World book day 2022

World book day is a day of celebration for books and the impact they can have on children, especially young children. Created in 1995 by The United Nations UNESCO it is now celebrated in over 100 countries. In the preschool we celebrate this special day with reading our favourite books using models of the books…

Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Christmas is always an exciting time of year for young children. At Rushmore House Christmas is celebrated as one of many cultural festivals throughout the year. We start Christmas activities quite early, after the Autumn half term break. There are art activities and Christmas stories. The children learn songs about Christmas and they perform a…

Physical

Physical

There are two aspects to the physical development of a child: Hand eye coordination Coordination and balance of the child’s whole body All other learning areas contribute to the development of hand and eye coordination. The Physical learning area of our extended Montessori curriculum is focused on developing coordination and balance of the child’s whole…

Creativity

Creativity

​​In a Montessori preschool Creativity is more than just the visual arts. Creativity is the freedom to choose to be creative whenever a child’s inner urges directs them. In a Montessori preschool Creativity is nurtured in many places. In the arts and crafts corner a permanently set up area for the visual arts. For creative…

Cultural

Cultural

The Cultural learning area is also known as Understanding Of The World. The Cultural learning area of the curriculum includes: Biology Geography History Science The teaching is holistic, starting from a general perspective and moving to specific aspects. For example the children are introduced to the solar system and the planets, of which Earth is…