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AUTUMN TERM 2017

Begins: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017
Ends: Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017
Half Term: 23 Oct - 27 Oct 2017
Inset day – Friday, 20th October (no school)

SPRING TERM 2018

Begins: Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018
Ends: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Half Term: 12 Feb - 16 Feb 2018
Inset day – Friday, 9th Feb (no school)

SUMMER TERM 2018

Begins: Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018
Ends: Thursday, 5 Jul 2018
Half Term: 28 May - 1 Jun 2018


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Parent Presentation & New website launch

On Friday, 7th November we held a special Parent Presentation, with a speaker, to launch our new website. This was well attended and a great success.

Barbara Isaacs, Director for National Strategies for Montessori and the Senior Accreditation Officer for Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB), gave a thought provoking talk on:

“Independence – first steps towards a happy future”

“The child’s first conscious bid for independence is made when s/he defends him/herself against those who try to do the action for him/her”.

Barbara told the audience that the children who benefit from these opportunities flourish as emerging autonomy supports their capacity to be resilient, to embrace challenges and demonstrate initiative, all of which are essential ingredients of a happy future.

Montessori practitioners often use Montessori’s quote: “Help me to do it by myself” as the guiding principle and key aim of their practice.

Read more of Barbara’s talk

Miss Charlotte then went on to share her wide knowledge on the cultural aspect of the Montessori curriculum which encompasses ‘Understanding the World’ under the current statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (2014) framework and our Montessori Sensorial equipment.

The Principal, Anne-Marie True, had the great pleasure of launching the website showing it to all those present and highlighting the many new benefits:

  • refreshed website design
  • better experience while viewing on smart phones and tablets
  • bigger and clearer text
  • slide show on Home Page portraying the values and practices of the nursery
  • news now appears as either current news or past events
  • expanded image gallery
  • new page dedicated to our Forest School
  • a little bit of fun with our cheeky chimp animation on the Testimonials page.

The evening concluded with refreshments, conviviality, with seasonal early November fireworks in the background, and informal discussion on Montessori practice.

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