Rei en Jaume School was founded in 1979. It is a public school and is just situated a few kilometers from Valencia in Xirivella. At the beginning the school was divided in many places around the city. But since 1995 we are at the present place. We offer a bilingual Spanish and Valencian education since 1995 and we started to teach English as a second language since 1983. Students begin their education when they are 3 until 12 years old. The School comprises Infant and Primary education. In each and every stage different teaching methodologies are used to help students achieve their goals. We now have around 400 students.
Our school pretends to provide our students a broad and balanced curriculum in a safe and positive learning that encourages students to seek challenges. Our main educational principles are:
We are part of a plural and democratic society.
The whole school community, including families, must be involved in the educational program working together to make the school a better place
The underlying values of our school are: respect, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation
Every member of the school community needs a safe supportive environment and be motivated to preserve our world.
Learning should be progressive and constantly evolving so that students can meet the demands of a changing world.
It is important to help our students develop their physical skills and appropriate attitudes leading to a lasting healthy lifestyle.
It is important for us to protect our own language, valencian, as a distinctive of our history and personality. The best way to do that is using it.
We understand celebrations as an opportunity to learn happily about lots of things.
HOLIDAYS IN MY SCHOOL In my primary school there are lots of holidays:
we start on the tenth of September: At Christmas we have from the twenty-second of December to the tenth of January. In Fallas from fifteenth of March to the twentieth . At Easter we usually have 12 days of holidays. In summer from the twenty-third of June to the tenth of September By Elena
THE TERMS IN MYSCHOOL! First term: We start on the 10th of September. It takes from September, October, November to December. It is the first term . And finishes the 22nd of December. Second term: from the 7th of January . It takes January, February and March. It is the second term. It Finishes between Fallas and holy-week . Third term: it takes April, May and June. it is third term. And finishes the 23rd of June and after summer holidays. By Verónica
By Aitana EXCURSIONS TO NATURE In our school have excursions to nature: We go to the Albufera, a lake, to bird watching, and study the fauna and flora of a coastal area. The Albufera is a protected natural park, Also we have to climb a mountain, the Rock of Ifach, in 4th of primary to study the mountains area. In 6th of primary, we canoeing in a river. This is l ‘ Albufera. This is the Rock of Ifach
In this picture we went by boat The albufera By the 5th A pupils
The Albufera The Albufera is very important in Valencia. It is full of birds. The most common one is heron or the teal It is quiet, very beautiful and relaxing. I love the Albufera the Albufera is a place where people will have a great time
It is a saltwater lake, separated from the sea by a sand seabed but in communication with the sea by one or more points. Its formation is usually due to the silting of a former bay by the contributions of marine and river sediments. Where tides are not very pronounced and the sand is deposited on a long tongue near the coast. There are long, narrow lagoons, separated from the sea by a narrow tongue of sand or soil parallel to the shore. In them, and due to slow water flow and exchange with the sea, temperatures are much warmer. As ecosystem are places full of life with abundant aquatic vegetation and fish fauna that comes to lay eggs and using them for many migratory birds stop in their seasonal journeys.
In 1902, the Valencian writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez wrote the novel Reeds and mud, which is a novel, set in the lagoon during the early twentieth century.
Its climate is Mediterranean, mild and humid. Its average temperature is 17.8 ° C. The average values range from 11.5 to 25.5 in January and August.
Rice cultivation in the Albufera, the rice is an irrigated crop most characteristic and most traditional of the Albufera Natural Park. It is, in fact, the most important for agriculture in the area.
What we learnt through our visit The Albufera of Valencia, it is a Nature reserve. In, there is a Lake, with many types of fish, as the eel or the Valencia tooth carp. Also there are Dunes, Forests with trees as the Pine and plants as the Thyme or the Rosemary. Many Birds exist also, as the red-crested pochard, the heron or the seagull. The Agriculture of the Albufera de Valencia, the fundamental thing is the culture of Rice, from before the King Jaume I. The lake of Valencia is a very important marsh. It occupies a surface of 21000 hectares. It is compound of three atmospheres: the lake, the marsh that has been transformed into rice fields; and the Meadow. It lies within the municipal areas of Valencia, Alfafar, Sedaví, Massanassa, Catarroja, Albal, Beniparrell, Silla, Sollana, Sueca, Cullera, Albalat de la Ribera and Algemesí. Since 1990, the Albufera Nature Reserve has been included in the list of wetlands of international importance for birds established in virtue of the Ramsar Convention of 2 February 1971, and since 1991 it has been included in the Special Protection Areas (Zepa in Spanish).
Some comments I had a great time with my friends, teachers etc. There we went by boat also we went to a traditional house of the large salted-water lake and we ate in the meadows area, it looked like a forest. Hello . In the photos : we are enjoying our visit, although it was a bit cool. The lake is very beautiful and I loved it, I also saw herons, it was great. I like it quite greatly but specially two things when we saw the fields of rice & when we went to the beach and saw a big fish just caught by a fisherman
The fruit day We’re the 6th A class helpingthe children of second on the fruit day. INGREDIENTS:
Finally, we ate the fruit kebab in the playground
Our school teachers, when the classes start they vote the subject of carnival and fallas. In fallas each class, makes one sculpture related to the voted subject . Afterward all together is an impressive falla. Each class, votes the best sculpture and this sculpture isn’t burnt. And finally we burn the falla and the party is over. The fallas last subject was our town Xirivella! Fallas The best sculpture: the clown By Lydia, Esther and Amardeep
Carnival Our ancestors: the Muslim and the Christians. The Romans. Our “huertanos” farmers. Clowns’ trade fair.
The peace dayand the tree day The peace day is a very special day. The school Together with the peace in the world In the playground By Silvia
Think of love ,peace and harmony don’t wars quarrels or having arguments The children wear a white shirt The symbol is the dove of peace We have got a drawing of the peace dove and we wear it as a neck lace The children go to the middle of the playground and say some messages planned in the class room. We do things together such filling a gigantic mandale in the playground with dyed salt or a theatre play about the peace and the forests based on an Amerindian legend ... The peace day is the 30th of January t the tree day is the 29th of January. We celebrate them together, This day we sing a song of peace ,learnt in the music class, altogether in the playground. It’s amazing. We thanks plants and trees for giving us oxygen, we plant trees or we take some dry branches and decorate them with peace or nature motifs A pine for the entrance. Kermes oaks and pines Typical Valencia trees
This year we celebrated the century of Miguel Hernández the poet . We showed their life in pictures, we read and sang some poems and our teachers made a performance of his thoughts before writing some poems. The writers day
As we were studying the climate in geography we decided to have a look at the weather in our e-twinning friends' towns.
Subjects in our school Maths (matemáticas, matemàtiques ) Science , geography and history (conocimiento del medio,coneixement del medi). PE (educación física,educació física). Spanish (castellano,espanyol). Valencia (valenciano, valencià). English (inglés,anglès). Music (música, música). Arts and crafts (plástica, plàstica). Religion/other studies (religión/alternativa, religió/alternativa). ICT (informática, informàtica).