Montessori Curriculum

The Montessori Curriculum covers five key learning areas, including: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Culture. The curriculum delivers a holistic education program, meeting needs and interests of individual children.  (individual or small group lessons).

Practical Life

Practical life activities help the children to learn how to care for themselves and their environment. These activities help the children to become more independent, they contribute to the development of co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills and indirectly prepare the children for writing and reading.
Through activities like food preparation, watering plants, wiping tables the children develop a sense of belonging to the class community.

Sensorial

Sensorial materials help children express and classify their sensory experiences. There are sensorial materials that focus on visual perception, tactile impression, auditory sense (sounds), olfactory (smell) and taste perception. Activities often include matching and grading materials that isolate the sense of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.

Mathematics

Learning mathematical concepts in a Montessori classroom starts by using concrete materials and progresses towards the abstract. Children learn from simple to complex. Process is explained first and facts come later.

Language

Children are being exposed to the new vocabulary in English. With time they learn to speak, they learn to make simple and then more complex sentences. They learn letter sounds and when they know most of them they start building 3 letter phonetic words. With time children progress and are able to make more complex words including double blends, double consonants, consonant digraphs: “sh”, “ch”, “th” and phonemes “oo’’, ‘’ee’’, ‘’ai’’. They also learn to write words/sentences within lines.

Culture

Cultural activities lead children to experience music, stories, and art from their own community, society and cultural background. The areas of geography, science, zoology, botany, are included in this area. A range of globes, maps, puzzles and folders containing pictures from different countries help children to learn about the world.