Young people engineering

Engineering your way through the summer holidays

Keep children’s minds active over the summer holidays with the Holiday Makers, a free programme created by the Year of Engineering.

Space resources

Space Education Quality Mark

ESERO-UK has relaunched the new and improved Space Education Quality Mark for 2018.

Online resources

Primary computing resources

Teaching resources to develop an understanding of the computing curriculum.


Dippy on tour

These resources include cross-curricular activities linked to the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

Primary science resource packages

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

Science of Learning online CPD

Engage, build, consolidate: bringing learning to life

"The Science of Learning course on FutureLearn was one of the best I have done throughout my teaching career."


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

Primary Science Demonstrations

This series of videos, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), gives ideas for teaching materials and their properties in the primary classroom. Presented by Sue Halliday and Lorelly Wilson, the demonstrations use everyday products and require no special equipment. They are designed for teachers to try out...
Publication date:
2010 to date

17 resources

Spectrum maths

The Spectrum Maths series of books, aimed at primary and lower secondary level, were published to supplement the mathematics schemes that schools were already using. The series included books on investigations, data handling, games, algebra / shape and space, and number skills.The series was defined in terms of three...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

18 resources

Barefoot computing

The Barefoot Computing project is helping teachers to teach the computer science elements of the new primary computing curriculum. This collection contains the free, high-quality resources produced by the project, comprising of teacher guides and activity sheets.The project uses a range of approaches to a core set of...
Publication date:
2010 to date

37 resources

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Resources to support the teaching of:

Cross curricular

Explore our 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

Discover the science hidden in children's stories.

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.


Help! How do I lead primary STEM?NY061

This course has been specifically designed for teachers new to leading primary STEM. You will be able to explore the basics of creating a vision for STEM, audit current provision and develop strategies to raise the profile of STEM at a whole school level. You will receive guidance, advice and support to help you...

Leading and developing primary science expertiseNY062

Are you a new or recently established primary science leader? Would you like to know how to support pupils learning in science?  If so this is the course for you! This innovative course combines the development of primary science expertise with the strategies to effectively lead science in your school. Through...

Leading and embedding working scientifically in the primary science curriculumNY030

Working scientifically is at the heart of an outstanding primary curriculum. This course will give you lots of practical and innovative ideas to plan for engaging and manageable practical lessons. With a focus on scientific enquiry, you will be supported in developing children’s independence and confidence as they...

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