Teaching Resources for Primary Teachers

I have put together a range of information and resources based on the New Primary NC and also general links, information, planning and resources that I personally recommend because of the quality of their content.  I hope you find them useful.  Please feel free to ask for or recommend anything else that you think would be useful.


The new EYFS comes in to force in September 2021.  However, many schools will be adopting the new framework from September 2020.  Click here to view the new framework



New compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum comes into force September 2020.  Click here to view this new curriculum for Primary





In force from September 2014, here is the link for the KS1 & KS2 curriculum and attainment targets: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum



WHAT IS SMSC?  From September 2014, all schools must promote SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural – and show OFSTED how pupils develop in their SMSC.  The Doing SMSC website explains what is it and also provides resources for each year group.


TOP 10 LESSON PLANS from TES.  Here you will find lesson plans, schemes of work, resources and all you need to teach should you ever arrive at school and no planning has been left!   TES_Magazine_Top_10_lesson_plans_-_ages_4_to_11


A great site for clips and films on a wide range of genre – The Literacy Shed


Below you will find the changes per subject and you can download resources and planning for the Autumn term to get you started. Also below you will find the TES lessons plans and resources aligned with every objective for every subject in the new curriculum. These are great if you ever find yourself in class and no planning has been left!

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are working as if I did not exist’.


Maria Montesorri


Full planning and resources for Autumn Term, Year 5/6 based on Classic Fiction:

Yr5 6 New Curr English Autumn Classic Fiction   Classic Fiction Aut Upper KS2 resource sheets  Classic Fiction UKS2 PP

And for KS1

KS1 Autumn Familiar Settings KS1 Autumn group reading documents KS1 Autumn resource sheets

TES planning and resources for all English objectives: English_-_Primary


Overview of the changes to the Maths curriculum plus lots of links to useful information – click here

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) has been set up by the DfE to ensure all teachers of mathematics in England have access to high quality continuing professional development . The NCETM makes high quality resources freely available through http://www.ncetm.org.uk

The NCETM provide loads of videos for the teaching of maths – KS1 and KS2

Year 2 maths planning for whole of Autumn term- Numbers and Place Value:  Year_2_Maths_Planning_(Termly)_-_Number_and_Place_Value

Year 3 Autumn term – Numbers and Place Value: Year_3_Maths_Planning_(Termly)_-_Number_and_Place_Value

And, a weekly plan for Year 4 on addition and subtraction: new_maths_y4_autumn_week2_0        year4_autumn_week2 resources

Year 5 Autumn Week 1: new_maths_y5_autumn_week_1 year5_autumn_week1 Resources     and for Autumn week 2: new_maths_y5_autumn_week_2_Decimals year5_autumn_week2 resources

Year 6 children are statutorily required to be taught from the old curriculum for 2014/2015,  they will be assessed in the SATS on this in June 2015.  For extension activities using the new curriculum here are some mixed plans, based on the new curriculum, for Year 5/6: mixed_age_y5_y6_autumn_week_1    mixed_age_y5_y6_autumn_week_2_0 Decimals      y5_6_autumn_week1 resources      y5_6_autumn_week2 resources

TES plans and resources for all objectives: Maths_-_Primary


Overview of the changes to the Science curriculum plus links to useful information.  Click here

Year 1 planning and resources for Animals including humans.  Click here to go to the Hamilton Trust website where you can download all these for free!

When on the Hamilton page you can access loads of planning and resources FREE for each year group based on the new curriculum.

Some one minute science experiments that have been recommended by TES for their relevance to the new curriculum – click Some_One_Minute_Science_Experiments

• Science Units Click here to download a PDF document that lists websites for all Science units

TES plans and resources for every objective: Science_-_Primary


ICT is now known as computing at all key stages.  Click here to look inside the new computing curriculum.

Here are schemes of work for all year groups: Year_1_Computing_scheme_of_work Year_2_Computing_scheme_of_work Year_3_Computing_scheme_of_work Year_4_Computing_scheme_of_work Year_5_Computing_scheme_of_work Year_6_Computing_scheme_of_work

This is a unit of work for KS2 designed to be taught as 6 2 hour sessions over 2 short terms. It covers the ‘understanding the internet’  objectives of the new computing curriculum.  Click here

TES plans and resources: Computing_-_primary


TES link to information on the new curriculum for Geography

Some lessons for lower KS2 on ‘Geography_Location_Knowledge_MTP(1)

TES plans and resources for every objective: Geography_-_primary


Click here for information on the changes to the History curriculum together with some resources

It is a statutory requirement that KS2 pupils look at the period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age.  Here’s some planning I found on the TES website: Changes_in_Britain_from_the_Stone_Age_to_the_Iron_Age

TES plans and resources per every objective: History_-_Primary

D&T, Food and Nutrition

For information and resources on the new D&T curriculum, click here 

Food Education is a key part of the new D&T curriculum. Click the link for some great recipe ideas 

TES plans and resources per every objective: DT_-_Primary


Now compulsory from KS2.  Here are the TES planning and resource packs for every objective in the new languages curriculum:French_-_Primary German_-_Primary Spanish_-_Primary