The Montessori room caters for children aged 3-5 years and holds a maximum of 10 children.
This room covers the Montessori Curriculum as well as arts & crafts, free play, music, construction play, baking and outdoor fun in the garden.
What is Montessori?
The main idea of the Montessori Method is that every child is treated with respect, given freedom within the limits of a carefully structured environment, and allowed to develop naturally at their own pace, under the careful guidance of a qualified Montessori Teacher.
Children learn best in a structural environment, which allows freedom of choice and movement. This structured environment has a wide range of learning materials, specifically designed activities reflecting all areas of your child’s development. Everything within the classroom has specific purpose.
Your child will naturally progress through the various pieces of equipment whilst being gently guided by the teachers.
The Montessori Modules are:
These are everyday activities which develop concentration, independence, motor control and co-ordination, social skills, care of the environment and care of self.
Activities dealing with shape, size, colour, weight, sound etc. which promote further development of the senses.
Language:There are two language areas: 1. Comprehension, which includes activities such as matching, classifying and sequencing. 2. Phonics and reading.
Maths:Activities include counting, recognition of numerals, writing of numerals and to associate numerals with quantity.
Geography:A study of the world we live in. Activities include puzzle maps, globes, landforms and learning about different cultures.
The introduction of the concept of Time through clocks, calendars, weather charts, seasons and timelines.
Activities including Arts & Crafts, Creative Play, Baking, Puppets, Music and Movement, Stories and Poems.