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.


Teaching primary science: humans in space

Identify opportunities across the curriculum to use space as a context for learning.

Primary science resource packages

Our primary science resource packages provide a useful starting point for teachers in planning and delivering science lessons.

Primary science

Teaching primary science: getting started

Develop your confidence to tackle practical science in the primary classroom.

CPD at STEM Learning

Harnessing the power of data

Many young people have little idea about their data, including how it is collected, analysed and used by governments and powerful corporations.


STEM Clubs: bridging the gap between primary and secondary school

We chatted to Jackie Flaherty about her experience of setting up a STEM Club.


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

Featured Resources


This collection contains ten activities which support science learning within the context of a wide range of engineering design challenges. Designed to foster questioning and creativity and to develop problem-solving skills including testing alternative options, interpreting results and evaluating their solutions...
Publication date:
2010 to date

10 resources

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

This collection of resources supports the teaching of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages in primary mathematics. These activities are linked to the year groups containing the corresponding content in the National Curriculum.    Here are some favourite activities selected by the NRICH...
Publication date:
01 August 2017

5 links


KS2 Data

Data: use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content. Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and...
Publication date:
04 May 2017

9 links


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The best resources to support the teaching of:

Cross curricular

Explore our series of primary resources, supporting the teaching of science through cross curricular topics.

Teachers' Standards

Find resources to support your development across all eight Teacher Standards.

Teaching science through stories

Explore our resource packages based around popular children’s books and discover the science hidden in a book.


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


Using design and technology to enhance english and mathematics in KS1 and KS2TY030

This is a two-day course designed for D&T subject leaders, classroom teachers and teaching assistants who wish to explore the use of design and technology as a vehicle to enhance children’s learning in english and maths. This is a two-day course designed for D&T subject leaders, classroom teachers and...

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...

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...

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