Curriculum
 
Montessori Curriculum
Established 1907

Practical Life exercises
Sensorial exercises
Mathematics
Language
Cultural
Creative
Physical Activities

Foundation Stage Curriculum
Established 2000

Personal,social and emotional
Mathematical Development
Communication, Language & Literacy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Creative Development
Physical Development

Children are taught individually in the Montessori Method. Group activities are organised for a variety of areas of learning. These include project work, singing, dancing, drama, creative development and more.

Practical Life exercises - Develop independence and concentration. They help distinguish between right and wrong and teach children responsibilities, awareness, appreciation, role-play, social interaction, grace and courtesy. Each child masters perfection through co-ordination and concentration. The exercises foster confidence that is of benefit in preparation for school.

Sensorial exercises - A child uses five senses to learn. Through a wide range of sensorial materials and exercises we enable each child to use their creative energy and inquiring mind to explore their environment more meaningfully. These experiences are particularly useful in the acquisition and absorption of mathematical and language skills; a solid foundation for the next stage of development.

Mathematics - Each child learns maths in an interesting way, using quantities before learning the abstract figures. The child has hands-on experience of quantities of numbers, appreciating changes in length, size, width, diameter, etc. Attention is paid to differing materials, understanding smallest to largest, tallest to shortest, thickest and thinest, etc.

Language - Children are taught with sandpaper letters, tracing the letters in the correct formation and then sounding them phonetically. Word building of three and then four letters, moving forward to sentences will follow. Skills in pencil control and practising writing and reading phonetically are addressed.

Cultural - Children learn about the world around them. Using the globe, they learn about the world, it's land, water and then the air. Teaching includes exploring the life cycles of birds, animals, insects and plants as well as simple science experiments, cooking, technology and understanding the potential of the computer. Nature walks, observation and discussions are thoroughly enjoyed by the children, and they are also exposed to differing cultures and a variety of celebrations..

Creative - This includes painting, drawing, cutting, pasting as well as modelling using clay and household materials. It links to a seasonal calendar of learning (e.g. growing plants from seeds, following developments and then creating the plant and flowers in art work). The opportunity is given to learn about different parts of flowers and plants. Children are also encouraged to use their own creativity, often displayed through dancing, drama and imaginative play through stories.

Physical - Children play together and learn how best to co-ordinate their actions and mobility. Fresh air is essential for a healthy body and mind. They learn both body control and awareness of space. Throughout their learning, they use equipment properly and safely with a high standard of supervision. They learn to create both their own play opportunities but also participate in more structured tasks and events, such as through sport.