Primary

Primary

The Ministry of Education has developed new Curriculum Documents for Primary Education. These envisage preparing our children with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to optimise their own development, to constitute a caring, respectful and socially conscious citizenry and to competently lead our country onto the world stage. This new primary curriculum is characterised by:
  • A focus on 9 subject areas within an integrated, thematic approach
  • Cross-curricular development of Literacy and Numeracy
  • Infusion of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)
  • A prioritisation of Assessment for Learning
  • A conscious development of Values, including HFLE
  • Explicit attention to Differentiated Instruction to meet the needs of a range of students.

Curriculum documents are available for use by all. These consist of:

  1. Curriculum Guides in 9 subject areas:
    1. Agricultural Science
    2. English Language Arts
    3. Mathematics
    4. Physical Education
    5. Science
    6. Social Studies
    7. Spanish
    8. Values, Character and Citizenship Education and;
    9. Visual and Performing Arts

  2. Curriculum Guides for each of the year levels

  3. A comprehensive Teachers’ Guide

  4. Instructional Toolkits for each year level up to Standard 3 and a composite Toolkit for Standards 4 and 5. The toolkits contain planned Units, thematic as well as subject specific core-skills learning plans, sample activities, together with rubrics to assist teachers in the implementation of this new integrated thematic curriculum.

This Primary Curriculum has been implemented in Infants 1, Infants 2 and Standard 1 in the academic year since September 2013- July 2014. The Standards 2 to 5 will continue to work with and will be assessed using the previous curriculum documents to maintain continuity of students’ programmes of work. As the current Standard 1 moves to Standard 2 and each subsequent year, the new Curriculum will be introduced and so will be phased in to all year levels.

Agricultural Science Teachers Manual                                                                       
English Language Arts - Writing Teachers’ Manual                                                         
English Language Arts Writing Exemplars
Visual and Performing Arts, Music
Drama - Teachers Manual
Information Booklet for Administrators, Monitors and Teachers
Physical Education
CCE Student Journal Teacher's Guide
Teacher's Guide CCE Student Product
Visual and Performing Arts Assessment Guide
Music Teacher's Assessment Guide
Visual and Performing Arts Music Teacher's Manual
Visual Arts
Visual Arts Teacher's Training Manual