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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…
St. Andrew's Nannies launch
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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…
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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…
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Cultural Studies: Science (sinking and floating)

Children are always extra-excited to engage in activities that involve water – there’s just something about getting wet, even if only a little, which is why they go bananas for our science lesson on ‘sinking and floating’. Have a…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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‘Going out’ Montessori style

A classroom is wonderful thing but Montessori learning is far more dynamic than just one space – all the time. Maria Montessori said this: “When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child…
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Sensorial: Binomial Cube

The binomial cube is like a puzzle; broken up into many different pieces of varying colour and sizing. Once assembled, it forms a cube of a binomial (a+b)3 – the direct purpose of the activity is to build the cube (by using skills such…
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How important is handwriting in this age of technology?

Within the context of Montessori education there is often debate as to whether children should be taught print or cursive when first learning to write. It’s a conversation that sounds almost trivial in light of the fact that there is an…
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Practical Life: Care of plants

At St Andrew’s Montessori we take great pleasure in teaching children how to care for the environment. We incorporate a child’s innate desire to help and feel purposeful into many of our practical life activities, to both inspire them…
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Why multi-age classrooms are the best way for children to learn

One of the core learning principles separating Montessori education from most mainstream systems is the use of multi-age classrooms. Maria Montessori believed that one of most effective ways for children to learn, is from one another –…