Preparation for Primary School
Will your children be ready for primary school?
Your children will leave us when they are between four and a half and five and a half, depending on their date of birth.
Among Montessori teachers’ aims are that children leave having achieved: the ability to concentrate and work alone, love of work, beauty and reality, social responsibility, love of community, independence, compassion and a sense of joy.
Children’s innate readiness to learn is balanced with respect for others.
The images show some of the skills necessary for primary school: using maths and geometry to explore complex ideas.
The Geometric Cabinet invites the child to explore geometric shapes and recognize and name them, even with eyes closed.
Names of the complex shapes – quadrilateral, isosceles triangle, hexagon are learnt and pronounced correctly. This piece of equipment corresponds to one of the Curriculum For Excellence Outcomes for Maths at Primary 1.
Precision comes as a joy to your young child even in pre-school because the brain is primed to look for similarities and differences and is finely tuned to spot them. Being at an optimum period for language development also means that your child loves to use long words.
Your children will ready for primary school when they leave. They’ll be perfectly primed.