Colegio Concertado en Málaga: Platero Green School

Primary First Cicle

Welcome to Primary First Cycle at Platero Green School. The information is structured as follows:

Methodology

Primary First Cycle methodology is structured in different flaps. Click on the one you want to read and it will be unfolded and click again to close it.

The main features of this cycle are:

From 6 until 8 years old.

  • Authorized stage: Primary First Cycle.
  • Subjects in the second language (English): Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Physical Education.

Teachers decide the placement and disposal of desks and chairs according to the task which will be carried out in class. As a general rule the following disposal is used:

  • In a big “U” disposal: for individual work.
  • Small groups: to work cooperative tasks.

The class will always be organized as mixed groups (boys and girls).

The students will change places once a term, so that all of the students can interact and know each other through the cycle.

In this cycle we have set some routines to go into the class. They are worked from the first school day to get that all the students can internalize them. The most relevant routines are

  • Going into school: say hello, hang up jackets and schoolbags, have their things ready to start working.
  • Break time: have breakfast before going out to the playground, tidy up and keep the class clean
  • Lunchtime: wash their hands, sit down and use cutlery properly.

Afterwards, there are some periods fixed for the whole cycle for class work and which make the students feel quieter because they know what they are doing and which the next task will be at each time. However, each session is different and is opened to the methodological proposals planned by teachers.

The classrooms have got the following audiovisual devices:     

  • Projector.
  • Computer.
  • Interactive Whiteboard.
  • Speakers.
  • Internet access.

Teachers use e-books for all those activities that are included in textbooks. They explain, work and check by means of the interactive whiteboard. They have access to online contents to work extra cross-curricular contents.

In addition, the school has got ICT-Rooms where students can work online contents in pairs.  

We start from the idea that academic performance is not only built in the classroom, but also outside it, in daily life and through the different tasks and reommended homework. However, we are clear about it is necessary that such a proposal develop fundamentally competencies, that is, to put the knowledge in action and to be useful for life and not only for school. In this way, as in all the educational activity, a close collaboration and proximity between teachers, students and family is indispensable.

Responding to our reflection on the tasks and homework, as well as the opinion of the entire educational community that helps us to grow through their contributions, the proposal for this school year will include the following characteristics:

TASKS

  • We will build on meaningful experiences, research and experiments.
  • Multidisciplinary tasks will be carried out, as far as possible..
  • Students will be given an explanatory card for guidance.

HOMEWORK

  • Will be exclusively in the areas of Language, Mathematics and Foreign Languages.
  • The students will be asked for the equivalent of a weekly file with the main content treated, so that it serves as a review for students and follow-up for families.

Finally, we will take into account the importance of the following aspects:

  • Personal study: The students will receive advice to schedule the time needed for the study.
  • It is essential to leave enough time for the practice of creative writing and ludic reading. Language teachers will provide strategies for their development.
    Always, above all, the specific treatment of each student comes first, to attend to their personal needs in a professional manner.

In order to focus on the students themselves, determining what they know (know-what), what they can do with what they know (know-how) and their attitude towards what they know (know to be), our assessment spins around the application contexts, which are the activities, tasks, projects ... where students demonstrate the mastery of the learning that they are acquiring, thus developing abilities and competential skills.

Each subject is assessed with a numerical score (0-10) based on the valuations extracted from the different application contexts through of scoring rubrics.

The educational community knows, through the Annual Center Plan and the WEB, the different contexts that are contemplated in the final assessment of each subject.

At this state we support those students who have got some temporary difficulties in the acquirement of particular contents.

Every week, through the class assessment we watch those students who have got some difficulties and they are proposed to get educational support.

Occasionally and until the student gets all the contents, this one works that knowledge on which he has got difficulties with a particular teacher. This reinforcement is carried out through the available staff turnover in different periods.

In our timetable there are two tutoring sessions and class meetings. In these tutoring sessions we work values from a class discussion after watching a video, a reading, listening to songs, etc.

Worksheets included in a workbook made by teachers who belong to the School Values Project are also used. We take this opportunity to work the “Special Dates” that appear in our school year planning through amusing awareness activities.   

Class meetings are lessons in which the student is the main character where we deal with very different topics like:

  • Creating and revising the school rules.
  • Communication rules.
  • Speaking time.
  • Weekly planning.
  • Conflict management and resolution.
  • Suggestions.
  • Voting for proposals
  • Congratulations.
  • Etc.

The tutoring session takes place on Mondays at nine o’clock once a week; Apart from these resources which are worked during the week, we deal with any daily problems  by means of the tutor if necessary.

At the beginning of the school year one or two students are chosen to care for cleanness and tidiness of the class, as well as the plants around us. Each term new members are voted in the class meeting so that all of the students can participate of these responsibilities.

Cleanness and tidiness habits are worked and once a week each student will clean his or her desk and school material. In each classroom as well as in the playground there are recycling bins. From the first day the students are aware of the need to classify the rubbish into the three bins (yellow, green and blue).

In order to keep a clean environment and a healthy atmosphere in the classroom a properly organization of the different places and “special corners” will take a great importance. All students know where the different school materials are.

Before going out to the playground the students of this cycle will spend ten minutes to collect the classroom and have breakfast, with the aim of eating in a healthy way sitting down and relax.

With this process our students will enjoy plenty of time playing with their friends and classmates without worrying about having breakfast. The students go out in lines to the playground.

Food and diets: We promote some healthy habits such as sandwiches, juice, milkshake, no sweets or fizzy drinks.

The teachers of this stage are those who take care so that no incidents can take place. Moreover it is the teachers who interact with their students offering activities and games among them; they also incorporate those students with most difficulties so that they are together with their classmates.

The school trips are sequenced according to the projects which are carried out in class. Each trip is connected to topics that are taught through the different units. In full day trips students must bring their own breakfast as a general rule. Those students who have signed up the school lunch will have it at lunchtime.

Before each trip a circular letter is sent so that families can authorise their children and can write any useful comments. The trip cost will appear on this letter and will be collected by each tutor during the school timetable. It is really important for a good organization that both payment and delivery periods are respected.

The last trip is the school camp and there is a previous meeting where all the information is explained and we can answer any questions about it.

At the beginning of the school year during the class meeting the following school representatives are chosen in a democratic way by means of votes.

  • Student representative.
  • The school representative substitute.

These representatives are chosen for the whole school year. For this reason throughout the cycle two voting sessions take place (1st Primary year and 2nd Primary year).

We also have parents’ representatives that are chosen at the beginning of the year and they help with the communication task, activities planning and proposals by all of the other families.

Teachers of this Cycle

Introduction
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Inmaculada Díaz Díaz (Coordinator)

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Pablo López Muñoz

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Roxana Fernández Oyola

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Noelia Bellido Salvatier

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Salvador González Vázquez

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Rafael Clavero Sánchez

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Sebastián Vílchez Milla

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Victoria Sanz Rivas

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Carmen López Rico

School Trips

Course 2019/20
  Course Date
Ciencia Divertida 1º y 2º 24/10/2019
Centro de Málaga 1º y 2º 18/12/2019
Parque de la Vega 1º y 2º 20/02/2020
Cuevas de Nerja 1º y 2º 17/03/2020
Playa 1º y 2º 05/06/2020
Granja Escuela "Parapanda" 1º y 2º 16/06/2020

Textbooks Course 2019/2020

1st Primary year
Subjects Books Title Publishing House
Lengua Lengua 1. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469848890 Anaya
Matemáticas Matemáticas 1. Pieza a pieza- ISBN 9788469848920 Anaya
Música Música 1. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 97884698849446 Anaya
Naturales Ciencias de la Naturaleza 1. In focus - ISBN 9788469862933 Anaya
Plástica Plástica 1. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469849422 Anaya
Religión Católica Religión Católica 1. Amistad - ISBN 9788469849460 Anaya
Sociales Ciencias Sociales 1. In focus - ISBN 9788469862964 Anaya
Inglés Big Bright Ideas 1 CB - ISBN 9780194109338 Oxford
2nd Primary year
Subjects Books Title Publishing House
Lengua Lengua 2. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469848913 Anaya
Matemáticas Matemáticas 2. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469849040 Anaya
Música Música 2. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469849453 Anaya
Naturales Ciencias de la Naturaleza 2. In focus - ISBN 9788469862957 Anaya
Plástica Plástica 2. Pieza a pieza - ISBN 9788469849439 Anaya
Religión Católica Religión Católica 2. Amistad - ISBN 9788469849477 Anaya
Sociales Ciencias Sociales 2. In focus - ISBN 9788469862988 Anaya
Inglés Big Bright Ideas 2 CB - ISBN 9780194109499 Oxford

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Educational Model

Platero Green School (Málaga) is a private school funded by the Ministry of Education in the regional government of Andalucía (Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Andalucía), that backs  a quality education underpinned by values training, knowledge education, innovation and new technologies.

Our educational model shows our intention to train people able to develop their social and occupational aspirations with a solid basis and a deep human sense.

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