Montessori curriculum is an Italian concept which is followed in 1000+ schools across the world. We have put lot of planning into aligning the Montessori curriculum to the Indian context and one that is relevant for a modern society.
The curriculum is divided into 5 key areas
Area 1 – Language
Language is critical to developing and expressing thoughts and ideas. It is essential in every aspect of our life. Our language curriculum is based on a meticulous and structured phonetic approach to writing and reading. Initially, the focus is on enhancing and enriching the spoken language by providing rich vocabulary through stories, poems, books and everyday conversations. The children are also exposed to phonetic sounds of words through creative “I Spy” games. Tracing the alphabets using sandpaper letters helps your child understand the construct of letters. The child begins writing words phonetically using movable letters before he starts reading. Your child will be encouraged to express himself using many activities and games thus becoming fluent and self-confident. An inviting book corner is available for your child to explore language through various books. With encouragement and self-learning your child will learn the basics of a language, which is critical throughout school and life. At Savi Montessori your child will be introduced to English and Hindi Languages.
Area 2: Mathematics
Mathematics is not only about numbers, but also about various relationships in nature and expressing these relationships in abstract terms. Children tend to develop a fear of mathematics in schooling years due to their lack of understanding of abstract terms. Our program helps your child understand abstract terms through hands-on and concrete experiences. Mathematics activities are self-correcting and designed in a step-by-step approach to learning. Mathematics will include concepts of decimal system and the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. He will even come to memorise the tables for addition, subtraction, multiplication while having fun working on the amazing Montessori materials. Your child will also be introduced to algebra, long division and fractions. These concepts will help her be comfortable with various mathematical concepts and aid her later school years.
Area 3: Sensorial
Sensorial materials and activities lay the foundation for mathematics, geometry, botany, art and music. Sensorial activities help your child discover various properties of elements in the world through concrete multi-sensory approach. Your child will understand concepts of heavy and light, long and short, two dimensional and three dimensional through scientifically designed materials. These scientific and self-correcting materials will make your child comfortable with the fact that errors are part of learning. We want our children to learn from failures and become stronger mentally. This will help your child face new situations in life.
Our Sensorial curriculum is organised in simple to complex activities, that naturally challenge the child. As the child progresses the teacher introduces more challenging.
Area 4: Exercises of Practical Life
Practical Life activities develop independence, fine and gross motor skills. These are common activities like pouring liquids, sweeping, polishing, washing, dressing, etc. Such activities foster the child to appreciate the environment around her. The child with exposure to such activities tends to help out at home, thus strengthening the family bonds. Your child will eventually respect the environment, become independent and take pride in her work.
These activities may seem trivial at first, but they have huge impact on young minds. Your child is in a sensitive period of growth and extremely curious to experience what adults do. This curiousity has to be encouraged and satisfied by providing a constructive activity which is meaningful and also helps the child to understand her environment. In our Indian society these activities are generally carried out by aids or helpers at home. Often young children are not exposed to such activities which leads to issues of dependance and lack of tidiness when they grow older. Since the your child will be a global citizen living in USA,Europe, Singapore or Japan where household help is either extremely expensive or doesn’t exist, it is necessary to address this issue now and make your child self-independent in every aspect.
Area 5: Culture
Culture exposes your child to various aspects of life. We will cover topics on lifestyles, festivals, geography, biology, botany, zoology, art, music and crafts. This will help your child better understand the world around him.