Region 7 Contact

Chair: Sandra  Pidgeon
Deputy: Liz Byatt
Tel: 01179 686960 
Email:msasouthwest@montessori.org.uk
Counties: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, and Wales

On the 14th October the South West and Wales region had a fabulous and inspiring day at Stoke Bishop Montessori School on 14th with a workshop led by Lynnette Brock taking a refreshing look at children’s development of mathematical understanding.

Lynette helped us to explore the characteristics of ‘flow’ in children’s play and to understand how a child’s full immersion in activities develops their love of learning. We were helped to understand how to recognise and understand children’s schemes and schemas. We then looked at how we could plan effectively from children’s schemes and schemas by seeding the environment to support children’s consolidation and application of these mathematical schemes and schemas during their free flow play.

In groups we looked at the mathematical potential of many practical life and sensorial materials. From this we developed may ideas for supporting and extending children’s mathematical understanding through their emergent schemes and schemas.

Southwest England and Wales Meetings

Details of the next meeting will be posted here shortly