Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment Dr. Maria Montessori
The Montessori Curriculum consists of 6 areas
Promoting skills in co-ordination, concentration, independence and confidence.
Materials to stimulate learning through the senses. Improving fine motor skills. this area is a natural and perfect preparation for working with the maths and language activities.
An early introduction to number concepts and skills.
A phonic first method of reading and writing.
A vast area that encourages awareness of the world around us, including music, history, geography, zoology, nature and science.
A stimulating assortment of materials for all forms of craft work, dough and clay, collage, paints, chalks, crayons, glue and cutting exercises.
The Harlequin Montessori timetable has been carefully planned to ensure the session/day incorporates two full Montessori work cycles. It also includes varied and extensive topic work and a specialised afternoon club session.
The long term, medium term and short term plans for the additional curriculum topics and the clubs are at all times displayed on the nursery windows.
All the children who attend full days can take advantage of the afternoon clubs, these really compliment the daily timetable by giving the children opportunities to take part in special and carefully planned activities,
Music & Movement Tuesday
Cookery Wednesday Arts Thursday