Hands become really beautiful.'
The Montessori Classroom for the Early Years
up to the age of six are natural explorers with all their senses.
Everything in this world is made of colour, shape, texture, smell,
temperature, and the Montessori classroom not only allows the child
to use all their senses, but gently guides the child in refining
their senses to become aware of the details which make the world
so much more exciting. Montessori writes: To have educated senses
is to perceive the beauty in the enviornment. When you are aware
of these delicate differences, the whole world is more fascinating.
You can see more than you ever saw before! You are interested in
so much more!
have the urge to manipulate objects with their hands. The children's
hands are the direct connection to their brain - the richer the
experiences for the hand, the deeper the understanding of the world.
A Montessori classroom therefore is a constant invitation to the
hands: touch me, move me, explore me. The concept of learning from
experience is implemented into all areas of the curriculum. Movement
is the essence of learning - no learning will ever be achieved by
talking or presenting abstract concepts or work sheets.
of different ages play together exceptionally well, as their considerate
behaviour and caring attitudes show.'
Rose House Montessori curriculum for the early years follows the
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which sets statutory
standards on how and what every child will be learning to support
their healthy development.
EYFS at Rose House Montessoriplease
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by step, each child will be introduced to hands-on activities which
cover all the principles, themes and aspects of the Early
Learning Goals set out by the Government Department
of Education (please click on the Rose House icon to read more about
Personal,Social and Emotional Development
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and positive relationships instil children with a strong sense of
security and belonging. Staff are highly sensitive to children's
individual needs and interests. They are quick to provide extra
help or reassurance when children need it. As a result, children
develop into confident and inquisitive learners who are keen to
explore the activities and resources on offer.'