Entries by StAndrewsBoss1

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London Metropolitan Police Christmas Tree Appeal

A huge thank you to all our lovely families for their extremely generous donations towards this wonderful initiative where we can actively give back to the community by buying a Christmas Present that will go to children in care, disadvantaged families, refuges or hospitals all over London. The children were absolutely thrilled when they saw […]

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A Montessori Christmas – thoughtful giving

You might have heard that less is more. But is it – really? Maria Montessori believed so. A Montessori learning environment is a controlled space with limited clutter that allows for clarity of thought and mastery of skills. A Montessori lifestyle encourages us to slow down, plan less and pay more attention to one another […]

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Language: Sound Bingo

Sound Bingo is a fun activity in the Montessori classroom for children still learning sounds OR for children who already know sounds. It’s great for multiple children and aims to reinforce letters and sounds, which are, of course, the building blocks for reading. If you know how the game of Bingo works, you’ll catch on […]

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Ten tips to parenting Montessori style

Montessori is not just an approach to education, it’s a lifestyle – and is something that we can apply to our parenting in an effort to embrace holistic development when it comes our children and families. And guess what? You might have be practicing Montessori without even realising it! Maria Montessori said, “Never help a […]

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Sensorial: Sound Cylinders

The Sound Cylinders tutorial is part of the Sensorial area of the Montessori classroom. Through matching sounds, children will learn auditory discrimination as well as a sense of order.  There are also some fun extensions that can be applied to this very simple lesson. Have a look at the below tutorial by My Montessori Works […]

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Montessori materials – why they’re different

The materials used in Montessori classrooms are specifically designed, chosen and engineered to provide children with opportunities to discover, learn and create through independent learning, repetition, and practice. Materials are sensory-based, simple to use, guiding children through the Montessori curriculum, as they increase in complexity. Children are introduced to the Montessori materials by the Montessori […]

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Practical Life: Scrubbing

Children absolutely love to do real life activities; to mimic their parents or the adult in the house – doing adult things. It gives little ones a feeling of independence and success. Scrubbing is one such activity, falling under the Practical Life component of the Montessori curriculum. The materials you will need for a scrubbing […]

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Why travel is great for Montessori learning

One of the most enjoyable aspects of a Montessori learning environment is the attention given to difference and diversity, and what it might be like for people living all over the world in unique countries, families or circumstances. Montessori children are encouraged to explore ideas and cultures that are unfamiliar, and travel gives life to […]

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Maths: Subtraction

Once a child has understood the concept of numbers from at least 1-10 as well as the principles of addition, he/she will be able to move on to learning subtraction. As with all Montessori math lessons, the aim is to turn abstract concepts into something concrete (with representative materials) thus enabling easier understanding. Have look […]

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Playing football Montessori style

“Tennis, football and the like do not have for their sole purpose the accurate moving of a ball but they challenge us to acquire a new skill – something lacking before – and this feeling of enhancing our abilities is the real source of delight in the game.” – Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Football […]

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Language: Sound Blending

Learning to read is one of the most exciting things in the life of any child. As little ones gain access to the freedom of engaging first hand with stories and texts, a whole new imaginative world opens up for them. When Maria Montessori began working with the children in the first Casa dei Bambini […]