Curriculum Design in Kenya: Grade 1, 2 and 3 (Lower Primary) Summary

Competence based curriculum (CBC): The Lower Primary Curriculum designs by KICD are meant for learners in Grade 1, 2 and 3. The designs are comprehensive enough to guide the teachers to effectively deliver the new curriculum. The teacher must understand the learning outcomes and be able to use the suggested learning experiences to achieve the results.

NEW CBC Curriculum Design in Kenya for grade 1, 2 and 3

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Curriculum Designs for Grade 1, 2 and 3 (Lower Primary)

The Curriculum Designs for Lower Primary (Grade 1 to3) divided into four volumes:

Volume One

  • Kiswahili Activities
  • Literacy
  • English Activities

Volume Two

  • Mathematics Activities
  • Environmental Activities
  • Hygiene and Nutrition Activities

Volume Three

  • Christian Religious Education (CRE)
  • Hindu Religious Education (HRE)
  •  Islamic Religious Education (IRE)

Volume Four

  •  Creative and Movement Activities


Learning Areas Activities and Time Allocation

Learning Area Lessons Per Week  
1 Literacy Activities 5
2 Kiswahili Language Activities/Kenya Sign Language 3
3 English Language Activities 3
4 Mathematical Activities 5
5 Environmental Activities 5
6 Hygiene and Nutrition Activities 2
7 Religious Activities 3
8 Movement and Creative Activities 8(5 for Movement Activities, 3 for Art and craft and
1 for Music)
9 Pastoral Programme of Instruction 1
Total lesson per week 35

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