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Wharfedale Montessori Open Days

Wharfedale Montessori Baby Nursery, Pre-school and Primary Open Days Thursday 28th April 10.00am to 12.00pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Wednesday 11th May 10.00am to 12pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Saturday – 21st May 10.00am until 3.30pm, An award winning setting offering the very best in Montessori Education. Have you been curious about the differences between our approach and more conventional traditional teaching? Take the...
Animal Workshop

Animal Workshop

The Strid children recently enjoyed handling various animals in school.  See  our Gallery for more pictures.
Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork

The pre-school children have been learning about the food we eat, as well as baking their own bread, on the Farm to Fork trail at Tescos.   
Late Summer Ball

Late Summer Ball

Enjoyed by all, the Summer Ball was held to celebrate 25 years of Montessori education at Wharfedale Montessori School.  See the gallery for a larger selection of photos from the event. Photos copyright Heidi Marfitt, Photography
Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Macmillan Coffee Morning, held at school on Wednesday 7 October, raised £280 for the charity.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously.
Autism Angels

Autism Angels

The pre-school children welcomed visitors from Autism Angels, and  saw how caring for animals can help with autism.
Visit to Coldstone Cut

Visit to Coldstone Cut

The primary class visited the quarry at Coldstone Cut as part of their term’s work on rocks and geology.
Bears introduced into Strid Wood!

Bears introduced into Strid Wood!

There were lots of teddy bears running wild at Woodland Explorers this week.  Luckily, there were plenty of willing children to keep them well under control (most of them, anyway!).
Too many cooks?

Too many cooks?

The pre-school children have been busy baking flapjacks and elderflower bread to try.  Our thanks to Anchor Dairy for their kind donation of baking kits for schools.
Talk on Eid

Talk on Eid

The pre-school children learnt all about Eid, investigating the special dress and food for the celebration.
International Mud Day

International Mud Day

The pre-school children celebrated International Mud Day on 27 June in the only way how!
Summer Ball!

Summer Ball!

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we will be hosting a summer ball at the Cavendish Pavilion on Saturday 26 September.  Tickets, price £35 per person, are available now for the families and friends of our current and former pupils, and for contacts and invited guests.  Please contact the school for more information and for a...
Trip to Manchester Museum

Trip to Manchester Museum

On 10 June, the primary children travelled by train to Manchester to visit the dinosaur and fossil exhibits at Manchester Museum.
Woodland Warriors - Summer Holidays 2015

Woodland Warriors – Summer Holidays 2015

Woodland Warriors, the summer club run by Zoey Marshall, is to take place for 3 weeks this summer in July and August.  See the letter below for full details, or contact Zoey on woodlandwarriors@hotmail.co.uk. Woodland+Warriors+letter+Summer+2015 Woodland Warriors Booking+form+Summer+2015
Talk by dental hygienists

Talk by dental hygienists

The Cabin children have been learning how to take care of their teeth, with the help of dental hygienists from Diamond Smiles Dental Centre.
Lunch in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Lunch in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

The primary children hosted a lunch last term to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, and were successful in collecting £120 for the charity! See the letter thanking them for their donation here:
RSPB Birdwatch

RSPB Birdwatch

The school children took part this year in the RSPB Birdwatch.  See the letter of thanks they received here:
Visit by Dental Hygienists

Visit by Dental Hygienists

The pre-school children learnt all about the work of a dental hygienist as part of their term’s project, “All about me”.
Montessori Talk

Montessori Talk

The school organised a talk by celebrated American Montessorian, Paul Epstein, given to parents, local practitioners and invited guests.
Firefighters Come to Call!

Firefighters Come to Call!

At the beginning of March, a team of firefighters came to visit the pre-school children  to help them learn about keeping safe. The school, of course, has fire alarms, but did you know that, if you don’t, the fire service will come out and fit one free of charge!