It is then allowed to rest, giving time for it to be absorbed until it is recalled and developed further in a later Main Lesson block. This pattern of learning has proved to be effective as it strengthens memory, and deepens understanding.
In the carefully structured Main Lesson, the child's whole being is engaged in learning through a balance of rhythmic movement and games, singing and music, poetry and recitation and artistic activities, as well as academic skills.
Mental arithmetic, writing, spelling, grammar and reading are regularly practised.
Writing is introduced in Class 1 when letters are developed out of pictorial representations of images from a story the children have been told (e.g. a picture of a Mountain is developed into the letter M).