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ACTIVITIES & CURRICULUM

The Lighthouse Special Education runs for the whole academic year, from August to July (the school follows the holiday calendar of the Dutch International schools).

The students will attend school Monday to Friday from 8.45 until 15.00 (younger children exit school at 14.30), with the exception of Wednesdays when school closes at 12.15.

Students from 5 to 13 years attend the 2 Lighthouse classes at Amalia van Solmsstraat.

The Early Intervention Programme serves children from 3 to 5 years and they are integrated into the mainstream pre-school group Three Little Ships go the website, also located at Amalia van Solmsstraat.

 


CHILDREN 3 TO 5 YEARS

Play
Play is important for young children to learn skills that are crucial for daily life. Through different sorts of play, such as constructional play, fantasy play and play guided by the teacher, social-emotional development will be enhanced .

Arts and Crafts
Every day arts and crafts activities, like singing, puppet plays, handicrafts and drawing, take place and are built into the topic curriculum.

Language Activities
Many activities are organised to enhance speaking and listening, for instance through Circle Time or reading to the children by the teacher.
Specific attention is paid to the development of language throughout the day.

Working on Learning Conditions
Through a variety of developmental materials, the children follow a well-prepared programme adapted to their level and are stimulated to increase skills, language, attention and focus. Much attention is paid to social-emotional development.



PUPILS 5 TO 13 YEARS

Basic skills
Reading, spelling, language and math are emphasised. The basis of the programme is the British National Curriculumgo to the website and the International Primary Curriculum (UK)go to the website, cross referenced with the stated learning outcomes for the Dutch Primary Education Curriculum. The programme is specified for each child individually. We also address work attitude (independent work), motivation, social-emotional development and other activities in a structured way. In addition to the regular learning material for key subjects, the school has supplementary materials at its disposal.

Playtime
Opportunities for play are built into the daily routine. Outside Playtime is organised togheter with students from the HSV International Department nearby. Emphasis is placed on socio-emotional and physical development.

Extracurricular activities
In addition, there is time and opportunity for pleasure and relax. Therefore extra-curricular activities are organised during school time, such as:
- parties for Sinterklaas, Christmas
- cultural activities ( museum visits)
- field trips
- life skills (shopping, traffic)


PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND IPADs

The daily learnig activities at school also include the use of personal computers and iPads (donations by Aramco Overseas and the American Embassy in The Hague), with educational programs and applications carefully selected by the teaching staff.

A list of iPad Apps currently in use in the different groups:

Mathematics:
• general Math Drills
Motion Math: Hungry Fish
   
• numbers Number Fun
Connect The Dots
   
• shape Shapes
• early concepts Candy Count
• multiplication/division Zwijssen Tafeltrainer
• fractions Motion Math HD
• time Tell Time
Little Matchups
 
Literacy:
• phonics ABC Magic
Touch And Learn
ABC Easy Writer
ABC Tracer
See.Touch.Learn
ABC Phonics
   
• CVC words Little Speller
• sentence builder Sentence Builder
   
• sight words Flash Cards
• vocabulary Emotions
Bluster!
   
• reading/stories

Story Creator

Super Duper Story Maker

Wrire 2

Bitsboard

Little Story Maker

Story Creator Pro

   
Rewards:  
• music Touch Band
  Nursery Rhymes Volume 1
  Nursery Rhymes Volume 2
  Nursery Rhymes !!
   
• play with screen Find Me
   
• games Sugar Rush
  Subway Surfers
  Jetpack Joyride
   
Miscellaneaous:  
• drawing/art Interactive Whiteboard
   
• puzzles Rush Hour
  Chocolate Fix
  Little Puzzles
   
IPC:  
• general Khan Academy
   
• plants Life Cycles For Kids
   
• dinosaurs Feeding T-Rex
  Dinosaurs Unleashed
  Discovering Dinosaurs
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Lighthouse Special Education - address: Amalia van Solmsstraat 155, 2595 TA Den Haag - tel.: +31(0)703355698 - email: infolse@hsvdenhaag.nl
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