Antrim Primary School offers children a broad and balanced education based on the Northern Ireland Curriculum, which will prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly changing world. All children are given opportunities to experience the following areas of learning:
Communication including Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing.
Using Mathematics including Number, Measures, Shape andSpace and Handling Data.
The Arts including Art and Design, Music and Drama.
The World Around Us including Geography, History, Science and Technology.
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PDMU).
and Movement including Athletics, Dance, Games and Gymnastics.
We use a child centred approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on Communication, Using Mathematics and UICT along with developing children’s personal and thinking skills. We endeavour to make school stimulating and enjoyable and encourage children to becomeindependent learners.
Keeping You Informed
We believe that education is a partnership between school and home where open communication and parental involvement are encouraged. The support and contribution of parents is vital to the success of the school. You are encouraged to play an active role in your child’s education by attending parent/teacher consultations in October and February and receiving a detailed annual report in June informing you of your child’s progress. This includes end of Key Stage assessment information for P4 and P7 pupils.
Teaching and Learning
Teachers use a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, catering for children’s different learning needs and styles and providing suitably challenging opportunities for all children to achieve success.
Observation by the class teacher, assessment of classwork, combined with standardised test results identify children with special educational needs. Where such needs are identified, appropriate provision is made through differentiated work, small group learning and withdrawal by our learning support teachers.