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St Brigids PS, Downpatrick


Welcome to Primary 6

Primary 6 is an exciting and fun year, full of lots of opportunities to experience, learn and develop a range of skills and concepts across the curriculum. Our teacher is Mrs. McConville and our classroom assistants are Mrs. Baillie and Miss McBrien.


In Primary 6 we encourage a love of reading!  Children are given daily opportunities to read from a wide range of sources and have developed a love of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Our daily Literacy lessons cover a wide range of skills and topics through comprehension, phonics, punctuation and grammar, editing skills and writing activities. Our talking and listening skills are always developing as we participate in class discussions and debates and 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,

Primary 6 are Mathletics trail blazers, each week we strive to achieve above and beyond a minimum of 1000points. We have loved consolidating our Numeracy skills through the use of this amazing app! This year we have also enjoyed experimenting with Izak 9. Though a range of challenging activities we have developed our problem solving and teamwork skills.

World Around Us

So far this year we have enjoyed learning about The Irish Famine, Exciting Electricity and The Vikings. We are looking forward to exploring new topics such as Water and the Titanic.


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. So far this year we have completed coding activities using Scratch, created digital art using Paint 3D and also produced a short film soundtrack through the use of Garage Band an iMovie.


Primary 6 are active participants in our school choir. We are also very lucky to have weekly music lessons with Miss McKenna and are learning to play the recorder and sing!


Primary 6 enjoy participating in two PE lessons a week. We have also participated in Acti -Sport sessions and coaching sessions provided by the IFA. Throughout the course of the school year Primary 6 have also been participating in the Daily Mile initiative.


Every day is a learning day in Primary 6 and we welcome each one gratefully and with open arms!



Class Photograph