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Bristol Steiner School
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When the children enter Class 1 at 6 years of age, they meet the teacher who will travel, hopefully, with them for the next 8 years. Building on the foundation of the kindergarten years, the teacher grows to understand the strengths and abilities of each child and the children develop trust and confidence in the authority of their teacher. A unique feature central to Steiner Education is Main Lesson which begins each day and lasts for two hours, the central theme continuing for up to 3 weeks. All new concepts are taught in Main Lesson in a programme that includes cognitive, practical and artistic activities, producing a rich mixture that involves the children’s whole being, enabling them to develop and deepen their feeling for and understanding of the topic. As Steiner Schools value academic skills as much as conventional education does, artistic activities are not a substitute for academic work, but are used as part of the way cognitive skills are developed. Supporting the class teacher, who remains central to all aspects of class life, subject teachers offer English, maths, languages, sciences, crafts, music, art, gym and games. Often the subject lesson content reflects the Main Lesson theme to reinforce and provide practice for what the children are learning. Many children also study a musical instrument. Teachers strive to encourage co-operation, support for each other and respect for all amongst the children. The school offers extra support in numeracy and literacy and there are specialized therapies for those children who have extra needs.

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Primary School (5 – 11 years old)
Type of service
Education and Schools

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Opening Times
MondayFrom 08:30To 15:30
TuesdayFrom 08:30To 15:30
WednesdayFrom 08:30To 15:30
ThursdayFrom 08:30To 15:30
FridayFrom 08:30To 15:30

Organisation last updated on 21/07/2016

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