January 12, 2020

Whilst we have not found it easy to make the hovercraft hover, we did have great fun and success in creating lollypop ricicles and pasticles! 

We are discussing The Ox and The House in stages in class - the story of written language.  This article was so well timed.  We learnt how Elizabeth 1st was a scholar in her own right but her written language was so terribly messy - she was Queen and it was the job. of...

November 4, 2019

The Montessori botany material is extensive, encouraging children to explore and self-teach quite specific aspects of plant life.   

October 23, 2019

With the Montessori material, children can study grammar in a concrete way.  More experienced children use a more complex chart to work on adverbials.  

The interpretive reading materials and grammar boxes are other examples of using tangible resources to study abs...

September 26, 2019

To give all the children a chance at preparing, baking and selling for Macmillan this year, we organised ourselves into 3 teams.  We found a naturally talented marketeer in our midst with a wonderfully pleading visage and a talent for wording home made stickers.  We ba...

September 17, 2019

We have to be considerate to the nursery next door, but the children really enjoy making music.  We put the bells away for the summer and this gives us a lovely opportunity when we get them out again to match them properly.  Some of the children are practising recorder...

September 2, 2019

Our garden has never looked so beautiful and as is nature's ways, it is the summer holidays.  We came back to class to it still looking beautiful after some really scorching weeks - with grateful thanks to the wonderful efforts of some of our volunteers and parents.  T...

July 17, 2019

To continue our work on The Kapok Tree, the class prepared and produced a puppet show, taking on the different characters and animals in it.  They shared their work with parents and siblings at the end of term 'fair' they also made.

July 10, 2019

We have been studying the work of air and the history of flight over the past few weeks, making timelines, marvelling at the bravery of the first people to launch themselves off of towers, to fly next to naked flames in early balloons and to have nothing between them a...

July 9, 2019

We have enjoyed working hard in our garden - starting by planting the right plants and with lots of love and attention along the way.  Hot afternoons, sketching flowers and listening to a story - what a lovely way to end a class day.

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What we are reading in class

Mozart's Banana 

by Gillian Cross

In the Shower with Andy

from Just Annoying by Andy Griffiths

 The Secret Kingdom: NEK Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World

of Art

by Rosenstock Barb

The Mystery of the Egyptian Amulet

by Scott Peters (started pre-lockdown,

will be  continued when we are 'back to

normal' attendance)

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