Welcome to primary school 't Slingertouw
Primary school 't Slingertouw consists of two locations in the Meerhoven district; one in Grasland and one in Waterrijk. The educational methods and philosophies used are the same in both locations. In our school, a so-called ‘continuous schedule’ is implemented where the children eat their lunches in the classroom together with their teacher and then are free to play outside for half an hour under our staff’s supervision (weather permitting, of course). At both locations, the primary school is a part of the SPIL center, which groups educational institutions (preschool, primary education) with a children’s daycare, Korein. This allows us to share spaces like the cafeteria with the after-school daycare and provides parents with the convenience of a daycare in their neighborhood.
Education in group 1 & 2
When your son or daughter transitions to our primary school directly from the daycare is, their developmental dossier is shared, which ensures a consistent educational method. Together, we work with an emphasis on your child’s individual development, using our ‘Starting blocks / Basic Development’ method. As such, the transition into primary school is eased for your child. In groups 1-2, we work with the method of Basic Development. Children and teachers work thematically towards the learning objectives which are decided for our students. Various themes, such as professions, tales and seasons, shape all educational activities for a set time: mathematics, language, physical education etc. All children’s social-emotional and motorical development is monitored through the registration program KIJK!
Our learning model
From group 3 onwards, children work methodically on the core objectives. For all subjects there is a given method. This method is our guide to ensure that at the end of group 8 ,your son or daughter has covered all basic goals. We provide differentiated teaching; the level and experience of your son or daughter is always taken into account, whether they might need additional exercises or an extra challenge. All groups receive English lessons (Groups 1 through 8).
The weekly assignment
Self-reliance, planning ahead, collaboration and reflection are qualities we find important. We work on these skills through a weekly assignment, always consistent with a child’s experience. The weekly assignment will be conveyed through a planning board or diary. While completing this assignment, children work on important skills such as time-management (e.g. by choosing between mandatory and elective tasks), and learn to reflect on results and processes.
ICT in school
ICT is a tool we use to enrich our educational process. How can we use ICT to make our education more in line with the needs of the student? How can we use ICT to learn about current events? How can IT ensure that the curriculum is still being followed? How do we deal with social media? All these questions we try to answer through the use of ICT. We stay up-to-date by watching trends and innovations and reflecting about how these can enrich our teaching, while not hesitating to apply new ideas.
Creativity and sportsmanship at school
There is much more to school than just scholarly learning. We ensure that the youngest children, of groups 1 and 2, get lots of exercise by regularly doing physical exercises and often giving them the opportunity to play, be it inside in the gym or outside in the school yard. Groups 3 through 8 receive regular physical education classes in the big gym in the Hangar, and every school year a Sports’ day is organized. Arts and crafts are also included on the schedule, when the children make beautiful things, both individually and collectively. There are also so-called ‘creative afternoons’ planned a few times in the year when we do more unusual creative activities, such as a cooking class. (World) Citizenship & social skills Our students don’t live only in Meerhoven, but in a bigger world! Through themes, the internet and experiences, all kinds of activities are devoted to life in society.
Mr. Ger and Mrs. Marie-José often offer extra activities for our pupils that take place after hours. They might take the kids to a handball tournament, or organize a monthly disco for the children of the groups 6 through 8 – but also provide the children with opportunities to showcase their musical talents in a lip synch show or even a musical!
A large school that likes to stay personal! In different ways, we will keep you informed of the latest news, developments and activities in and around the school. We have a school website and a Facebook page for both two locations, where you can see and read what is happening daily in our school. All this is collected in one app that you can download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Would you like to get personally acquainted with our school? You are welcome to the information evening or we can make an appointment for a school tour.
We would love to show you our school, so that you can taste the atmosphere for yourself!
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 040-2340699