With thanks to the kind contributions from our parents, we are pleased to add a new member to the St. Andrew’s Montessori team. We have adopted a Berkshire pig from the local Freightliners Farm.

### Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. Today we had parents come in to teach us all a bit about Thanksgiving. All of the activities were amazing and the children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about this special time for American and Canadian families. Monty…

### Letter from Her Majesty

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, the children at St. Andrew's Montessori made a beautiful card for the Queen. During the Summer we received a lovely letter from the Queen's lady in waiting thanking us for the card.

### A new addition at St. Andrew’s

This year we have had a new addition to our school. His name is Monty. As the weather has been so good, Monty has been joining the children in the garden.

### New Fractions Material

Our new Fractions Circles arrived this week. We are excited to add these to our Mathematics shelves and for the children to start learning more about fractions.

### Montessori News

The team over at Families magazine recently congratulated us in their news section. This is what they had to say. Congratulations to St Andrew's Montessori School who recently attained an outstanding rating from Ofsted after their last…

### New materials

St. Andrew's Montessori recently bought some new puzzle maps to add to our school materials. We are looking forward to the children exploring the world with the Puzzle Map of the Oceans, Europe Puzzle Map and the World Continents Puzzle Map…

### 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…

### 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…

### Outstanding overall rating by Ofsted

St. Andrew's Montessori are thrilled to receive an overall rating of Outstanding after our Ofsted inspection at the end of November. This is the highest rating a provision can obtain.

### 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…

### 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…