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St Brigids PS, Downpatrick


Welcome to Primary 6

Welcome to Primary 6! It is an exciting and fun year, with lots of opportunities to experience, learn and develop a range of skills and concepts across the curriculum. This year, our teacher is Mrs.Quigley and we are extremely lucky to have Mrs. Flanagan and Mrs. Maguire as our assistants.


In Primary 6 we encourage a love of reading! Every day, we have opportunities to read from a wide range of sources and have developed a love of both fiction and non-fiction texts. In our daily Literacy lessons, we cover a wide variety of skills and topics through comprehension, phonics, punctuation and grammar, editing skills and writing activities. We participate in class discussions and debates to develop our talking and listening skills as we take turns to present work and ideas to our classmates.


Throughout Primary 6 we will be expanding our knowledge and understanding within the five main areas of Numeracy - Processes in Mathematics, Number, Data Handling, Measures and Shape and Space. This will be done through a range of practical activities, investigations and challenges. Primary 6 children will also work hard every day on the development and consolidation of using mental maths strategies appropriately,

This year, we are putting a big emphasis on Mathletics and each week we strive to achieve above and beyond a minimum of 1000 points. We will be consolidating our Numeracy skills through the use of this amazing app! We are also very excited to be working on our times table knowledge with our new and exciting programme, Times Table Rockstars! Throughout the year, we will take part in various Numeracy challenges to expand our problem solving skills, both inside and outside the classroom.

World Around Us

In Primary 6, we cover a range of exciting topics. We are currently studying The Famine in Ireland and are learning a great deal about this important event from the past. Later in the year, we will focus on Electricity, The Vikings, The Titanic and Water. We have lots of engaging and interesting activities planned for each topic.


Each half term a different ‘Using ICT’ task is completed in Primary 6. Through these tasks children have opportunities to develop their ICT skills using a wide range of apps and devices. We will be introducing new skills and knowledge to P6 that build on skills they have learnt in Primary 5.


Primary 6 are going to be taking part in Music lessons within our class throughout the year. We will be looking at rhythm and sound, using music to create atmosphere and using music to support our World Around Us topics too.


Primary 6 enjoy participating in two PE lessons a week. We are very lucky to have swimming lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. We also will be participating in dance lessons on a Tuesday. During these, we will look at different styles of dance, examine the components and then use these to create our own dances.


Every day in Primary 6 allows for opportunities to learn and grow together.



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