Key Stage -2 Curriculum
Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. Typically for 5- to 11-
year-olds, it provides a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their schooling
before progressing through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.
By offering Cambridge Primary, you can provide a broad and balanced education for your
learners, helping them to thrive throughout their schooling, work, and life. With ten subjects
to choose from, including English, mathematics, and science, you’ll find plenty of
opportunities to develop creativity, expression, and wellbeing in a variety of ways.
The curriculum is flexible, so you can shape it around how you want your students to learn.
Subjects can be offered in any combination and adapted to suit your context, culture, and
school ethos. Many of our schools offer Cambridge Primary alongside their national
curriculum, or as part of a bilingual program.
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
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.
This framework supports an integrated approach to planning and teaching to develop
effective communication skills in English. The five strands, and their respective learning
objectives, work together to support the development of knowledge, skills and
helps us to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Our primary mathematics
curriculum encourages life-long enthusiasm for analytical and rational thinking.
Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject, focusing 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.
We have divided this subject into three main areas called ‘strands’, which run through every
primary mathematics stage. Learners will develop skills in:
The strands work together to help students recognize connections of mathematical concepts
as they engage in creative mathematical thinking to generate and improve numerical fluency.
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.
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.
This curriculum covers six main areas called ‘strands’ that work together so that you can
teach science holistically: