and teach basic learning skills needed for schooling and later life.
Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of learning and that is why English and mathematics take up
half of students' learning time in primary school.
Kindergarten to Year 6 focuses on six key learning areas:
- science and technology
- human society and its environment
- personal development, health and physical education
- creative arts
Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately
equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of
understanding that each student should develop.
Early Stage 1 refers to Kindergarten
Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2
Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4
Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6