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Primary school education is also referred to as elementary education. Primary school is inclusive of grades first through sixth, sometimes including kindergarten. It is considered the building block of a child’s educational future.
The first part of primary education is in the lower elementary grades, kindergarten through second. Math, reading, and writing are the main focus of these grades. Science, social studies, health and civics are introduced but only in a broad, general way.
The second half of primary education is composed of grades third through sixth. These are the grades in which math and reading skills are expanded from basic to complex, with emphasis on the process of learning as well as the product. Social sciences are taught as core subjects with specific benchmarks to be covered in a school year.
The main emphasis of primary education is to establish a strong academic foundation. If a student has not benefited from quality instruction in most of these grades, she will struggle throughout middle and high school. Read the rest of this entry »