PRIMARY EDUCATION

KINDERGARTEN

Our students in kindergarten have a 30-minute lesson once a week.
The students work with the kindergarten method; Sil op School. The lessons are offered playfully and thematically.
Du
ring  lessons we will work on:

  • vocabulary

  • literacy and reading readiness

  • language view and awareness

  • speaking and listening


The Sil op School method is inspired by the approach of the Nieuwsbegrip method (reading comprehension) and offers 8 themes per year that relate to topical subjects (kindergarten).

Example themes:

  • Live the king (following King's Day)

  • Hup Holland Hup (following World Cup football)

  • Sil and the toy store (following Sinterklaas and Christmas).


Important pillars of the didactics of Sil at School:

  • Significant learning: in relatable situations

  • Social learning: interaction with the teacher

  • Strategic learning: the teacher shows, explains and guides.

GROUP 3 (FIRST GRADE)

We choose to offer first grade in two school years, because first grade is a very extensive year. Our students start first grade (average at the age of 5) a year earlier than the children in the Netherlands. This way, our students have the time to build a good foundation in first grade without losing track with their peers in the Netherlands.


Academic year 3.1
During the first year of first grade, we offer all the letters in a playful way. The students work with the Veilig Leren Lezen method (unit one through six) and they will also work with components of our kindergarten program.
During this year, students will have 30-minute lessons from August until Christmas, once a week.  From January until June, students will have 45-minute lessons once a week. 


Academic year 3.2
During the second school year, the students will start in the new learning method for initial reading; Lijn 3. The students work with the materials of unit 7 through 12.
During this year, students will have 45-minute lessons from August until Christmas, once a week.  From January until June, students will have 60-minute lessons once a week.
 

Group 3 (first grade) in one school year.
Children 6 years and older can follow first grade in one school year. When a student completes first grade in one school year, we expect high parent involvement and guidance.
Students who complete first grade in one year receive one lesson of 60 minutes per week throughout the school year.

GROUP 4 THROUGH 8

The students in group 4 through 8 (2nd through 8th grade) will have a one-hour lesson per week. World Wide Juf offers these five disciplines of the Dutch language:

  • Language (Grammar)

  • Spelling;

  • Vocabulary;

  • Reading Comprehension;

  • Technical Reading
     

For language, spelling and vocabulary we work with the latest version of Taal Actief (Taal Actief 4). Quality and results are the keywords of Taal Actief. Taal Actief is a result-oriented method with a clear instruction model in which vocabulary, language exploration, speaking, listening and spelling are discussed.
 

For reading comprehension, we use the Nieuwsbegrip XL method.  Nieuwsbegrip is an approach in which students read texts about a current topic. There is a text for each student at his or her level.  The texts are linked to reading and vocabulary exercises, with the aim of allowing students to read strategically. Current affairs motivate students to read the text. NOS jeugdjournaal makes a connecting video for each theme.
 

During the lesson, educational videos are used that match the content of the lesson or a current event. World Wide Juf uses videos from Schooltv Beeldbank. 

TESTING

To test our students from group 3 (first grade) and up, we use method-provided and method-independent tests. We do this to measure what the students have learned and to set new goals. 

Test results are provided to parents in our semiannual report and on departure as part of the educational report (OKR). 

 

GROUP 3 (FIRST GRADE)
 

Method provided test:

Unit 1 through 6 Veilig Leren lezen

Theme 7 through 12 Lijn 3

National standardized tests:

AVI reading test

CITO spelling


 

GROUP 4 (2nd GRADE)

Method provided test:
Taal Actief: language (grammar), spelling and vocabulary.
Nieuwsbegrip: reading comprehension
National standardized tests:

AVI reading test

CITO spelling

 

 

GROUP 5 (3rd GRADE)

Method provided test:
Taal Actief: language (grammar), spelling and vocabulary
Nieuwsbegrip: reading comprehension

National standardized tests:

AVI reading test

CITO spelling
CITO reading comprehension

GROUP 6 (4th GRADE)
 

Method provided test:
Taal Actief: language (grammar), spelling and vocabulary
Nieuwsbegrip: reading comprehension

National standardized tests:

AVI reading test

CITO spelling
DIA TEXT reading comprehension


 

GROUP 7 (5th GRADE)
 

Method provided test:
TTaal Actief: language (grammar), spelling, spelling verbs and vocabulary
Nieuwsbegrip: reading comprehension

National standardized tests:

AVI reading test

CITO spelling
DIA TEXT reading comprehension

GROUP 8 (6th GRADE)

Method provided test:

Taal Actief: language (grammar), spelling, spelling verbs and vocabulary
Nieuwsbegrip: reading comprehension

National standardized tests:
Final test Route 8

DUTCH CULTURAL LESSONS

The NOB Foundation has developed the NTC lesson series NederLAND IN ZICHT. In the lesson series, vocabulary is integrated with culture lessons. It is a continuous learning path from kindergarten through secondary school.

In selection of the subjects for NederLAND IN ZICHT, they tried to consider the best possible coverage of the core objective of primary education: “orientation on yourself and the world”.  The choice was made for those subjects that are not generally treated or treated in a different way at the student’s day schools.  During the lessons of NederLAND IN ZICHT, the emphasis is placed on the Netherlands. 

NOB Foundation has also developed the culture game CultQuest. CultQuest is an online game for NTC students aged 11 to 14 years. Various interactive games can be played via www.cultquest.nl. While playing the games, students can score points. With these points they can unlock or customize their own avatar.
 

The intangible cultural heritage of the Netherlands and Flanders is central to CultQuest. This means that Dutch traditions and Flemish customs are discussed. Different topics are discussed and connected to a theme. The game formats are based on reproducing knowledge, research, comparing and positioning itself in relation to aspects of the intangible cultural heritage. The children explore, discover and learn more about Dutch and Flemish traditions and customs.

MATH LESSONS

It is also possible for students of World Wide Juf to take (extra) math lessons, in addition to their Dutch classes. Experience has shown that many students who have received math at their day school, have difficulties with math within the Dutch education system. This can have several causes; math was taught in a different language, the level of the classes did not match, or the questioning was different. It is from the parents’ request that we started math lessons. 

Each student works at his own pace. There is a lot of practice material for children that have difficulties in math, and for the stronger student, we have many challenging materials and assignments that will go more in-depth. 

All students receive customized private lessons, just as in our Dutch classes, so students can benefit from our mathematical education. 

Method: Getal&Ruimte Junior

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