Montessori Method

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Raffles Montessori offers each child his or her own personal learning programme at an exact point of interest and mastery. The objective is to assist in the total development of the child- social, emotional, intellectual, physical, cultural and spiritual – so that the child will be better prepared for life and able to adjust the changing conditions of their environment.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is regularly reviewed by experienced educational specialists and child psychologists to ensure our children are prepared for entry into the local primary school.

Curriculum Times

We have 4 sessions per day, and operate from Mondays to Fridays. We also have 2 week holiday programmes for the children during the June and December school holidays.

Toddlers

  • 8.30am-11.30am
  • 10.00am-1.00pm

Montessori

  • 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • 8.30am – 3.30pm

Toddler Community

(18 months to 3 years old)

The focus of the Toddler programmes are on 5 key developmental areas:-

  1. Practical Life Activities
  2. Sensorial Activities
  3. Language
  4. Art
  5. Music & Movement

The toddlers are encouraged by the Montessori Directress to touch, handle and handle a variety of learning materials such as blocks, pegs, sand and clay. They are also given opportunities to practise self-help skills such as dressing, eating, toileting which develop personal competence and high self-esteem from young.

Preschoolers

(3 years to 6 years old)

The following 5 areas of activities in the Montessori Curriculum cultivate the children’s ability to express themselves and think with clarity;

  1. Practical Life Activities
    Practical Life exercises consist of tasks found in everyday life. The Practical Life materials involve the children in precise movements and allow them to work at their own pace. They learn to be more independent.
  2. Sensorial Activities
    The Montessori programme offers a multi-sensory approach to learning, encouraging the children to use the optimum combination of senses for learning.
  3. Language
    Both the Chinese and English languages are covered in all curriculum areas and activities with specific presentation of lessons that develop vocabulary, progression into reading, writing skills and composition.
  4. Mathematics
    The Mathematics materials help the child learn and understand mathematics concepts by working with concrete materials in clear and simple steps. This work provides the child with solid underpinnings for traditional mathematical principles, giving a structured scope for abstract reasoning.
  5. Culture
    Our children learn to respect and love the environment and the community. Geography, History, Science, Botany, Zoology, Art and Music are presented as extensions of the sensorial and language activities.