(students 9-11 years old)
Workshop II Montessori: Bilingualism and Arts Education
The Workshop II classroom is the second cycle of primary school in Montessori and its main objective is to continue to deepen in a natural way the work developed since Workshop I. Therefore, as in cycles such as Children's House or Workshop I, the mix of ages is used as a learning opportunity for the younger and older children.
Language learning, mathematics, science and arts in languages
Language and mathematics are applied in science investigations and continue to advance grammar. In addition, the foundation acquired in English enables students to do at least 50% of their work and presentations in English. to do at least 50% of their work and presentations in English.. In addition, we complete their education with specialized education in visual and musical arts.
Taller II students are boys and girls with an interest in learning. They are motivated, curious, have a good capacity for concentration and work. They have a good foundation in mathematics and language which allows them to enter the secondary school cycle with confidence and essential tools for autonomy and organization. In addition, their general culture is broad and includes knowledge of geography, languages geography, languages, science, art and music..
Classroom values Workshop II
At the end of Workshop II the students have an education in line with the Montessori philosophy. An education to encourage their own thinking, to know how to defend their opinions and based on the values of respect, teamwork and responsibility.
Official primary education program
As an authorized international school, in Zaragoza SchoolHouse we comply with the official educational programs regulated by the Government of Aragon.. Also, as a private and international school we have broadened the curriculum in a transversal way in all our cycles in areas such as mathematics, science, art or music, and in this phase we have promoted an international environment with the incorporation of the incorporation of the French language.
- English and French Montessori with a Montessori Bilingual guide.
- Computational thinking.
- Music Education.
- Daily work with Montessori methodology.
- Reduced ratio.
- Personalized attention by a Montessori guide and a Montessori assistant.
- Physical Education (from Workshop I)
- Environment prepared with adequate materials and furniture.
To develop children's intellectual and artistic curiosity.
Our curriculum is broad, demanding and covers the fundamental knowledge needed in primary school. We carry out scientific experiments, we study geometry, we work on oral expression and we reinforce their artistic knowledge by analysing the canon of artistic works, learning musical language or acquiring basic notions of different instruments.
The use of digital tools such as computers and tactile devices are incorporated in this educational cycle as material to work with in the classroom and explore by touching the screen.
Among other things, students use them as tools to support tools to search for information, present work, perform physical simulations and learn programming..
Learning to be outside the classroom
We regularly visit museums, parks, libraries and universities, and meet with specialists to broaden their knowledge and conduct research. with specialists to broaden their knowledge and carry out different research.
In addition, from the Workshop I cycle, they go on an excursion of several days in a nearby natural environment at the beginning and end of the school year.
Preparing for the future with Cambridge Diploma
We also prepare students with three hours of specific English language classes per week so that they can sit the Cambridge exams and Cambridge exams and accredit a minimum level of A2-B1 at the end of the course..
In addition, they continue to work on the French language through two hours per week in small groups.
Freedom of movement as an educational principle
Beginning in Workshop I, the children incorporate two hours of Physical Education per week into their school schedule and go for walks in nearby environments. There is also freedom of movement in the classroom and we often teach outdoors.
At Zaragoza SchoolHouse we do not consider homework as a job of repeating concepts or exercises explained in class.
The student has enough time during the week to complete his or her homework in the classroom and has the guidance to answer questions. in the classroom and has the guidance to answer questions. In addition, our Reading Plan in Spanish and English includes reading at home and we encourage the children to and we encourage children to do math homework, museum visits, drawing or new research.
If necessary, each child is assigned homework based on his or her learning needs.
The evaluation of the student body is carried out in multiple ways. The most important is the individualized tutoring with each child's of each child.
The teaching staff carries out a continuous evaluation of the student through the work and, on a quarterly basis, they conduct control tests that ensure the quality of teaching and make it possible to adjust the and allow to adjust the contents and work for the following quarter, as well as to reinforce key contents.
Follow-up: Transparent Classroom
We carry out an exhaustive exhaustive monitoring of students' academic progress through the digital platform Transparent Classroom.
The guide records the lessons they receive with photos and comments, the exercises performed and the skills acquired by each of them. In addition, families have access to Transparent Classroom, families have access to Transparent Classroom and perform an individualized follow-up.
In addition, quarterly quarterly tutorials with families, parent training, and fluid communication with the guide in person or by e-mail. with the guide in person or by e-mail.