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How the Montessori Integrated approach comes alive in the school. Please see our newsletter as we share snippets each week:

  • 27/01/2023 EYFS: Each week we will be sharing a new Montessori skill, used by the children in the classroom. This week’s skill is from Sensorial. The Pink Tower, Brown Stair and Red Rods develops the child’s visual perception. The children learn to discriminate by size, ordering from smallest to biggest. Each material looks and feels the same, therefore drawing the child’s attention to the changing dimension only. 

  • 27/01/2023 Year 1: We have been using the Montessori teen hangers to develop our understanding of teen numbers and how they are make up of one ten and ones . We linked this to ‘Think 10’ and some more. 

     

     

     

     

We are delighted to have achieved our Montessori Accreditation in June 2019.

 

Being part of the MSA and MEAB shows that we are part of a professional association. It shows that we are one of the organisations who are proud to be Montessori and committed to helping children become the best they can be as  they progress towards adulthood

Below is our accreditation report provided by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB)

What is Montessori?

Montessori is an approach to early education that focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace. It takes its name from Dr. Maria Montessori whose scientific background and belief in the potential and uniqueness of children empowered her to develop an educational approach that appreciates how children's thought processes differ from those of adults. Her insights and approach to child development have been enormously influential all over the world, both through which has become the Montessori movement and through mainstream education, which has come to accept many of her practices. Increasingly, evidence from scientific research on how the brain develops, supports Montessori's views on how children learn and how to optimise their developmental progress.

What makes the Montessori approach different, and what makes it work so well, is that it is based on this deep understanding of the way children learn - through choosing, trying and doing themselves. When allied to the availability of specially developed materials in a prepared environment, and the close observation and guidance of a trained teacher, this leads to an enormously powerful, confidence-building approach to learning. (Reach Magazine).

 

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