School closes for the end of term on Friday, 12 December at 2.30pm and reopens again on Tuesday 6 January. The nursery remains open until 19 December, with the messy play session running as usual on Friday 19 December. The nursery Christmas break then runs from 22 December to 5 January. A very merry Christmas...
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.
Enjoying the May sunshine, the Cabin children visited Spout Yat woods, where they explored woodland activities with the help of a trained parks officer.
The pre-school children enjoyed a nature walk in the Spring sunshine this week, returning to school to experiment with painting the flowers they’d found through glass.
We are delighted that the local press have been running an article on the Montessorians of the Year Award, presented to Mr and Mrs Jane Lord, proprietors of the School.
The pre-school is finding out about keeping safe at school, at home and on the roads, and the children have had visits this week from our local community police and fire support officers.
On 12 March, the primary children visited Bradford Industrial Museum and made a special study of Victorian and early 20th century toys and models.
The pre-school children enjoyed a special themed day of activities exploring African culture and food, as part of their term’s topic on Africa.
Proprietors of the School, Jane and Graham Lord, received an award as Montessorians of the Year at the Montessori Schools Association Conference held on 1 March 2014. Congratulations to Jane and Graham, and to staff members at each of our three settings who made this achievement possible. To read more, follow this link http://blog.montessori.org.uk/2014/03/06/jane-graham-lord-wharfedale-montessori-nursery-yorkshire-win-montessorians-year-award-2014/