our classrooms

Our classroom will be a warm and nourishing homely environment that is prepared indoor and outdoor with care and a child is free to go in and out most of the day

IMG_0288IMG_6358IMG_0383IMG_0145 IMG_0346peers are the 1st teacherIMG_0273IMG_6036IMG_8000IMG_0343The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself. - Maria Montessori

“There are six basic components to the Montessori classroom environment.  They deal with the concept of freedom, structure and order, reality and nature, beauty and atmosphere, the Montessori materials, and the development of community life.” Paula Lillard of “Montessori A Modern Approach”

“Montessori described a classroom that had achieved her concept of free operation as “a room in which all the children move about usefully, intelligently, and voluntarily, without committing any rough or rude act.”  Paula Lillard of “Montessori A Modern Approach”

 

Our school is divided into 3 classrooms:

Indoor 0 – 3 years

Indoor 3 – 6 years

Outdoors environment

The indoor classroom is prepared in four areas:

The daily –living exercises: involving the physical care of person and environment: simple and precise tasks, intellectual and formative, such as pouring water, cutting vegetable, sweeping, and washing the table.

The sensorial: visual, tactical, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, thermic, baric, stereognostic, and chromatic to help develop a child’s intelligence.

The academic: language, writing, reading, math, geography, science.

The cultural & artistic materials: deal with self-expression and the communication of ideas such as drawing and music.

The indoor classrooms are completely prepared daily by our staff to ensure each child has an individual learning programme and freedom within limits.

The large outdoor classroom involves:

Gardening: fruit trees and vegetable gardens so the children can produce and eat their own food.

Animal care & observation: children will be able to observe nature and be responsible for the care of the centres animals.

Play: free play is important but will also learn balance and coordination.

Going out: this is an important Montessori tradition. The children will feel part of the wider community by regular outings.

The outdoor classroom is mainly created by the children. An important focus is on sustainability and being Eco-friendly.

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