At Norwich Montessori School, we are proud to work in partnership with several popular early years education providers who provide the best possible extra-curricular activities. We are also pleased to be able to offer these at discounted prices.
Mini Monkey Yoga
Mini Monkey Yoga sessions combine mindfulness warm ups, breathing techniques, yoga poses, yoga games and stories, as well as relaxation time with guided imagery. Within our sessions we use a variety of colourful props, visual aids and music to increase concentration, participation and add an element of fun to the sessions – as most of all Mini Monkey Yoga is FUN!!
Little People’s Drama Company
Little People’s Drama Company enables children to explore the world through role-play with the use of props and stories; these classes encourage confidence sharing friendship and movement.
Music with Margaret
Margaret has many years of experience teaching children of all ages, she has introduced hundreds of young children and their parents to the joy of music. Margaret has been our music teacher for over fifteen years inspiring all of the children to sing and explore musical instruments during her sessions.
Fossils & Fireworks
Lucy firmly believes that the best way to nurture children’s natural curiosity about science is by doing lots of hands-on experiments using proper scientific equipment and terminology!
Each week Lucy will cover a different topic including Fantastic forces, Chemical reactions, Sound, Engineering, Electricity, Space, Light and much more.
Charity Events and Celebrations
For several years we have been lucky enough to hold our Nativity production at Norwich Cathedral in the Jesus Chapel. We try to maintain the Christian focus on the story but we acknowledge the need to include children from a wide range of religious faiths, no parent has to feel obliged to include their child.
We welcome visits to all placed of worship and have been lucky enough to visit the Norwich Synagogue, the Mosque and Islamic Centre and our local church, St. Andrew’s in Colney.
A favourite Norwich Montessori School tradition, the children help prepare a two course meal. The children chop the vegetables for soup, make bread rolls, prepare fresh produce for a salad and make a delicious desert. The children also fold the napkins and arrange flowers for the tables.
At lunchtime parent’s and carers arrive and join their child, it is a lovely time of sharing, celebration and inclusion. At the end of the meal we raise some money for the school or a charity by holding a produce and cake auction.
We offer a variety of trips throughout the year to build upon and enhance the topics we have been learning about. Children have been fortunate enough to visit the local church, Cathedral, Synagogue, Mosque, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
We also offer a summer trip with parents towards the end of the year which is a great way to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Past outings have included Bewilderwood, Pensthorpe, the Sealife Centre and Roarrr! Dinosaur Park!
We invite parents to join the children on our annual sponsored walk for Barnardo’s in the beautiful ‘hidden’ countryside which surrounds the school. Children and their families are able to raise money and this often enables discussion about our lives and how lucky we are.
We also go for walks in the local countryside or get the bus to Earlham Park and the grounds of the University of East Anglia. We have extended these visits to our local library and the Sainsbury’s Art Gallery.
World Book Day
World book day enables the children to share with everyone their favourite character from a book. This popular event gives the children an opportunity to plan with their families who they will be and then share their enjoyment of books with their friends at Montessori.
As practitioners this is another opportunity for us to promote books and enhance the use of language, illustrations and story telling. Each week the children are also able to choose a book and poem from our own ‘library’ to take home to further engage their love of books.