At Guisborough Montessori, we recognise the need for opportunities to practice both gross and fine motor skills every day. Through our excellent partnership with the college, we have regular access to the sports hall, and use this for developing gross motor skills such as running, jumping, climbing and balancing. Our excellent garden space provides opportunities for digging and lifting, and our dedicated staff use other opportunities such as musical movement classes to give them time to bend and stretch whilst developing a love of music too.
Our excellent facilities give them the opportunity to practice using scissors, playing with dough, helping them to strengthen key muscles in their hands which are vital for later writing skills, our mark making opportunity gives lots of exciting materials for them to make beautiful creations. Our mealtimes are designed to give them to the opportunity to have a sociable mealtime together, practicing key skills such as conversation, using cutlery appropriately and serving themselves their meal.