Entries by StAndrewsBoss1

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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 […]

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We’ve been learning about Healthy Eating…

One of the topics we’ve been exploring at St Andrew’s Montessori is ‘healthy eating’. The children have learnt about the human body – muscles, the heart and circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems – and how important it is to keep active in an effort to grow and keep healthy. We’ve encouraged the children to think […]

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Maths: Cards and Counters

In the Montessori classroom we call our introductory lesson on odd and even numbers, ‘cards and counters’; for which we use traditional Montessori materials – a series of cards featuring numbers from 1-10 and 55 counters (wooden dots). Essentially, the exercise is a visual representation of odd and even numbers; have a look at the […]

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We’ve been learning about Great White Sharks…

No matter the topic of discussion at school, we always enjoy a hands-on approach that allows the children to truly immerse themselves in the magic of whatever we are learning about. And when it came to Great White Sharks, the children were abuzz with ideas and excitement! Have a look at their artistry: The artwork […]

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Summer term food drive

A huge thank you to all of the families at St. Andrew’s Montessori for supporting our summer term food drive! We managed to collect an abundance of food, from tinned goods, pasta and puddings to tea, coffee and toiletries. All items will be donated to two of our local churches that give out food parcels […]

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Introducing St. Andrew’s Nanny Agency…

St. Andrew’s Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting nanny recruitment agency – St. Andrew’s Nannies. This new venture will run alongside St. Andrew’s Montessori School to provide bespoke nanny solutions. The team, directed by Samantha Rawson (principal at St Andrew’s Montessori and a familiar face to all of us […]

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World Book Day at St Andrew’s Montessori

World Book Day is one of our favourite yearly celebrations at St Andrew’s Montessori. It’s the biggest event of its kind and is even designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries all over the world! Along with many other schools around the country, we […]

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Sensorial: Colour Matching

The general rule of thumb is that children are developmentally capable of grasping the concept of colour at around 18-months of age. That said; children are all different and learn uniquely, and so the most constructive approach is to introduce colours to your children whenever it comes up naturally their infancy. At St Andrew’s Montessori […]

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Spring Fete at St Andrew’s Montessori

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Fete! The children had an absolute ball running around with their painted faces, spending their pocket money on canvas art, Faberge eggs, clay handprints and all of the other wonderful crafts they have spent time creating throughout the term! (We certainly saw many ‘proud parent’ faces in […]