Our Curriculum

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Image of Polaroid on Curriculum Page with picture of children taking part in Practical Life Exercises

Practical Life Exercises provide skills needed for everyday living. Its an area of interest between 2½ to 3½ years so this gentle transition from work they see at home makes a welcoming and familiar transition to the Montessori Classroom.

Practical Life

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Sensorial Materials develop
and refines a child’s senses.
The Sensorial Materials are a natural step from the area of Practical Life. They are designed to further develop concentration, co-ordination and independence within the developing child. The transition from gross to fine motor movement is very evident in this area of Montessori.

Sensorial

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Children are naturally
curious about the world
and beyond. Globes,
Maps, Nature Puzzles
and other Landforms
naturally appeal to the
child which in turn
allows them to think,
reason and question

Our Culture Area

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Sandpaper Sounds is the
Montessori Material used to
teach Phonics. Each sound is
isolated and presented
individually, and when the
Child can recognise several
sounds he/she can join them
to discover how words are
formed. The ability of the
Child to form words by
joining sounds develops a
rich love of language.

Language