July 28, 2017

Grasshopper, ladybird, butterfly, blackwidow spider, house spider, then bee, woodlouse, caterpillar, ant.

The first time this group of bugs came all together to practise the play was the morning of the show.  Harry's  mantra of, 'Don't show your bums to your mums.' was...

July 24, 2017

Our play has been performed!  So, we can retrospectively post.  Here are some of the props that the children have made for it.  You can match them to the line up of the costumes in the next couple of posts.  We can also reveal the secret to great prop and costume makin...

July 19, 2017

No pictures yet.  We don't want to spoil the surprise.  But for the last 6 weeks we have been pulling our ideas together for the end of term entertainment.  It's about some of the themes we have been working on during our afternoon activities - bugs, the weather and fr...

July 10, 2017

What a treat for us this afternoon and what a marvellous team effort to help this tiny creature to be safe and to survive.  Andy, one of the Park Rangers, found a baby hedgehog wandering and bought it over to show us.  We then spent a wonderful hour, improvising suitab...

July 5, 2017

Practical life activities continue to be important within the elementary class.  The nature of these changes as the children get older but preparing flowers to make our environment beautiful is a lovely activity.  In elementary we call this taking care of our environme...

July 3, 2017

Using the hands in conjunction with the mind is a big theme of Montessori education.  This is an example of exploring and recreating the differences of different quadrilaterals.  A younger child is doing a separate exploration of the Cabinet of Shapes.

June 21, 2017

To continue our work on the weather, we used the blistering hot day to create a sundial to tell the time.  The children were recording 15 minute intervals.

June 19, 2017

'We've made a windmill when what we need is a weather vane.' What a wonderful observation from a 7 year old - just look at the working out going on here.

Adaptations were then explored to make the vane turn independently from its stick and the pegs were placed to act as...

June 7, 2017

Montessori environments shy away from using plastic as a rule.  This gift from the US was sent to us because our English saying of 'when pigs fly' caused such mirth.  It has earned its keep in class. 

We have been studying the science behind the weather - look...

May 31, 2017

We have been looking at invertebrates.  Fascinating!  And it really does help moderate adult behaviour to be a role model when bugs and beasties crawl out from under the radiators! 

We had a group trip to RHS Wisley today.  Their half term activities for child...

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The Mystery of the Egyptian Amulet

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