Our curriculum areas at Bambinos Montessori cover all areas of the Montessori learning combined with the revised 2017: Early Years Foundation Stage. These areas include Literacy, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial and Cultural. Leaflets have been produced for parents/ carers on the revised EYFS and 2 year progress
Communication skills, speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, phonetic word building and singing. The language curriculum, especially in the early years, includes everything - from vocabulary development to writing to reading.
Children learn basic letter-sounds through the use of sandpaper letters; the letters are cut from sandpaper and glued to a wooden board. The child's tracing the letter implements tactile learning of how the letter feels.
The children can also feel if a mistake was made, because of the different texture of the sandpaper from the wooden board. They begin constructing words with a moveable alphabet of wood or plastic letters, before they can actually read words.
Understanding of quantity and numerals, counting skills, measurement, multiplication and division.
Little children are naturally attracted to the science of number. Mathematics, like language, is the product of the human intellect.
It is therefore part of the nature of a human being. Mathematics arises form the human mind as it comes into contact with the world and as it contemplates the universe and the factors of time and space.
Practical Life skills
This area is designed to help students develop a care for themselves, the environment, and each other. In the Primary years (ages 3-6), children learn how to do things such as: pouring and scooping, using kitchen utensils, washing dishes, polishing objects, scrubbing tables, and cleaning-up. They also learn how to dress themselves, tie their shoes, wash their hands, and other self-care practises.
They learn these practical skills through a wide variety of materials and activities.
Although caring for one-self and for ones environment is an important part of Montessori Practical Life education in these years, it also presumes to prepare the child for more: The activities might build a child's concentration as well as being designed, in many cases, to prepare the child for writing. For the first three years of life, children absorb a sense of order in their environment. They learn how to naturally act a certain way, by absorbing it. In these ages, 3-6, the children are learning how to both build their own order and to discover, understand, and refine the order they already know. The practical life area teaches language in many forms. Fine motor skills used in the pencil-grip help the child develop that particular grip, in order to later more easily use a pencil.
Strong concentration and attention to detail are typical traits of Montessori-schooled children. Practical life schooling in the elementary years and in the high school years involves many of the same skills, but also begins asserting a greater drive towards community-service-oriented activities.
Sensorial comes from the words sense or senses. As there are no new experiences for the child to take from the Sensorial work, the child is able to concentrate on the refinement of all his senses, from visual to stereognostic.
The purpose and aim of Sensorial work is for the child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications in his environment. Montessori believed that sensorial experiences began at birth. Through his senses, the child studies his environment. Through this study, the child then begins to understand his environment. The child, to Montessori, is a sensorial explorer.
Through work with the sensorial materials, the child is given the keys to classifying the things around him, which leads to the child making his own experiences in his environment. Through the classification, the child is also offered the first steps in organising his intelligence, which then leads to his adapting to his environment.
Earth and space, magnetism, light, air, water, gravity, botany, biology.
Time, Prehistoric Time Line & Personal Time Line.
Cultural is the study of the world and other cultures. Montessori children achieve early understanding of the concepts of continent, country, and state, and the names of many countries of the world. Montessori method schooling implements include coloured maps, to assist the children in remembering continents, countries, and states. More important, the goal is acquiring an understanding of the world’s other cultures and what they offer.
This are covers all creative development from drawing, painting, sticking andgluingg to dancing, and using a computer.
The majority of this development stage is about being outdoors and experimenting with running, walking, playing with the sand, planting, climbing and learning to ride a bicycle!
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