Our Primary program follows The National Curriculum of England. These are the areas we work from a Montessori approach:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education (Swimming)
At the stage of 6 to 12 years the child enters a period of reasoning, imagination, acquisition of culture and intellectual and moral development. The child has a powerful imagination and a thirst to seek what it means to be human. The child’s mind begins to work in new ways. Now things not seen fascinate them, and they want to know the how and why of everything. From the traditions and values for social coexistence to the structure of language, and the immensity of universe.
After they have built their basic personality and character in the first six years of life, around the seventh year of the child is feels the urge to go beyond the world he can see and touch, and to reach the stars, to travel across continents and through time. Some call this stage of childhood the period of “pure mind”, a time when the intellectual appetite is insatiable and there is a great love for huge pieces of job!
This second plane of development is a period of relative stability and flexibility compared to the period that preceded childhood and the adolescence that will come after it. In the first six years we see the development of the child as an individual within a community setting that is mediated by adults and actively prepared. Over the next six years, from 6 to 12 years, child development remains focused on developing himself as a complete individual, but the difference is that now is strongly attracted towards understanding agreements, rules and standards that guide the operation of the different communities of which it is part. They want to know the society around them.
With regard to the physical changes that mark the transition from infancy (0-6 years) to childhood (6-12 years): baby teeth fall out, the limbs are extended, soft hair becomes harder and the immune system is strengthened.
The change from home to the world is reflected in a change from the individual to the group. Children this age quickly realize that any group of people who will stay together needs a set of rules. During these years they realize they have their own identity and they are not just someone’s children.
Montessori Pedagogy focuses individually to each child, respecting the abilities and learning styles, to enhance the talent, build self-confidence and strengthen the autonomy and capacity of initiative. Children work individually and in groups projects, all areas of knowledge are integrated to obtain a comprehensive understanding to establish relationships. Personal initiative, problem solving, time management, responsibility, cooperation and collaboration are encouraged. We also seek to encourage talent, reasoning and critical thinking. We provide an environment appropriate to the age of children. With a laboratory. In this period the cultural outings help them understand how the world works.
Our hope for the child at the end of this stage of life is that the experiences they have had in the intellectual and social spheres have allowed to acquire two freedoms: moral and intellectual independence.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 16:00 includes organic lunch.
Extracurricular Activities: From 16:00 pm.
This video is a good example of work in a Montessori Primary classroom: