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Montessori Centre International

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in the UK has an exciting new partnership for 2019. We hope you enjoy these free resources produced by Montessori Centre International – remember to let us know how you used them in the classroom by posting a story to the website and entering our awards. You can find out more about Montessori and the training they can provide at

Story of the Earth and its Life

Today we know that it has taken billions of years for life on Earth to evolve from tiny individual cells into the myriad of plants and animals that we see today.  This lesson plan is designed to bring the story of the early days of the Earth and the evolution of life as we know […]

The Sun – Giver of Life

We all benefit from the life giving properties of the Sun. Placed at the centre of our solar system, its light ensures that plants are nourished, providing food for the rest of the living world. Food chains offer us a representation of this power.

Monsoon Rains

Monsoon is a special season in some parts of the world. It is a time when the winds change, often bringing rains to quench the land, the animals and the people who live there. This resource contains three activities designed to encourage children to discover, to experiment and to problem solve. Why do monsoon rains […]