the nursery, the child is a sensorial
The material at his disposal is attractive by its
substance, colour and harmony of its shape. It is appropriate to his
size, allows him to move around in the class and touch each object
without the help of an adult and it provides automatic feedback on his
This material is always at the child's disposal who can explore it
according to his taste, his immediate interest, his rhythm and his
personality. Thanks to this material the child can perform exercises of
practical life and sensorial development, begin writing, reading and
mathematics, as well as exploring artistic and cultural fields.
organisation of classrooms in a Montessori school
The classrooms are defined in function of the
different stages of development of the child and are divided into groups
from 2,5 to 3 years of age, from 3 to 5 years of age and from 6 to 7
years of age and from 8 to 11 years of age.
The mix of children from different age groups facilitates the
communication between children, they help each other and thus develop
their social understanding.
primary classes, the child is a
The tools and the presentation of the activities by the educator are the
keys which allow the child to learn through action. It is about
impressing the child, touching his imagination. First of all, through
the 5 big lessons: the history of the universe, the creation of life,
the first men, the history of numbers and writing. Then by discovering
the 7 universal powers: the sun, water, air, earth, plants, animals,
human beings. And finally by studying the 6 human fundamental needs:
food, transports, housing, clothing and spiritual (culture, art and
religion). The education of the French language, mathematics and
awakening subjects correspond to the demand of the national program.