8.45 – 10.30 | Montessori Work Cycle
10.30 – 10.50 | Morning Snack
10.50 – 11.30 | Garden Time
11.30 – 12.00 | Art, Baking, Group Projects ( We aim to do baking once a week and art is generally linked to our weekly theme)
12.00 – 12.30 | Circle Time – A time when all the children come together through music, dancing, group discussion and story time
Practical Life Activities
Develop personal care skills, social skills and provide opportunities for exploration of water and fine grains, physical development both fine and gross motor movements, refinement of movement and development of creative imagination. Example of activities: pouring, spooning, squeezing, folding, carrying, opening/closing, twisting, screwing/unscrewing, dressing frames, polishing and washing.
Offer children opportunities for exploration and discovery of sorting, matching and stacking. Intrinsic qualities of the learning materials are possible to discover through exploration, clarifying, classifying through experience and naming including such attributes as size, colour, shape and dimension. Example of activities: cylinder blocks, pink tower, broad stair, long rods, colour boxes, geometric shapes, progressive/ sorting activities, touch boards, fabric box, touch tablets, sound boxes.
Involves exploration of art, crafts, music, drama, science and nature, history and geography. Example of activities: painting, pasting, gluing activities facilitating creative exploration and development, reconstructed environment using animal models i.e. farm, zoo, nature table, concept of time, stories of life, picture stories of other cultures, matching pictures, puzzle maps, nature puzzles, picture and lifecycles stories. Experiments sinks / floats, magnetic / non-magnetic.
Provide for an integrated language arts approach in which speaking, listening, reading and writing develop in unison. Example of activities: library, stories, poems, nursery rhymes and songs. Insets for design develop basic skills for use of the writing instrument, sandpaper letters – develop phonemic awareness and early reading skills
The manipulation of concrete materials facilitates exploration of and understanding of mathematical concepts and facts. Example of activities: sorting, grouping, matching, ordering, counting activities, number rods & symbols, sandpaper numerals, spindle box, counters & numeral cards, memory game.