This program focuses on giving your child the most crucial learning that forms the building block for the child forever. We do this through various areas while keeping in mind the needs of each child.
About this Course
Our Pre Primary Curriculum
Exercises of Practical Life
Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life. The child observes these activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. These activities are cultural and specific to the child’s time and place. Practical life activities help give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us. Through practical life the child learns about his culture and all about what it is to be human. Generally the activities of practical life revolve around four areas: Elementary Movements, Caring for the Self, Caring for the Environment, and Grace & Courtesy. Practical Life activities are an integral part of any Montessori environment.
Montessori Sensorial materials are materials used in the Montessori classroom to help a child develop and refine his or her five senses. Use of these materials constitutes the next level of difficulty after those of Practical Life.
Like many other materials in the Montessori classroom, sensorial materials have what is called “control of error”, meaning that the child not only works with the material, but has a way to check their work rather than seeking out the teacher if they have a question on whether or not they did it right. This is done to help promote independence and problem solving on the part of the child. Besides the five regular senses that we are aware of namely visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and tactile our Montessori way of learning also includes thermic, baric, stereognostic and kinaesthetic senses.
Through Sensorial Activities we also impart culture to our children where he takes the impressions of land and water forms, works with maps and is introduced to various aspects of Botany, Zoology and Geography. With these exercises the child develops concentration and observation. This area exposes him to abstract qualities, encourages imagination and generates concept of innovation.
When the child arrives in the Montessori classroom, he has fully absorbed his culture’s language. He has already constructed the spoken language and with his entry into the classroom, he will begin to consolidate the spoken language and begin to explore the written forms of language.
Because language is an intrical involvement in the process of thinking, the child will need to be spoken to and listened to often. The child will need a broad exposure to language, with correct articulation, enunciation, and punctuation. The child will need to experience different modes of language and to hear and tell stories. Most importantly, the child needs to feel free and be encouraged to communicate with others.
With the child’s Absorbent Mind, the child by age six will have reached the 3rd point of consciousness in language where he understands that sounds and words have meaning and that these symbols can be used in writing. He will become fully articulate, he will be able to express himself in writing, he will be able to read with ease, and have a full comprehension of the thoughts of others.
In the Montessori classroom, five families with math are presented to the child: arithmetic, geometry, statistics and calculus. More precisely, the concepts covered in the Primary class are numeration, the decimal system, computation, the arithmetic tables, whole numbers, fractions, and positive numbers.
Learning mathematical concepts in a Montessori classroom begins concretely and progresses towards the abstract. They are developed from simple to complex. Process is taught first and facts come later. Order, coordination, concentration, and independence are experienced by the child using these materials. The math activities are organized into five groups.
The Cultural area of the Montessori classroom covers a variety of subjects. Geography, Science, Botany, Zoology, and History are included. Art and Music are also considered a part of the cultural area of the classroom. The Montessori cultural studies are another thing that makes the Montessori classroom different from other ones. We feel that having knowledge and understanding of such subjects is what makes one a “cultured” person.Learning mathematical concepts in a Montessori classroom begins concretely and progresses towards the abstract. They are developed from simple to complex. Process is taught first and facts come later. Order, coordination, concentration, and independence are experienced by the child using these materials. The math activities are organized into five groups.