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Cobham Montessori School

Education for life

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This Week in School

Dear Parents

 

In spite of everything we managed to have a lovely, if rather quiet, week at school this week. For all of you who were at home, we missed you and we hope you are all well.

 

We started the week celebrating St. Patrick's Day and we had a lovely visit from a grandparent who showed the children how to make Irish soda bread.

 

We have been reading 'My Mum is Fantastic' by Nick Butterworth and, as happens every year, when we ask the children about their wonderful mummies they only want to tell us how great their dads are! In the garden, the daffodils are blooming just in time for Mothers Day. The variety is called, rather appropriately, 'Cheerfulness'. 

 

There was great excitement yesterday as we filled the pond with water. I will send a photo shortly and I hope you will agree it is rather impressive considering the children dug the hole with trowels that are not much bigger than desert spoons! We shall be covering the pond with safety mesh soon and we look forward to seeing which animals take up home there - the children's wish list included frogs, hedgehogs (who love to swim apparently), waterboatmen and....... a seahorse!

 

And for now, as you know, we have closed the doors of our building for a while and we shall embark on a different journey together. We are exploring ways of keeping in touch during the closure and we shall send out our plans early next week. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for things you would like us to do during this phase please tell us.

 

Not even coronavirus will halt the children's development - whether at school or at home they will busily carry on with their very important work of self-construction. Rather than thinking of how to entertain the children indefinitely (which will become exhausting eventually!) perhaps provide opportunities for 'purposeful activity' at home.   As a starting point, now is the perfect time for some Spring Cleaning! For a young child to be able to wash windows (or their own bike/trike/car outside) you just need to provide a spray bottle with diluted washing up liquid, a sponge, scrubbing brush and a cloth. Hours of fun!

 

We do realise that the prospect of an open-ended time at home may be quite daunting. Please don't panic! We are here to help. 

 

Miss Frances has been in touch to say that she is available to act as interim nanny and/or provide childcare or homeschooling if anyone needs her help. I have cc'd her on this email so please feel free to contact Frances directly if you would like to arrange something with her.

 

We will be in touch early next week with our plans for the closure period. In the meantime, Happy Mothers Day for Sunday - we hope all of the Mummies will have a wonderful day.

 

Very best wishes to you and your families

Kind regards

 

Yvonne

School Hours

Monday - Thursday

 

Children's House & Infant Community Morning Sessions:  9.00am-12.15pm

 

Lunch:  12.15pm-1.15pm

 

Children's House Afternoon Sessions:

1.15pm-3.15pm

 

 

Fridays

 

Children's House Morning Session: 

9.00am-12.15pm

 

Lunch:  12.15pm-1.15pm

Term Dates

2019-20

Autumn Term

Mon 9th September 2019 -  Wed 18th December 2019

(Half Term 28th October - 1st November)

Spring Term

Tues 7th January 2020 - Fri 3rd April 2020

(Half Term 17th-21st February)

Summer Term 

Tues 21st April 2020 - Friday 17th July 2020

(Half Term 25th-29th May)

 

School Events

Our next coffee morning: 

Rescheduled: Date TBC

We will be discussing Independence 

Inset Day: 

Monday 20th April

We will welcome the children back after Easter on Tuesday 21st April

 

Cobham Montessori School

21-23 Spencer Road

Cobham

Surrey

KT11 2AF

 

01932 863397

office@cobhammontessori.co.uk

Term Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term

Mon 9th September 2019 - Wed 18th December 2019

(Half Term 28th October - 1st November)

Spring Term

Tues 7th January 2020 - Fri 3rd April 2020

(Half Term 17th-21st February)

Summer Term 

Tues 21st April 2020 - Friday 17th July 2020

(Half Term 25th-29th May)

 

Ofsted Outstanding

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