Woutertje van Leyden (Primary school Woutertje van Leyden)
Category: Public primary school for children (4-9 years)
- Time: 10:00-11:00
- Distance from city center: 15 minute walk
A new school, no children older than 9 are in the class rooms yet (age group 4-9).
Every child is different and learns different. Either on another level or in another way. By offering the subject matter in various ways, children discover in what way they learn best. Woutertje van Leyden chose to place children in units, groups that comprises of children with overlapping ages.
This year, two groups of children aged 4-5 and 6-9 exists. Within their specific age group children also have a mentor. They start and end the day with their mentor, who also keeps close watch on individual developments with the children. Together they make plans to achieve learning goals. This way, children learn to be co-responsible for their own development.
Woutertje van Leyden strongly believes in the child’s ability to develop its own talents and to learn how to use them. By this way of talent stimulating the child prepares itself for the world and its own future. But not only by themselves, also by peer learning from class mates and teachers.