Using the money raised by parents we have purchased some coloured counting balls for outside. The balls are arranged on a string in fives so that the child can move the balls to count and make a connection of two fives makes ten.
Marie Minne celebrated her 106th Birthday in Belgium. They released 106 birthday balloons; attached to the ends on these was a card with Marie's address. The children, from both Orpington and Rushmore House Montessori, were walking to the wood, during a Forest School session. By chance they found one of these balloons on the pathway. The children made balloons and stuck them onto a large banner The banner had a map showing the journey of the balloon and a birthday card from the preschools. It has been a very exciting experience for all the children and we hope that she will like the birthday card.