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Primary 6

Welcome to Primary 6!

Our teachers are Mrs Turtle and Mr Gibson.

This year we are learning lots of exciting new things.

Term 1

In Term 1, we are learning all about how people lived in the Stone Age. We’re also looking at different types of materials and the geography of Northern Ireland.

Term 2

In Term 2, we will be learning about Ancient Egypt. We will even have a day set aside where we will be dressing up as Ancient Egyptians. On top of that we will be looking at deserts, recycling, electricity and sound.

Term 3

In the final term, we will be learning all about mini-beasts and all sorts of creepy crawlies! We’ll also be looking at flowers and all their different parts.

Throughout all three terms we’ll all be getting much more knowledgeable in our literacy and numeracy and will be writing exciting stories of adventure, composing emotional poems and solving some challenging real world mathematical problems!

You might think that the work in KS2 will be really hard but, although it will challenge you, you’ll be given all the support you need to reach your full potential and be the best that you can be!

Remember to stay safe online. Visit the Think You Know internet safety website.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Why not try out some of these fun learning games.

Interactive Maths Games - www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths

Help with Times Tables - www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

Time Games - www.maths-games.org/time-games.html

Shape Games - http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/shape.htm#Shapes

 

News

8th Feb 2019
A new dinner menu (even though there are no changes) has been sent home. Click below...
 
 
 
27th Nov 2018
On Tuesday 27th November 144 pupils in P4 to P7 travelled to the MAC in Belfast to...
 
 
 
26th Nov 2018
This week we have several opportunities for parents to come and visit Castle Gardens...
 
 
 
25th Oct 2018
On Friday 19th October, pupils from Castle Gardens participated in a Ditch the Dark...
 
 
 
 

AQE in P6 and P7

P6 is a very important year for pupils wishing to transfer to secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

Many of our pupils sit the AQE entrance tests which are required if they wish to transfer to a grammar school at the end of P7. We try to ensure the best learning experiences and continuity for our pupils by restructuring P6 and P7 classes at the start of each calendar year. 

Parents are consulted in November and December to determine their preference for transfer and classes are reorganised accordingly. AQE pupils and non-AQE pupils will access the same literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Additional time for assessment for AQE pupils will be built into the weekly timetable to ensure when the assessment come around they are confident, well prepared and ready to do their best. 

To find out more about our arrangements for transfer from primary to secondary education please feel free to get in touch. 

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