Curriculum structure
Curriculum structure
Curriculum structure
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Curriculum structure

Practical Life

Practical life is at the heart of the Montessori philosophy assisting children to learn self-help skills and gain independence. Practical life provides the child with an opportunity to practice day to day skills (such as dressing, cleaning up following a task, pouring drinks, preparing meals, and washing up after mealtimes) and prepare for other areas of the Montessori program.

Sensorial

Sensorial materials are designed to assist a child's development of the five senses. Such materials allow for individual work and repetition and aim to refine senses of colour, weight, shape, texture, size, smell, taste and sound. They are mathematically graded and isolate one quality only, keeping the remaining characteristics identical and are limited to both scope and quantity. Because of the clarity of the concepts, the sensorial materials lay a solid foundation for mathematics, geometry, geography, botany, art and music.

Mathematics

Mathematics materials allow the children to work with quantities 1 to 10 in several dimensions. We teach children using both concrete and abstract materials. Number recognition is taught using sandpaper numerals, enabling the child to learn through tactile and visual aids. When doing addition, multiplication, subtraction and division they literally carry and borrow and change the quantities involved.

Language

Language materials provide an opportunity for children to discover something that is beyond what lies on the surface. The purpose of the language program is verbal and non-verbal skill development. Through such activities as sandpaper letters and the moveable alphabet children acquire the foundational skills of literacy.