Primary teaching resources

Our free, easy-to-use teaching resources help children aged 5 to 11 to look at the world from a humanitarian point of view.

These curriculum-linked activities, sessions and teaching packages are ideal for PSHE, Citizenship, English, Art, Geography and informal learning time. They help primary learners develop empathy with others, learn to help others, develop their resilience and gain many other life skills.

Kindness Calendar

Age: 7 - 11

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

Take part in our school kindness calendar to bring the value of kindness to life.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
A girl comforts a boy while they wait for help to arrive.

Age: 5-11

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE, Science

Help children to feel confident to help someone who is in need of first aid.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type: Lesson planning

Subjects: Cross-curricular, Tutor time

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Child utilising mobile phone

Age: 7-11

Type: Assembly kit

Subjects: PSHE

Primary assembly activities to introduce first aid to children.

  • First aid and the bystander effect
Celebratory dance

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Type: Lesson plan, images

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to help learners consider identity, belonging and the impact stigma can have on refugee and migrant communities.

  • Refugees and migration
Young people working together at school

Age: 7-14

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

A quick and fun PSHE activity to help learners gain awareness of the key aspects of emergencies.

  • Disasters and emergencies
Refugees and WWII evacuees

Age: 7-11

Type: Lesson plan, audio

Subjects: English, History

Look at Princess Elizabeth’s speech from 1940 on kindness and sympathy to explore the topic of refugees.

  • Refugees and migration
Schoolchildren during an earthquake drill.

Age: 5-11

Type: Lesson plan

Subjects: PSHE, Geography

Introduce young learners to the concept of emergencies and being prepared.

  • Disasters and emergencies
Paper-doll chain

Age: 7-11

Type: Lesson plan, video

Subjects: PSHE

A lesson plan about humanity and what it is that makes us human.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross