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Within the Montessori environment each child develops new skills through the use of practical and sensorial materials. An important aspect of the environment is the freedom of choice that each child has in the use of the equipment, and the time needed to master it. All teaching materials in both classrooms can be readily accessed via specially designed low level cabinets. Like any school there is a carefully structured syllabus but the difference in approach means that each child follows their own unique path with the guidance and encouragement of the teachers around them.

Practical life activities develop co-ordination and motor skills necessary for everyday life. Each task flow naturally to the next level of learning, building confidence and a desire to learn more. For example; exercises are designed specifically to strengthen hand and finger movement required when the first written letters are formed. At the same time practical skills are being discovered, the balanced two hour work cycle encourages each child to enjoy periods of concentration. With the ability to concentrate children become better disciplined and self motivated.

Practical life materials are closely combined with sensorial work which use the senses to develop foundation on which reading, writing and arithmetic and general knowledge can be built. Each child has the opportunity to appreciate the sound, feel and smell of carefully differentiated objects, gaining an awareness of size, form and weight. These early experiences help each child to categorise items around them, understanding the way in which things are ordered, and how they are represented by words and numbers. Like the practical life materials, the sensorial equipment is carefully graded according to ability. Once a task is mastered the teacher presents more material on which the child can focus its mind. 

At all times children are encouraged to interact, demonstrating new skills to each other and forming important friendships with other class members. Each work session is concluded with a period of playtime where children can relax and have fun with their friends.