In Primary Education, our objective is to work with “active methodologies.” The core one is the cooperative work, group work in corners, and the execution of projects as a multidisciplinary basis, combined with language training (English and German) and with nowadays technological and educational innovations. This methodology enables us to work on all the basic competences of the student, within the field of “Multiple Intelligences.”
The Primary Education stage has 2 cycles. In the first cycle, from 1st to 3rd grade of Primary Education, we have implemented the mathematical methodology NBL (Numerology Based Learning). In the 1st and 2nd grades of Primary Education we also work on “Multidisciplinary Projects.” We are seeking students motivated by and for learning, happy during their continuous educational process, who learn to move beyond their comfort threshold to achieve their goals.
Our projects in this course are: “Pepa, Lola, and Arulita around the World’s Ecosystems,” for 1st grade of primary school and “Pepa, Lola, and Arulita around the Autonomous Communities” for 2nd grade of primary school.
Our “One to One Tablet Project” begins in the third year of primary school, which covers the 3rd to 6th grade implementation courses in primary school, and extends the project from the 1st to the 4th grade of middle school and Baccalaureate.
All students have a device as a tool to support the methodologies implemented in the classroom. We are headed towards a technological world that offers us, within the educational scenario, different applications and software on the Internet that are very useful for our work as teachers. For this purpose, we use the “Digital Backpack” program, where all the books are digital, keeping in mind at all times the importance of combining study techniques and traditional writing in their notebooks.
In the second Cycle, which covers the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, in addition to continuing to maintain the Tablet project, students make more active use of the platforms and applications, in tune with the teaching staff, through “educational gamification” projects. In addition, the teachers design interactive activities and make them available for students to support their self-study inside and outside the classroom.
In the 5th and 6th grade courses we teach SCRACHT (programming language based application). This subject is taught in English. From 4th to 6th grade we also have a weekly session of Physical Education in English as part of our curricula.
Our “ÁRULA PROJECT” in Primary Education consists of a total of 3 additional English sessions (4 are already part of the curricula), 2 German sessions, and 2 swimming sessions. Altogether, we enjoy 10-11 sessions of English during the week.
With our “ÁRULA PROJECT”, we offer students the possibility of obtaining the “STARTERS”, “MOVERS,” and “FLYERS” CAMBRIDGE certificates in English during this stage.