Oxford Pre School offers an education and development program based on the assumptions of the pedagogy of Maria Montessori, while fulfilling tasks and objectives resulting from the Education System Act. Through our educational program, we realize the Ministry of National Educations core curriculum. We work with Montessori materials at group circle time as well as during children’s free work periods.
The Montessori material is divided into five categories: practical life exercises, sensorial material, mathematical material, language learning and cultural aids. Additionally, we realize various annual projects, e.g. continents and their inhabitants.
Apart from classes at the preschool, the children participate in trips and outings, thanks to which they may acquire more experience and absorb the natural world more effectively, e.g. trips to the forest, zoo or botanical gardens, and acquaint themselves with the world of cut lure through visits to galleries and museums.
The teachers work is supported by specialists: a speech therapist and a psychologist.
Little Dance Academy
Healthy food and a balanced diet is extremely important to us. In our preschool, children will not eat sweets and will not drink sweet beverages. They will consume an assortment of fruits and vegetables.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DAILY PLAN FRAMEWORK
|TIMES OF ACTIVITIES||DESCRIPTION|
|7:30 – 8:30 a.m.||children arrive at preschool; free play|
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||movement/music workshops|
|09:00 – 11:00 a.m.||breakfast, personal work – time for work with Montessori material.
Having acquainted themselves with the aids, the children may freely work with them; they choose the aid,
the place of work and the persons that they will cooperate with on their own. The teacher observes and helps if necessary
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon||circle time, summary of personal work; the teacher introduces
the topic of the day (realization of the Ministry of National Education curriculum)
|12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.||free outdoor play, nature walks, physical games and play, sports lessons|
|1:00 – 1:30 p.m.||lunch|
|1:30 – 3:00 p.m.||personal work/circle time, artistic, language and music lessons,
time for reading and story-telling/nap
|3:00 – 5:00 p.m.||afternoon snack/cooking and scientific workshops, extracurricular
activities, free activities in the classroom or in the garden
The dietary program for the Preschool has been developed by Marzena Okoń-Pietryszak, M.A., a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia. She is a dietician, a nutrition counsellor, a teacher of the deaf and a founder of ‘Amarena’ clinic; she cooperates with many private schools as a lecturer.
ROBOTICS WITH LEGO WEDO
Robotics workshops based on LEGO are addressed to children at the age of 5 and 6, who want to investigate the world of robotics and robot information technology. The objective of the workshops is to provide preschool children with knowledge and experience in the field of: machine construction, automation and robotics, robot operation principles and programming techniques. The use of LEGO WeDo sets allows for the understanding of the complexity of construction and programming of robots in a simple and pleasant manner, adjusted to the age of the children. The lessons allow for the development of children’s imagination, creativity, team work and logical thinking ability. Through Lego WeDo Education, it is possible to construct and program simpler versions of moving robots from Lego. The lessons are paid additionally.
LITTLE DANCE ACADEMY
Dance classes, i.e. ‘playing through dancing, dancing through playing’. They teach the sense of rhythm, coordination and cooperation in a group. They render the body more flexible and they shape proper movement habits. The children learn elements of such dance styles as jazz, modern dance, ballet and hip-hop.
The classes are being conducted by Katarzyna Trejtowicz – a young creative dancer from Nova school in Katowice.
Kasia has been on the podium of the Polish Dance Federation in modern jazz and slow dance categories a lot of times. There is no boredom in her classes and there is always time for a bit of humour. She loves working with children and she establishes very good contact with them.