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Your Essential Primary School Resource Guide 2020

Teach Primary presents to you (in no particular order) 25 of the best resources your school could use this year, and for many more to come...

  • Your Essential Primary School Resource Guide 2020

1 | Boost reading with Take One Book

What is it?

A book-based, process-led approach to teaching reading for meaning and depth of understanding. Subscription gives access to fully developed teaching sequences and supporting resources, which are customisable.

An interactive planning tool allows colleagues to produce joint planning and save individualised plans using the building blocks from the Take One Book framework.

Find out more here.


2 | The Reading Journey from Just Imagine

What is it?

Launching in September 2019, The Reading Journey is Just Imagine’s newly updated resource for supporting independent reading and encouraging reading for pleasure.

It comprises a website for teachers and free app for pupils. Available for IOS and Android, the app is a great link between reading at home and at school.

Find out more here.


3 | Rising Stars History and Geography

What is it?

Rising Stars Geography and Rising Stars History are digital resources for Years 1-6, available as one-off purchases at just £50 per year group or £240 for your whole school.

Save time with the engaging planning, classroom resources, teaching slides and online assessments mapped to progression frameworks, and a range of creative outcomes.

Find out more here.


4 | Bin It! to the BEAT from Mars Wrigley

What is it?

Help pupils learn about the values of keeping their local area clean. Bin It! to the Beat offers a free assembly, lesson plans and a fun memorable dancing animation.

Find out more here.


5 | Love books with The Reading Realm iPad app

What is it?

An inspiring app promoting reading for pleasure! With over 150 extracts from stories, poems and non-fiction, the app offers a wealth of resources and interactive games!

Find out more here.


6 | NST Travel Group – Specialist Provider of Educational Group Travel

What is it?

NST offers a range of value-for-money school trips, with destinations that have all been chosen with primary school groups in mind.

They organise all transport, accommodation and visits, tailor-making the whole itinerary to suit each customer’s needs.

The range of engaging visits provides an ideal introduction to the world outside the classroom.

Find out more here.


7 | Playground Science – Primary Science Teaching Trust

What is it?

This set of fun science activities for playtimes encourages children to explore the world around them – and develop scientific skills.

Find out more here.


8 | Splats Entertainment – Live theatre

What is it?

Experience the joy of live theatre as pupils perform predesigned plays or circus shows exploring Shakespeare, eSafety, health and environment, or watch one of Splats’ own.

Find out more here.


9 | The CREST Awards by the British Science Association

What is it?

CREST Star and SuperStar Awards are an engaging way to bring science to life in your classroom.

By introducing students to real questions from the world around them, CREST allows children to build their confidence and problem-solving skills, using easy-to-run activities that require minimal equipment.

There are over 100 challenges for KS1 and KS2 available on the CREST website.

Find out more here.


10 | Motivate to Educate from Kineara

What is it?

This unique school-support offer puts the wellbeing of pupils and their families first by bringing school, parent, and pupil together to bust through barriers to education.

Find out more here.


11 | Trauma Informed Schools UK

What is it?

Practical skills-based training, underpinned by over 1,000 evidence-based psychological, medical and neuroscientific research studies.

Find out more here.


12 | Curriculum Maestro from Cornerstones Education

What is it?

Curriculum Maestro is an intuitive, online curriculum solution for primary schools, academies and MATs.

Designed for teachers and senior leaders, Curriculum Maestro helps schools design, deliver and manage their whole-school curriculum effectively and with impact.

Its industry-leading functionality is expertly designed to reduce curriculum workload dramatically.

Find out more here.


13 | Power English: Writing from Pearson

What is it?

The genre-focused writing approach to help your children write for pleasure and meet age-related expectations.

Find out more here.


14 | Mastery Made Easy – Pearson Power Maths

What is it?

Maths is an adventure to immerse yourself in, and this whole-class mastery programme can spark curiosity and excitement, nurturing maths confidence.

Find out more here.


15 | Educational Day Trips to Godstone Farm

What is it?

Godstone’s schools program complements classroom learning for Reception and KS1 children. Its activities bring learning outside and mix it with a whole heap of fun.

Find out more here.


16 | Match Funding for schools from BookLife

What is it?

Back by popular demand and now even easier! Just shop with BookLife for high-quality books and excellent resources, and the company will pay half your bill!

Find out more here.


17 | Scout Adventures – Making Amazing Things Happen in the Great Outdoors

What is it?

With its expertise in informal outdoor learning, and world-famous Scouting heritage and values, Scout Adventures inspires generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

With over 100 years’ experience in character education the Scout movement has helped young people enjoy fun and adventure, learn new skills and become active citizens of the future.

Find out more here.


18 | Music Education Solutions

What is it?

MES helps primary teachers teach music confidently, whatever their experience, with online courses, live CPD events, qualifications and the free Primary Music Magazine.

Find out more here.


19 | Power of Reading Membership from CLPE

What is it?

It gives you access to over 200 detailed teaching plans, 1,500 examples of classroom practice and resources to build your English curriculum.

Find out more here.


20 | One Education Business Management Services for Primary

What is it?

One Education is unique in providing a wide range of high-quality pupil support and business management services for primary and academies.

It helps leadership teams to achieve real improvements in pupil outcomes and support every child to achieve their potential.

Find out more here.


21 | Free Teaching Resources from UK Parliament

What is it?

UK Parliament offers a wide range of free online and print resources, which link to the curricula and support teaching about Parliament, politics and democracy.

Find out more here.


22 | Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

What is it?

At internationally renowned rescue centre, Monkey World, over 260 rescued and endangered primates are rehabilitated into natural family groups.

Find out more here.


23 | Boost Wellbeing with 360° Schools Training from YoungMinds

What is it?

YoungMinds’ 360° Schools training focuses on the whole school environment and helps schools find opportunities for every young person to cope with change and adversity, enjoy learning and look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more here.


24 | Boost Reading with The Week Junior Magazine

What is it?

The Week Junior is the weekly current affairs magazine trusted by teachers and loved by children.

With articles covering the week’s big news stories as well as features on topics such as science, history, geography and the arts there’s something to inspire every child in your class.

Find out more here.


25 | Learn to Write with STABILO EASYoriginal

What is it?

The STABILO EASYoriginal handwriting pen is the first ergonomic pen designed specifically for left and right handers designed by scientists, approved by teachers* and loved by children.

It is part of a complete writing range from STABILO called EASY Start, all designed to make learning to write easy.

Find out more here.

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