The Cambridge Primary English Curriculum Framework promotes an enquiry-based approach to learning to develop learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. It is designed for learners who have English as a first language and can be used in any cultural context. The curriculum framework provides a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives for English. The learning objectives detail what a learner should know, understand and be able to do in each year of primary education. The Cambridge Primary English Curriculum Framework provides a solid foundation from which learners can work towards study at Cambridge Lower Secondary. Divided into six stages, the curriculum framework covers knowledge, skills and understanding in the three strands, reading, writing, and speaking and listening.

Recommended texts and genres include:

  • Fiction: real life stories, traditional tales from different cultures, fables, stories with flashbacks, different stories by the same author, longer stories, real-life stories, myths and legends, adventure stories, poetry and plays.
  • Non-fiction: letters; non-chronological report; instructions; explanation; reference texts; newspapers and magazines; explanations; persuasion, including advertisements, diaries and journalistic writing; and recounts, including biographies and autobiographies.

Cambridge Primary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, including media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this curriculum framework develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Cambridge Primary English Outline