Getting To Know My School

Getting To Know My School

Level: Primary

Series Title: Carlong Primary Integrated Studies (CPIS)

Subject: Integrated Studies

ISBN: 978 976 638 061 8

Pages: 118

Age Group: 5 - 7 years

Published: 2004

In this groundbreaking major series, Carlong pioneers the development of a comprehensive range of activity-oriented textbooks for Jamaica's new, completely integrated curriculum for the first three years of primary school. The series is organized around the curriculum's focus questions and emphasizes concept formation, content coverage, skills development and vocabulary building. There are five books for each year, making a total of fifteen books for the three years. This ensures comprehensive coverage of the curriculum which includes subjects, and which requires total integration at several levels: across subject boundaries, between individual lessons and from one term to the next. Extensive illustrations and varied activities and projects are designed to cater to multiple intelligences and to ensure that each child's interest is aroused and learning is facilitated in these critical foundation years.


Vilma McClenan
was Coordinator of the UWI Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), Mona, for many years. She is a distinguished science educator, who in 2000 was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for Science and Technology Education. She is also the main author of the landmark First Steps in Science (FSIS) series.
Bernetta Porter
former Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica and has been the Training Officer for the Primary Education Support Project (PESP). She has also served as Assistant Coordinator of the NAP.
U. Eugenie Harrison
is an experienced educator who also taught at the teriary level for over 10 years. She is the Principal of Harrison's Preparatory School, Jamaica.
Sharon Neil
taught English as Principal Lecturer at the tertiary level. She is a Senior Education Officer in the MOE, Jamaica where she has served on the Primary Education Implementation Project (PEIP) and on the NAP.
Marva Griffith-Green
former Senior Administrator in the Faculty of Social Sciences at UWI, Mona. She has served education in many roles as an outstanding science educator who is one of the authors of Carlong's landmark First Steps in Science series.

Key Features

  • Total integration across subject boundaries between individual lessons and from one term to the next.
  • Use of focus questions from the MOE's Curriculum Guide to assist teachers and students.
  • Variety of multi-level actitivies that embrace the different intelligences and ensure full class participation.
  • Sound pedagogy coupled with exciting illustrations in the traditional Carlong blend.

Look out For:

  • Words to Learn feature at the bottom of each page to reinforce words learnt in the lesson
  • Use of vibrant and engaging illustrations,