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Knowledge & Learning
 

We at Pugwash Bay provide a broad and balanced range of activity programmes and curricula to enhance YOUR CHILDS SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS through a mixture of fun and learning.

This planned and progressive approach will give your child the best possible start – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically- as they progress onto primary education and beyond.

We constantly re evaluate our programmes and curricula in line with best practise, both nationally and internationally, and they are tailored to each child as an individual

Was your child born on or between

2nd February 2007 and 30th June

2008?

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Montessori


Our Montessori runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Pre- Montessori age approx  2yrs to 3 yrs.

Montessori Group age approx 3yrs to 5 yrs.

We follow a structured weekly time table which encourages children to work independently at their own pace.  The curriculum time table is repeated week in and week out. The activities within each structure of the curriculum changes on a daily basis. Nappy changing facilities are available in both classes.

Montessori activities include
  • Introduction to colours in English and Irish
  • Introduction to Phonics.
  • Pugwash Bay works with Letter land.
  • Writing skills. Basic to intermediate.
  • All our children enjoy extensive planned arts and craft sessions.
  • Planned and prepared before lesson starts.
  • We very much encourage drama and role play, Imaginary play and make belief. Our children are read stories and are encouraged to act out the tale.
  • All our facilities have a large outdoor play area, as much as possible we encourage outdoor play.
  • Tables and chairs are taken outside and curriculum activities are continued in the fresh air in warm weather.

Working with the Montessori material promote’s

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Increase a child's self esteem- after completion of a task.
  • Coordination
  • And fine finger- motor control.

Monthly reports
Each child is furnished with a monthly progress report written by their teacher. The report covers all the work completed in the previous month.

Children's work
All arts and crafts are displayed in the classroom for the month. The arts and crafts will reflect the monthly theme. All writing skills and colouring pages are sent home in a folder. The folder is then returned to school for the following monthly work.

Montessori Timetable
Our Montessori runs from September to June. All our Montessori teachers are fully qualified with a recognised and established college Diploma. All our staff are vetted for Garda clearance.

Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
9.30-10.00 Montessori and practical life Montessori and practical life Montessori and practical life Montessori and practical life Montessori and practical life
10.00-10.30 Circle time Circle time Circle time Circle time Circle time
10.30-11.15 Playtime, break and toilet Playtime, break and toilet Playtime, break and toilet Playtime, break and toilet Playtime, break and toilet
11.15-11.30 Alphabet, writing skills and colours Alphabet, writing skills and colours Alphabet, writing skills and colours Alphabet, writing skills and colours Alphabet, writing skills and colours
11.30-12.00 Roleplay Drama   Arts and crafts Roleplay Drama   Arts and crafts Discovery play
12.00-12.20   Music time   Circle games Parachute games
Discovery play
Dancing and exercise Toy Day
12.20-12.30 Story time Story time Story time Story time Story time


Yearly events include
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Christmas play
  • End of year sports day
  • Halloween party
  • Christmas party
  • Santa visit
  • Pyjama day- charity event
  • Emergency service
  • Trip to fire station
  • Visit from the gardai
  • Magician Show

Pugwash Bay Montessori Themes


Each new month of the year the staff introduce a new theme.

  • September-Pirates
  • October-Halloween
  • November-Space
  • December-Christmas
  • January- Farm yard animals
  • February-The emergency services
  • March-  Deep blue sea
  • April – Easter and healthy eating
  • May- Jungle fun
  • June- Bugs and butterflies