Waldorf Kelip-Kelip

    

Class 5 – A balance of inner and outer worlds
Stories from the great culture of ancient times (Ancient India, Ancient Persia/Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece) are introduced.

Main Lesson is comprised of Mathematics, Science, Geography and History. Mathematics lesson focus on geometry (division of the circle), fractions, decimals and the metric system. Children learn about the plant kingdom in Science and geography of Malaysia.

History lessons centres around the first historical concepts found in the times of Ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. The lives of Manu, Rama, Buddha, Zarathustra, Gilgamesh, Khufu, Orpheus are introduced in class. Greek mythology (on biography of great men and women) is introduced.

Subject Lesson of English and Bahasa Malaysia continues to focus on writing, active/passive verbs, subject/predicate, the use of capitals, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling, composition (descriptive and letter writing; and book report – oral/written). The use of a dictionary will be first introduced.

At this stage, children also learn about drawing (free geometric drawing, dynamic drawing, Greek and Egyptian forms), painting (gradient paint technique), handwork includes knitting with four needles and modeling in clay (Greek columns), music and woodwork.

Physical education is targeting at rhythmic exercise (tumbling and building of human pyramids), Greek sports (javelin, discus, shot put, high jump, long jump), kickball and softball.

 

Class 6- Establishing order and structure in the outer world
The study of Ancient Rome is introduced. It covers the myths and the founding of Roman Empire.

Main Lesson is comprised of Mathematics, Science, Geography and History. Mathematics lessons focus on the decimals, percentages, algebra and geometry (from circle to spiral).

In Science, the class learn about the introductory lessons on Physics (sound heat, magnetism, and static electricity), Geology (minerals ad crystals of the Earth and their individual qualities, especially granite) and Botany (horticulture).

In Geography, the class learn about the geography of South East Asia, Asia and world geography (introduction to the earth’s configuration and contrasts).

In History, the class learn about the fall of Troy to the founding of Rome. History lessons also cover the life of Christ, the Crusaders, Prophet Mohammed and Islamic people.

Subject Lesson of English and Bahasa Malaysia delves into the poetic forms, complex grammar rules and usage (the subjunctive mood, conditional sentences, transitive and intransitive verbs, possessive and objective nouns, etc), spelling and composition with diagramming sentences (narrative, business letters and expository writing).

At this stage, the class also learn about drawing (exact geometric drawings, geometric string designs, mosaic pictures, black and while drawings), painting (landscapes, colour contracts, triads, spectrum), handwork (sewing stuffed animals and work aprons), modeling (bas relief in Roman style), music (two and three part choruses, songs of minstrels, songs of middle ages, descant, alto and tenor recorders, Roman music, harmony in theory of music), woodwork (use of saws, rasps, gouges and other tools to shape animals, a spoon and other objects; the study of concave shapes), and physical education (Greek sports: decathlon and pentathlon, team sports: kickball and softball).

 

Class 7: Reaching for new horizons

Students of this age may become very focused on the wider world, wanting to understand phenomena more deeply. They tend to experience feelings of wanting to belong but also wanting to be different. This search for identity can cause inner tensions. This developmental theme is reflected in the Main Lesson programme through exploration of the contributions of key figures from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Age of Discovery. The liberating power of scientific enquiry is explored and compared to dogma and servitude. These enquiries help develop critical thinking and, through language and visual arts, students develop a feeling for metaphor.

 

Class 8: Progress and power – harnessing new forces

Students in Class Eight are looking for authentic explanations that have meaning for the world they live in during this important threshold year and transition into High School.  The class eight experience builds self-sufficiency through students developing skills to address fears and anxieties associated with identity, community, and personal challenge. The curriculum provides opportunity for students to enquire into the connection and relationships between people, culture and events. The study of industrialisation, technology and innovation is an important focus through Main Lesson and in the year-long class eight project, which allows students to practise and refine skills of process journaling, reflection and action-planning. They are expected to further develop the capacity to reason and argue both sides of an issue in verbal and written form. Students use their increasing capacity for observation and critical thinking in the pursuit of academic excellence. Goal setting, time management and organisation skills are further developed.  Practical intelligence is progressed through the use of block lesson programmes in the arts, crafts and technology.