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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
P1 Applications Applications for P1 open on Tuesday 7th January @ 12pm and can be made via the EA website. If you want to find our more about our school please come along to our Open Afternoon on Friday 17th January @ 1.30pm
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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.

Why not try out some of these fun learning games.

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Time Games -

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6th Dec 2019
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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...
16th Sep 2019
School photos will be taken by Nicola Ross Photography on Tuesday 17th (tomorrow)...

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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