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Number Rods

There are ten rods differing in length (from 10cm to 100cm). The unit of difference between each rod is 10cm. The rods are painted alternating red and blue, the first section always being red. The child learns to name the numbers and associate it with the quantity. This exercise shows that each number is represented […]

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The land, air and water jars

The land, air and water jars are there to introduce the child to the various elements that make up our planet. There are three jars: one containing soil for land, one containing water and finally a jar filled with air. These jars are used in conjunction with picture cards to give examples of the elements. […]

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An introduction to Practical Life

Within the Practical Life area the child finds materials and exercises of his everyday life like pouring water from a jug or learning how to tie a shoelace. These activities help the child to properly take care of himself so that he may feel as though he is self-reliant and does not have to rely […]

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The Sandpaper Letters

A child is introduced to the Sandpaper Letters early in the Montessori curriculum. All 26 letters of the alphabet are cut out of sandpaper and mounted on wood. The consonants are mounted on pink wood and the vowels on blue wood. The child is shown how to trace the letter using their index and middle […]

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Planting Trees

This year Active Kids teamed up with the Woodland Trust to give schools a chance to get growing this autumn. We were lucky enough to receive six trees from this project. Three of the trees have been donated to the Islington Council to plant in gardens and parks in the borough. The children and teachers […]

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Pouring Activity

This activity, which is found in the Practical Life area, contributes to the refinement of movement, eye and hand co-ordination and general dexterity. Pouring from one jug to another jug is a very interesting activity for children. The jug can either be filled with dry ingredients, for example, rice, pasta or sand; or it can […]

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My Day At …

The children at St. Andrew’s Montessori recently entered the Young Writers’ My Day At competition. This competition was a great success and entries were received from across the country. Some of the poems written by the children at St. Andrew’s Montessori have been published in a lovely book titled My Day At… Within the pages […]

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Introducing the Pink Tower

The Pink Tower is made up of 10 pink wooden cubes ranging from 1 cm³ to 10 cm³. This activity is found in the Sensorial Area of our school. The main aim of the Pink Tower is to encourage a child to visually notice a difference in height, length and width. It also helps the […]