3 part cards for words around the house
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Language: Words Around the House (Electrical Appliances)

The Words Around the House lesson is a great way to bring Montessori learning into your home – it’s fun, dynamic and ideal for smaller children. The lesson could involve any objects or furniture that you might typically find at home…
montessori home preparation top tips
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Top tips for preparing a Montessori environment in your home

The absorption of the environment is an intellectual activity. It is a psychic necessity that the child explores the environment; it satisfies his spirit. After he has had the satisfaction of observing one thing that interests him, he goes on…
montessori subtraction
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Maths: Beginners Subtraction

A Beginning Subtraction lesson should be presented to a child who understands the concept of numbers (from at least 1-10) and understands the concept of addition. The materials you will need are: Number jars: you can use spice or jam…
Macmillan Cancer Appeal
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Macmillan Cancer Appeal

I am sure you will all agree that great fun was had at our end-of-Term Christmas Party, especially when dancing to Frozen under the snow machine! Thanks to all your generosity, we were also able to raise a fantastic £744.88 towards Macmillan…
montessori christmas activities
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Five of the best Montessori Christmas crafts

December can be really busy and before you know it, all the little moments have slipped through your fingers. An antidote to the chaos of the season is to plan some fun, simple crafts/activities that will allow you, as a family, to slow down…
introduction to montessori art
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Sensorial: Introducing Art

We want children to create—to use their imaginations and to love texture, colour, shapes, and to experiment with the materials at their disposal. Our hope is that they will love art and be inspired to draw and paint, stick and cut, sculpt…
family walk ideas from st andrews montessori
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Five favourite child friendly walks in London

Grab coats, snacks, wellies, trainers, treasure-collecting bags, a picnic blanket, money (for an essential coffee en route) – whatever the weather says – and explore one (or all!) of these family friendly walking routes in our great…
montessori pin poking
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Practical Life: Pin Poking

Pin poking is yet another really simple Montessori activity that children love. It teaches hand control, fine motor strength, pencil grip, attention to detail and concentration, and is something that can easily be done at home. Here’s…
encouraging friends at school
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Encouraging friendship at school

School is about learning but perhaps first and foremost, it’s about relationship; practising how to be in community. Maria Montessori believed that every person has a responsibility to be part of something that not only serves individual…
Ukraine Appeal
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Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal

We held two very successful fundraising events in aid of the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. Firstly; our families were welcomed into school with their child to purchase a delicious treat and drink to enjoy. This was a huge success/ children…
9 layout for montessori maths
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Mathematics: 9 Layout

The aim of the 9 Layout lesson is to help children understand number placement (1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s) as well as reiterate the association between quantity and numeral. It’s one of the lengthier mathematics activities and is good for encouraging…
preparing a montessori child for school
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Preparing children for Montessori school: top tips

It’s been a long, lovely summer and children are back to school this month. Perhaps you even have a new starter? Either way, there are some easy things you can do at home to help your little ones feel prepared and confident as they walk…