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      Whilst scouring the web for some inspirational montessori information we came across a brilliant informational youtube video talking about the benefits of montessori. It explains the differences between a montessori classroom and the conventional… Read More

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    Since Monkey Puzzle began, we have had a fantastic response and have never looked back. There is nothing as re-assuring as hearing what parents think about our school. Here are a few recent comments. Read More

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    A very interesting read on the merits of Montessori. You can read the article here: The Monterssori Mafia

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      Monkey Puzzle @ Kings are taking part in Wear it Pink Day, on Friday 26th October. We will be holding a cake sale with some delicious baked goods, and asking the children to come to… Read More

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      Now that October has rolled around and we have all settled into our new routines we have been thinking of some ideas for those dreaded healthy packed lunches. Getting that variety and choosing the… Read More

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      Today we all took part in our Harvest Festival Assembly and had a brilliant time showing our friends the songs that we had learnt about harvest. This year we decided to raise money by… Read More

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      ONCE AGAIN IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR where we have to say goodbye to some of our friends at Monkey Puzzle. We will all hold fond memories of the years we have all… Read More

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    We couldn’t resist posting this!! Its too true….  Thank you Christine for finding it for us….. ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the school The teachers were trying To keep their cool. The… Read More

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      We had a terrific find at a local car boot sale at the weekend with us acquiring this fantastic rustic tree trunk furniture from one of the vendors. He had carved and crafted the pieces… Read More

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      Despite the wind and snow we have made it in today to open the school. Please be very careful if you make your way in as the roads are a little treacherous and slippery. … Read More

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      We have had our annual inspections this last week at both school and nursery and we are happy to say that nothing went wrong! Linda even happily had her photo taken whilst she was… Read More

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    A couple of our preps were let loose around the playground with a camera today during the Guernsey Air Display and had a great time taking pictures of each other. We think we have a… Read More

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    Recently I came across a brilliant blog post where the author had made some rather funky cupcake cones for a kid’s party. I thought this would be a fun activity for the children to join… Read More

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      This week our Preps class were invited to sing some Christmas carols for the elderly at The Russells Centre to help spread a little Christmas cheer. They all sang their hearts out, putting a… Read More

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      We are in our final couple of weeks of summer scheme and each week we have had a different theme for the children to follow. This week it was the turn of animals. We… Read More

Here at Monkey Puzzle, we love to keep the children’s’ creativity flowing by taking part in lots of arts and crafts activities centred around our current topic work. At the moment the children have been learning all about bonfire night and what the ensuing autumnal weather will bring. We have covered everything from the changes in the environment, to daylight savings time, to what animals hibernate during the winter.

Art is a very important subject for us to cover as it allows for the children to think creatively about their environment around them. It is amazing what they can make out of nothing and what a few leaves stuck onto paper with some glitter can make. Talking about their artwork helps them to become more confident in their language and to help broaden their repertoire of words.

Early Education has worded the benefits of practising art with your children perfectly so we thought that we would post their article below for you all to have a look at as well as a link to their other publications.

Happy Reading!

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