News & Events: School


50 Observations at Hornsey Rise

The children at Hornsey Rise have created a Gallery of 50 Observations as their final 50 at 50 pledge for the year! The 50 drawings are based on what they have observed in their Children’s House and showcases the rich and vibrant environment: pizzas made in the new oven, butterflies from the cocoons they have […]

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Learning about Weights and Measures

The Hampstead Upper Elementary children had an interesting session on weights and measures with Professor Justin Benesch from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. The children learnt about how and why the ‘kilo’ came to be a unit of measurement, the master kilogram, weighing things with gravity and how something might have a different weight […]

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50th Anniversary Celebrations & Summer Garden Party

Parents from all school sites, current and past members of staff, and school alumni came together at the Summer Garden Party to celebrate 50 Years of the Maria Montessori School. Lynne Lawrence, Director of Training and Schools, welcomed everyone and took them through the school’s history, from when the first Children’s House was established at Hampstead in 1964 […]

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50 Plants & Animals at the Heath

The children at Hampstead Elementary spent a day at the Hampstead Heath looking for 50 plants and animals. After making notes, taking photos of birds and collecting samples of plants, the children are now researching further and are working on compiling their findings in a small booklet. Another 50 at 50 pledge completed!

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Special Visitors Day at Hampstead

The Elementary and Children’s Houses at Hampstead had their Special Visitors Day recently. The children invited their family and friends to visit their classroom and showed them their favourite material and what they enjoy doing in class.

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Cheesemaking at Hampstead

Children at Hampstead Elementary made fresh Ricotta cheese at school this week. Carefully following a recipe, milk was boiled and citric acid added to curdle it. After cooling, the cheese was scooped into small draining baskets and stored in the refrigerator, ready for tasting the following day!         

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50 Finnish Stars at West Hampstead

The children at our West Hampstead site baked 50 Finnish star pastries before school closed for half term. They learnt how to fold in the corners of a square piece of puff pastry to make the star shape. The centres were filled with dollops of jam before being sealed and baked. Another completed 50 at 50 pledge! […]

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French Knitting

The Hampstead Elementary children have been regularly visiting Henderson Court to talk to the residents and knit. Last week was a special morning, when they learnt French knitting as part of Camden’s Intergenerational Week initiative.   

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Pop-up Coffee House at Hornsey Rise

Hornsey Rise Children’s House is having a pop-up coffee house at 8.45am on Friday mornings in May. The cups are numbered in keeping with the 50 at 50 challenge for the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations. They are aiming to sell 50 cups of coffee and the funds raised will be used for the summer fair and […]

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50 Plants for 50 Years

The Notting Hill Children’s House is working on improving their garden this term. They pledged to plant 50 vegetable plants as part of the 50 at 50 challenge for the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The plants in the garden include salad bowl lettuce, pak choi, rainbow chard, spinach, and many others.  

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