Montessori & Junior School Newsletter February & March 2016

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Welcome This newsletter gives an overview of all our hard work and shenanigans in February and March. Monthly newsletters are generally the norm however this year St. Patrick’s Day and our Easter holidays collide. Welcome also to our new families who have recently joined us. We really appreciate the fact that you have chosen our school to care for and educate your children. Curriculum and Lesson Plans February Week 21: Endangered Animals Sound: p “puh” (popcorn is popping) Numeral: 5 Colour: orange (oráiste) Nursery Rhyme: 5 Little Monkey’s New Learning: Examining animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. Aims…

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Montessori & Junior School Newsletter January 2016

By | Early Years

Parental Tip: Please do use the content from our Newsletters alongside the information we present weekly on our ‘Parents Information Station’ to prompt, promote and support discussion and truly admire the competence and know-how of your amazingly capable children. Welcome to 2016 It is so hard to believe that the first month of 2016 has come and gone. January was yet another one big chock-a-block adventure with nature walks, ‘classroom’ baking, hot chocolate, lots of learning and the warm welcoming of many new friends. Let’s take a closer look and see what we got up too! Curriculum and Lesson Plans…

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Montessori & Junior School Newsletter December 2015

By | Early Years

Welcome December has been an exciting month as the children eagerly anticipate Christmas and ultimately Santa’s arrival. Our classroom stories have been seasonally focused as has our choice of practical life and art and crafts activities. We have also enjoyed the company of the older children from Headfort School and in many cases acted out our début stage performance. Curriculum and Lesson Plans Week 14: The Story of Christmas Sound: j “juh” (jelly beans jumping) Numeral: 5 Colour: Orange (Oráiste) New Learning: The Nativity, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, gentle animals, Angel Gabriel, Angels, Shepherds, the three Kings (Wise men) Gold,…

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Headfort, a health promoting school

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On Saturday, April 2nd, Headfort Montessori School accepted a National Award from Dr. Cate Hartigan, Assistant National Director of Health Promotion and Improvement, in recognition of the successful implementation of the Healthy Ireland Smart Start programme and our strong commitment to children’s emotional and mental well-being and health promoting practices. A really proud day for our school, our staff, our families, our community but most importantly the children who remain at the centre of all that we do. The course was facilitated by the National Childhood Network in collaboration with the Health Improvement Division of the HSE.

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Junior School & Montessori Newsletter November 2015

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Welcome November has been an exceptional month of achievement for us as we can now officially call ourselves one of Ireland’s First Health Promoting pre-schools. In Headfort Montessori it is our hope to get it right from the start, through the implementation of the Healthy Ireland Smart Start programme which aspires to result in a generation of children who are happier, learning more and better able to cope with adversity. Also, the phenomenal rise in depression and suicide in young children and adults is something of a paradox. According to Martin Seligman everything is much better than it ever was,…

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Montessori November Newsletter 2014

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November has been another exciting and extremely quick month. With this in mind we are really happy to share with you our work and achievements.   Week 9: The Food Pyramid Sound: r “rrr” (tigers on tiptoes) Numeral: 7       Colour: Purple (Corcra) New Learning: The food pyramid, carbohydrates (bread, cereal, rice and pasta) fruit and vegetables, dairy products, oils and top shelf goodies. Aims and Objectives: This theme was chosen based on the fact that childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on children’s overall health and well-being. Beginning in early childhood we can promote practices that support long-term…

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