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Primary Resources

On this page you will find the following Primary Resources:

General Resources

Transition to Secondary Resources

Subject Specific Resources

General Resources

Black Country Primary Careers Hub

Lesson resources from the Black Country Primary Careers Hub from EYFS through to Year 6.


BBC Bitesize Careers

These resources suitable from age 5 enable you to find a career by subject, such as ‘Careers that use science’. Careers are explained through high quality videos.


Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang Fair is an annual event usually held in March at the NEC in Birmingham.   As part of the event a large focus is on careers within the STEM sector.


Careers Mark Primary

Career Mark Primary is part of Career Mark dedicated to supporting, developing and accrediting primary schools who wish to deliver a high quality careers and work related learning experience to their pupils. This is a costed service for schools.


CDI Framework

A downloadable framework for careers, employability and enterprise education from age 7. The web link also includes downloadable documents for a Key Stage 2 curriculum audit and Key Stage 2 learning outcomes.


Children’s University

Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to encourage and celebrate participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school from age 5 – 14 years. Children who participate in Children’s University have the opportunity to learn in a rich range of contexts, experience new places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies.


Endeavour from Kew Gardens

Free Key Stage 2 resources linked to English, Science and transferrable skills. Kew also run a yearly science competition.



Founders4Schools is a free service which connects schools with a network of inspirational business leaders, to improve the employment chances of young people. By joining their online platform, teachers and employers are given the opportunity to come together through meaningful encounters. This service is suitable for pupils aged 8 and above.


High Speed Rail 2

The HS2 Education Programme supports students to develop their Essential Skills through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focused projects and activities featuring real world examples from the transport and infrastructure industries. The resources are suitable from age 7.


Icould videos

This website has lots of videos to explain a wide range of careers, really useful if you have a specific career to search for.


Institute of the Motor Industry

Download a range of Key Stage 2 teaching resources from the Institute of the Motor Industry website including competitions and videos.


Learn Live ‘Live Reads’

Live Reads feature on this web site every day from Monday to Friday with children’s stories. They are also available on the website on the On Demand section if you are not able to watch them live.


My Activity Passport

An editable activity checklist for children under 11. Includes guidance, a foreword from the Secretary of State and supporting resources.


My World of Work

This is a Scottish website, with free resources when you register. The resources include lesson plans with PowerPoints, on subjects such as challenging gender stereotypes, and knowing your strengths. Registering gives you access to ‘strengths tool’ and ‘skills tool’ for self assessment.


Practical Action

Free resources suitable from age 5 and above include teacher guides, pupil worksheets, PowerPoints, posters, images, videos, games and careers materials. The resources are STEM focussed on global issues including climate change, energy, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars uses the inspiration of sport to connect pupils’ learning to the world around them.  There are a range of resource packs for teachers and also some packs which have been made accessible without sign in specially for those learning at home - they have the title 'Home learning'.  Resources can be filtered by subject area, resource type and topic.


Primary Futures

Primary Futures enables schools to connect with volunteers from the world of work quickly and easily, revolutionising the way in which children get insights and inspiration about the world of work and their futures.


Skills Builder Partnership

A free downloadable toolkit for Primary schools to use to help embed the essential skills into your everyday curriculum.


STEM Learning

A range of curriculum resources suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 including specific subject areas such as computing, maths and science; and STEM careers support available through STEM Learning.


Step into the NHS Competition

A downloadable teacher guide and resources suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils. The teacher guide includes lesson plans to introduce the competition to pupils.


Values, Money & Me

Values Money and Me is a free online teaching resource specifically designed to give young children a head start in life by helping develop their financial knowledge and abilities, as well as their attitudes and values towards money.


Young Citizens

Free teaching resources covering subjects such as political, legal and economic functions of society suitable from Key Stage 1 and upwards.


Young Enterprise (fiver challenge)

The Fiver Challenge, supported by Virgin Money, is a free, fun and engaging initiative that provides primary school children with a pledge of £5 for every pupil taking part. Pupils are challenged to set up mini businesses to create products or services they can then sell/deliver at a profit and engage with their local community.



Transition to Secondary Resources

AimHigher West Midlands

Resources aimed at Year 6 pupils include a downloadable booklet and ‘move on up’ transition games.


Be Ready

A free online course including three videos to help Year 6 pupils with the transition to secondary school.


Careers Collective

In Careers Collective’s six-podcast series 'The Next Step: Starting Senior School with Confidence', careers expert Tina Harrigan-James – ably assisted by two of her three children – leads soon-to-be Year 7 students and their parents in a conversation in readiness for an enjoyable and self-assured move from primary or prep school to senior school in September 2020.


Future Quest

Future Quest together, with Bristol & south Gloucestershire Children's university, have created a workbook for year 6 students to complete. There are lots of different interesting and fun activities for students to complete which will help support their transition to secondary school.


Mind Moose lesson plan

A downloadable lesson plan and worksheets to support Year 6 pupils as they transition to secondary school.


Public Health England lesson plan

The ‘Rise Above Campaign’ features PSHE resources covering topics including transition to secondary school. This resource is a lesson plan which includes a film to support activities.


Subject Specific Resources

To download careers resources suitable for specific subject areas please click here.

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