmetry
  • Craft: Crochet
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Games
  • Eurythmy
  • Languages: Japanese & German
  • Music: singing/ recorder: introduction of major and minor
  • Drama: Class Play