children's house

age 3 to 6

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k2 to k1 five areas of learning

. practical life . sensorial . language . arithmetic . culture

As in all Montessori settings, the learning takes place at the learner’s pace, and the teaching adults monitor and record how each child interacts with the environment, working quietly as a team to provide help and assistance only when it is needed.

Each activity on offer in the Children’s House is designed to be a complete piece of work. Materials are interrelated; by using one learning material a child is also subconsciously developing the skills and awareness necessary to engage in other materials providing more complex tasks. The activities are also designed to be self-correcting, so children are able to work through the challenges of activity unassisted and may practice it over and over again until they are satisfied.

PRACTICAl LIFE

Practical life activities help the child to practice skills needed for everyday life, for example pouring, tying laces and laying a table. Many of these activities may also be done in the home. As well as helping the child develop his/her physical co-ordination there is the added advantage that the child learns to focus attention for the entirety of an activity. By completing a task properly the child achieves a sense of fulfilment. Practical Life activities also focus on developing the children’s social skills in a multi-age setting. 

sensorial

Small children are vividly aware of the world, taking in impressions through all their senses. The materials in this area stimulate and train the senses not only visually but also through touch, sound, taste and smell. An experience using one sense may often be reinforced by experiences gained through another sense – for example feeling a shape may reinforce a visual impression. Our materials reflect qualities of the environment such as colour, size, shape, texture, and sound and develop the child’s powers of observation, communication and exploration. Work with the sensorial materials lays the foundation for further work in mathematics, language and art.

language

Children are born with the potential for developing language. It is the child’s opportunities of interaction provided within the environment, that determine how fully a child develops his or her potential. We provide activities that involve real and familiar objects which are verbally introduced as well as to put into use in an activity. Matching cards, books, music to incorporate body language and a peaceful and open space for children to express themselves freely and have conversations with each other.

arithmetic

Children are born with the potential for developing language. It is the child’s opportunities of interaction provided within the environment, that determine how fully a child develops his or her potential. We provide activities that involve real and familiar objects which are verbally introduced as well as to put into use in an activity. Matching cards, books, music to incorporate body language and a peaceful and open space for children to express themselves freely and have conversations with each other.

culture

Here the teachers in the Children’s House cover a wide range of subjects which reflect the broad interests of young children. The Montessori environment aims to stimulate these interests and extend the children’s knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of music, craft, art, history, geography, science and the natural world. Different cultures from around the world are also explored.

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