Elementary 1 & 2

Elementary 1 (Ages 4 - 6 )

Elena Clemente

Elementary 1 Montessori Class Teacher

 

 

Hello, my name is Elena Clemente.

I am originally from Italy and after obtaining a Bachelors degree in Education I then came to England in 2010. Since then I earned the MCI Montessori Diploma in London.

For the last six years, I have been working in a Montessori classroom in North West London.

I love the Montessori Method and how children learn through self-directed activities. I enjoy encouraging children to engage with the Montessori material and have hands-on learning.

Miss Elena 😊

 

     Elementary 2 (Ages 4 - 6 )

     Alexandra Marginean

     Elementary 2 Montessori Class Teacher

 

Hello, my name is Alexandra.

 I am very happy to be part of the Rainbow Montessori Junior School.

I have studied at the Montessori Centre International and received the Early Years Montessori Educator Diploma in 2017.

I am passionate about working with children and I believe that the Montessori education is much more than a method: It is a philosophy for life.

 I am also interested in sports, music and storytelling.

I look forward to meeting you all 😊


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Elementary 1

Elementary one is a ground floor split level room facing the front garden and Woodchurch Road. Comprising of the main classroom, dining area and a snug area where the children can read, explore and learn about music. The room is decorated in soft pastel shades, providing a serene atmosphere for children taking their first steps in Rainbow Montessori Junior school.


Aims

    • Entry level class acting as a reception class for children coming from the nurseries
    • Lots of familiar materials that the children will know from the nursery but which then extend into further and extended learning
    • Focus on basic skills such as developing reading, formation of written letters and numbers, exposure to cultural subjects including: science, history and geography.  The children use targeted materials which the children have the opportunity to work with independently to develop their self-learning – always guided and assisted by their class teacher.

     

Elementary 2

Elementary two is located on the ground floor and faces both the front and back garden. A sunny conservatory at the rear incorporates an art and reading area into the classroom. Keeping with the Montessori theme, the room is decorated in soft bright colours and provides the perfect sanctuary for Elementary 2 children to expand their learning.


Aims

    • Children continue their development of more sophisticated Montessori learning materials started in the Elementary One Class.
    • They are encouraged to make use of their newly acquired skills, such as reading, to carry out basic research using focused questions and prepared materials.
    • Move through concrete materials and starting to develop a more abstract idea of concepts. This prepares them for working with abstract ideas and learning with a solid practical foundation.