April 3, 2019

The children have had great fun in co-writing and preparing for our end of term entertainment.  We chose to focus on the comparison between the lives of the imagined characters in Wind in the Willows  and their real life counterparts - creating lyrics, scripts, playing...

March 25, 2019

On our way back from the 'going out' organised to interview a Chinese herbologist, the girls bought a beautiful white rose for Rowan to use in his botany experiment. 

What a transformation (not necessarily for the better! ) but a good demonstration of how a plant draws...

March 19, 2019

Having reflected on the balance of work in her folder, one of the children wanted to do more work in botany and decided to study poisonous and medicinal plants.  Swapnal, one of our volunteers, has a medical background and she made for a good interviewee. 

The stud...

March 13, 2019

A walk down to the Thames at the end of our  'back garden',

on an extremely blustery and bracing afternoon to make sketches to inform the creation of our 'backdrop' for the end of term entertainment - to the creeeeeeaaaaak of the branches above us.  We didn't stay long!

March 8, 2019

We've been working on a big project that will culminate in our end of Spring term entertainment.  It's brought together work in art, botany, zoology, music, drama and a 'field' trip to this delightful museum where we took part in a couple of workshops run so engagingly...

March 6, 2019

To prepare for our museum visit where we have the opportunity to tour the current downstairs exhibit, we discussed the work of William Morris.  One of the lads explained to his mum that William Morris created designs so that poor people could have beautiful things too....

February 27, 2019

The 2nd Great Story in Montessori elementary is the Timeline of Life.  This has prompted a great deal of sharing of fossil collections and it coincides with some great news stories of fossil finds around the world which we are collecting, which all help us to see that...

February 26, 2019

We have been taking music lessons from Uschi, one of our wonderful volunteers.  It was a stunning Spring like afternoon and we decided to share the joy of our practice with any park goer passing.  No - we aren't up to busking standard yet; but the afternoon was too nic...

January 30, 2019

The Great Stories are the vital lynchpin of a Montessori Elementary setting - they provide the umbrella under which other learning can be slotted.  They provide a 'whole' picture and enable children to make connections between different areas of learning.  They also ar...

January 16, 2019

...... 'See Me In My Trainers' 

A few of the boys have become enamoured by Michael Rosen poetry and are not just learning, reciting and acting out the poems from Mustard, Custard, Grumblebelly and Gravy - but they are also adapting some of them for themselves.  It is so...

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The Mystery of the Egyptian Amulet

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