How We Do It?
We merge the Montessori Method with other successful modernized approaches in education.
- Siolta The national framework for Early Childhood Education
- Aistear The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
Promoting a sense of Fun, Equality, Building relationships and tolerating differences and Respect for the child as a person in a home form home secure and loving environment is our priority.
The Montessori approach is unique. It is based on a balance between freedom and structure especially designed for the young child.
The essence of Montessori education is that every child is treated with respect, given freedom within the limits of a carefully structured environment and allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace.
Practical life materials provide the link between home and school and enhance the development the development of co-ordination, concentration and independence.
Sensorial materials are designed to help children to become more perceptive to understanding concepts and help the child to become more aware of their senses.
Language materials increase vocabulary, explore the sounds of the English language. Activities commence with oral language with, such as stories, speaking and sound games.
Mathematical concepts are offered to children concretely. Hands on materials create an enjoyable and fun approach, moving from concrete to abstract. Also learning through songs and games and fun activities
Cultural materials provide children with experience and respect for differences in the world around them. Geography, History, Art and Natural Science is also introduced.
We at WMS believe, well planned play and observations, both indoor and outdoor, is the key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge.
In addition Children will be exposed to the Arts which will include dance, music and movement and improvisation. Children should be in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of children
Primary Movement and Primary Reflexes
I am delighted to offer children The Primary Movement Exercise Programme.
This unique movement programme has been researched and devised by Dr. Martin McPhillips, School of Psychology Queens University, Belfast.
“A Second Chance” was the title of a BBC documentary about the benefits of Primary Movement. The programme replicates the primary reflexes in calm gentle movement.
What are Primary Reflexes?
Primary Reflexes are the essential survival reflexes of the foetus and the newborn, but they should be inhibited or switched off as development proceeds. Children who have retained these reflexes may not always achieve their full potential and may present with difficulty in reading, writing, comprehension and co-ordination.
What are Primary Movement
The Primary Movement programme works to inhibit or switch off the primary reflexes, through calm gentle movements, replicating the reflexes themselves. This will also improve balance and co-ordination and thus improving self-esteem. .