Our primary school

Meeting diversity with diversity

The primary school comprises grades 1 to 4 of the DBSAA. In addition to German-speaking pupils, pupils with an Ethiopian cultural background who have a connection to Germany are also taught. As a rule, these children have already attended our kindergarten where they have acquired the basic knowledge and skills to participate with joy and learning success in the consistently German-language lessons. Lessons are held in small classes with a maximum of 15 children, which provides an ideal framework for social interaction.

Our aim is to meet diversity with diversity. This includes not least the competence-oriented and school-specific extended curriculum of the state of Thuringia.

Instruction covers all subjects of a German primary school. The subject English is taught from the first grade. In addition, there are numerous learning groups from the fields of sports, music, natural sciences and culture. Common educational principles and the intensive exchange between teachers and parents form an important cornerstone of our work.

Contact person


Stefanie Grubmüller
Head of primary school
s.grubmueller@dbsaa.de

Pedagogical guidelines

The aim of our primary school is to be a living space, a place of experience and encounters beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. The following pedagogical guidelines bring us closer to this goal:

1

Co-determination

Co-determination of the pupils with regard to the content of lessons and the organisation of the school day. Children have their own needs to experience their environment and living environment and to develop these. 


2

Independent learning

Independent learning, wherever possible, also in cross-curricular or cross-year situations that are authentic for the students and challenge social and cooperative learning.
 Focus on independent learning, also in subject or year overlapping situations, as well as social and cooperative learning.

3

Variety of methods

A variety of methods, as well as pupil and action-oriented forms of learning, which support the children in their thirst for knowledge and teach them to take responsibility for their tasks.


4

Personality development

To develop and enhance the students’ communication skills through constant vocabulary work and practice of presentation techniques. We would like to educate the students to become independently thinking and acting people. This means that we communicate with them and involve them in their development process. The basis of every consultation is the respectful interaction between students, teachers and parents.


Our Classes

Grade 1

Class teacher: Anja Mesmer

Grade 2a

Class teacher: Stefanie Grubmüller

Grade 2b

Class teacher: Ronald Klempt

Grade 3a

Class teacher: Lisa Nutz

Grade 3b

Class teacher: Nadja Schranz

Grade 4a

Class teacher: Cornelia Bezabih

Grade 4b

Class teacher: Claudia Biedermann

Primary school method curriculum

We would like to educate the students to become independently thinking and acting people. This means that we communicate with them and involve them in their own development process. The basis of every consultation is the respectful interaction between students, teachers and parents.

There is a curriculum for each subject, which is the basis for the subject lessons in each grade. The DBSAA has developed a “Learning Plan for Methods”, which contains concrete methods – which are practiced on two method days – and social methods / learning methods for each grade level.

The students of the DBSAA go through a method curriculum (see below), in which they learn skills that are not included in the curriculum of the individual subjects, but which make learning easier and enrich the teaching process.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

In addition to the general learning content, we offer an additional language development programme. Trained teachers of German as a foreign language and additional support hours enable all students to participate in German lessons.

METHODOLOGICAL COMPETENCE

We teach according to the contents of the lessons, in different subjects and projects, also across the years. In this way, the students become acquainted with a variety of teaching and learning methods. A special highlight is our joint month-end meeting, where the children present their results to the primary school plenary.

SOCIAL COMPETENCES

Our multicultural student body strengthens social and intercultural competence in daily interaction. In the area of social education, social competence training is carried out in all primary school classes. Within the framework of afternoon care, the children can experience school as a place to learn and live.

School enrolment

Two days after the general start of the school year, the time has finally come: our new first-graders are picked up from the kindergarten together with their parents by the headmistress of the primary school and their class teacher. The “big ones” are already eagerly waiting in the school. With lovingly rehearsed songs and a play they welcome their new classmates. With warm-hearted words, the children and their parents are welcomed into the school community

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