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School Video

Please click on “School Video” where you can see just a little of what the children do at Wharfedale Montessori School. 
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
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.
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.
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!
Police Visit

Police Visit

The police came to visit the school last week!  The children learnt all about keeping safe.
Autumn Celebration

Autumn Celebration

The pre-school children celebrated Autumn with activities and an afternoon tea party for invited guests, family and friends.
Pre-school trip to Morrisons

Pre-school trip to Morrisons

The pre-school children visited Morrisons as part of their project investigating the sources of our food.
Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

The primary children enjoyed an Autumn walk on the Devonshire Estate.
Fell Rescue Trophy

Fell Rescue Trophy

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....