O 1st cycle of basic education aims develop the oral language and progressively begin to master the Reading and writing, learn the basics of arithmetic and calculation, of the physical and social environment and of plastic, dramatic, musical and motor expressions. It lasts for four years – from 1st to 4th year – and is intended to children who complete the six years old until September 15 of the calendar year in which the school year begins. If the child turns six years old between September 16 and December 31 of that year, there is the possibility of entering the 1st cycle. But what kind of material should your child take to the 1st cycle? And what disciplines and schedules will you have? How will food and periods work? Let’s see the answer to these questions in this article.
School supplies needed for the first cycle
School supplies for the 1st cycle of Basic Education depends on each year, and also on each school and respective teachers. But, according to a survey by several schools, from Mãe-Me-Quer, to the 1st year, in general, the following materials are needed for the different subjects: Case; Schoolbag; Thick spine file cover with 2 rings; A4 lined block of thick sheets; 2 A4 lined notebooks; 1 checkered A4 notebook; 2 A5 lined notebooks; 1 A5 booklet; A4 horse pad paper; Block glossing paper; A4 rubber band cover; 10 thick micas; Ream of photocopying paper; 3 #2 charcoal pencils; sharpens; 2 white erasers; Round tip scissors; 2 tubes of large lipstick glue; 20 cm ruler; Box of felt-tip pens; Box of colored pencils; crayon box; Plasticine; A4 block of colored cardboard; A3 block of colored cardboard; Blue ballpoint pen; School manuals. then for the 2nd year, does not differ much, because the child may still have it from the previous year. They are as follows: Case; Schoolbag; Thick spine file cover with 2 rings; 20 white, transparent and thick A4 plastic covers (mica); 3 A4 lined notebooks; 2 A4 checkered notebooks; 2 colored cards; 2 #2 charcoal pencils; white rubber; 2 tubes of lipstick glue: Box of 12 colored pencils; Box of 12 felt-tip pens; Basic dictionary with new spelling agreement; School manuals. For the 3rd year The materials above, from the 2nd year, are maintained, with the addition of: 20cm transparent ruler; Round tip scissors; Liquid glue tube; Basic calculation calculator machine; Compass. In addition to all these materials, for the 4th year you will still need: Protractor; square; 4 ballpoint pens (blue, red, green and black) Block of thick colored A3 cardstock.
Subjects in the first cycle
Us 1st and 2nd years of the 1st cycle of Basic Education, students can count on the following curricular subjects: Portuguese Mathematics Study of the Environment Artistic Expressions and Motor Physics 3rd and 4th yearsstudents can count on the same subjects as above, but still with the curricular subject of English. In terms of non-curricular activities (AEC) that the school may have, the complementary offer depends on each school, but the discipline of Moral and Religious Education is always included.THE weekly workloadboth of the curricular subjects as well as of the AEC, depends on the organization from each school/group. However, according to the Directorate-General for Education, they have to work a minimum of hours per week.
Weekly class hours
Weekly workload (minimum) Artistic and Physical-Motor Expressions
Non-curricular activitiesWeekly workload (minimum) Curriculum Enrichment Activity (AEC)Moral and Religious EducationAlso Read: Back to School: How to prepare the portfolio and the children?
How does food work?
Currently, food in schools is quite varied. That is, in addition to meals for normal diets, there are also vegetarian meals and meals based on mediterranean food pattern. The aim is to provide food nutritionally balanced in the various schools of education, from pre-school to secondary education. In addition to school meals, school buffets also offer a complementary service to the cafeteria. Ie, interim meals and buy food at vending machines. It is an offer that also has to obey the principles of a balanced diet and health promoter. According to the Guidelines for School Buffets, the benchmark indicates a set of foods to be promoted, a set of foods to limit and a set of foods to be made available in schools. – Single servings of liquid fruit – Natural fruit juices – “100%” juices, without added sugars and/or sweeteners – Beverages containing at least 70% fruit and/or vegetable juice without added sugars and/or sweeteners – Whole grain cereals- Milk and/or fruit ice creamFoods not available- Marmalade, jam and jams with a sugar content higher than 50%- Snacks (fries, corn chips, popcorn…)- Burgers, hot dogs and pizza- Chocolates in packages of more than 50g- Biscuits and cookies with coating and/or stuffing – Candies, caramels, chewing gum, gum and lollipops
What is the school calendar for the first cycle?
In the first cycle, the school calendar is organized by three periods. that will be governed by following deadlines: 1st period: September 13 and 16, 2022 until December 16, 2022 2nd period: January 3, 2023 to March 31, 2023 3rd period: April 17, 2023 until June 30, 2023 And interruptions are governed by the following schedule:1st interruption: December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023 2nd interruption: February 20, 2023 to February 22, 2023 3rd interruption: April 3, 2023 until April 14, 2023 And in special education establishments: 1st period: September 5 and 9, 2022 until December 29, 2022 2nd period: January 3, 2023 to June 30, 2023 With outages occurring on the following dates: 1st interruption: December 19, 2022 to December 23, 2022 2nd interruption: February 20, 2023 to February 22, 2023 3rd interruption: April 6, 2023 until April 14, 2023 Also read: Back to school: Tips to save on school suppliesThese are the main information you should keep in mind if you have children attending the first cycle of education.