The Montessori Room
The Montessori classroom caters for children from 3 years to school age. The classroom has purpose built shelves running down one side of the classroom and foldaway shelves on the other side. The classroom is arranged into different areas: practical life materials, sensorial materials, mathematical materials, language materials, which incorporates books for reading and writing. The cultural and environmental materials available both indoors and out, provide the children with early experiences of biology, zoology and history. The room also incorporates creative activities; role-play activities and the celebration of religious festivals.
The children have a good balance of child initiated activities through self-select pieces of equipment from the shelves as well as discussing their current interests and the practitioners provided resources leading to their interests. The practitioners also initiate group activities and individual activities for specific children depending on their interests and stage of development.