Pre-Primary Montessori

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Pre-Primary Montessori

The Pre Primary Montessori program is designed
 for children of 2yr 6mo – 6yr age group. The Montessori method provides a range of materials to stimulate child's interest through self-directed activity.

Montessori environment respects children, their growing needs and individuality. Development of concentration, coordination, self-discipline, love-for-learning, knowledge of our environment, and physical understanding of concepts is at the core of this program. From Montessori 3, we start activities such as structured art, music, dance and sports for all students.

The program encapsulates several components of a child’s development as shows in the image below:

Language

Besides learning to read and write, students learn logical thinking, patterns, sequencing, spatial relationships, etc. Story-telling, songs and rhymes are part of language development. Language is taught phonetically which leads to rapid reading.

There are a series of graded readers for children to master reading.

Mathematics

Children learn counting along with recognition of numbers and number- sounds. Higher order numbers are taught through the decimal system. Students also learn concepts of addition, subtraction, 2-D and 3-D geometrical objects, gradation, etc.

Writing

The journey starts with colouring, joining of dots, free-hand-drawings, line-pattern drawing, tracing of alphabets and numbers. The journey continues onto writing of words, sentences and creative writing.

Cultural Studies/ Arts

Curriculum is enriched with various concepts such as animals, seasons, day-and-night formation, etc. Prominent Indian festivals and events are celebrated in the school. Children also participate in various Arts/ Craft, Theatre, Music and Dance program through the year.

Exercises of Practical Life

Practical life materials and exercises cater to a young child's natural interest in development of physical coordination, care of self and care of the environment. These activities help build confidence and develop a sense of belonging with respect to the environment around them. Specific materials provide opportunities to practice buttoning, zipping, lacing, pouring, scooping, sorting activities, polite manners, etc.

Pattern Studies

Pattern identification and development of relationships between objects promotes logical thinking. Various techniques such as naming, matching, sorting, categorisation, identification of functional relationships, exploration of spatial relationships etc. are carried out.

Sensorial Development

This is the age when children’s senses absorb everything in their environment. The sensorial materials provide a range of activities and exercises for children to experience the natural order of physical environment, including attributes such as size, colour, shape and dimension. Children particularly enjoy activities that fine-tune their sense of touch, weight, temperature, smell and taste.