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In primary school in south-eastern Nigeria, I was taught that Hosni Mubarak was the president of Egypt. I learned the same thing in secondary school. In university, Mubarak was still president of Egypt. I came to assume, subconsciously, that he - and others like Paul Biya in Cameroon and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya - would never leave.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Meaning of "primary school" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

primary school play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Primary school is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRIMARY SCHOOL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

primary school

Primary school

A primary school, or elementary school, is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education between the ages of about five to eleven, coming before secondary school and after preschool. It is the first stage of compulsory education in most parts of the world, and is normally available without charge, but may be a fee-paying independent school. In the United States, "primary school" may refer to a school with grades Kindergarten through second grade. In these municipalities, the "elementary school" includes grade three through five. The term primary school is derived from the French école primaire, which was first used in 1802. ▪ Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth Nations, and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. ▪ Elementary school is preferred in some countries, especially in North America. The term grade school is sometimes used. The terms first school or infant school may also used though these, strictly speaking, refer to different educational programs.

Definition of primary school in the English dictionary

The definition of primary school in the dictionary is a school for children below the age of 11. It is usually divided into an infant and a junior section. Other definition of primary school is a school equivalent to the first three or four grades of elementary school, sometimes including a kindergarten.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRIMARY SCHOOL

primary care
primary cell
primary colour
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primary education
primary effect
primary election
primary feather
primary health care
primary mirror
primary processes
primary producer
primary producing country
primary product
primary qualities
primary schoolteacher
primary stress
primary teacher
primary tense
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WORDS THAT END LIKE PRIMARY SCHOOL

after-school
business school
driving school
elementary school
graduate school
high school
home-school
infant school
junior high school
law school
medical school
middle school
old school
preschool
private school
public school
school
secondary school
senior high school
summer school
Sunday school

Synonyms and antonyms of primary school in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «primary school» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Find out the translation of primary school to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of primary school from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «primary school» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escuela primaria
570 millions of speakers

English

primary school
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राथमिक स्कूल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَدْرَسَةٌ إِبْتِدَائِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

начальная школа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escola primária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাথমিক বিদ্যালয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

école primaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sekolah rendah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Grundschule
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小学校
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초등학교
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekolah dhasar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trường phổ thông cơ sở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆரம்ப பள்ளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राथमिक शाळा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ilkokul
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scuola elementare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szkoła podstawowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

початкова школа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

școală primară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημοτικό σχολείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

primêre skool
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lågstadiet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grunnskole
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of primary school

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIMARY SCHOOL»

The term «primary school» is very widely used and occupies the 13.835 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIMARY SCHOOL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about primary school

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10 QUOTES WITH «PRIMARY SCHOOL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word primary school.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In primary school in south-eastern Nigeria, I was taught that Hosni Mubarak was the president of Egypt. I learned the same thing in secondary school. In university, Mubarak was still president of Egypt. I came to assume, subconsciously, that he - and others like Paul Biya in Cameroon and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya - would never leave.
2
Osman Baydemir
In primary school, every day and especially on Fridays, I was supposed to say, 'I am Turkish, and I am righteous and hardworking,' But all those things did not actually turn us into Turks. This system is somehow creating fake personalities.
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Sydney Brenner
I completed the first three years of primary school in one year and was admitted to the local school the age of six directly into the fourth year, some two years younger than all my contemporaries.
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Amanda Burton
I was taught by my father. He was head of the primary school so I went to his school until I was 11 - I was the youngest of four daughters and we had all been taught by him. But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day.
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Nick Clegg
I say this as a young dad seeing children going into primary school: I don't think we should underestimate the formative effect on a child of those first years in primary school.
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Lily Collins
At first, I didn't hang out with celebrity kids. That wasn't the way I was brought up. I went to a run-of-the-mill Catholic primary school when we first moved to L.A. But then I went to a high school where there were lots of 'industry' children. Those weren't my best friends and I've never set out to make myself a part of that scene.
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Martin Compston
The last time I threw a punch was in primary school, and that was probably a slap.
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James Frecheville
I was Santa Claus in first year of primary school, our elementary's school play, because I had most panache, that was probably why. I was 5.
9
Morris Gleitzman
Halfway through primary school, I realised that I was not as physically strong or fearless as many kids. So, in situations of conflict, I quickly learned that it worked better for me to get out of situations or maybe kind of, you know, prevail in a conflict situation by using humour than by trying to punch somebody out.
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Sally Hawkins
I first started acting in primary school, just doing little plays. And from the moment I began, something just went 'click' inside me. Suddenly I wasn't shy anymore. Instead I felt confident and happy. I can remember the enormous sense of relief it gave me. I loved the feeling of making people laugh.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRIMARY SCHOOL»

Discover the use of primary school in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to primary school and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Learning to Teach in the Primary School
This second edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School, fully updated since the introduction of the QTS standards, provides valuable support to trainee teachers during both the taught component and the school placement element of ...
Teresa Cremin, James Arthur, 2014
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Teaching Mathematics in the Primary School: The Essential Guide
Numerous examples from early years and primary classrooms are included as well as checklists and helpful advice.
Gill Bottle, 2005
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Teaching Music in the Primary School 2/e
This book is a guide to help all primary teachers, and those with a co-ordinating role who support them, develop music in their classrooms. it looks at children's learning in music, in the context of current thinking on primary education ...
Joanna Glover, Stephen Ward, 1998
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Changing Teaching And Learning In The Primary School
Assessing the effects of New Labour's education policies on primary schools, this book discusses the impact of policies on primary school practices, as well as looking at the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils.
Webb, Rosemary, 2006
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How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher
This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time.
David Dunn, 2011
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Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School
Practising teachers and students will find this an invaluable guide on how to work together to extend their skills and knowledge in the area of ICT.
Marilyn Leask, John Meadows, 2000
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Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School
This book includes information on all six areas of the PE National Curriculum (games, gymnastic activities, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities, athletic activities), to increase subject knowledge and to develop teaching, ...
Bev Hopper, Jenny Grey, Patricia Maude, 2005
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Reading in the Primary School Years
Amid debates and inquiries into literacy, Reading in the Primary School Years provides a timely and comprehensive framework for identifying classroom strategies and experiences for teaching reading.
‎2005
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An Introduction to Primary Physical Education
Physical education is a core component of the primary school curriculum. This title presents a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of PE in the primary school.
Gerald Griggs, 2012
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Using ICT in the Primary School
This is an invaluable resource for trainee teachers, HLTAs and TAs, established teachers, supply teachers, ICT Coordinators and all other educational professionals involved in teaching or supporting ICT within primary education.
Carol Elston, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRIMARY SCHOOL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term primary school is used in the context of the following news items.
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Five-year-old boy forced classmate to simulate oral sex at primary
An investigation has been launched into claims a five-year-old boy forced another child to simulate oral sex at a primary school in Bedfordshire. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Primary school children aged 11 'caught sending naked selfies and …
Schoolchildren as young as 11 have been caught using their mobile phones to send naked selfies and sexting. Parents are on alert after a ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Poole primary school praised by Ofsted after inspection
A POOLE primary school has been graded as good with outstanding features following a visit from Ofsted inspectors. They had high praise for staff, governors ... «Bournemouth Echo, Jul 15»
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'Gunman' report sparks school lockdown
Staff and students at Carcoola Primary School in Pinjarra stayed indoors over the incident which was reported to police at 11.50am. «Perth Now, Jul 15»
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Work begins on West Dunbartonshire's first co-located primary
Morgan Sindall has started work on the first co-located primary school development in West Dunbartonshire. The campus will see Aitkenbar ... «Scottish Construction Now, Jul 15»
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Shiremoor Primary School pupils plan Kaleidoscope Run after …
Colourful thinking by children from a North Tyneside primary school saw them scoop a regional business competition. A team of nine and ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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Head teacher Tim Watson resigns from Cliffe Woods Primary School
A head teacher who was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children has resigned from his primary school. Tim Watson ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
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Pentland Primary School pupils wishing for some new equipment
The children would also benefit from new Pentland Primary School strips, football, netball etc. to wear to competitions. Tell us about your group: ... «Gazette Live, Jul 15»
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Exeter primary school celebrates 10th birthday
Sunshine, sandwiches and smiles were all on show as an Exeter primary school celebrated its 10th birthday in style. Pupils, parents and ... «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
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A hot-air balloon makes a landing at Blackburn Primary School
The balloon was spotted flying low over Maroondah Highway about 8.15am as it approached the oval of Blackburn Primary School to make its ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»

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