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Guidelines for a Programme of Instruction for Standard Five Students (April - July 2019)

During Term III of the Academic Year 2018/2019, the Ministry of Education recommends a structured and meaningful programme that is focused on effective transitioning of students of Standard Five to secondary school. As such, the Ministry has prepared a handbook for principals which outline the following: 

 A curriculum consisting of four modules: 

        1. Understanding change as normal to growth 

        2. Promoting Health and Fitness 

        3. S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) 

        4. Deepening understandings in Mathematics and English Language Arts 

A sample time-tableA list of resource personnel and their programmes. Four resource packages are also provided. These are intended to support teachers as they implement the curriculum modules 

Further, a competition titled “Eco-S.M.A.R.T. (Students Making A Real Transformation) Kids” is planned to recognise and award excellence in products developed by student teams as they engage in specifically identified activities from module #3 (S.T.R.E.A.M.). 

Principals are encouraged to promote this programme, titled S.T.E.P.S. (Students Transitioning Effectively from Primary to Secondary school) to parents, teachers and students of Standard Five.