Primary school – 6 to 12 years old
Primary School is structured into two stages of Primary education. The first stage for 6 to 9 year olds and the second stage for 9 to 12 year olds, where the development of willpower, feeling and thinking is key.
Educators accompany each child in:
The organisation of his personality favouring autonomous thinking and promoting the use of creative imagination
The evolution of the sense of justice
The development of social skills
The peaceful resolution of conflicts and the passion to learn
Active learning is promoted, from concrete to abstract thinking, during every moment of the school day:
In personal work, the child works at their own pace, integrating new learning and expanding their knowledge with the use of Montessori materials, work guides, reference materials and research projects. With the accompaniment of a tutor, they plan and self-assess their work.
In group work, they perform different projects and activities in mathematics, literacy, creative writing, English, physical education, music, yoga, circular dances, permaculture, art, body language, country walks, all in a collaborative way.
Through the weekly meetings, children are able to participate actively in the care and transformation of their immediate environment as well as make group decisions about things that affect them on a daily basis.
In the course of the school year, a child can choose different workshops according to their interests in particular trades or professions, developing new skills, putting his skills into action, and exploring and enhancing his own talents.
They will also participate in, and help organise various School outings for cultural and educational purposes.
Our linguistic project is designed to respond to individual needs and encourages creative writing, the joy of reading and communicative skills in all three languages from an experiential perspective.
We have a team of multilingual educators and many contexts which encourage multilingual oral communication. In the first stage of primary education, written communication in Catalan and Spanish is prioritised, except for children with native English; In the second stage of primary, more focus is placed on written communication in English for everyone.
Assessment is continuous and formative, promoting self-assessment and peer assessment; Through daily scientific observations, sharing, project portfolios as well as more formal recording of the elements and skills learned (Rubrics). Each term, families receive a report of their child's progress.