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Primary teaching resources

Choose from a range of interactive activities and innovative lesson ideas for primary schools.

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Cartoon characters Kelly and Dan

Life. Live it. First aid education for children

The perfect tool for teaching primary children life-saving first aid skills, suitable for all educators.

Paper doll chain

Introduction to humanity

The activities build an understanding of humanity for younger learners, starting with what it means to be human before exploring key concepts underpinning wider notions of humanity.

Earthquake drill

Introducing Emergencies: primary

Introduce primary children to the concept of emergencies and preparedness with activities helping them understand what an emergency is, why something might change from fun to serious, what makes a situation serious or unsafe, and why we prepare for emergencies.

Emergency flood

Emergency flood

Teach primary children about the dangers of flood water and how they can stay safe in flooded areas.

Children take part in the Pillowcase Project at a primary school in Kent

The Pillowcase Project

Prepare children for emergencies with a fun and interactive session where they decorate a ‘grab bag’ pillowcase with the items they would want to have with them in an emergency.

An icy road in the snow

Ready for winter?

You can't stop winter happening. You can change the impact it has on you. Try this series of wintry activities in class or informal education.

Community Initiative Works To Reduce Violence In Immigrant Heavy District

Stigma and migration

Understand the harmful effects of stigma, reflect on assumptions about migration and think critically about what makes us who we are.

Woman talking to a teacher in an English class

Refugee welcome

Learn words of welcome in a refugee or migrant's mother tongue. A local action project researching and speaking a few foreign phrases.

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret giving a radio broadcast

Refugees: primary activities

Princess Elizabeth sympathises with evacuees during World War II and praises the kindness of strangers. Use this radio broadcast to explore what pupils know and think about refugees.

Military ambulances with red cross emblem, World War II

The red cross emblem

Why is the red cross special? Explore what it means in both armed conflict and international law with this school assembly kit.

WWI British Red Cross

WWI: Operation Ouch

To mark the Centenary, the British Red Cross has created a suite of eight primary lesson plans which support a CBBC ‘Operation Ouch WWI special’ film.

Children carry water bottles in Bomet Kenya

Action for clean water: primary

Help children to appreciate the importance of clean water in our lives with these video and photo case study resources from communities in Kenya.

Schoolchildren with hands up

Please wash your hands

This quick school assembly, ideal for World Water Day and during flu pandemics, is designed to help raise basic hygiene awareness.