Primary School: A Time for Imagination and Caring Authority (Classes 1-7): Feeling

As the child enters Primary school, the earlier stage of imitation expands into a need for applied learning and guiding authority found in the class teacher who, together with the curriculum develops a love to learn. From ages 7 to 14, the feeling life of the child is engaged through the rich content of the main lessons (see explanation), stories and the direct, unmediated relationship with the Class Teacher, who moves with the class throughout the 7 year Primary school cycle, who not only teaches the class but strives for understanding as a guardian and mentor.

The Class Teacher is supported by a core of running lesson teachers (see details below, under Running Lessons) who meet with the students at different times during a week.