In the ‘Going to School’ class the children continue to learn and explore the five areas of the Montessori materials. Using the Montessori Method of Education and other early learning techniques, your child will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and the concept of mathematics. Parents receive constant updates on their child’s progress on a one on one basis from the Montessori Teacher.
Our aim is to provide the children with a sound educational grounding and to ensure that they enter school happy and confident. Our teacher will observe each child to ascertain the developmental and individual needs of every child. The teacher will then prepare the environment to suit each child’s needs.
At Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten we believe that education is a source of enjoyment, each child is given the opportunity to develop their own innate abilities to their full potential in an environment that is safe, happy and open to learning.
Our Montessori curriculum includes:
Practical life– Exercises performed by adults every day. They allow the child gain independence in everyday tasks.
Sensorial–Exercises to organise objects by size, shape, colour, touch, sound, weight, smell and temperature.
Maths– Exercises that help the child to gain an understanding of sequences, order addition and subtraction
Language– Materials promote the child’s language abilities by introducing new words through word cards and sandpaper letters.
Culture– Culture is taught to the child through the uses of jigsaw maps, sandpaper globes, 3 part cards and continent folders. Children learn about geography, history and the natural sciences
The Montessori Method of Education is complemented in our school by following activities:
This class at Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten ensures that when the time arrives to move on to “Big School” your child will be more than ready to cope with the transition
Your child’s art and work activities are gathered in their personal folder for you to take home on a weekly basis. A copybook informing parents of their child’s weekly activities is sent home every Friday