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Primary teaching resources

In addition to our wide selection of secondary teaching resources on this site, in our shop and in our catalogue, we have a range of imaginative games, interactive activities and innovative lesson ideas for primary schools.

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First aid

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

Free online resources

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.

A man in an emergency response vehicle

999 - beyond the basics

Can you call for an emergency service by texting? What happens if you dial 999 but can't speak? This quiz has the answers and more.

A helicopter

Alfa bravo charlie

Students can learn the alfa bravo charlie style alphabet with this quick activity. It is fun and gives a useful lifetime skill.

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Perfect as a quick classroom activity, use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of some key aspects of emergencies.

Children raising hands

Needs and wants auction

Use this educational resource to explore people’s basic needs in a crisis. Students develop prioritising and critical thinking skills.

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.

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.

Church collection appeal poster, 1915

Red Cross

It's based on humanity, and its principles include neutrality and impartiality. How do you find out more? Try the Red Cross quiz.