K to 6 curriculum renewal

Overview

Refocusing on essential knowledge in Alberta’s elementary schools.

What's new

Starting in September 2022, school authorities may choose to begin piloting 3 updated draft K to 6 curriculums with teachers and students in classrooms. These 3 subjects include:

When the 2022-23 school year begins, all elementary students will be learning new English language arts and literature, mathematics and physical education and wellness curriculums.

By September 2024, new curriculum for all K to 6 grades and subjects is expected to be implemented in a balanced and measured approach based on advice from the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group.

Renewing focus on essential knowledge

Parents and teachers have waited a long time for a curriculum that brings a renewed focus to literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills.

The revised and strengthened Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K to 6) curriculum gives students a strong base of essential knowledge for future learning.

Based on proven research, this curriculum is designed to improve student outcomes across all subjects, following several years of declining and stagnant student performance. It delivers on our commitment to refocus learning on essential knowledge and skills to give children the best possible chance at success.

Have your say

The draft K to 6 curriculum was released on March 29, 2021 for a transparent, year-long public review process. Since then, we have listened to all feedback from classroom piloting and engagement activities.

With this insight, we are updating all K to 6 subjects for piloting and implementation in phases, beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Stay informed about curriculum renewal and feedback opportunities. Sign up for notifications at have your say.

Key learning themes

Alberta's new K to 6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills.

These themes are applied in all grades across all subject areas. This new focus ensures classrooms are centres of learning excellence.

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Subject areas

The K to 6 curriculum outlines what students will learn in each subject and grade.

Students will gain specific knowledge and foundational skills that will prepare them for the future.

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Stay informed about K to 6 renewal and feedback opportunities.

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