El Horario lectivo de ambos ciclos será de 9:00 a 14:00, con posibilidad de ampliación desde las 8:00 hasta las 17:00.
Para los niños/as que se queden a comer con nosotros, lo haremos de 14:00 a 15:00, en nuestras clases y junto a los profes.
Contamos con la posibilidad de realizar talleres específicos en las horas de ampliación por las tardes para las familias quieran.
A day in Early Childhood Education
En la pedagogía Montessori, la conocemos como CASA DE LOS NIÑOS. El niño/a a esta edad tiene una asombrosa mente absorbente, aquí se desenvuelve en un ambiente preparado, que responde a sus necesidades, donde está rodeado de estímulos y donde se dé respuesta a sus intereses.
De 6 a 12 años, los niños/as necesitan que se estimule y alimente su potente mente razonadora, llena de preguntas y ganas de investigar y descubrir, dotada de una gran imaginación. Nosotros les guiamos en su desarrollo para potenciar su proceso de aprendizaje.
Esta Etapa en la pedagogía Montessori, la conocemos como Children's House
According to María Montessori, children from 0 to 6 years old have an amazing absorbing mind, capable of acquiring everything that the environment offers them unconsciously, so that with practice and time, that unconscious knowledge becomes aware and feel the foundations of everything that comes next. For this reason, it is important that children develop themselves in a prepared environment, that responds to his needs, where they are surrounded by stimuli and where their interests are answered.
Equally important is knowing how to respect the rhythm of each child, since his/her mind at this age is transformed through "sensitive periods", that is, moments when your brain is prepared to perform a certain learning.
It is the function of the guide or teacher, to be well attentive to each child, to be able to detect in which sensitive period each one is and provide them with what is necessary for them to be able to try. to err, to manipulate play, explore, discover, repeat ... until your brain is satisfied. You have acquired the specific knowledge, which at that time demanded, and can open the next door to go through.
The role of the guideis important , it must detect the needs and interests of each child, give them rich and stimulating resources , and accompany them in this process, but without interfering, or disturbing their path to their own discovery and subsequent learning.
THE CURRICULUM IS DIVIDED IN FOUR WORKSHOP´S AREA
The objective of this area is to learn how to care for themselves, others and the environment. We also work "courtesy" routines to be able to live in society. The activities of this area, pursue the following objectives:
Coordination and control of movement by students.
Explore and develop knowledge of the environment in which we live.
Develop the ability to concentrate
Achieve a task from start to finish.
They understand, and therefore learn, mathematical concepts intuitively with specific materials prepared for them.
That way, they will achieve abstract and numerical concepts, in addition to laying the groundwork for algebra and geometry.
At this stage the main characteristic of the child is his/her absorbing mind, capable of learning anything that his environment offers, without the need of conscious efforts.
The child learns mainly through senses, rather than through intellect.
Therefore, from the school they are offered sensory materials to exercise the refinement of their senses, which will allow them to find order and meaning in the world, necessary to be able to structure their mind in a solid and healthy way.
Este entorno fomenta también su capacidad de percepción, además de favorecer la observación, el sentido de admiración y la necesidad de cuestionar todo lo que les rodea.
In this area, children enrich their language, learn to use it more accurately and begin to understand its properties.
Children will lay the foundations of prewriting, with the subsequent learning of writing and reading in a natural way, since they will do so through their senses (hearing, seeing and touching).
In addition to working these areas daily, children will hold a specific workshop with the following topics: Robotics, Art, Music, Science and Neuromotricity..
Another daily routine will be to have a healthy breakfast and go out to the park, when weather allows it, to enjoy the sun, the air and play with our classmates and teachers.
To accomplish these objectives, the classroom counts on various areas.
Sensory area, with its materials, always available for children.
Art area, with materials to enhance the Plastic art expression of children.
Music area which is inside the classroom equipped with « older’s» instruments (as our little ones say).
Math area, where children can find a lot of material related to this area.
Library area located under a window, with a comfortable carpet and cushions, to make daily contact with reading and language fun and comfortable, whenever children want.
Cabinet of geography, equipped with maps and specific material of this area, which although it does not appear in the curriculum at this stage, its contents are introduced.
Espacio para el área de vida práctica, con material específico para el cuidado del ambiente y de ellos mismos.
A day in Primary Education
This Stage in the Montessori methodology is known as Workshop.
The psychological characteristics of children in this stage are different from the previous one. From 6 to 12 years old, children need to be stimulated in order to feed their powerful reasoning mind, full of questions and eager to investigate and discover, endowed with a great imagination. These characteristics enable children to understand the areas taught in this Stage.
The role of the guide or teacher remains as important and delicate as in the Children's Stage, since it must sow seeds of curiosity in the children, but without discovering the truth, so that they themselves feel the pleasure of having achieved by getting involved in their learning, so that they really learn.
In the workshop, it is still essential to respect the rhythm of each of children that make up each group, as well as to satisfy their interests.
THE WORKSHOP AREAS
History and Social Studies.
Geography: in which they are introduced to Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology, Astronomy and Geology.
Biology: divided into Botany, Zoology, Anatomy and Ecology.
Mathematics and Geometry.
Language and Literature.
Every day, as in the Children's Stage, in addition to working on the aforementioned areas, a specific workshop will be held with the following topics: Robotics, Art, Music, Science and Sports.
Another daily routine at this stage will be to have a healthy breakfast and go out to the park, as many days as we can, to enjoy the sun, the air and to play with our classmates and teachers.
CLASSROOM SPACES TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THE AREAS OF THIS STAGE
Library, with a carpet and cushions that encourage reading and research, as well as material for the contents of - Language and Literature.
Biology zone with plants, fossils, minerals and specific material.
Laboratory, to work on Science related areas.
Geography office and material related to this area.
Mathematics and Geometry zone, with specific material.
Observing table where children, families or teachers can propose curious and interesting topics to work every week. At this table, we will set forth our research results.
Arts, specific area with materials to develop artistic expression
Music. We will have in the classroom instruments and equipment that allow us to have daily contact with music.
Area with everything necessary for the care of the enviroment and ourselves.