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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…