Montessori curriculum is non-graded and non-competitive, thus allowing the children to work and grow in an environment that permits their individual potential to reach its own level and at its own pace, without any negative or judgmental pressure. Our Montessori area is filled with apparatus that support systematic, interactive and purposeful work.
A range of activities that help to develop a sense of order, eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, concentration span while nurturing good social habits and etiquette. Everyday life activities like pouring, spooning and transferring would seem simple to adults. But when children perform these activities, they unconsciously improve their control of movement and hand-eye coordination that form the basis for writing and cognitive skills. Most importantly, they grow to be independent and confident.
A range of graded apparatus to help develop and refine the five senses. Children learn best by exploring materials not only with their hands but by using their five senses (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory & gustatory). Sensorial materials and activities are designed for awareness to colour, form, texture, size, weight, sound, smell and dimensions. Children develop skills such as ability to order, classify, differentiation, independent judgement, estimations, perception and describe sensory impressions.
Mathematics shelves are filled with manipulative materials that help the child explore and learn concepts of number, symbol, sequence, operations and memorisation of basic facts. Through a series of carefully structured didactic materials, children first pick up basic concepts through concrete activities and they progress to understand more advanced, abstract concepts, mental calculations and problem sums.
The children learn to read through a series of Montessori exercises and activities. In the first stage, they learn phonic sounds through various fun activities, recognizing and associating letters with phonic sounds. They then start reading, building and blending words and eventually progress to Consonant Digraphs and Vowel Digraphs. The last stage of reading is the introduction to Early Grammar, Comprehension and Creative Writing.
Cultural Studies provide the foundation for children to learn about the world around them. Enjoyable hands-on activities create an awareness and interest in botany, biology, zoology, geography, and history.
LEARN THROUGH PLAY
“Play Is The Work of the Child” , Maria Montessori
Play is the most important element in our programs. Using “Learn through Play” teaching philosophy, our children truly enjoy the learning process. Through play, children learn about their world, themselves, and others. They are able to develop skills such as independence, resourcefulness, curiosity, creativity and responsibility. Play is a child’s work!
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Our curriculum also includes music and movement sessions during which the children participate in singing, dancing, playing instruments, and dramatic play.
Children are encouraged to develop their imagination and ability to communicate and express ideas and feelings in creative ways through painting, colouring, collage, play dough, clay, etc.
Show and tell isn’t just about giving the kids a reason to bringing toys to class; each child’s social, emotional and language skills will grow and develop from this activity as the children learn to use descriptive language, practice listening skills and share their special items with others. Sharing prized possessions with peers makes for a fun and comfortable learning arena for everyone involved
STORY TELLING SESSION
Stories not only strengthen the child’s understanding of language and serve as a vital aspect of the national curriculum for English, they also stimulate the brain in other areas and are of fundamental importance in child development.
Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life.
FIELD TRIP & NATURE WALKS
Regular field trips and nature walks to enhance children’s learning beyond the classroom.