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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
School Office Closed The school office is now closed until early August. Works will be ongoing on the school site through July to ensure we are ready to return w/c 24th August.  | Plans for Reopening School Click here to read our plans for reopening school in August.  These will most likely change as and when new guidance is received from the Department of Education. We won't be reviewing or applying any updates until August. 
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Primary 6

Welcome to Primary 6!

Our teachers are Mr Gibson and Mrs Alcorn.

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

17th Jun 2020
We are launching a school singing and recording project for you to get involved in...
 
 
 
6th Dec 2019
Next Friday the children in P3 to P7 will be taking part in their Christmas Assembly,...
 
 
 
3rd Oct 2019
Paired reading has now started in P4 and P6.  This programme enables a P6 child...
 
 
 
30th Sep 2019
Over the past week children in Primary 5 and 6 visited the Life Exhibition at Scrabo...
 
 
 
 

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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