Elementary children enter a new period in their life; this imaginative, social, creative child needs a planned environment and expansive course of study to support his flourishing independence and potential.
Elementary aged children typically can be characterised by their curious minds, their ability to abstract, imagine and reason, their moral and social orientation and their energy for research and exploration beyond the classroom.
"Education between the ages of six to twelve is not a direct contribution of that which has gone before, though it is built upon that basis. Psychologically there is a dedicated change in personality and we recognise that nature has made this a period for the acquisition of culture just as the former was for the absorption of the environment."
Children are developing a sense of strong connection to all humanity and a desire to contribute to the greater world. The foundation has been laid for further academic learning. They thrive on activities and projects which are open ended and spark the child's imagination, enable collaboration and cooperation, engage the intellect, and develop their reasoning abilities.
Language : In the Montessori elementary language curriculum children are ready to discover the origins of words and the written language, fictional characters.
Mathematics : the child will continue to use manipulative materials to gain an understanding of mathematical concepts however they will gradually move away from it once they realise that the mental process is faster.
Geometry : Our geometry materials place emphasis on the sensorial representations of theorems as opposed to memorising them. This provides them with an ongoing foundation for understanding.