Designed for 5 – 11 year-olds, Cambridge Primary will be divided into two stages (KS1, 1-2 years and KS2, 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 years). CP is structured through curriculum frameworks in 10 subjects including English, English as a second language, mathematics, science, and Cambridge Global Perspectives. Each framework is divided into six stages, normally taught over one year each, but they can be covered over shorter or longer time periods depending on the school’s circumstances. No subject in the Cambridge Primary programm is compulsory.
The curriculum frameworks are structured by the key ‘strands’ of learning in each subject.
Cambridge Official Sylabus
Cambridge Primary English is intended for first-language learners who have well-developed oral language skills before they begin school. Therefore, learners are expected to produce language orally and in writing from the earliest stages.
Primary English as a Second Language is designed to prepare learners to become skilled users of English as a second language for practical purposes, including using English for functional communication and learning other curriculum subjects. It is designed for speakers of other first languages who are learning English as a second (or additional) language.
The Mathematics Curriculum framework explores principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their
mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. It is structured in three content areas: Number, Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Probability.
Cambridge Computing Curriculum introduces learners to block-based programming and how to write clear instructions that computers can use. This
helps them to understand how software drives what happens inside each piece of computer hardware.
Computing has five content areas: Computational thinking, Programming, Managing Data, Networks and Digital Communication, and Computer Systems.
The Science Curriculum framework has six strands: A skills strand Thinking and Working Scientifically, Four content strands – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and, Earth and Space, A context strand – Science in Context. In every part of the programme learners think and work scientifically and do hands-on science using everyday equipment. This helps learners to develop an understanding of scientific investigations including considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. The skills are taught through a wide range of topics using personal, local and global perspectives. It strengthens the links across the other subjects in the primary
programm and provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Flexible delivery options are a key characteristic of the programm and it can be taught as a weekly lesson, integrated into other subjects or through occasional full days of activities.
The art, digital literacy, music and physical education curricula have unique features.
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