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Primary school is designed to help your child learn foundational skills in literacy and mathematics, preparing them for success in later education, as well as giving them the chance to explore a variety of subjects that they may have not come across before, such as science, history and music.

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Social Benefits of primary school

Primary school introduces your child to the system of formal education. Your child will spend the majority of their first eighteen years in school and primary school helps them learn the rules and regulations associated with formal learning.

It also begins to help your child identify their interests, talents, and potential. Exposure to activities and areas of knowledge gives your child the opportunity to find out what they love and areas where they can achieve success in the future.

The first years of school also provide a socialization experience between other children. The primary school classroom is the first time and place that adults other than their parents and close relatives supervise their behavior. The school organizes social relationships; children socialize with peers without their parents being present.

Educational benefits of primary school

Primary school helps children develop their speech and language skills. It’s also a time when kids begin to read more. Reading schemes are a very popular method for developing reading and comprehension skills.

In the same way that children will develop their basic reading skills during primary school, they also learn how to deal with numbers and various mathematical techniques, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

In fact, it is within primary school that children first learn these basic skills, which in many ways are the skills they will continue to use throughout their entire lives.

During their primary education, children are taught to:

  • Think critically.
  • Strive to attain high standards.
  • Meet the challenges posed by technological advancements.
  • Develop citizenship and basic values.

The goals of primary school education are to:

  • Build a confident individual with the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.
  • Develop independent and critical thinking skills.
  • Lay the foundation for effective communication abilities.

Primary school education is the start of a long road

Primary education is the beginning of your child’s compulsory education. Generally speaking, the primary years cover the first 6-7 years of formal education. Many countries have made primary education compulsory because of the level of its importance. In fact, the United Nations identified universal primary education as one of its Millennium Development Goals. Truly, the primary education system can give your child a kick start to the learning they need.

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