Curriculum

 

At Sunrise, we strive to awaken in the children a joy of learning and a thirst for knowledge that will remain with them all their lives.

Based on a synthesis of the UK National Curriculum, Montessori methods and Neo-Humanist principles, we provide varied activities that allow for self-directed learning.

Imaginative play, games and stories enhance instruction and the Montessori approach nurtures motivation and concentration. Yoga exercises, sports and a vegetarian diet encourage a healthy and co-ordinated body. Music, arts, dance and drama provide scope for Sunrise children to discover their expressive skills and a deep appreciation of the arts.

Through gardening, nature studies and care for animals, a true ecological consciousness is awakened in the children who come to feel themselves as part of Nature.

At Sunrise, the children practise a simple form of meditation. Feeling love within each day develops a direct experience of the inner self and a feeling of oneness with others and the world around.

Sunrise’s unique curriculum imparts character building values – integrity, moral courage, self-confidence, self-reliance and a spirit of service.

Special Activities: Autumn 2017

Monday:        French with Maria. Forest School in th afternoon

Tuesday:       Art with Karmeshana

Wednesday: Music with Hildegard: singing with nursery and reception, recorder with Meeta’s class, please remember to bring your recorder to each class and for children taking piano lessons please bring your piano books. Ukulele with Dotan.

Swimming at Duke Aldridge Academy pool. Please bring Swimming suit, hat and towel; children without this will not be taken to the pool. As swimming is now at 12pm please provide a snack for the children to have before the session. No crisps or sweets please and try to avoid nuts as regulations are not to let children share nuts in case of allergy.

Thursday:   Whole school Kiirtan.

Friday:        Computing in the morning with Hélène. Athletics or Sport Hall in the afternoon.