The school and baby nursery both close for the half term holiday on 22 May 2015 and reopen on Monday 1 June.
The Cabin children have been learning how to take care of their teeth, with the help of dental hygienists from Diamond Smiles Dental Centre.
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:
The school children took part this year in the RSPB Birdwatch. See the letter of thanks they received here:
The pre-school children learnt all about the work of a dental hygienist as part of their term’s project, “All about me”.
The school organised a talk by celebrated American Montessorian, Paul Epstein, given to parents, local practitioners and invited guests.
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!
The police came to visit the school last week! The children learnt all about keeping safe.
The pre-school children celebrated Autumn with activities and an afternoon tea party for invited guests, family and friends.
The pre-school children visited Morrisons as part of their project investigating the sources of our food.
The primary children enjoyed an Autumn walk on the Devonshire Estate.
The Cabin children were presented with a trophy by the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, having won a new award for the school having the highest proportion of children to complete the family walk in the Three Peaks Challenge 2014. Well done to the walkers, and thanks to the Frineds of Wharfedale Montessori for organising the school’s involvement....
As part of their project this term on understanding the sources of our food, the pre-school children visited Pizza Express and made their own pizzas, exploring a variety of ingredients to choose their toppings.
The primary children hosted a coffee morning on 26 September to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Check this post soon to find out how much money we raised!
We have discovered this fascinating timeline of Maria Montessori’s life and work. Access this link to view it here (click on the title to go to the news post), or go to the Montessori page on this site. http://www.giraffe.ie/maria-montessori-and-the-history-of-montessori-education/
Our Woodland Explorers sessions run every Thursday afternoon in term-time from 12.45pm. Messy Play sessions at the baby nursery take place every Friday morning from 9.30am. Come and join us!
The children had great fun on our two special outdoor activity stay and play Art Explorer sessions held on 8 July. The activities included “scooter painting” and making a bottle-top snail.
Following our inspection in June 2014, we are delighted to announce that once again we have been judged to be all good and outstanding! See a copy of the full report under the School tab on this site or on the Ofsted website.
All the children from both school and nursery enjoyed a trip to the Grassington Festival on 27 June. The younger children visited The Tig, a dance and movement luminarium, and the older ones went to the Wordlab at the Town Hall.
The pre-school children took part in a “Space”-themed Big Toddle to raise funds for Barnardo’s charity on 27 June.