Curriculum

 

CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY FRAMEWORK

 
English Curriculum

Cambridge Primary English encourages a life-long enthusiasm for reading, writing and spoken communication. Learners develop English skills for different purposes and audiences.

This curriculum is for learners who have English as a first language, and can be used in any cultural context.

What will students learn?

Learners develop skills and understanding in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media and texts to:

  • become confident communicators, able to apply all four skills effectively in everyday situations
  • see themselves as readers, engaging with a range of texts for information and for pleasure, including texts from different times and cultures
  • see themselves as writers, using the written word clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes.
English as Secondary Language Curriculum

English as a Second Language curriculum empowers even the youngest learners to communicate confidently and effectively. It helps them to develop the skills needed to respond to a range of information, media, and texts. The program promotes active learning, develops thinking skills, and encourages intellectual engagement.

This subject is for learners who speak a language other than English at home – there is no expectation that they will have prior experience of English before starting this course. We have based the curriculum on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.

What will students learn?

This curriculum develops learners’ curiosity about other languages and cultures, and how these shape our perceptions of the world. They will see themselves as successful language learners, be able to communicate effectively and become confident in and enjoy reading a range of texts as their skills develop.

Mathematics Curriculum

Maths helps us to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Our primary mathematics curriculum encourages life-long enthusiasm for analytical and rational thinking.

What will students learn?

Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject, focussing on principles, patterns, systems, functions, and relationships. They will become mathematically competent and fluent in computation, which they can apply to everyday situations.

‘Thinking and working mathematically’, a unique feature of our curriculum, encourages learners to talk with others, challenge ideas, and to provide evidence that validates conjectures and solutions. When learners are thinking and working mathematically, they actively seek to make sense of ideas and build connections between different facts, procedures, and concepts. This supports higher-order thinking that helps them to view the world in a mathematical way.

Science

Our exciting new primary science curriculum helps learners develop a life-long curiosity about the natural world and enables them to seek scientific explanations to the phenomena around them.

What will students learn?

Students will think scientifically and develop practical skills alongside knowledge and understanding, which is vital for explaining the world around us. Improving learners’ awareness of science in the world around them develops their sense that ‘science is for me’, helping to connect themselves to the subject.

This approach provides them with the knowledge and skills they require to excel at science in later stages of education and to make informed choices, including considering sustainability issues and meeting the challenges facing our environment.

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