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Bring engineering into your primary school

There are plenty of ways you can inspire your pupils with the world and wonder of engineering.

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The science of learning

Improve the way you support your students to achieve their potential by exploring the science of learning.

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Teaching resources to develop an understanding of the computing curriculum.

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Bringing science to life in your primary classroom

If you were asked to name a scientist or an engineer who would you name?

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Raising the profile of design and technology in your primary school

Raising the profile of design and technology in primary schools is a key priority for teachers around the UK.

Manette Carroll

My STEM story: five years on

I first stepped foot in the National STEM Learning Centre in December 2012, and I haven’t looked back since.


Browse over 3,000 resources, tailored professional development, news, opinions and online community discussions for teachers of science, mathematics, design and technology and computing.

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Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS): Primary Resources

Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) works with teachers to help them to bring plant science alive. This is done by working with curriculum developers, producing useful teaching resources, enabling teachers to share ideas, and encouraging plant scientists to get involved in education and outreach.The resources in...
Publication date:
2010 to date

5 resources


Mathsticks resources aim to make maths meaningful and have been trialled, adapted, tested and retested with children in the classroom. They are based on the need for children to be fully involved in their learning; to have fun, and to enjoy and achieve while developing their mathematical skills. The resources are the...
Publication date:
2010 to date

17 resources

Early Learning Headquarters

This collection provides resources covering a range of concepts and topics in mathematics and science including: money, number bonds, counting, shape, seasons, the human body, teeth and wildlife. Containing display posters, flashcards, word mats, bee-bot mats and games, they are designed to provide educational value...
Publication date:
2010 to date

2 resources

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Bring engineering into your primary school

There are plenty of ways you can inspire your pupils with the world and wonder of engineering.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.


Teaching primary mathematics for new and recently qualified teachersMY006

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics," Paul Halmos. This activity is aimed at those teachers in the early stages of their careers who would like to develop their mathematics teaching. You will explore current good practice in mathematics, engage with practical resources to support learning in...

Teaching computing to pupils with special educational needs and disabilitiesCY700

The computing curriculum provides the opportunity to teach pupils key problem-solving skills, as well as supporting literacy, numeracy and life skills through a variety of unplugged and computer-based activities.This course will provide you with the confidence and practical ideas to adapt the curriculum for the...

Improving progress in English and mathematics through inspirational scienceNY036

This course will show teachers how to use the curiosity and enthusiasm generated through science, to connect with, support and enhance children's learning in maths and English and improve progress in the core subjects. Teachers will identify opportunities to apply mathematical skills and develop high standards of...

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