The NSW Education Standards Authority recommends spending the following time on teaching each of the K–6 KLAs. As a guide, 6%-10% is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in a typical teaching week.
The 'additional activities' might include scripture, school sport or debating. You may also use this time to expand on work being done with the core curriculum.As a guide, 6%-10% is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in a typical teaching week.
Teachers have flexibility to use these guidelines in accordance with the policies of their school system or authority.
Stages of learning
There are 6 stages of learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. Primary school covers Early Stage 1, or Kindergarten, to the end of Stage 3. Click on the stages below for Stage Statements across all Key Learning Areas.
Stage 1 includes Kindergarten to Year 2 (Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage 1).