Lesson Plan on The Beginner’s Bible (Montessori United Kingdom)

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Title: Exploring Central Themes in “The Beginner’s Bible” – A Montessori-inspired Lesson Plan for Preschool/Nursery School/EYFS Students in the UK

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the central themes in “The Beginner’s Bible.”
2. Develop an understanding of basic biblical stories and their moral lessons.
3. Enhance their language and communication skills through storytelling and group discussions.
4. Foster a sense of empathy, respect, and understanding towards different cultures and beliefs.

Curriculum Links:
1. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development:
– Developing self-confidence and self-awareness.
– Managing feelings and behavior.
– Making relationships and respecting others.

2. Communication and Language:
– Listening and attention.
– Understanding and speaking.
– Speaking confidently and fluently.

3. Understanding the World:
– People and communities.
– The world.
– Technology.

4. Expressive Arts and Design:
– Exploring and using media and materials.
– Being imaginative.

Theorist: Maria Montessori
– Incorporate Montessori principles such as child-led learning, hands-on activities, and mixed-age groupings.
– Provide a prepared environment that encourages independence, freedom of choice, and self-correction.
– Promote the development of the whole child, including their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects.

– “The Beginner’s Bible” by Zondervan Publishing
– Pictures or illustrations related to the stories in the book
– Storytelling props (e.g., puppets, felt board, or props related to the stories)
– Art supplies (e.g., crayons, markers, colored pencils, paper)
– Montessori-inspired practical life materials (e.g., pouring water, spooning, sorting)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
– Gather the children in a circle and introduce the book “The Beginner’s Bible.”
– Discuss the importance of books and storytelling in learning about different cultures and beliefs.
– Explain that today, they will explore some central themes and stories from the book.

2. Storytelling and Discussion (20 minutes):
– Choose a central theme from the book, such as “Creation” or “Noah’s Ark.”
– Use storytelling props or illustrations to engage the children in the story.
– Encourage active listening and participation by asking open-ended questions during and after the story.
– Discuss the moral lessons or values portrayed in the story, such as kindness, responsibility, or gratitude.

3. Art and Craft Activity (20 minutes):
– Provide art supplies and ask the children to create their own illustrations or collages related to the story.
– Encourage creativity and imagination while discussing their artwork.
– Display their artwork in the classroom to celebrate their efforts and promote a sense of pride.

4. Practical Life Activity (15 minutes):
– Introduce a practical life activity related to the story, such as pouring water or sorting objects.
– Demonstrate the activity and provide individual or small group opportunities for the children to practice.
– Emphasize the importance of concentration, coordination, and independence while engaging in the activity.

5. Reflection and Conclusion (10 minutes):
– Gather the children back in a circle and reflect on the central theme and story discussed.
– Encourage the children to share their thoughts, feelings, and connections to the story.
– Summarize the key moral lessons learned and how they can be applied in their daily lives.
– Conclude the lesson by expressing appreciation for their participation and curiosity.

Extension Activities:
1. Role Play: Encourage children to act out scenes from the stories using puppets or costumes.
2. Music and Movement: Incorporate songs or dances related to the central themes or stories.
3. Cultural Exploration: Introduce children to different religious and cultural traditions through stories and artifacts.

– Observe and document children’s active participation, engagement, and understanding during discussions, activities, and reflections.
– Assess their artwork, practical life skills, and ability to express their thoughts and connections to the stories.
– Provide feedback and support individual progress based on the EYFS assessment framework.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan according to the specific needs and abilities of the children in your class


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