New Curriculum Designs for Lower Primary School in Kenya


The Lower Primary designs are meant for learners in Grade 1 to 3. They have taken cognisance of the various aspects of development of learners of that age cohort. The designs are comprehensive enough to guide the teachers to effectively deliver the new 2-6-6-3 curriculum.

The teacher must understand the learning outcomes and be able to use the suggested learning experiences to achieve the outcomes. The teacher can also design own learning experiences as long as they achieve the designed learning outcomes. A variety of learning experiences will ensure that learners are engaged in the learning experience. Practical experiences will allow learners to retain more in the learning process. The designs allow the teachers to use a variety of assessment methods but in the end they must evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes.

Curriculum Designs

The curriculum designs are very critical and teachers must make reference to them consistently. The Designs are organized in four volumes:
Volume One
1. Kiswahili Activities
2. Literacy Activities
3. English Activities

Volume Two
1. Mathematics Activities
2. Environmental Activities
3. Hygiene and Nutrition Activities

Volume Three
1. Christian Religious Education
2. Hindu Religious Education
3. Islamic Religious Education

Volume Four
Movement and Creative Activities

Time Allocation for Learning Activities

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