Children at these ages are beginning to leave the dreamy world of earlier childhood. They are learning many new skills as they engage more fully and actively in their thinking, feeling and willing.
The class works with the stories of the Hebrew people and Norse mythology. These uncompromising stories lead the children to a new understanding of their place in the world, its laws and anomalies. These tales give them guidance and hope for the challenges in their lives.
A focus at this age is productive work. The children might learn about the lives and concerns of people such as farmers, blacksmiths, and tailors; teachers may incorporate activities such as cooking and baking, sewing, gardening, and building into the class work.