Our students in the Elementary school section of Oakwood Montessori are exposed to activities designed to cater for their psychological, emotional, social and mental needs.
They are encouraged to participate and compete in a wide range of activities with a view to building their confidence and developing their talents, In a highly conducive environment for adequate interaction with both their peers and our staff.
All pupils in elementary do the same set of subjects.
- English Language
- Social Studies/Civic Education
- Creative Arts & Design
- Co-Curricular Activities
- Religious Studies
Reading - Our aim is to cultivate a life-long love of reading, which we foster by helping our children become competent readers. Regardless of reading level, our children are encouraged to infer, analyze and make predictions based on the text through the use of a variety of teaching strategies that include guided reading, independent reading, circle time. etc.
Speaking - Our aim is to develop children’s appreciation and understanding of the spoken word. Our children learn to express themselves comfortably and effectively through a range of speaking and listening opportunities which include reading aloud, sharing stories, reciting poems, debates and drama.
Writing - Our aim is to develop our children’s ability to effectively communicate through creative writing, and research-based writing. Through a systematic program, our children are taught strategies and skills for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
Our children are exposed to a variety of hands-on Montessori materials, to help them understand mathematical symbols and concepts.
Activities are differentiated according to the children’s ability. They are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real life operations.
Science is taught in a very practical way, involving children’s experiences and investigations.
They are encouraged to observe, predict, question and record their findings in different ways.
Safety rules are strictly adhered to.
Information and communication Technology (ICT) is used across the curriculum for handling and interpreting information.
Children have access to computers and use a variety of software programs.
This is split into (1) Geography and (ii) History
Geography - Our children are encouraged to explore the world and how it evolved. They study the Geographical themes such as:
- Environmental changes
- Map reading
- Geographical vocabulary
- Field works
History - Children are given opportunities to develop an awareness of the past by comparing and contrasting it with the present. Children are introduced to the following:
- Awareness of the past through stories
- Historical artifacts and pictures
- Early men
- World famous people
- Famous Historical events, festivals and celebrations
Children are encouraged to express themselves through a variety of 2D and 3D media such as pencils, pens, ink, paints, chalks, charcoal, pastel, clay and fabrics.
They work from direct experiences, imaginations and recall.
Through art and design children make valued judgment thereby becoming actively involved in shaping their environments.
Children follow a music scheme that gives them an opportunity to sing and express themselves.
They also learn musical instruments such as piano, recorder, drum, saxophone, violin e.t.c. They are taught to play in an orchestra.
- Cub Scout
- Red Cross
- Art and Craft
- Piano Lesson
- Mad Science
- Drama club
- French club
Children enjoy the following during P.E.
The children are taught basic French vocabulary and they are encouraged to make simple sentences in French language.
Children are taught Yoruba, the language of the environment.
Children are taught to love God and their neighbours.